SOME IDEAS AND LESSONS FROM COMMISSIONING BIG PROJECTS AND DELIVERY PARTNERS
The Government has conceded that it significantly underestimated the cost and scope of its largest ever IT project when it was launched last year - with the total now around £35m over the original budget.
The Integrated Technology Solution (ITS) Programme will implement an integrated solution that will replace the current Finance, Procurement and Commercial, People Services and Payroll systems. The Integrated Technology Solution programme is a critical foundation for the wider modernisation. Crucially, it enables cross-department collaboration benefits and efficiencies and acts as a backbone and core enabler for the other elements of government transformation.The new solution can capture 15 years of advancement – transforming the way staff and customers interact – including greater self-service, mobile working and automation of routine tasks.
Key objectives include:
✓ Supports modernisation of Government
✓ Cloud hosted and supported for future proofing
✓ Easy and intuitive to use
✓ No customisations
✓ Mobile enabled
✓ Scalable for the future
✓ Greater accessibility of GoJ services by citizens and businesses.
New, simplified and standard ways of working are essential. The changes cover the following areas:
✓ Attract, recruit and onboard talent
✓ Improve how we procure goods and services
✓ Improve how we manage our relationships with suppliers
✓ Streamline how we make and receive payments
✓ Understand our data and make informed decisions
✓ Provide greater self-service opportunities.
I note that the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) has said...Another key focus [ for the C&AG] in 2020 is the commencement of the programme for an Integrated Technology Solution (ITS) for finance, payroll, human resources and procurement systems.
I would be interested to see the outcome of the C&AG Review and the findings of the Public Accounts Committee. What can we learn from e-Gov and ITS and how confident can we be if it is £35m over the original ostensibly before the project has really got started. Here are some tips I have picked up from various sites