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Public Sector Informant : PSI - October
Public Training Dates for the remainder of 2010 are below. Dates for January 2011 onwards along with course outlines are available on our website. Practitioner level certification for all of the below courses are available. October November December PRINCE2® Canberra 11-13 15-17 6-8 Foundation MSP® Canberra 13-16 In-Practice Change Canberra 6-8 Management Foundation Tanner James...Enhancing Your Programme and Project Management Capability MSP®, PRINCE2® and P3O® are Registered Trade Marks of the Office of Government Commerce. Tanner James offers tailored Programme and Project Management Executive Briefings, Over views and In-Practice courses for MSP®, PRINCE2® and P3O®. Realise Benefits, Deliver and Imbed Change into your Organisation Gain Certification in Change Management to provide the skills necessary to assist your programme deliver the required change. Only 1 public course remaining in 2010. Foundation 6-8 December and Practitioner 9-10 December. Places are limited so register now. For more information contact Melissa King firstname.lastname@example.org or 1300 774 623 10-12538/3 www.tannerjames.com.au & TRAINING DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONSADVERTISING FEATURE 10-12581/1 Meeting your Two Pass and Gateway obligations Strong focus: Two-Pass provides the necessary techniques and controls to ensure the complexity; dependencies and risks are considered and managed THE establishment of strong business cases for government change initiatives, especially those involving a large ICT com- ponent, is fast becoming a strong focus area within government. Agencies with change initiatives that have an ICT- enabled element that meets or exceeds the certain cost thre- sholds, have a level of govern- ance to consider which, if not handled correctly, may create confusion and risk its approval. That process is the Governments Two-Pass Review process. The Department of Finance and Deregulation introduced the government Two-Pass review process in June 2008. At the same time it introduced Gate Zero (0) into the Gateway Review Process (a recommen- dation from Gershon). The introduction of Gate-0 now coincides with First Pass and Gate-1 coinciding with Sec- ond Pass. Confusing as some might think, it is a sensible approach to ensuring changes of this magnitude are revised at both the business layer (through gateway) and the technology layer. While this is an oversim- plification (as both reviews con- sider the initiatives holistically) the delivery of these through an agency's existing governance arrangements can be somewhat overwhelming. The key to managing this complexity is the application of the 'discipline' the reviews are partly there to review -- project/ programme management. Applying PRINCE2 to the achievement of both Gateway and Two-Pass provides the necessary techniques and con- trols to ensure the complexity; dependencies and risks are con- sidered and managed. This re- sults in the development and management of 'strong business cases'. Approaching this as a PRINCE2 project requires the use of 'Product-Based' planning techniques. This is proven to provide the essential planning discipline necessary to capture the work required to achieve any project including approvals such as Gateway and Two-Pass. It facilitates the planning of depen- dencies between project products and also the internal agency approvals required before submitting to each review. This is of particular importance to those agencies where new policy proposals are developed outside the delivery agency. PRINCE2 and its OGC stable mate Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) both provide the vehicle for addressing Gate- way and Two-Pass from concep- tion to approval. The two re- views require agencies to submit business cases and supporting documentation in varying degrees of detail (depending on which gate/pass). For Gate-0 and 1st Pass, agen- cies need to submit an 'Outline Business Case' which is a direct output of the PRINCE2 'Start-up' stage or the MSP 'identification' phase. Gate-1 and Second Pass are also addressed by PRINCE2 and MSP through their 'initiation stage' and 'definition phase' respectively. To assist government agencies meet their two-Pass (and Gate- way) review commitments, Tan- ner James offers both PRINCE2 and MSP training and develop- ment services. 14 THE PUBLIC SECTOR INFORMANT [OCTOBER 2010]
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