Whither the Australian Government's ICT Reform Agenda?

Date: November 22, 2010
Pages: 17
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Introduction

The Australian government recently released an independent review of the implementation of its ICT Reform Program. The review, conducted by Dr. Ian Reinecke, concluded that implementation of the program, while having achieved some successes, had many shortcomings in governance and in the role of its central agency driver - the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO).

Features and benefits
  • The report provides insights into the likely direction of the Australian federal government's ICT strategy in 2011.
  • We discuss the likely role of the central agency driver - AGIMO - in 2011 and thereafter.
Highlights

The ICT Reform Program receives a disappointing scorecard.Whole-of-government ICT needs to deliver business value to agencies to maintain its relevance.Agency secretaries and CEOs need to reassert ownership of '"just enough" whole-of-government ICT.

Your key questions answered
  • What were the outcomes of the recent review conducted by Dr. Ian Reinecke into the imlementation of the government's ICT Reform Program?
  • What will the role of AGIMO be in 2011 and thereafter?

SUMMARY

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Key messages

THE ICT REFORM PROGRAM RECEIVES A DISAPPOINTING SCORECARD

The Gershon way – a more whole-of-government approach to ICT
Strategic thinking lost in a swamp of process in the "war on costs"
A mixed legacy – on balance damaging to executive perceptions of ICT

WHOLE-OF-GOVERNMENT ICT NEEDS TO DELIVER BUSINESS VALUE TO AGENCIES TO MAINTAIN ITS RELEVANCE

The world moves on
Has the whole-of-government ICT strategy pendulum already reached its apogee?

AGENCY SECRETARIES AND CEOS NEED TO REASSERT OWNERSHIP OF "JUST ENOUGH" WHOLE-OF-GOVERNMENT ICT

Whole-of-government ICT remains countercultural
Focus on shared infrastructure services
CIO vs. CTO?
The scope of whole-of-government ICT functions
How much whole-of-government is enough?

RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommendations for government
Recommendations for vendors

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