Assurance Review Process - Lessons Learned -  Benefits Realisation Management 

The purpose of this publication is to present the lessons learned on project management since the implementation of the Australian Government’s Assurance Review Process. The publication’s intended audience is for project and program managers who may not necessarily be well versed or have the necessary expertise or capacity to effectively utilise Benefits Realisation. download   


Implementation Plan Guidelines

In August last year, the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Cabinet Implementation Unit, released Guide to Implementation Planning.

Quoting the guide, “The purpose of this guide is to help departments and agencies formulate robust implementation plans that clearly articulate how new policies, programs, and services will be delivered on time, on budget and to expectations.”

The guide notes that there is “ …a wide variance in capability, skills and expertise across the APS.” and continues with “Often these capabilities, critical to delivery success, are poorly understood or undervalued. The clear message here is that everyone involved in implementation planning has an opportunity to learn and seek out the people and knowledge that can help them with their approach.” download    


Is Less More? Towards Better Commonwealth Performance

The Commonwealth Financial Accountability Review (CFAR) was announced by Minister for Finance and Deregulation on 8 December 2010.

CFAR is an important part of the Australian Government’s Better Government agenda. The agenda covers a range of activities to improve delivery of government services, policies and programs to upgrade the public management framework.

The purpose of CFAR is to analyse the Commonwealth financial framework from first principles and consider options to ensure the framework supports high quality resource management.

The release of the Discussion Paper Is Less More? Towards Better Commonwealth Performance is a crucial step in updating the financial management framework.

The Discussion Paper is designed to encourage broad debate and discussion. Feedback received will contribute to and inform the development of options for consideration by the government.

This is a great opportunity to address the needs of modern government, improve governance practices, risk management, accountability, and compliance as well as accommodate future changes. download   


Creating Value In Project Management Using PRINCE2 - 2010

A research project undertaken by Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Sponsored by APM Group Ltd (APMG) and the Office of Government Commerce (OGC). This important research is published at a critical time in the history of PRINCE2. The world’s project managers are under incredible scrutiny and pressure to ensure their projects deliver quality on time and on budget – and even more so during a world recession. The research shows that PRINCE2 goes a long way to helping them achieve these goals. download   


 Improving Project And Programme Delivery

A paper from the UK's Prime Minister's Office of Public Services Reform. It explains the context behind the various initiatives to improve the implementation and delivery of policy; provides links to the key players; describes initiatives to improve skills in project and programme delivery and provides examples of successful delivery. download


Improving Implementation - Organisational Change And Project Management

The business of government is necessarily diverse, changing and of considerable scale. A focus on improving the implementation of government programs and initiatives is important because the community expects the Government to deliver on its policies, as does the Government.

The papers included in this collection address numerous aspects of improving implementation. They were initially presented at the Project Management and Organisational Change Conference held in Canberra in February 2006, the first annual research conference organised by ANZSOG in conjunction with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

This collection represents a comprehensive drawing together of experience and insight from both practitioners and academic researchers, with speakers including top public sector executives from the Australian jurisdictions as well as representatives from the United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand. download