Strategic Reform was engaged to draft a revised ICT Strategy for the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (DIRD), and our success has meant we continue to consult on the rolling business case, as new subsidiary initiatives are proposed for investment appraisal in accordance with this strategy (Coastal Trading Licensing Scheme, Vehicle Safety Standards, Airport Building Code).
Strategic Reform undertook detailed organisational analysis including strategic policy directions, prepared the business case documents, and presented ICT investment and subsequent program planning. These outcomes have resulted in the department becoming less bespoke in its system design through greater use of COTS based technology, which has led to far greater enablement and automation of business services.
Strategic Reform have three consultants placed within DIRD on a long term basis, managing their Project Management Office and providing oversight of key application developments using third-party providers.
As part of this, Strategic Reform are currently developing the Department’s Electronic Document and Record Management System (EDRMS) Strategy, which includes a broad scope of work, including:
- Information Management Governance, Strategy, Policy and Architectures
- Audit and analysis of datasets, ICT applications portfolio and research registers
- Digital recordkeeping transition
- Digital authorisations
- Integrating SharePoint with the EDRMS for seamless recordkeeping
This work will better leverage the Departments data and ICT investment, and inform a range of strategic priorities.