Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C)
The Cabinet Implementation Unit (CIU) within PM&C was established in 2003 to ensure committed and effective delivery of key Government policies.
The CIU publishes a quarterly newsletter – Implementation Matters – which contains information and resources on current and emerging trends in implementation and delivery. You can access past issues of Implementation Matters.
Better Practice Guide to Implementation of Programme and Policy Initiatives
The CIU, together with the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO), has produced a Better Practice Guide to Implementation of Programme and Policy Initiatives. The guide is intended for public sector personnel responsible for overseeing the implementation of policy initiatives. The guide addresses:
- the consideration of implementation risks and practicalities during policy development
- risk management
- implementation planning
- procurement and contract management
- stakeholder management
- communication and
- monitoring and review.
Australian National Audit Office (ANAO)
The ANAO is a specialist public sector agency providing a full range of audit services to the Parliament and Commonwealth public sector agencies and statutory bodies. The ANAO assists the Auditor-General to provide an independent view of the performance and financial management of public sector agencies and bodies. The ANAO has developed a range of Better Practice Guides, which outline a series of better practice elements that, if adopted, will encourage more efficient and effective achievement of organisational goals and objectives.
Further information on the ANAO and its reports, as well as links to audit offices in other jurisdictions in Australia and internationally, is available on the ANAO website.
The Department of Finance and Deregulation (Finance)
Finance is a central agency in the Australian Government and plays an important role in assisting the Government across a wide range of policy areas to ensure its outcomes are met, particularly with regard to expenditure and financial management, deregulation reform and the operations of Government.
Gateway Review Process
The Australian Government introduced the Gateway Review Process (Gateway) to improve the on-time and on-budget delivery of major projects undertaken by Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 agencies. Finance's Gateway Review website provides practical information on the process and requirements of Gateways and how they can help to improve the successful delivery of projects.
Australian Public Service Commission (APSC)
The role of the APSC is to promote, review and evaluate a values-based Australian Public Service and to foster its capability. The APSC provides a wide range of leadership events and training activities including program design, implementation and delivery, which have been developed to meet the needs of APS leaders and their agencies.
Further information may be found via the following links:
- The Australian Public Service Commission
- Ahead of the Game: Blueprint for the Reform of Australian Government Administration
The Tasmanian Government has published some helpful project management tools on the web, along with information on Web Publishing, Information Security and Management, Identity Security, and Interoperability.
Cabinet Office, United Kingdom Government
The Cabinet Office supports the Prime Minister and the Cabinet, helping to ensure effective development, coordination and implementation of policy and operations across all government departments.
The Cabinet Office, along with the UK National Audit Office (NAO) is a gateway to the below resources and links which helps the user to ask critical questions about capability, project planning, delivery and performance measurement.
- Major Projects Authority
- Best Practice and Methodology – Projects, Programmes and Portfolios
- NAO Guidance and Good Practices
Other management and capability assessment resources that may be of interest include:
- PRINCE2® (Projects in Controlled Environments)
- MSP® (Managing Successful Programs)
- P3O® (Portfolio, Program and Project Officers)
- ITIL® (IT Infrastructure Library)
- P3M3® (Portfolio, Program and Project Management)
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