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ICT Investment and Decision Making Framework - Essential advice

1. Purpose

The purpose of the Essential Advice is to provide a consistent coordinated approach to enable the ICT Policy Board to provide quality advice on ICT investments to government that is consistent with the ICT Strategy.

2. Scope

This Essential Advice applies to Tasmanian Government agencies.

3. Principles

This Policy supports the Principles of the ICT Strategy, with particular emphasis on Principle 1:

Future investment in ICT will:

  1. be consistent with the vision and objectives of the ICT Strategy
  2. be based on sound and agreed criteria
  3. require an understanding of the current situation and future needs
  4. consider the cost to individual agencies of whole-of-government implementations
  5. consider all benefits, implications and opportunities, at both agency level and whole-of-government level
  6. require priority investments to be supported by sound business cases
  7. build whole-of-government ICT capacity and develop common approaches to ICT
  8. ensure the business risks to government are identified and managed
  9. will promote connectedness and compatibility.

4. Tasmanian Government ICT Investment Essential Advice

  1. Agencies will develop and forward to the Department of Premier and Cabinet, by early October each year:
    1. agency strategic ICT plans
    2. agency ICT asset management plans
    3. agency ICT investment proposals.
  2. The ICT Policy Board will, using agency strategic ICT plans, agency ICT asset management plans and agency ICT investment proposals as a key input, provide:
    1. Direction on strategic ICT investment priorities
    2. Comments to the Agency ICT Reference Group and agencies on ICT investments and asset management plans
    3. Where appropriate, comments on ICT budget submissions
    4. Where appropriate, advice to the Premier on ICT initiatives

This will be achieved through consultation with agencies via the Agency ICT Reference Group

5. Application of the Essential Advice

The Tasmanian Government ICT Investment and Decision Making Framework provides detail and supporting material on the how the Essential Advice will be applied.

Briefly the annual processes are assessment by the Agency ICT Reference Group of:

  1. Agency strategic ICT plans
  2. Agency ICT asset management plans
  3. Agency ICT investment proposals

to advise the ICT Policy Board on:

  1. Direction on strategic ICT investment priorities
  2. Agency ICT investments and assets
  3. Priorities for common ICT requirements
  4. Opportunities for collaboration between agencies
  5. Where appropriate, comments on ICT budget submissions
  6. Where appropriate, advice to the Premier on ICT initiatives

The Office of eGovernment, Department of Premier and Cabinet, will coordinate the process by:

  1. Consolidating the agency strategic ICT plans, agency ICT asset management plans and agency ICT investment proposals
  2. Coordinating the assessment by the Agency ICT Reference Group
  3. Facilitation of the Agency ICT Reference Group’s advice to the ICT Policy Board.

6. Responsibilities

Authorisation of the Essential Advice:

Secretary, Department of Premier and Cabinet

Authorisation of the Policy and Procedures:

Tasmanian Government ICT Policy Board

Implementation of the Policy and Procedures:

Heads of each Tasmanian Government agency

Updating and review:

Secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet

Development of plans and proposals:

Agencies will develop agency strategic ICT plans, agency ICT asset management plans and agency ICT investment proposals

Review of plans and proposals:

ICT Policy Board (guided by advice by the Agency ICT Reference Group)

Facilitation of the process

Office of eGovernment, Department of Premier and Cabinet

 


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