Govt CIO establishes taskforce to deliver action plan
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Senior members of the government ICT community have been brought together as a taskforce to work with the office of the Government CIO to deliver a Government ICT action plan through to 2017.
The taskforce, which has been working since mid-October fulltime, will continue on a part-time basis till delivery of the plan in March next year.
The main team comprises: Suri Bartlett, from Tenzing, as the independent chair; Craig Soutar, NZTA; Jon Cummings, Corrections; Tracy Voice, MPI; Keitha Booth, LINZ; Paul Jordan, GCSB; and John Roberts, Archives NZ, DIA.
The Department of Internal Affairs says in a statement in response to Computerworld inquiries that the plan of action aims to save money, improve service, develop expertise and ensure business continuity.
They seem to have the capability to capture anything that looks important and the slowly suffocate it to death.
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No representation from the private sector.
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Personally I'm amazed there's no talk of "positive outcomes".
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Perhaps another approach is to send this message out to the Departmental IT leaders and ask how they are going to achieve that. Also look at both business and technical ways to aggregate. How many payroll systems does the NZ Government really need? Perhaps an opportunity for a government payroll bureau? Also, perhaps stop doing the same thing and expecting a different result?
Big transformation programs do not work so stop trying to do them and perhaps be more organic and engaging in terms of managing change? Also rethink culture and empowerment, strict hierarchy without employee engagement should be a thing of the past.
Good luck with the planning, but never forget to include those who have to execute the plan - otherwise you are guaranteed to fail.
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