PAC eGov Report Publication
Wednesday 14 March 14:39
Public Accounts Committee Publish Follow-up Report on eGov.
The Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) first Review of eGov (PAC. 1/2017), was published in June 2017 and made 7 recommendations.
The Executive accepted those recommendations but the PAC was keen to see evidence of their implementation. It therefore undertook a follow-up review, the results of which are published today.
Although it remains supportive of eGov and has noted some progress, the PAC has been frustrated in its efforts to see a clear strategy document serving as a focal point of reference for everyone involved in delivering the eGov programme.
The Chairman of the PAC, Connétable of St John, Christopher Taylor, said:
“We have been sent vast amounts of diagrams and spreadsheets, but we are yet to see anything that convinces us the individual projects, or indeed, the overall strategy, are working to Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely (SMART) objectives. And so, we cannot measure progress, or see tangible outputs, or know that if something has gone wrong, that lessons have been learned so that the next project attempt will be successful.”
The PAC strongly urges the eGov team and the new Chief Executive to ensure that each and every eGov project is scoped to provide clear, meaningful and measurable outcomes, backed by tangible project plans with realistic timescales and clear budgeting. It will be urging the new PAC to monitor progress.
Read the PAC1/2018 Review of eGov Follow-Up Report HERE.