2017 Report details for project: DEFRA UNITY Programme

Project name: DEFRA UNITY Programme - there are 4 reports for this project: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
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Organisation: DEFRA (D7) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2017 (data is from Sept 2016)
Category: ICT - see all reports for this category
Description: The Defra UnITy programme will replace the two large ICT contracts that provide the majority of ICT services across Defra. The programme will deliver a common ICT function and common services across Defra, supported by a new, broader, supply chain. Defra UnITy will reduce in-scope ICT running costs by over 25%, ensure compliance with Government and Defra ICT policies and improve services for its users. It is a key enabler of wider transformation and business change in Defra.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Red
DCA text: The Amber/Red rating reflected a number of risks, which is normal for a programme of this complexity and size. The main risks identified  related to the imminent closure of a major Defra Data Centre. Since September 2016  significant progress has been made and acknowledged externally, and the main risks have been mitigated: a new data centre for Defra has been built in Crown Hosting and migration of services has commenced, supported by Crown Hosting and IBM; we have brought in a Service Management delivery partner; the major procurements have commenced and most have been published through the Official Journal of the EU; programme resources have been strengthened, including the appointment of a new Programme Director.
Start date: 2014-11-01
End date: 2018-10-31
Schedule text: The high level plan for UNITY is making significant progress towards the replacement of services in line with current incumbent contract end dates and the DEFRA transformation Programme for Corporate services
Baseline: £160.80m
Forecast: £160.80m
Variance: 0.00%
Variance text: Budget variance less than 5%
Whole Life Cost: £1,048.40m
WLCost text: The programme remains on track to better the original savings forecast
Notes1: DEFRA UNITY PROGRAMME
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Sourcefile: IPA_2017.csv

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