2018 Report details for project: Government as a Platform

Project name: Government as a Platform - there are 2 reports for this project: 2018, 2019
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Organisation: CO (D2) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2018 (data is from Sept 2017)
Category: ICT - see all reports for this category
Description: Deliver cross-government technology platforms to cut costs and improve productivity by providing common components and accelerate business transformation in government.
DCA (RAG): Amber
DCA text: The programme is still experiencing difficulties recruiting to a number of technical roles. The programme is augmenting Civil Servant capability with interims and services where needed to maintain delivery. Progress against targets remains good and business Case benefits remain on target.
Start date: 2015-12-31
End date: 2021-03-31
Schedule text: Progress has been good in quarter 2 with adoption of Notify ahead of target (49 adopting services vs a target of 50 for end of 17/18), and the adoption of Pay and PaaS increasing (Pay 3 adopting services vs a target of 11 for end of 17/18, PaaS 8 adopting services vs a target of 10 for end of 17/18), and delivery of features to enable further adoption progressing. Challenges continue to remain around recruitment and resourcing, with all teams operating below target headcount.
Baseline: £23.00m
Forecast: £22.00m
Variance: -4.00%
Variance text: Budget variance less than 5%
Whole Life Cost: £90.00m
WLCost text: The programme underspent considerably in the last financial year due the difficulty with recruiting staff to the programme. Also the ratio of civil servants to interims is at 86% vs the 50% ratio forecast and this has reduced costs. Efforts are being made to improve forecast reliability within this financial year, however changes to GDS structure and governance and continued challenges recruiting is likely to have an impact on spend this year as well.
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Sourcefile: IPA_2018.csv

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