2019 Report details for project: Columbus (formerly Aspire Replacement Programme)

Project name: Columbus (formerly Aspire Replacement Programme) - there are 4 reports for this project: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
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Organisation: HMRC (D25) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2019 (data is from Sept 2018)
Category: ICT - see all reports for this category
Description: To Achieve a safe transition from the ASPIRE contract to the new HMRC IT operating and sourcing model, enabling HMRC’s digital and data transformation and deliver the benefits of the new model thereafter.
DCA (RAG): Amber
DCA text: The amber status at Q2 was due to the uncertainty around quantifying the benefits, this has subsequently been resolved as part of the programme closure activity.
Start date: 2014-01-01
End date: 2021-12-31
Schedule text: At Q2 the Programme was ahead of schedule, and subsequent to that the programme has closed ahead of schedule.
Baseline: £104.00m
Forecast: £6.00m
Variance: -94.00%
Variance text: The variance allowed for significant contingency to be built into business case to move physical infrastructure to the HMRC estate; in reality the transition was subsumed into existing servers and on to Cloud infrastructure at a lower cost.
Whole Life Cost: £694.00m
WLCost text: Whole Lifecycle Costs are the departments spend on transforming the new IT service provision. Costs relate to contractual costs and programme resource costs for the development and the live running of services. Costs also incorporate some cloud hosting. The costs are reported in real terms with an index year of 2014
Sourcefile: None

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