2019 Report details for project: Census Transformation Programme

Project name: Census Transformation Programme - there are 4 reports for this project: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
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Organisation: ONS (D303) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2019 (data is from Sept 2018)
Category: Transformation - see all reports for this category
Description: The Census and Data Collection Transformation Programme will run from 2015 to 2025 and has been segmented into four clear objectives: - Delivery of the 2021 Census: research, development, implementation and operation of a 2021 online Census. - Transformation of ONS' Business and Social Surveys, moving to predominantly on-line collection. - Integrated population statistics outputs: developing and implementing methods for enhancing 2021 outputs and producing new outputs before 2021. - Transform the regular delivery of ONS statistics through greater use of non-survey data and use of online collection techniques to make data available more frequently and granularly to support decision-making in the UK
DCA (RAG): Amber
DCA text: The focus of the programme remained on readiness for on-boarding suppliers and completing service integration activities with the bulk of supplier contracts expected to be signed by the end of 2018. Work continued on Service Integration preparations including a Service Integration Partner procurement and starting the recruitment of a Service Integration Manager who should be in post by the end of 2018. A Head of Test role is also being recruited for the end of 2018 and will be responsible for refining the initial test plan once in post. The White paper has been drafted and reviewed both internally and with Ministers. The programme will continue to carry a level of risk but all key challenges have associated action plans and risk mitigation strategies in place. Programme successes include strengthening the Senior Leadership team with two new permanent members of staff in the roles of Programme Director and Head of Service Design and Management; completing version 1.0 of the Service Design; agreeing approaches to incident and supplier management; deploying a new ‘Field Work Management Tool’ (FWMT) for staff outside the office interviewing in the Social Survey area and ensuring there is a dedicated development team in place to support the Census Rehearsal.
Start date: 2015-01-01
End date: 2025-03-31
Schedule text: Tranche delivery on schedule.
Baseline: £94.00m
Forecast: £89.50m
Variance: -5.00%
Variance text: Budget variance less than 5%
Whole Life Cost: £906.50m
WLCost text: The costs provided reflect Census Transformation; Data Collection Transformation and Digital Transformation costs; aligned to the Programme Business Case v2.0 approved by HM Treasury on 16th October 2017, comprising 3 main strands: 1) Census Transformation Programme 2) Data Collection Transformation Programme 3) Digital Transformation Costs are expressed in nominal terms.
Notes1: Census & Data Collection Transformation Programme
Sourcefile: None

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