Wednesday 07 August 2013
The Treasury and Resources Department has published a project report in relation to the SAP STSC Project following consultation with the Policy Council.
The report was referred to by a former board member of the Treasury and Resources Department, Deputy Collins, in the States of Deliberation last week. On Monday 5th August 2013 Treasury and Resources Department announced it would discuss this matter with both Policy Council and the board of Treasury and Resources on Monday and Tuesday this week respectively.
As a result of these discussions the Department is today publishing the project report Deputy Collins referred to, concerning the SAP-STSC project entitled 'PMO Review - Operations and Benefit Realisation'. This report was commissioned as part of the States standard 'gateway' review, which is itself a normal part of the project management process. It was prepared by ACK Management Consulting Limited, an independent third party to provide objective analysis and assist the project team in effectively delivering the project. The review's recommendations have been accepted in full and each recommendation is being or has been implemented.
The Minister, Deputy Gavin St. Pier said: "As Deputy Collins will know from his year on the project board, this report was just one of the many papers tabled for consideration by the project board at its meetings. In fact, this will be just one of literally hundreds of similar reports, memos, briefing documents and papers which the full T&R Board will see in a year. For sound commercial and operational reasons, project management reports such as this one, would not ordinarily be placed in the public domain when an organisation is in the middle of delivering a project. However, in view of the serious allegation made by Deputy Collins that this report was "secret", implying that the Board in some way wished improperly to conceal the contents of the report - perhaps to protect itself from criticism, the Department was unanimously of the view that it is in the public interest to immediately make this report available. There is nothing to hide."
At section 7 on page 14, the distribution of the Review Report outlines that the report is prepared for the Senior Responsible Officer and his project team. The 'Review Team' referred to are those that were consulted to undertake the review. This means that it is for the project team to comment and act upon the report, not the reviewers.