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Year 2: Action Plan 2017/18

Key priority areas
  • Information and Data Reform
  • Digital Opportunity
  • Technology Reform
  • Capability Uplift
  • 2017
    • October
      • Develop an eProcurement Statement of Direction and high level implementation plan


    • December
      • Develop Group 1 of standards arising from the Victorian Government Information Management Framework: Address Data Standard, Enterprise Data Management Plan Standard, Data Quality Standard, Caretaker Period Standard.


      • Building on the creation of the Victorian Centre for Data Insights:

        • Introduce legislation to clearly outline how data can be shared across government to inform policy and service design, and to provide protections and safeguards to make sure such data is used in the right way
        • Establish a data analytics technology platform for the Victorian Centre for Data Insights


      • Develop a position paper exploring the options and proposing a way forward for an overarching search capability for use within government, both over agencies and over time.


      • Develop a position paper covering citizen and business identity within Victoria, and work with the Commonwealth to determine appetite for an Australian approach to supporting an ‘Identity Management Framework for Citizens and Businesses (as consumers of government services)’ that will allow for easier consumption of multi-level government digital services by Victorians.


      • Finalise architectural model and commence implementation of cloud-based office productivity suite


      • Develop a Workforce Identity and Access Management Strategy, Implementation Plan and Governance Model to commence implementation of the Workforce Identity Management Statement of Direction (links to action 15 from previous strategy and action 17 from this strategy).


      • Develop a data analytics capability framework for the Victorian Public Service


  • 2018
    • February
      • Following on from the ICT Projects Dashboard, establish a high level ‘portfolio management office’ function to form a portfolio view of government ICT projects over $1m, providing templates, advice and assistance where relevant.


      • Implement the recommendations arising from the review of how government procures IT delivered under action 24 of the previous strategy.


    • March
      • Develop a data exchange framework to ease the sharing and/or integration of data between government and third parties and within government (for example via the API Hub).


      • Launch Service Victoria with its first tranche of digital transactions for citizens.


      • Update research and develop a paper with a vision for the future digital workplace (based on the Workplace Environment Statement of Direction) that feeds into the Digital First Policy and takes into account emerging technologies.


      • Work with the Commonwealth and other States to propose a way forward for a cyber security industry certification of software developers and cyber security professionals.


      • Develop a review paper that evaluates the opportunities and impacts of emerging technologies such as the New Payments Platform and Blockchain.


      • Develop a discussion paper with recommended next steps to position government for opportunities and disruptions arising from Blockchain technology.


    • April
      • Assess whole of government flexible workplace technologies, conduct pilots and produce a report with recommendations to improve interaction and collaboration with staff who work remotely.


    • May
      • Work with DTF (as the first department) and other departments to select a government-wide corporate finance ERP solution (based on the Finance Statement of Direction). Assist and facilitate DTF’s implementation of this cloud-based service (which will then be implemented across other departments).


    • June
      • Implement the indicators for publicly-released data that measure quality and usefulness and which support the Information Sharing and Release Strategy.


      • Develop Group 2 of standards arising from the Victorian Government Information Management Framework: Machinery of Government Standard, Metadata Standard and Data Interchange Standard, Information Sharing and Release Plan Standard.


      • Develop a whole-of-government ‘Information Sharing and Release Strategy’ focused on improving how government shares information internally and releases information to the public.


      • Implement a government information asset register (data directory) for internal use, based on the information management governance standard.


      • Develop the API platform into a shared service for use by all departments (building on action 8 of the previous strategy), including governance framework and standards.


      • Complete the first phase of transitioning DPC websites onto one platform, standardising and consolidating websites to create a Single Digital Presence for DPC as a test case for broader website consolidation across government.


      • Develop a ‘Digital First Strategy’ and a supporting ‘Digital Workplace Strategy and Digital Workplace Policy’ focused on moving to a digital workplace by removing hardcopy from the workplace (digitisation), end-to-end digital business processes and digital record keeping.


      • Develop a Workforce Identity and Access Management framework and associated key policies and standards to govern Workforce Identity and Access Management.


      • Develop high level governance model, processes and templates to support automated briefing and correspondence.


      • Deploy a geo-spatially enabled government telecommunications assets register for internal use to assist with planning future government telecommunications investments, and develop principles to cater for external requests to access Victorian State assets for third party investments.


      • Work with DEWLP (as the first department) and other departments to select a government-wide corporate Human Capital Management ERP solution (based on the Human Capital Management Statement of Direction). Assist and facilitate DEWLP’s implementation of this cloud-based service (which will then be implemented across other departments).


      • Undertake a pilot innovation project that uses artificial intelligence / intelligent agents (possibly via an avatar) to demonstrate feasibility of an automated response to citizens seeking ‘who should I call’ information.


      • Implement the first round of actions arising from the IT Upskilling Plan delivered under action 26 of the previous strategy.