2016 Report details for project: DEFRA UNITY Programme

Project name DEFRA UNITY Programme - there are 5 reports for this project: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
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Organisation DEFRA (D7) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year 2016 (data is from September 2015)
Category ICT - see all reports for this category
Description: DEFRA UNITY programme has been established to exploit the opportunity presented from the expiry of its two largest ICT contracts by June 2018 to move to a multi-vendor environment. The objectives of DEFRA UNITY include reduced running costs for ICT services in scope; compliance with Government and DEFRA ICT policies; and improvement and standardisation of services. It is a key enabler of wider transformation and business change in Defra.
DCA (RAG) Amber/Red
DCA text: The Amber/Red rating reflected issues faced by the programme on resourcing, governance and detailed planning. Since September 2015, UnITy has mobilised a full programme team, developed commercial and technical proposals and strengthened governance.
Start date 2014-11-01
End date 2018-06-01
Schedule text The high level plan for UNITY has been amended to take account of restructuring of corporate services in Defra. The programme is on schedule to replace or extend services in line with contract end dates.
Baseline £291.00m
Forecast £291.00m
Variance None%
Variance text: The £291m budget for 2015/16 is the total IT costs across the Defra group as included in the latest approved Strategic Outline Business Case.
Whole Life Cost £1,666.00m
WLCost text: The forecast whole life cost of almost £1.7bn over 5 years is taken from the latest approved business case. It has been calculated using a top down approach applying percentage savings to individual services based upon external benchmarking data, comparisons to market pricing (where available) and other industry experience.
Notes1: DEFRA UNITY PROGRAMME Budget variance less than 5%.
Sourcefile IPA_2016.csv

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