2020 Report details for project: Government as a Platform

Project name Government as a Platform - there are 4 reports for this project: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
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Report year 2020 (data is from September 2019)
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Description: Development of common platforms for use by digital services across government to avoid duplication of effort.
DCA (RAG) Amber/Green
DCA text: The IPA Delivery Confidence Assessment (DCA) rating at Q2 1920 (30th September 2019) was Amber/Green, which has improved since last year's Q2 1819 Amber, due primarily to the following factors; - GDS continued to make good progress against the objectives of the programme. Adoption of GDS GaaP services remained above target, and a solid pipeline of future services to onboard was fulfilled, and continues to be refreshed. Since the Q2 1920 (30th September 2019) Amber/Green IPA DCA, the following non-project operating environment activities have impacted the original Q2 IPA DCA; - Covid-19 had an impact from March 2020. Some staff were off sick with Covid-19 and others had to care for others with Covid-19. By March 2020 end, it was too early to ascertain the impact of Covid-19 fully, so that the status is still Amber/Green - EU Exit work has had some impact, with recruitment being slower (due to EU Exit priorities elsewhere) into the GaaP teams. EU Exit work in other departments may also have also been a factor in some GaaP service adoptions being delayed Since the Q2 1920 (30th September 2019) Amber/Green IPA DCA, the following primary project actions have impacted the original Q2 IPA DCA; - Greater team efficiency and process improvements resulted in some increases in productivity - Building more effective pipelines of adopting services has resulted in increased adoption and programme benefits.
Start date 2015-12-31
End date 2020-03-31
Schedule text The scheduled baseline project end date at Q2 1920 (30th September 2019) is 31/03/20, has not changed since last year's Q2 1819 date of 31/03/20, due primarily to the following factors; - At both FY Q2s, the project was largely on track to complete the programme's benefits, and be in a position to inform both GDS's strategic direction and future Business Cases for GaaP and related services Since the Q2 1920 (30th September 2019) baseline project end date of 31/03/20, the following non-project operating environment activities have impacted the original Q2 baseline project end date; - Covid-19 has directly and indirectly impacted the project.
Baseline £17.00m
Forecast £12.00m
Variance -0.29%
Variance text: The 19/20 in-year baseline / forecast variance at Q2 1920 (30th September 2019) of -29%, is due primarily to the following factors; - Fewer new GaaP products have been developed over the life of the programme than were envisaged in the original baseline so whole life costs are lower Since the Q2 1920 (30th September 2019) 19/20 in-year baseline / forecast variance of -29%, the following non-project operating environment activities have impacted the original Q2 19/20 in-year baseline / forecast variance; - This variance has stayed largely unchanged Since the Q2 1920 (30th September 2019) 19/20 in-year baseline / forecast variance of -29%, the following primary project actions have impacted the original Q2 19/20 in-year variance; - The variance figure has stayed broadly the same in this period - Recruitment times, attrition rates, and an active effort to replace contractors with permanent staff have provided minor variation.
Whole Life Cost £90.00m
WLCost text: The baseline Whole Life Cost at Q2 1920 (30th September 2019) is £90.00m, has not changed since last year's Q2 1819 (£m) baseline Whole Life Cost of £90.00m, due primarily to the following factors; - The baseline is unchanged as no relevant factors (new Business Case etc.) have occurred in this time period. Since the Q2 1920 (30th September 2019) £90.00m baseline Whole Life Cost, the following primary project actions have impacted the original Q2 baseline Whole Life Cost; - The baseline is unchanged as no relevant factors (new Business Case etc.) have occurred in this time period (and the question is N/A)
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Sourcefile IPA_2020.csv

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