The effort to solve complex problems for the Government of Victoria led agile teams to identify key success factors for government innovation.
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This transition will be part of the collaborative efforts of Australian Public Service Commission and the Digital Transformation Agency to roll out digital capability initiatives, including “quality assured training to develop digital specialist skills”.
The Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) is undertaking a program of work with the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) to train technology professionals in agile and digital skills, as well as cultural transformation.
Dr. Steve Hodgkinson, CIO at the Victorian Department of Health & Services, says the new approach has enabled the agency "to deliver over 30 new business systems in the last 18 months without any of the usual procurement and delivery issues."
The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is developing new applications more quickly than was ever thought possible using "platform plus agile" -- starting with the production platform, then building a minimum viable product on top of it.
The Australia Digital Transformation Agency is reviewing the Digital Service Standard, which is used to make sure government digital services are built to be simple, clear and fast.
The transformation includes a new operating model that will see the agency work in a different way, touted as one with a more simplistic operating model with "less bureaucracy and more accountability".
OpenGov reports that it has awarded the Recognition of Excellence (RoE) to agencies who have achieved excellence in using ICT, often working behind the scenes to make government smarter, more agile, more efficient and more transparent.
Rather than focusing exclusively on trying to be agile, the DHHS in Victoria, Australia makes strategic choices about platforms and then builds agile applications on top of them.
Too often, say the start-ups, contracts are given to big businesses because they are masters of the complicated contract processes of government.