Finance Minister Bill Marmion will head the government's IT reform.

State to cut back on its $1bn IT costs

The state government has outlined a plan to rein in IT spending, which currently exceeds $1 billion, on the back of Treasurer Mike Nahan’s pledge to make the public sector leaner.


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Sounds like a reincarnation of past government's failed "shared services".

have a look at Looks to be very successful. We can achieve this here as well and it needn't be the toecutter style of the old style of savings campaigns. It can be done cheaply and the trick is to apply lean startup principles to the enterprise. Start small, grow organically and conduct small experiements that either deliver value or don't. Lean Enterprise is a good goal. Understanding it can take a bit of time. That time is mostly changing the mindset and once that occurs your off and running. I wrote a summary of a presentation on Lean Enterprise, the book, froma presentation last year. Here is it is BTW I'm not a fan of achieving this via Prince2 which whole of government and private companies have a cargo cult over rushing to get certified in a method that favours process over people and always results in over production over useful documents.

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