Major Projects Assurance
Read about the Major Projects Assurance Group's three main functions - Major Projects Monitoring, Gateway, and Project Delivery - Capability.
1. Major Projects Monitoring
From the inception of large or high-risk projects, the Major Projects monitoring group builds long-term relationships with Sponsors and Project/Programme Managers, and has two primary objectives:
- to provide ongoing advice to the project to help it succeed
- to provide ongoing independent assurance to Ministers as to the risk status and progress of the project.
Monitoring includes review of key documents such as business cases, scoping the Terms of Reference of Independent Quality Assurance (IQA), giving advice on options, and providing comment on Cabinet papers.
For more information see the Major Projects Monitoring pages.
Cabinet requires that projects identified as high-risk are reviewed at key decision points by Gateway review teams.
Gateway is a project assurance methodology designed to improve project delivery. The process uses a series of short reviews to examine major government programmes and projects at key decision points in their lifecycle.
SSC's Gateway Unit:
- Works with agencies to determine which projects are high-risk
- Facilitates Gateway reviews
For more information see the Gateway pages.
3. Project Delivery - Capability
The Project Delivery - Capability group identifies capabilities and structures that can help government projects and works to implement them. Examples include:
- Investment Logic Mapping (ILM)
- Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA)
- Training for Project and Programme Sponsors/Senior Responsible Owners (SRO)
For more information see the Project Delivery - Capability pages.