Commercial Risk Assessment / Transformation Planning

Commercial Risk Assessment / Transformation Planning


Challenge: In preparation for a major ICT transformation program, a large federal government department engaged Stockwell Bretton to undertake a comprehensive commercial risk assessment and transformation planning activity. The ICT infrastructure transformation is one of the largest change projects being delivered within government and will pave the way for several other agencies to complete similar initiatives.

Solution: Stockwell Bretton worked with the project sponsor and key senior stakeholders to design an efficient process for conducting the review and planning activities. The Stockwell Bretton team initially undertook a detailed desktop analysis of documentation focused on: internal strategy, procurement and contracting activities; internal and external capabilities; and transformation objectives. Following the desktop analysis, over a three-month period, the team engaged all significant stakeholders across the department through a series of workshops and interviews to develop the commercial risk assessment. Once developed and endorsed, the risk assessment formed the basis of the transformation plan development activity.

Result: The commercial risk assessment recommendations and planning outcomes were all endorsed by the project sponsor and allocated to the transformation taskforce for execution. The transformation has commenced the project and is expected to be successfully completed in mid-2018.

Michael Bretton