HC Deb 22 May 2000 vol 350 c313W
Ms Coffey

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when the report on the handling of major Government IT projects will be published. [123285]

Mr. Ian McCartney

We are publishing the report "Successful IT: Modernising Government In Action" today, and have placed copies in the Libraries of the House.

This Government are committed to delivering improvements and avoiding the mistakes of the past. The report makes a series of recommendations to put in place the pillars that support successful IT projects. They include measures to: Make sure all projects have a single person who is responsible for delivery and for making sure new IT is seen as part of a wider process of business change. Improve skills particularly in project management. Reduce risks by using modular and incremental approaches to projects. Put in place systems for monitoring the progress of projects and learning lessons from experience. Establish peer reviews of high risk projects.

The Government will implement all the recommendations and the report sets out a plan for achieving this. The E-Envoy will own the report and inform me of progress towards putting the recommendations into practice.

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