SSMI Group provides a unique and agile cross - disciplinary approach to assist Governments in developing and implementing high value policy initiatives. Our expertise, coupled with real world skills and experiences across different sectors, enables the development of robust strategies and practical action plans in the areas of:
- Policy development - Strategy and framework development
- Policy implementation - Change management and project management
- Review of policy initiatives - Business case development, performance and compliance management, financial assessment, business and operating model development
- Unit or departmental capability development - Business process improvement, workforce development, change management, organizational development.
Either during initiation of high value infrastructure or strategic projects, or part - way through the delivery lifecycle, we are able to assist Government representatives to ensure that projects support policy initiatives. Specifically, we have assisted Government Departments in the following areas:
Identifying project risks
Communicating project status through a reporting framework
Assessing threats and opportunities
Clarifying and managing stakeholder expectations and requirements
Assessing risk and developing strategies for mitigation
Identifying and documenting critical success factors during project lifecycles
Developing effective project teams to meet required objectives
Ensuring that projects are completed within required timeframes and budgets.
Business Process Management
A key determinant of a Government’s successful delivery of high value policy initiatives is the effective management of complexity and resources. This includes managing project processes, activities and information – as well as the resources required for them.
We work closely with Government personnel to gain further understanding of processes and:
Manage critical aspects of high value projects so that milestone delivery outcomes are met consistently on time and within budget
Provide strategies to answer key stakeholder questions such as “how do we manage the project to minimize risk exposure?”
Define interactions between Departments and third party organizations to ensure that projects are efficiently delivered to stakeholder expectations
Ensure a robust reporting framework is in place to monitor and report on actual project delivery performance aligned to defined objectives
Streamline existing processes to further improve operational efficiencies.
Third Party Management
Third party providers are an integral part of a Government’s ability to develop infrastructure and capabilities, and/or to support policy initiatives. Effective management of third party providers is critical in managing risk and is an essential element of good corporate governance and management practice. SSMI Group has developed strategies to support Governments in:
Negotiating with third party providers, so that high value projects meet anticipated outcomes
Monitoring third party performance – actual versus agreed
Implementing or reviving third party continuous improvement initiatives, to improve the efficiency of project delivery
Generating efficiencies for third party scope of work deliveries – processes and skills for accepting or rejecting activity outcomes at milestone points
Managing third party relationships and information flow
Reporting on third party performance during defined aspects of the project delivery cycle.