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New Methodologies for Queensland Government Projects

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Queensland Government Chief Information Office (QGCIO) has developed standard approaches for managing projects, programs and portfolios in the Queensland Government.

They are designed to provide a consistent approach to ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget and programs deliver the outcomes and benefits they are intended to achieve.

The methodologies available to the Queensland Government sector include:

  • Project Management Methodology
  • Program Management Methodology
  • Portfolio Management Methodology (under development)
  • Benefits Management Framework
  • Business Process Improvement Methodology (under consultation)

Both the Project Management and Program Management Methodologies are based on UK Office of Government Commerce methodologies.

One of the issues identified by GCIO is the need to build capability in the Queensland public sector. The QGCIO plans to provide training, coaching and mentoring services in the Queensland Government Methodologies, and will go to the market shortly seeking offers from providers with skills and capacity to provide these services.

These methodologies have been approved for “sector-wide adoption” and will be mandatory for ICT-enabled initiatives.

GCIO concedes it might take several years for the methodologies to become well embedded across all agencies. To date the Queensland Government has not established positions on the preferred software tools to manage its projects and programs, but states its something it will investigate in future.

The complete methodologies are available only to Government agencies and employees via the Government intranet. Suppliers who want more information are advised to obtain summary information at the GCIO website or email specific questions to

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