According to the Victorian Auditor-General, Project Rosetta has delivered an enterprise electronic directory and a uniform set of electronic meta-directories in the 10 portfolio departments as intended, but its implementation schedule was too ambitious. He suggests that this is indicative of a number of other complex ICT projects in the State.
In the report, Project Rosetta (Streams 1 and 2), the Auditor pointed out that while the projects capital budget was realistic, it had failed to take account of the costs incurred by participating agencies, and found that the operating costs for the first four years were unrealistic.
The Auditor-General, Des Pearson found that the project implementation schedule was too ambitious. "System data input and integrity controls should be improved and several departments have yet to resolve issues concerning the integrity of data," he said.
In describing the shortcomings of Project Rosetta, Mr Pearson, incidated that it suffered similar problems to a number of other major ICT projects undertaken in Victoria. These complex projects involving a number of agencies had experienced cost and timing blow-outs, a result of over-ambition implementation schedules and inadequate project planning.