Updated material: ICT Two Pass Business Case Guidance
The key changes are:
- A consolidated and integrated set of materials including an ICT Business Case Guide, templates, samples; and
- Revised diagrams that show alignment between Two Pass and other assurance processes.
These changes have been made in response to agencies’ requests for clearer, more concise guidance, as well as changes to the Finance Assurance Review process.
The Two Pass process has proven to be an effective method for informing Government of the benefits, costs and risks of an ICT-enabled proposal; and for agencies to obtain in-principle agreement before undertaking a more detailed business case.
Application of the Two Pass process also provides agencies with an opportunity to demonstrate clear business needs, sound policy development and a well-considered ICT-enabled investment. They also draw together a range of supporting documentation that the agency needs to ensure strong estimation, planning and governance.
The Business Case Guide can also be applied by agencies internally for their non-Two Pass investments, as it describes all the elements of a rigorous business case.