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BBC Clinics

Page updated 25 Oct 2017

In 2015, the Treasury’s Investment Management and Asset Performance (IMAP) team launched Business Case Clinics as a way of improving the quality of business cases and introducing a more consistent review process by the Corporate Centre.

IMAP has experienced and skilled individuals who engage with agencies on the development and delivery of the Government’s most valuable and complex projects. Each individual has responsibility for a specific sector so they have deep sector knowledge as well. They also have access to IMAP's business case centre of excellence and work closely with the Treasury’s Vote teams during the development of agencies’ business cases.

Who is a Clinic available to?

Business Case Clinics are available to pre-investment projects and programmes monitored by IMAP’s Major Projects Monitoring Tier 1 service.

What is a Clinic?

This service supports the Senior Responsible Owner of a major project by assisting the Treasury’s vote teams to provide a single source of tailored, pragmatic and actionable business case advice from the Treasury and the Corporate Centre.

It includes on-line products for agencies (eg, point of entry documents, templates and A3 one pagers). It may use a reviewer assessment tool as a way of focussing feedback. These documents can be downloaded from the Treasury website at - http://www.treasury.govt.nz/statesector/investmentmanagement/plan/bbc/guidance

When will Clinics be used?

Clinics help at the following points in development of a business case:

  1. Start-up Clinic (max 2 hours): Establishes the business case approach at an early stage. Pre-reading: Point of entry document.
  2. Mid-point Clinic (max 2 hours): Tests early thinking and gives feedback on a draft business case. Pre-reading: A3 and draft business case.
  3. End-point Clinic (max 2 hours): Provides feedback on final draft business case. Pre-reading: A3 (optional) and final draft business case.

How are the Clinics organised and who attends?

Clinics are organised through the following steps:

Step 1: Agency requests a Clinic at least four weeks in advance.  IMAP arranges the Clinic, time and location with the agency
Step 2: Agency provides any pre-reading to the Treasury seven working days before the Clinic
Step 3: The Treasury consolidates feedback from the Corporate Centre
Step 4: Clinic held to provide consolidated feedback to agency
Step 5: Minutes of clinic provided within two working days of the Clinic.

For more information, please see the IMAP service catalogue at http://www.treasury.govt.nz/statesector/investmentmanagement/team.

If you are eligible for a clinic and wish to book one please contact your Treasury vote analyst.  If you need further help please email investmentmanagement@treasury.govt.nz.

 

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