Council Excellence Overview and Scrutiny Committee – 31/1/2011 Part 7 – Strategic Change Programme update (continued)

Cllr green continued by saying that next Friday there would be pressure over some of the projects with £0 gains. If additional capacity was put towards these there would be added benefits. He said he was being honest and clear. He said he was to trying to be clear and careful regarding achieving the benefits.

Cllr Phil Davies said he had one more question about governance. In paragraph 5 he recognised the main risk was projects not being delivered. It was being carefully monitored by the Scrutiny Programme Change Board and office. Quality assurance was being provided by the Director of Fiance. He wanted some assurance that if things went “off the rails” that Scrutiny councillors would be told of problems during the year if the projects were not delivering.

Cllr Green said they were better at project management and there was a proper risk register. This was available for people to see. The risk management strategy led to a greater deal of transparency. Where there is a risk, the key thing was mitigation. He was confident at the moment. He would identify projects if they were missing key stages and tell individual scrutiny councillors.

Mr. Green said that there was a plan. The projects that made up the program featured in the performance monitoring reports which was reported on a quarterly basis to scrutiny committees. Performance was also monitored regarding the corporate plan, which would be coming to overview and scrutiny committees too.

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