This is the final quarterly report regarding the initiatives in the Technical Governance Review (TGR) Implementation for FY 2020.

The Techincal Governance Review (TGR) Implementation Plan FY 2021 describes the work program for the new financial year.

More strategic approach

Project

Update

Timeline

Develop a strategy for communicating the benefits of standards to the broad community, to help build a general community understanding of the value of Standards Australia’s work.

Complete.
Series of communications released and planned out based on the strategy. 

Q1
Develop an ongoing approach to consult on Strategic Priorities and communicate them publicly.

Complete.
Consultation strategy finalised and activity planned based on the strategy.

Q3
Implement CEO Leaders forums as ‘business as usual’ to address both recognised Sectors and cross-sectoral issues.

Complete.
CEO Leaders Forums had been planned out for FY20 and built into the Engagement planning process going forward – re-casting of planning due to COVID-19.

Q2

More open processes

Project

Update

Timeline

Ongoing communication regarding the outcomes from pilot initiatives in the use of more open representation in Standards development projects

Ongoing series of updates distributed via E-News and social media.

Regular communications built into the plan for FY21 and going forward.  

Ongoing
Develop a policy for the inclusion of additional experts or organisations, to supplement the existing constituent-based representation.

Complete.
Policy has been finalised. Implementation underway through Q4.

Q1
Public Comment platform allowing comments directly on the draft Deployment has been delayed to Q1 2021. Q2
Provide a framework to notify individual contributors of the outcomes from their Public Comment submissions To be a feature of the new Public Comment platform also to be released in Q1 FY21. Q4
Various pilots will be coordinated through the Innovation Incubator. Ongoing engagement with committees to identify opportunities to manage their projects through the Incubator.
• Open and Transparent Development Process
• Ballot by Stages
• Agile/Online Standards Development.

Pilot Projects for Crowd Sourcing and Online Standards Development continuing into FY20.

3 projects currently underway on Ballot by Stages.

1 project underway trialing red flags approach.

Discussions of Open & Transparent  continuing with stakeholders.

Ongoing

New online tools for Standards Development Proposals – submission, collaboration and consultation.

Improved visibility of Proposals to interested stakeholders.

Ongoing updates to Standards Connect.

Development of Online Proposals platform underway. Delivery delayed to FY21. Ongoing

More proactive quality assurance

Project

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Timeline

Standards Australia to invite individuals to ‘fill in’ positions where Nom Orgs can’t provide the required capabilities.

Complete.
Implementation of new policy now underway, continuing into FY21. 

Q2
Establish a process for Committees to assess the Skills, Knowledge and Experience required for a project, and assess those present within a Committee.

Initiatives merged due to overlap of needs.

Pilots underway with selected projects and committees. 

Q3
Pilot a process for Standards Australia to specify the skills, knowledge and experience required of a Nominating Organisation’s representative. Q3
Develop a structure to record the basis for committee decisions and provide access to Nominating Organisations.

Complete.
Implementation underway, initially using existing committee platforms.

Q4

Q1 is July to September 2020, Q2 is October to December 2020, Q3 is January to March 2021, and Q4 is April to June 2021