This is the first quarterly report regarding the initiatives in the Technical Governance Review (TGR) Implementation for FY 2021 (PDF).

More strategic approach

Project

Update

Timeline

Implement a function and process to better understand sectors and major societal challenges, allowing SA to deliver strategic standards opportunities in each sector.

COMPLETED

This function has been delivered, and research is being utilised by the Stakeholder Engagement Team.

Q1
Implement a function and framework to strengthen engagement with researchers and start-ups to expand our standards development footprint.

IN PROGRESS

This function is under development, with anticipated completion by end of November 2020.

Q1
Produce promotion material of a fast-track/reduced consensus standardisation option to progress the technical guidance to market quicker, ensuring we are responding to rapid technology advancement.

COMPLETED

Document has been produced and distributed in the E-News bulletin. Further channels are being explored to increase visibility.

Q1

More open processes

Project

Update

Timeline

Implement a structure to record the basis for committee decisions and provide access to Nominating Organisations.

COMPLETED

Project Managers have been trained in the new process and are working with Committee members to record these decisions.

Q1
Project Delivery Plans to be made public for all work in development Planning Stage Q4
Pilot of a hybrid process of development of Interim Standards, whilst progressing to a full consensus document throughout the process.

IN PROGRESS

Seeking Committees to Pilot the draft process.

Q1
  • Public Comment platform allowing comments directly on the draft.
  • Provide a framework to notify individual contributors of the outcomes from their Public Comment submissions.

IN PROGRESS

A new Public Comment platform has been developed.

Deployment to be in October 2020.

Q1

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
  • Red Flags
  • Parallel Adoptions-ISOlutions

Discussions continuing with stakeholders and Committees to Pilot these draft processes.

Q4

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

Improved visibility of Proposals to interested stakeholders.

Ongoing updates to Standards Connect.

IN PROGRESS

Development of Online Proposals platform underway.

Ongoing enhancements to Connect with new Balloting module released.

Q4

More proactive quality assurance

Project

Update

Timeline

Mediation Capabilities to be built within Standards Australia

  • Establish a structured template to capture & define technical issues
  • Create L&D material in mediation and dispute resolution skills
  • Investigate the potential benefits from specialist internal staff

IN PROGRESS

Developing frameworks to carry out the policies described in SG-008.

Developing material to train SA staff.

Q4

Committee activity and performance:

  • Initial metrics made available to Committee Members and Nominating Organisations, such as current publications and project delivery against targets.
  • Recognition and Reward system for Technical Committees, Chairpersons and Drafting Leaders

Planning Stage

Q4
A Systematic Review process to be implemented with appropriate automated workflows supporting Technical Committee outcomes and proposal development. (i.e. questions around scope, what needs to change if/when committee decides a Revision is needed)

IN PROGRESS

Developing automated workflows to support Active committees thorugh this process.

Q4
Skills matrix framework to guide and inform Standards Australia, Technical Committees and Nominating Organisations on skills, knowledge and experience requirements for projects. 

IN PROGRESS

Developing the framework and application across different committees.

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