MXA was engaged as an independent strategic partner to assist with the development of a Whole of Government Hosting Strategy.
The Commonwealth government spends over $1 billion on hosting services each year. The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) engaged MXA to develop a Whole of Government Hosting Strategy to optimise this government-wide investment. The strategy also addressed issues relating to sovereign risk and supply chain assurance.
MXA’s extensive experience in undertaking similar projects was beneficial in designing an approach. We broke the project up into five phases: Initiation, Discovery, Stocktake, Analysis, and Strategy Development. We worked closely with the DTA to fine-tune our approach and how we would apply Design Thinking. Key activities over these phases included:
Extensive stakeholder engagement across government and industry was vital for this project. MXA facilitated over fifty highly regarded workshops with government agencies and industry stakeholders. MXA also held an Industry Innovation Day with over seventy industry representatives to explain the purpose of the Strategy.
MXA developed a set of appropriate deliverables which included:
The strategy was crucial in: