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The Victorian Water Register Transform project publishes a montly newsletter. 
You'll find the most recent edition on this page and an archive of previous newsletters below.

July 2021 

Dear colleague

Welcome to our July Newsletter. I hope you, and yours, managed to weather the worst of a very stormy June and are keeping safe and warm.

Usually, I would update you on the key discussion points from our most recent Project Control Board meeting. We took a raincheck on the June Project Control Board meeting which gave us all a bit of space to address end of financial year tasks and to continue the process to confirm the timing of funding.

This means, of course, that the July meeting will be a big one. A recent VAGO report highlighted, amongst other things, the importance of robust governance and project controls, which the Victorian Water Register Transform Project Project Control Board is taking very seriously We expect a high level of scrutiny of our project and are determined to deliver value for our customers and stakeholders.

The delay with the implementation partnering phase gives us an opportunity to bring forward a piece of work that doesn’t rely on its release. We’ve begun planning and resourcing the development of a new business support model for the Victorian Water Register and I hope to have more news in coming weeks.

In the meantime, keep well and I look forward to speaking to you again soon.

Warm regards

Alieta Donald 
Director – Water Resource Reform and Insights
DELWP

What's been happening?

Landscape gum trees in the snow

Thanks Alieta.  
As you know Gavin Prior started with the project team, as Product Owner, in April. Last month the team jumped into training to learn more about what a Product Owner does and how the team can support Gavin as he gets to grips with his role.

Thanks to everyone who joined our forms analysis working sessions in June, this work will continue over the next few months. We also continue with business process mapping, with working sessions scheduled for mid-July.

We’ve begun working with the Water Registrar to identify and map statutory requirements for the water share service and where the opportunities for improvement may lie. We’ll bring you more news on this as it comes to hand.

In June we completed our first change readiness assessment – a task that will be undertaken regularly during the life of the project. One of the things that dropped out of this work was the need for more information about the project. We’ve overhauled the project web pages and hope that some of your questions are answered there. These pages are a work in progress so get in touch if there’s anything more you would like to see.

As we mentioned last month, we held a great agile ways of working information session on 27 May. The videos from this session are now available online. Have a look and let us know what you think..

 

What's next?

The break in Project Control Board meetings has moved the approval of the Support Model Foundation Document and the Change Strategy, to July. 

In July we will also:
•    continue work on mapping existing business processes 
•    keep working with the Water Registrar on the Water Share service
•    continue the planning for the new support model 
•    deliver another refresh of the Victorian Water Register Transform Project page
•    begin work on the education and training strategy that will the transition to the new ways of working.
•    expect to schedule our first Business and Customer Reference Group (BCRG) meeting

Finally, we completed our project planning for quarter three this week and will follow this up with our quarterly kick off sessions in the coming weeks. We look forward to speaking to you then.

That’s it for another month! 

Until next time – but of course if you have any queries or thoughts in the meantime please get in touch.

Brett Miller
Senior Manager, Water Information Systems
DELWP

Did you know?

We mentioned last month that we were working on a little video
that captures the content in this section over the last few months. 
Well it’s here!
Click on the image to watch.
 

 

And finally......

Binh moves across to the project team

Binh Tran has shifted his focus from his usual Business Analyst role in the Water Information Systems Team to working with the Project Team full time. He is leading the work with the Water Registrar on the Water Share service. 

Binh proved elusive. But - we found his hat!
Welcome aboard Binh.

 
 

If you would like to know more about the Victorian Water Register Transform Project please
visit the project page on the Victorian Water Register Website
or contact us at 
vwr.transform@delwp.vic.gov.au

 

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