Case Study 1: DWP
Ripple was responsible for defining the agile delivery framework used by DWP’s 3 regional delivery centres. We also worked with the Security and Architecture teams to agree what hardware and software the digital delivery teams should be using. It sounds simple but given the sensitive nature of many of DWP’s IT systems, great care has to be taken to ensure that the software used by the teams is resilient to any malicious activity.
Case Study 2: IMPACT
The IMPACT programme was established following Sir Michael Bichard’s inquiry into the Soham murders. His recommendations outlined the need for IT solutions to improve the management and sharing of information and intelligence by the police service at national and local levels. Currently, information held in one force’s local system is not available to officers in other areas. By giving forces the ability to find and access operational information across England and Wales, the IMPACT Programme is transforming policing in the UK.
Ripple was responsible for defining the strategic options and overall programme plan for the IMPACT Programme. Following this, Ripple led the team responsible for producing the programme Business Case.
Case Study 3: Criminal Justice IT
Criminal Justice IT is a directorate within the Office for Criminal Justice Reform which supports the Criminal Justice System (CJS) joining up agenda through delivery of cross-CJS projects and through the provision of robust portfolio & benefits management processes across the wider CJS IT portfolio.
Ripple provided CJIT with portfolio management capability (management of portfolio prioritisation, funding allocations, reporting to ministerial level and Investment Appraisals of project business cases) for ~20 multi-million pound projects in the criminal justice IT area.
The CJIT Portfolio team recently won the Financial Management category of the 2007 Civil Service Awards (an award that recognises where an individual or team has delivered excellence in financial management as part of successful business).