Transforming and reforming Defence capability
August 3, 2017
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Executive Director, Kim Moeller

 

At Synergy, we are proud to be working at the heart of government to support some of its largest transformation and reform programmes currently underway.

As part of the 2016 Defence White Paper, the Australian Government committed to a $195 billion investment in Defence capability across the decade to 2025-26.

As an established alternative to the multinationals, Synergy is able to provide nimble, innovative and energetic solutions for our clients. Accordingly, we were asked to develop and deliver business information that would promote quality and consistency in how defence capability is acquired and sustained.

“Synergy is on the frontline delivering business information on how Defence defines, acquires and sustains capabilities such as the ships, tanks and aeroplanes needed by Defence Force personnel,” said Executive Director Kim Moeller.

“We are enabling Defence capability acquisition and sustainment by modelling policies, practice, guidelines, processes and procedures used to develop and sustain major Defence capabilities.”

Synergy’s team of dedicated and experienced staff are facilitating the delivery of this business information in a unique way that provides consistency in undertaking acquisition and sustainment business operations; offers clarity of accountabilities, roles and responsibilities; promotes security and safety measures and facilitates compliance with standards and legislation.

Our business analysts and subject matter experts are documenting the fundamentals of Defence program management, materiel logistics, engineering, procurement and corporate support functions to ensure trusted business information promotes quality and consistency in how defence capability is acquired and sustained. This will ultimately make a difference to how the government’s $195 billion investment in Defence capability is delivered.

Synergy is using the latest technology to map and deliver business information for this engagement. As opposed to flat, one dimensional paper based process maps, this technology allows us to provide information in a way that is akin to google maps, which provides a vast array of enrichments and features associated with business information.

Enrichments include legislative references, risks, controls, policy and procedural linkages, cost information, time and motion data, RACI information and so on. Representing these features provide a wealth of information which can subsequently be used in business process models to show optimal pathways, perform impact assessments, automate RACI diagrams, and even automate the development of procedure documents.

“It gives me great personal satisfaction that our work directly enhances Defence’s ability to buy and sustain defence capabilities,” said Kim. “What excites me most about this engagement, is that if our work can make a 0.01% difference to Defence’s operational efficiency, compliance and quality, the benefits are huge.”

To learn more about Kim’s work with Defence, or to have a general chat with him about how you can work on government transformation programmes, email him directly on kmoeller@synergygroup.net.au.