About Us

Global Digital Assurance® has reinvented the global standard for professional assurance accreditation and supported these accreditations with innovative and on-demand training courses, specifically designed for assurance reviewers, governments and delivery organisations in the fast paced and agile digital age.

Global Digital Assurance® was established through the creation of a modernised and holistic approach to assurance reviewer training and providing globally recognised assurance reviewer accreditation and recognition.

The Global Digital Assurance® training courses and accreditation programs, have been designed to support the flexibly and agility of modern programs and projects in digital environments.

Global Digital Assurance® training courses have been developed through collaboration, and in working partnerships with leading public and private sector assurance advocates, governments, PMO’s, portfolio owners, program managers, project managers, peak industry bodies, agile organisations and over 25 years of in-house Australian and New Zealand assurance experience.

The Global Digital Assurance® training courses, equips assurance reviewers with modernised training that is aligned to a refreshed global standard and best practice for gated, agile and hybrid assurance reviews.

Global Digital Assurance® has introduced formal accreditation and annual CPD re-accreditation programs for assurance review professionals, across conventional ANZ Gateway Assurance® and ANZ Agile Digital Assurance®.

To support the Global Digital Assurance® accreditations and on-demand training courses, we have refreshed and modernised assurance reviewer guides and individual gate guides, delivering a more relevant alignment to modern program and project delivery assurance.

The ANZ Agile Digital Assurance® training courses and accreditations, are supported by the world’s first agile assurance method, guides and models, developed to service the assurance needs of agile delivered projects and supporting the more ‘agile ways of working’.

Digital Age Assurance

History

The conventional gated assurance review method known as OGC Gateway™, has been utilised in the United Kingdom since it was released in early 2000. In Australia, the state of Victoria was the first jurisdiction to adopt the Gateway assurance method in 2003 with the Australian Commonwealth Government adopting the method in 2006.  Outside of Australia, the New Zealand Government’s adoption of the Gateway methods occured in 2008 with the Netherlands following in 2009.

By 2008, most jurisdictions in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) have been utilising a form of gated assurance. It is estimated, across all ANZ jurisdictions, since 2003, that more than 10,000 gated reviews have been undertaken on over 4,000 programs and projects. Over this period jurisdictions report that since the inception of gated assurance, it has improved:

  • on-time, on-budget program and project delivery objectives
  • cost effectiveness
  • positive feedback from SROs, project teams and reviewers

Problem

Over the last 20 years, ANZ governments and non-government organisations, have made significant inroads on their journey to modernise their services, whilst at the same time, citizen and customer expectations of governments and service delivery organisations have continued to increase significantly. Today, all organisations have been asked to deliver more outcomes, faster, better and for less. Organisations are meeting this challenge by adopting agile delivery and more agile ‘ways of working‘ approaches to transform their services and their operations.

However, current assurance practices have not responded to this fast paced, agile and customer centric environment. Feedback from modern SROs, assurance business units and PMO’s has consistently identified that the current gated assurance processes and assurance reviewer practices, have a number of shortcomings in the modern digital environment, more specifically:

  • current gated assurance practices do not compliment agile delivery environments
  • there does not presently exist a dedicated agile assurance method or reviewer practices
  • current gated assurance practices are not aligned to Australian and New Zealand ways of delivery
  • the original OGC Gateway™ method has not been updated since 2000 (the OGC has been disbanded since 2011)
  • assurance reviewer certifications are uncontrolled and unmeasured for their currency

Opportunity

90% of ANZ SROs agree that the recommendations provided by the current gated assurance method improved program and project outcomes. With such a solid foundation well entrenched, there is an opportunity to leverage the current outdated gated methodology and processes, and modernise it, by establishing a contemporary Australian and New Zealand digital assurance review process standard that supports ANZ organisations and their SROs to successfully assure the delivery of their programs and projects, in a modern agile, fast paced and customer centric environments.

Assurance for the Digital Age

Global Digital Assurance® has reinvented the global standard for professional assurance reviewer accreditation, supported by innovative and on-demand training courses, specifically designed for modern assurance reviewers, governments and delivery organisations – in the fast paced, customer centric and agile digital age.

A Focus on Agile

The ANZ Agile Digital Assurance® courses have introduced a training and accreditation standard that until now, has not been present nor available, for agile enabled or delivered projects, or and their overarching digital programs. The agile focused assurance reviewer training courses and globally recognised accreditations, provides reviewers with the skills, capabilities and best practice knowledge to confidently deliver agile assurance reviews, while organisations and governments have access to a talent pool of agile specific and accredited assurance review professionals.

Modernising Gated Assurance

The ANZ Gateway Assurance® training and accreditation has incorporated over 10 assurance methods, from 5 countries and across 12 jurisdictions, delivering an updated, modernised and improved best practice training and accreditation for gated assurance reviewers. This includes more holistic and individual assurance gate guides, with targeted reviewer training materials – developed for a modern digital world.

Formalising Accreditation

To further support Global Digital Assurance® accredited assurance reviewers and organisations, we have introduced the annual CPD re-accreditation program for accredited assurance reviewers, along with an evidence based, bi-annual re-accreditation program for assurance master’s. The re-accreditation programs ensure that assurance professionals remain up to date with digital assurance best practices, while continuing to prove their assurance review capabilities and refreshing their assurance techniques, so as to maintain their Global Digital Assurance® digital badge and accreditations.

Supporting Assurance Professionals

Global Digital Assurance® just didn’t stop at user friendly, on-demand and highly cost effective training and accreditation programs. We provide accredited assurance reviewers with access to a wealth of agile, digital and assurance knowledge, as well as continuous professional development programs and a range of government assurance reviewer databases and panels – available through the Global Digital Assurance® members dashboard.

Accessible and Cost Effective Training

Until now, modern and on-demand assurance reviewer training and accreditation was unavailable to the assurance community. Organisations were unable to verify assurance credentials, and assurance reviewers were unable to access cost effective and readily available assurance reviewer training, that recognised their assurance reviewer capabilities. Through 25 years of in-house experience and the contribution of industry leading assurance, agile, program and project professionals, Global Digital Assurance® has delivered the world’s most comprehensive, on-demand assurance reviewer training and accreditation programs. Readily available through any internet enabled browser, delivered at a pace, at time and place that suits you most. No more classrooms, no more costly downtime and no more waiting for sessions in your region – we have made assurance reviewer accreditation agile, fast and effective!

Accredited and Verified Reviewers

With the largest accredited assurance reviewer database currently available, Global Digital Assurance® provides governments and organisations with a simple, effective and a highly manageable solution for assurance reviewer selection and administration. With automated reviewer accreditation updates, real time alerts to changes, certified security and data protection and the ability to customise databases to meet statutory and regulatory requirements, the Global Digital Assurance® client dashboards remove the need for expensive panel procurement and database administration – all whilst having no cost access to the world’s only database of accredited and annually verified agile and gated assurance reviewers.