Global Digital Assurance® was established through the creation of a modernised and holistic approach to assurance reviewer training programs and providing professional accreditation and recognition.
The Global Digital Assurance® training programs and accreditations, have been designed to support the flexibly and agility of programs and project in modern digital environments.
Global Digital Assurance® training programs have been developed through collaboration, and in working partnerships, with leading public and private sector assurance advocates, 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 programs, equips assurance professionals with modernised training, aligned to the refreshed global standard and best practices for gated, agile and hybrid assurance reviews.
Global Digital Assurance® has introduced formal accreditation and annual re-accreditation programs for assurance review professionals, across conventional ANZ Gateway Assurance® and the world’s first ANZ Agile Digital Assurance®.
To support the Global Digital Assurance® accreditations and on-demand training programs, we have refreshed and modernised the ANZ Gateway Assurance® reviewer guides and gate guides, delivering a more relevant alignment to modern program and project delivery assurance.
The ANZ Agile Digital Assurance® training programs and accreditations, are supported by the world’s first agile assurance methods, guides and models, developed to service the assurance needs of agile delivered projects and supporting ‘agile ways of working’.
Global Digital Assurance® has reinvented the global standard for professional assurance accreditation and supported these accreditations with innovative and on-demand training programs, specifically designed for assurance reviewers, governments and delivery organisations in the fast paced and agile digital age.
Digital Age Assurance
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
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
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 accreditation and supported by innovative and on-demand training programs, specifically designed for modern assurance reviewers, ANZ governments and delivery organisations in the fast paced, customer centric and agile digital age..
A Focus on Agile
The ANZ Agile Digital Assurance® programs have introduced a training and accreditation standard that until now, has not been present nor available for agile delivered projects and their overarching digital programs. The agile focused assurance training programs 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 program for gated assurance reviewers. This includes more holistic and individual assurance gate guides, with targeted reviewer training materials – developed for a modern digital world.
To further support Global Digital Assurance® accredited assurance professionals and organisations, we have introduced the annual CPD re-accreditation program for assurance professionals, 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 professionals (members) with access to a wealth of agile, digital and assurance knowledge, continuous professional development programs and a range of ANZ government assurance databases and reviewer panels – available exclusively through the Global Digital Assurance® members dashboard.
Accessible and Cost Effective Training
Until now, modern and on-demand assurance training and accreditation was unavailable to the assurance community. Organisations were unable to verify assurance credentials, and assurance professionals were unable to access cost effective and readily available assurance 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 training and accreditation programs. Readily available through any internet enabled browser, delivered at a pace, 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 ANZ governments and approved organisations (clients) 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 review professionals.