The Strategic Program Office ensures the successful delivery of major programs through a Program Assurance Framework that delivers:

  • structured governance
  • robust business cases
  • deep understanding of end-user business requirements
  • effective change management
  • program management
  • development of integrative solutions with our stakeholders.

We provide:

  • high-quality program management expertise for strategic programs, including feasibility, business cases and delivery of outcomes
  • real benefits to UQ by identifying and reporting on tangible outcomes
  • support to UQ to integrate and realise the benefits of major strategic change programs
  • change management by identifying key stakeholders and impacts across UQ and by planning and delivering change management, engagement and communication activities.

How we work

We use a structured Program Assurance Framework to identify, maximise and safeguard value to ensure UQ achieves its strategic objectives while striving for integration and quality. We provide facts for decision-making in partnership with UQ’s Executive to:

  • receive and develop ideas and proposals for consideration
  • actively facilitate executive discussion and decision-making
  • co-ordinate and refine proposals so that the senior executive and UQ's governance committees have appropriate information on which to make decisions
  • ensure business cases for enterprise-wide and major programs are robust, and risks/benefits are identified before a commitment to proceed
  • ensure alignment between program/project proposals and the strategic objectives of the University
  • lead program start-up and implementation planning together with the relevant functional portfolio
  • provide governance support, reporting and oversight of major programs/projects to senior executive governance bodies within a consistent framework and at a program level
  • increase change management capacity and capability within programs to ensure our people are supported throughout major change programs
  • assist functions with program delivery, closeout and benefits evaluation.

The Strategic Program Office works closely with the Project Governance Office, who are responsible for providing project, program or portfolio management tools, training and support. The Project Governance Office aims to uplift UQ's capability in transforming ideas to robust business cases, through to program and project executions.