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Meeting of the Council held on 16/10/2001
Risk Assessment




Waverley Borough Council : Risk Assessment
Waverley Borough Council – IEG Statement

Risk Assessment

Note: To be read in conjunction with Joint Surrey IEG Statement risk assessment at Annex 4 of Appendix 3.

Risk
Likelihood (1 – 10)
Severity (1 – 10)
Consequences
Action / Contingency
Organisational resistance to change
8
9
No buy-in to change process therefore organisational inertia. Slow implement-ation. Government targets not achieved. Full operational and financial benefits may not be realised. Customers will not receive an improved level service.Drive for e-Government to be championed from the top at both officer and member level. Awareness and training to staff and members.

Adopt ESD as a key business strategy with clear action plans which are monitored and reviewed.

Make full use of Best Value Review process involving e-Champions.

Insufficient funding
8
8
Inability to invest in ESD or financing of other Council programmes placed under pressure. e-Government projects not started or implementation delayed or incomplete. Targets not achieved, potential cost-benefits not realised.Greater emphasis on priorities, cost/benefit analysis and identifying “quick wins”.

Re-programme delivery of e-Government over longer timeframe.

Seek other sources of funding and partnerships.

Form of Government funding of no benefit to Waverley (i.e. borrowing approvals rather than capital grant)
8
8
Initial “up-front” investment not made; implementation delayed or incomplete. Targets not achieved, potential cost-benefits not realised.Lobby Government in partnership with other debt-free Councils on need for grant rather than borrowing approvals.
Skills shortage
7
7
Projects may fail or be slowed down. Service improvements may not be fully realised. Need to make extensive use of external skills at higher cost.Instigate skills assessment and invest in training programme. Predict skill and resource levels needed and ensure availability.