Stage 1: Conceptualise provides structure for the initial examination of problems on the basis of their policy and strategic merit. This stage assists with the development of a strategic assessment or preliminary business case.
This process will enable agencies to identify, assess, and prioritise the investments which are most deserving of attention from government.
To achieve this departments and agencies need to:
Based on this examination and assessment, agencies are required to develop one of the three outputs below and submit to government for consideration:
Agencies need to:
The IMS tools are available to assist agencies as they move through this stage. It is recommended that agencies engage an accredited facilitator to ensure a high quality outcome.