Planning an IM/IT Capital Investment

As part of its responsibility, the IM/IT Capital Investment Branch has enhanced its processes to promote collaboration among ministries, catalyze horizontal planning across government, and create efficiencies in the way government plans and funds IM/IT investments.

To this end, and consistent with recognized industry best practices, the Concept Case has been introduced as the starting point for IM/IT investment planning. The Concept Case is a short starting document aimed to promote collaboration, prioritize investments, and reduce work for ministries through early identification of projects that may be selected for funding. Once a Concept Case has been approved by DMCPSI ministries will receive a notice from IM/IT Capital Investment Branch to prepare and submit a Business Case for OCIO review and DMCPSI consideration.  When developing the Business Case ministry staff should ensure that they follow the procedures laid out in the Core Policy manual and other approved guidance documents and consult with offices across government with responsibility for the procedures and guidance. A document consolidating that information is below for ease of reference.  This consultation document will be updated as information changes.