Just in case anyone is even vaguely interested!
The MOD Departmental Improvement Plan is based around the 4 critical themes of organisational effectiveness:
- efficiency and innovation
- strategic risk and leadership of change
This plan gives the current context for the department and an assessment against the 4 themes. It examines where we need to go next, and the improvements that the department needs to make to get there.
The model is based on ensuring that plans are:
- owned by departmental boards
- tailored to meet departmental needs but with common core themes
- linked to departmental operational/business plans
- assessed annually
Departmental improvement plans replaced capability reviews which were first developed in 2005 and refreshed in 2009. A pilot exercise was conducted from October 2012 to June 2013 and resulted in the publication of improvement plans for 4 departments in 2013. The ‘Civil Service Reform Plan: one year on’ document, published in 2013, reiterated that the new model would be rolled out across government to support all departments to publish their Improvement Plans by April 2014.