A PriceWaterhouseCoopers audit of the Accident Compensation Corporation’s wide area network upgrade project found that “ACC had not managed the project using standard processes”, a spokesman for the organisation said last week.
“As a result, ACC has switched the project supervision to the corporation's project management office and strengthened the governance regime to conform with standard ACC practices,” the spokesman said, in response to a Computerworld inquiry.
The organisation denies rumours that the irregularities had involved a senior member of the ICT staff being dismissed or disciplined for having too close a relationship with a vendor.
The WAN project involves ACC upgrading digital data circuits to ATM and frame relay circuits. TelstraClear ATM circuits are being terminated on Cisco 7200 and 2600 routers across 48 ACC sites.
The project is being managed by Datacraft New Zealand and, according to ACC, “is on track as planned, on budget and is due to be completed by the end of June”.