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There were many external agendas that had impact on the progress and direction of the project; agendas that were often in conflict with the agenda of the Project, which was to establish a national end-to-end proof of concept network. It would be simplistic to analyse this Project purely as a project management exercise and many useful learnings about implementing a national infrastructure in a federal environment would be lost. Due to the very small window of opportunity to secure the $2.5 million for the Project, the funds we distributed to the VSC before to Project started. This put the Project at a disadvantage from the start as there was no mechanism available to DEEWR to ensure performance according to agreed timelines. Proof of Concept Network Project Final ReportJanuary 2010 Page 26 of 55
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Other blockers included: the focus on the Project of establishing a national network clashing with jurisdictions’ focus on what was seen to be required at a state level to build a state network inadequate staffing at DEEWR and lack a continuity of staff working on this complex project the amount of negotiation required for agreements to be reached between project partners jurisdictions’ insistence in controlling access to practitioners, and because of the greenfields nature of the Project, the lack of jurisdictional understanding of scope and imperatives. 4 Project Outcomes The Project did not achieve many of the timelines or outcomes set out in the Workplan. Contributing to this was the time it took to establish the network which made it impossible to run the applications projects as envisaged, changed network design and the limited funds for applications projects, and the confidential nature of the Project (it could not be widely discussed until April 2009) which made general communications and promoting engagement across even the participating institutions difficult. 4.1 Network By the completion of the project a network of as shown in Figure 2 was built. The core between Adelaide, Melbourne and Canberra was completed on 16 June 2009. By the completion of the project a network as shown in Figure 2 was built. The core between Adelaide, Melbourne and Canberra was completed on 16 June 2009 and continues to operate as a private network, however all participants have a connection to the standard AARNet network and the private network is not being used. It became apparent during the implementation of the network that organisations that were connected to the AARNet backbone saw little or no value in establishing and maintaining a separate private network when the other institutions were reachable through the AARNet connection. Tea Tree Gully TAFE has been connected to the South Australian State Government (StateNet) hub via SABRENet.
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