The question ‘What is an OzNome Project?’ Or ‘How does a project qualify to be OzNomic?’ is asked regularly. In some respects, it could be asked that all IT projects could be considered OzNomic. This, however, would not be a useful definition. The following seeks to provide an answer to the question.
In seeking to answer this question, it’s first useful to start with a definition of OzNome from which we can work. OzNome is founded on a number of related statements. These are:
At present, the OzNome Initiative assumes Statement 1 to be correct and hence the majority of activity is around Statements 2-4.
Given the description of OzNome above, it follows that an OzNomic project is a project that seeks either to:
The OzNome Initiative will involve research activities. However, significant non-research activity will also be required in order to achieve the vision above. The OzNome Business Case defines a number of different classification methods for OzNomic projects. The first of these is a distinction between OzNome Core projects and OzNome Implementation projects. Under this classification method Type 1 and 2 projects (above) will tend to be OzNome Core activities whilst Type 3 - 4 projects will more likely be implementation projects.