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Subject: TGF Tools and Models for the Business Management Framework published as a Committee Note

OASIS Members,

We are pleased to announce the approval and publication of an OASIS Committee Note (CN) by the members of the OASIS Transformational Government Framework TC [1]:

Transformational Government Framework (TGF) Tools and Models for the Business Management Framework: Volume 1 Using the Policy Product Matrix Version 1.0
Committee Note 01
07 June 2012


This Committee Note and the associated Wiki resource contain detailed information and guidance on using the Policy Products matrix in the Business Management Framework, as identified in the TGF Primer and TGF Core Pattern Language.  It is the first in an intended series of Committee Notes providing further guidance on the Business Management Framework.  Policy Products are the written policies, frameworks and standards which inform government activity.

The TGF Primer contains the following statement:

“A full analysis of the Policy Products which we recommend are typically needed to deliver an effective and holistic transformation program will be included in a separate Committee Note “Tools and Models for the Business Management Framework”.  Although the detailed Policy Products in that note are advisory and not all of them may be needed, any conformant transformation program MUST use the overall framework and matrix of the Policy Product Map in order to conduct at minimum a gap analysis aimed at identifying the key Policy Products needed for that government, taking the Committee Note into account as guidance.”

This Committee Note, together with the associated Wiki resource - http://wiki.oasis-open.org/tgf/FrontPage, sets out the range of Policy Products which should be considered in any Transformational Government program. Not all may be necessary for every program, and in some cases a program may wish to meet the objectives of what are shown here as separate Policy Products through a single, broader Policy Product.

The prose specification document and related files are available here:

PDF (Authoritative): 


Editable source: 

Distribution ZIP files
For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of the prose specification and related files in a ZIP distribution file. You can download the ZIP file here:


Members of the OASIS Transformational Government Framework TC requested a Special Majority Vote to approve the Committee Note. The Committee Note Draft had been released for public review as required by the TC Process [2]. The vote to approve at Committee Note (CN) level passed [3], and the approved CN<stage> is now available online in the OASIS Library as referenced above.

Our congratulations to the TC on achieving this milestone. 

========== Additional references:

[1] OASIS Transformational Government Framework TC 

[2] Public reviews
30-day public review, 20 April 2012: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201204/msg00007.html

[3] CN ballot

Chet Ensign
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