Report for January 2019

Report Date
January 2019

During January,

  • Work on the Kx Infrastructure project continues.  the project is currently running around two weeks behind the original schedule due to unexpected technical issues encountered during the testing of Application Webservers via teh Load Balancers  
  • Initial project proposals have been received for the next Annual planning round.   The programme manager will look to arrange an estimation meeting before the end of February


  • Regarding the strategy around the Delivered Catering procurement is on-going


Forward Look 

Resource Position 


Section Two: Projects Not Started


The scheduled projects for 2018-19 are:


Project Info Programme Managers Commentary


Salto Door Access


Planning: April 2020

Delivery: October 2020



This project has been declared as part of the annual planning process  for 2018-19,  but has been deferred to Q3 2019 until the Network Replacement project is more advanced


- On the availability of the ACE technical lead

- will require input from IS Applications Development Technology and IS Applications Production Management

Section Three: Projects in Progress


Project Info Project Managers Commentary


Kx Infrastructure Consolidation

Category: Discretionary

Sponsor Funded


Milestones have been re-planned 

Milestone Due Date
Sign-off Build of Test Webservers 25-Jan-2019
Sign-off Build of Live Webservers 01-Feb-2019
Go-live with new Webservers 08-Feb-2019
DSOR new Webservers 18-Feb-2019
Sign-off Build of Test Database servers 01-Mar-2019
Sign-off build of Live database servers 15-Mar-2019
Go-Live with new Database servers 29-Mar-2019
DSOR new database servers 12-Apr-2019
Closure 19-Apr-2019

RAG Status: Amber 

Report by Andy Stewart  for January 2019

Achievements in the last period

  • Application Webservers
    • Testing was successfully completed on the test secondary Application Webserver 
    • Load balancer on the Test environment was configured
    • Initial testing via the load balancer has been completed, with only one site, Internal B&B still to be resolved 
    • Go-live strategy for Load Balancers agreed - site checks to be completed via the Load Balancer on both sites using the local hosts file 
  • Database Servers 
    • The build of both the Test and Live database servers has commenced

    • Test Database server  

      • All databases set up and recovered except for the related Kx-web-inspections  
      • All users set up  
      • All backup jobs tested
    • Live Database Server 
      • Server software installed  


  • During testing via the Load Balancers, issues have been encountered during the testing of the sites noted below.  As a result, the project has slipped a further week
    • External B&B - now resolved 
    • Internal B&B - still to be resolved 
    • Delivered Catering - now resolved

Next steps

  • Application Webserver
    • Complete load balancer testing with regards to 
      • both servers being available 
      • loss and subsequent recovery of the primary and secondary application servers 
    • Complete Deployment Check List 
    • Configure the Load Balancers for the live application 
    • Deploy to live via the Load Balancers 
  • Database Servers 
    • Complete build of new test Database servers 
    • Complete User Acceptance Testing 
  • Technical Documentation 
    • Update Technical Architecture Document
  • Live Deployments 
    • Determine requirements regarding live operational changes that require to be implemented and ensure any such changes does not impact on the on-going Test environment 

RAG Commentary

The project having been re-planned, is currently two weeks behind schedule due to issues experienced during Load Balancer testing . Any further delays could impact on the business having the necessary time period to implement the Kx2018 software upgrade prior to the summer business activity


Section Four: Closed or Withdrawn Projects


Project Info Project Managers Commentary


Section Five: Programme Risks

Date Updated Risk Ref. Programme Risks RAG Status Risk Owner
08/01/19 7 Completion of Programme Activity within 2018-19 Green Andrew Stewart
07/12/18 8 Programme Management budget for 2018-19 being exceeded Amber  Andrew Stewart

Section Six : Programme Meeting Minutes

The minutes from the programme meetings since July 2018 can be located on the Accommodation Catering and Events SharePoint site







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