Report for April 2019

Report Date
April 2019

During April,

  • The Kx Infrastructure Upgrade project (ACS041) has successfully delivered the Database Upgrades into the  live environment
  • Annual Planning estimation meeting held for the planned projects for 2019-20


Forward Look 

Resource Position 


Section Two: Projects Not Started


There are no  further scheduled projects for 2018-19


Project Info Programme Managers Commentary






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
DSOR new Webservers 09-May-2019
DSOR new database servers 09-May-2019
Closure 24-May-2019

RAG Status: Amber 

Report by Andy Stewart  for April 2019

Achievements in the last period

  • Application Webservers
    • All windows related services successfully deployed to the new cluster on the Application webservers 
  • Database Servers
    • User Acceptance Testing completed 
    • Deployment Checklist completed 
    • Deployment to new database servers successfully completed on 25th April 
  • Handover to production completed with regards to both the Application and Database servers 


  • Live Application WebServers (2016)
    • No further issues reported 
  • Live  Database Application Servers (2016)
    • As a result of the go-live with the new database servers, three issues were reported 
      • ACS041-70:  EiT scheduled overnight transfer failing  - currently being investigated 
      • ACS041-71; Kx Conferencing - No data for 'Diets by Week' - now resolved 
      • ACS041-72: Kxweb_KxInspections sql agent job failing  - currently being investigated 
  • Given the delays in reaching the go-live with the new database servers, the project has been extended to the end of May to complete remaining project activity 

Next steps

  • Application WebServers
    • Complete any post go-live issues
    • Decommission old Application Webservers (2008)
  • Database Servers
    • Complete any post go-live issues
    • Decommission old Application Database Servers (2008)
  • Technical Documentation 
    • Update Technical Architecture Document
  • Project Closure 
    • Prepare project closure report 
    • Close project 

RAG Commentary

Requirement to re-plan deployment of live of Phase 2 Database Servers migration due to technical issues resulting from post go-live of Phase 1 Application Webservers (13/03/19) and UAT delays. Phase 2 database Servers subsequently successfully deployed on 25/04/19.  Project running five weeks behind planned schedule


Section Four: Closed or Withdrawn Projects


Project Info Project Managers Commentary


Salto Door Access



Section Five: Programme Risks

Date Updated Risk Ref. Programme Risks RAG Status Risk Owner
10/05/19 7 Completion of Programme Activity within 2018-19 Green Andrew Stewart
10/05/19 8 Programme Management budget for 2018-19 being exceeded Red  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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