Report for September 2019

Report Date
September 2019

Section One: Programme Commentary, RAG and Resources Update

Programme Commentary

The main bits of work done under the COM programme this month are more effort to get a solution to the ongoing bug we have with SOA and the instigation of the Office 365 Security Hardening project. Our COM043 team have been working with Oracle and trying a few suggested solutions, but we are not yet out of the woods. Another possible resolution has been put forward by Oracle and this is now to be tested over the next week by our colleagues working on this. The patience and thoroughness going into solving this problem is much appreciated.

COM051 (Office 365 Security) has started in earnest with the PM putting together the project brief and working out, with input from Service Management and others, what needs to go into the project scope and how it can all be planned. Planning sign-off is expected in early October.

COM045 continues to be suspended, with a go/no-go decision about removing it from suspension (because of its dependency on the success of the SOA project) expected later this month.

Finally, the C-Host Infrastructure Replacement project (COM052) is expected to start this month.


RAG Status and Forward Look




Section Two: Projects Not Started

COM050 Wiki: Annual Upgrade tbc Starting January 20
COM052 C-Host Infrastructure Replacement David Watters Starting October 19
COM053 CalSync Bi Annual Upgrade tbc Starting November 19
COM054 Annual JIRA Upgrade tbc (Student Intern) Starting June 20


Section Three: Projects in Progress


Project Info Project Manager's Commentary
COM043 SOA Upgrade to v12



Delivery TBC
Deployment Sign Off Review TBC
Close TBC

RAG Status


Report by Adam Wadee for September 2019


  • Oracle have now classed the issue that we have encountered as a bug.  Their development team are working with us to resolve the problem and have suggested several changes which have not yet been successful.
  • We'll continue to work with Oracle to obtain a fix. 


  • Issues as described above.

  • Milestones to be updated.

  • Budget for 19/20 to be reconciled.

Next steps

  • Obtain a fix from Oracle to resolve the issues.

  • Deploy to live.

COM045 IDM Database Upgrade





RAG Status


Report by Chris Konczak for September 2019

Restart date is 21/10/2019.

Submission to WIS required on 18/10/2019 for restart or to continue suspension


COM051 Office 365 Security Hardening



Planning: 04/10/19

RAG Status



Report by Kevin Hone for September 2019

Achievements in Last Period:

  • Project familiarity and establishment of a project team.
  • Project Brief is in progress.
  • Meeting scheduled to consider a communication plan.


  • None.

Next Steps:

  • Seek sign-off/WIS Approval of Project Brief.
  • Arrange a series of technical analysis workshops.


Section Four: Closed or Withdrawn Projects

Project Info Project Managers Commentary

COM047 Annual JIRA Upgrade

Project closed: closure report
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Programme Status
Has formal escalation taken place?