Report for Nov 2018

Report Date
November 2018

Report compiled by Programme Manager for Programme Owner

Section One: Programme Commentary, RAG and Resources Update

Programme Commentary

Progress has been made across all projects in the Programme this month:

  • DTI018 (Continuous Service Improvement APIs) -  a deep dive into the current demand for API's is now complete and re-prioritisation can take place in line with capacity
  • DTI026 (API Gateway and API Management Tool) - Activities are progressing in order to make WS02 Production ready and handover to BAU.
  • DTI028 (Maturing the API Infrastructure) - analysis completed for WP 6.2 (security scanning - dependency check)
  • DTI029 (Maturing the API Service) - D6 Secure software development standard - work has commenced on this work package, and Events Utility Booking is nearing completion
  • Preparation of PICCL's for all projects commenced

 

Overall, the programme is AMBER at this time as the Programme milestone and budget need to be reconsidered.

 

RAG Status and Forward Look

AMBER - a programme replan is required

Resource Summary

Section Two: Projects Not Started

There are no projects not started.

Section Three: Projects in Progress

Project Info Project Manager's Commentary

DTI026 API Gateway and API Management Tool

 

New Proposed Milestones To Be Confirmed

RAG

AMBER

Report for November 2018

Achievements in Last Period

  • Network configuration issue (encryption / no traffic) resolved by ITI and Dev Tech
  • Resource secured for Dev Tech to mid December and for continuation in Jan/Feb 2019
  • Prepared agenda for a ‘user journey’ workshop for API publishing/store under the service model development workstream

Issues

  • Cannot currently set up a secure public login for WS02 administrators - but a solution has been suggested and will report back shortly on progress.
  • Insufficient budget to complete project, as it stands - information being passed to Programme Manager as part of budget review across the programme - Cost RAG marked as AMBER
  • Project milestones past original dates – to be reviewed and agreed with team and Sponsor - Time RAG marked as AMBER

Next Steps

  • Continuing with the technical tasks associated with making WS02 "production" ready
  • Understand consultancy options for WS02 - cost/benefit case
  • Further preparation for user journey workshop
  • Agree new milestones for project

 

DTI028 Maturing the API Infrastructure

New Proposed Milestones To Be Confirmed

RAG

AMBER

Report for November 2018

Achievements in Last Period

  • Analysis completed for WP 6.2 (security scanning - dependency Check)
  • Secured resource for John Allison to work on Python templates for APIs (WP 4.1) in late Jan/early Feb 2019

Issues

  • Resource - no bookings in place to make progress on a number of work packages - bookings to be requested - Time RAG marked as AMBER
  • Further work for software developer on WP 6.2 has been put on hold in favour of DTI029, pending outcome of resource conflict process - new booking to be requested - Time RAG marked as AMBER

  • Overall project estimated effort to complete requires review – Cost RAG marked as AMBER

Next Steps

  • Secure bookings for Development Technology and Software Developer to work on WP 7.1 and 7.2 – Centralised Logging
  • Secure bookings for Software Developer to work on WP 8  (API standards)
  • Secure booking for Software Developer for further work on WP 6.2
  • Confirm and agree revised project milestones

DTI029 Maturing the API Service

New Proposed Milestones To Be Confirmed

RAG

AMBER

Report for August 2018

Achievements in Last Period

 

  • D6 Secure software development standard - work has commenced on this work package
  • Events Uitility Booking - The event booking attendance recording tool is currently in development.  A system has been designed which will allow independent tutors to take attendance via a mobile device focusing on direct interactions with an API without the need for complex logins or authorisation.  The infrastructure has been developed and Adrian is currently focusing on providing the components of the API and then developing the mobile first application.

Issues

  • No new issues

Next Steps

  • Progress with Secure Software Standard Development
  • Agree new milestones for project
  •  

 

 

Report for August  2018

Achievements in Last Period

Work has continued on assessment of the current API demand and the capacity to meet this.

A review meeting took place on 15.11.18 to consider resource and skills requirement for the project going forward.

Susan Cooke has now completed the deep dive of the current API demand. This now gives the Sponsoring Group clearly visibility of the demand in order to prioritise.

The testing approach for API’s has been circulated for approval by the Sponsoring Group.

Issues

  • Lack of  resource to manage API pipeline - prioritising approx. 5 API's and being managed by Susan Cooke until post filled on Service Management Team
  • Currently reviewing delivery timescale and budget across whole programme

Next Steps

  • Agreement of proposed UAT approach for API's
  • Define support, guidance and training for Software Developers
  • Raise PICCL to change delivery timelines once agreed
  • Agree new milestones for project once priority API's agreed

 

Section Four: Closed, Suspended or Withdrawn Projects

Project Info Project Manager's Commentary
DTI013 Analysis and Specification of Requirements Project closure approved by WIS 2/2/18
DTI014 Enterprise API Technology Project closure approved by WIS 17/11/17
DTI015 Student Record APIs Project closure approved by WIS 1/9/17
DTI016 UCP Pilot API

22/12/17 - Project withdrawal approved by WIS 22/12/17 - PICCL Change 6

6/12/17 - Recommendation is to withdraw and review requirements again in 18/19 due to PICCL Issue 5, project risk 5

13/10/17 - Project suspension approved by WIS 13/10/17 - PICCL Change 4

DTI017 VLE API

Project closure approved by WIS 23/3/18

5/2/18 - Recommendation is to close project early - PICCL Decision 8

6/12/17 - Recommendation is to review conditions for removing project from suspension in 18/19, PICCL Change 7, project risk 10, project risk 11

17/11/17 - Project suspension approved by WIS 17/11/17 - PICCL Change 7

DTI023 Analysis and Requirements Project withdrawal approved by WIS 15/12/17 - PICCL Change 1
DTI024 Maturing Student Record APIs Project closure submitted to WIS 29/6/18
DTI025 Approved Small APIs Project withdrawal approved by WIS 13/10/17 - PICCL Change 1
COM027 Enterprise API Foundation Project closure approved by WIS  9/6/17

Section Five: Actions/Notes from monthly meeting :