Report for Dec 2018

Report Date
December 2018

Report compiled by Programme Manager for Programme Owner

Section One: Programme Commentary, RAG and Resources Update

Programme Commentary

Progress has slowed in Dec due to significant A/L across delivery team:

  • 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) - WS02 has now been installed on Dev
  • 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. 2 of the 4 projects have new milestones identified.

 

RAG Status and Forward Look

AMBER - a programme replan is in progress

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 December 2018

December 2018

Achievements in Last Period

  • WS02 installed in DEV with microservice
  • Started consultancy discussions for WS02
  • Resource secured for Dev Tech to Feb
  • API User Journey workshop booked for Jan
  • Reviewed project budget and proposed increase (210d to 240d) to programme manager
  • Set up a secure public login for WS02 administrators

Issues

  • Insufficient budget to complete project, as it stands - proposal put forward to programme manager - Cost RAG marked as AMBER
  • Project milestones past original dates – proposal put forward, awaiting to be approved by sponsorship group - 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

  • Meeting between ITI, Technology Management and Development Technology to focus on DR/resilience

  • Further preparation for user journey workshop

  • Put new milestones to sponsorship group for approval

 

DTI028 Maturing the API Infrastructure

New Proposed Milestones To Be Confirmed

RAG

AMBER

Report for December 2018

December 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
  • Secured bookings for Peter Jackson to work on WP 7.1 and 7.2 – Centralised Logging
  • Secured bookings for Peter Pratt to work on WP 8  (API standards)
  • Reviewed project budget

Issues

  • Overall project estimated effort to complete was reviewed and confirmed to be sufficient – Cost RAG marked back to GREEN

  • Project milestones past original dates – awaiting approval - Time RAG marked as AMBER

Next Steps

  • Build continuation for Python templates, Centralised Logging and Security Scanning

  • Prepare API standards documentation for stakeholder review

  • Put new milestones to sponsorship group for approval

DTI029 Maturing the API Service

New Proposed Milestones To Be Confirmed

RAG

AMBER

Report for December 2018

Achievements in Last Period

  • D6 Secure software development standard - work has commenced on this work package
  • Events Utility Booking - The event booking attendance recording tool is currently in development.  The final tasks associated with this work package are due for completion in early Jan 2019.

Issues

No new issues

Next Steps

  • Increased planning and control of D7 Events Utility Booking as this work package nears completion (meeting w/c 07.01.19)
  • Agree new milestones for project

DTI018

Continuous Service Improvement APIs

New Proposed Milestones To Be Confirmed

RAG

AMBER

 

 

Report for December 2018

Achievements in Last Period

 

 

Deep dive analysis of the current API demand  has now been completed. This now gives the Sponsoring Group clearly visibility of the demand in order to prioritise. Initial recommendations were discussed with Sponsoring Group and reprioritisation logic agreed at a meeting on 28.11.18.

However further progress on this project has been difficult to achieve this month due to other demands on Service Leads time.

As a result the new project milestones have not been determined.

Work on UAT approach has not progressed due to A/L on the delivery team.

Issues

  • Lack of  resource to manage API pipeline -  being managed by Susan Cooke until post filled on Service Management Team (approx. end Jan)
  • 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 :