Report for Jan 2019

Report Date
January 2019

Report compiled by Programme Manager for Programme Owner

Section One: Programme Commentary, RAG and Resources Update

Programme Commentary

Majority of the programme progress has been on project DTI026.

  • DTI018 (Continuous Service Improvement APIs) - 
  • DTI026 (API Gateway and API Management Tool) -
  • DTI028 (Infrastructure) -
  • DTI029 9Maturing the Service) -

 

 

RAG Status and Forward Look

Overall, the programme is AMBER at this time as although new milestones have been agreed for DTI026 & DTI028, the other 2 projects has still being reviewed. Additionally new issues have been raised this month.

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

 

Milestones

Milestone Due Date
Build (Install and Configure WS02) 28-Feb-2019
Accept WS02 and Service Model 19-Apr-2019
Delivery (Deploy WS02) 26-Apr-2019
Closure 10-May-2019

RAG

GREEN

Report for January 2019

January 2019

Achievements in Last Period

  • API User Journey workshop completed with great engagement from the workshop group
  • Continued with the technical tasks associated with making WS02 "production" ready

Issues

  • Budget issue resolved - approved by WIS
  • Milestones issue resolved - approved by WIS
  • DR/resilience position remains unresolved - cannot use the block replicated method.  Dev Tech have put forward a potential solution - to be validated - as the only persistent data that is user created goes into the database, we could simply recreate the infrastructure and restore from a database backup.  If validated, we can use our existing MySQL infrastructure.

Next Steps

  • Continue with the technical tasks associated with making WS02 "production" ready
  • Understand consultancy options for WS02 - cost/benefit case

 

DTI028 Maturing the API Infrastructure

Milestones

Milestone Due Date
WP 4.1 - Python templates 08-Mar-2019
WP 8 API Standards 15-Mar-2019
WP 6.2 Security Scanning – Dependency Check 22-Mar-2019
WP 7.1 and 7.2 Centralised Logging (writing/reporting to logs) 29-Mar-2019
WP 6.1 – Security Scanning – ZAP 05-Apr-2019
Approval of API standards and security scanning 05-Apr-2019
Closure 26-Apr-2019

RAG

AMBER

Report for January 2019

January 2019

Achievements in Last Period

  • None noted – have been awaiting work packages to start

Issues

  • Budget issue resolved - approved by WIS

  • Milestones issue resolved - approved by WIS

  • Python API templates – booking has incurred a delay in starting due to a resource conflict with PURE upgrade project.  Also, the existing booking has insufficient budget so a further booking to be made once John (developer) has advised his estimate.  Time RAG shown as Amber this month until the booking has been resolved.
  • API standards document not yet completed - likely to be a couple more weeks before the draft document can be published and shared.
  • The software developer booking for Thalia on ZAP (WP 6.1) – Build has been nominally been pushed back to 10th June – 11th July due to her commitments on recruitment and another project due to commence for LTW – project sponsor is aware and considering options to bring the booking forward to March, to align with the booking for WP 6.2.  Time RAG shown as Amber this month until the booking has been resolved.

Next Steps

  • Start development of Python templates
  • Prepare API standards documentation for stakeholder review
  • Secure bookings for security work packages

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 :