Report for Feb 2019

Report Date
February 2019

Report compiled by Hilary Shand 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) - Reprioritisation in progress AMBER
  • DTI026 (API Gateway and API Management Tool) - progressing with installation/configuration of WS02 AMBER
  • DTI028 (Infrastructure) - rescheduling of work packages RED
  • DTI029 (Maturing the Service) - TOM work being considered AMBER

Programme Status is currently RED. DTI026 has changed from GREEN to AMBER due to a technical issue, resolution of which has delayed a milestone delivery . Project DTI026 has had a significant shift in milestone dates and there has been an increase in estimation of effort for a deliverable.

 

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

AMBER

Report for February 2019

February 2019

Achievements in Last Period

  • Considered the various options for meeting DR/resilience requirements
  • Kubernetes clusters created in DEV, TEST and LIVE environments
  • First draft of API User Journey workshop outputs circulated
  • Held technical calls with WSO2 supplier to review architecture and seek advice

Issues

  • The Build milestone has not been met due to the DR/resilience issue, as detailed below.  As a result, the Time RAG has been marked as AMBER this month as this is likely to impact the overall project timeline. 
  • DR/resilience position remains unresolved - cannot use the block replicated method.  Options to resolve this have been considered and will be documented for a decision by the Sponsorship group, Production Management and Service Management
  • No decision made on which existing API is to be used first in WSO2.  The sponsor is discussing this with the Business Lead and will confirm.

Next Steps

  • Make decision on DR/resilience solution and if feasible, configure in WSO2
  • Decide on existing API to be used in WSO2
  • Transform API User Journey workshop outputs into API roles, responsibilities and processes

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

RED

Report for February 2019

February 2019

Achievements in Last Period

  • Secured resources in Software Development for Python API templates and Security Scanning
  • Shared Flask platform (for Python APIs) recommendation document with wider project team

Issues

  • Python APIs build estimate has increased significantly and cannot be absorbed within the existing project budget.  Additional budget will be sought through the sponsorship group.  As a result, the Cost RAG has been shown as RED this month.

  • The bookings for Python APIs build and Security Scanning have been re-assigned to be completed later in the academic year.  The Python work is significant and will be completed in five stages from March to July.  As a result, the Time RAG has been shown as RED this month.  Provided this is seen as agreeable by project stakeholders, the Time RAG can revert to GREEN next month.
  • Potential additional scope to bring in security deliverables from DTI029 into DTI028 – to be confirmed.  As a result, the Scope RAG has been shown as AMBER this month

Next Steps

  • Review project budget requirements
  • Python API build commences
  • Work continuation on API standards
  • Work continuation on centralised logging

DTI029 Maturing the API Service

New Proposed Milestones To Be Confirmed

RAG

AMBER

Report for February 2019

Achievements in Last Period

  • TOM work package is being planned

Issues

No new issues

Next Steps

  • Agree new milestones for project
  • Secure PM for the project

DTI018

Continuous Service Improvement APIs

New Proposed Milestones To Be Confirmed

RAG

AMBER

 

 

Report for February 2019

Achievements in Last Period

 

 

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.

PM secured for the project

Issues

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

Next Steps

  • 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 :