Report for March 2019

Report Date
March 2019

Report compiled by Hilary Shand for Programme Owner

Section One: Programme Commentary, RAG and Resources Update

Programme Commentary

  • DTI018 (Continuous Service Improvement APIs) - 2 API have been prioritised and effort is currently being calculated RED
  • DTI026 (API Gateway and API Management Tool) - progressing with installation/configuration of WS02, but decision regarding DR issue is outstanding AMBER
  • DTI028 (Infrastructure) - rescheduling of work packages due to resourcing issues RED
  • DTI029 (Maturing the Service) - TOM work commenced, event booking API progressed 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 DTI028 has had a significant shift in milestone dates and there has been an increase in estimation of effort for a deliverable.

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

RED

Report for March 2019

 

Achievements in Last Period

  • DR/resilience recommendations circulated to stakeholders for review
  • Discussed requirements to update existing API request and triage process

Issues

  • The Build milestone has not been met due to the DR/resilience issue, as detailed below.  As a result, the Time RAG remains at 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

  • Re-plan project schedule and review task estimates
  • Collate feedback on DR/resilience recommendations
  • Draft updated API request and triage process for review
  • Discuss process requirements for API publishing, deployment and implementation

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 March 2019

Achievements in Last Period

  • Commenced work on Python templates

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 remains at 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 remains at 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 remains at AMBER this month

Next Steps

  • Propose revised budget and timeline for consideration by sponsorship group and programme board
  • Work continuation on Python templates
  • 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 March 2019

Achievements in Last Period

  • Project Manager assigned
  • Work on planning a proposed Target Operating Model work package has begun
  • TOM meeting with delivery leads 17th April
  • Events API reviewed and new delivery date tbc

Issues

No New issues

Next Steps

  • Completion of D7 Events Utility Booking development deliverables 
  • Agree new milestones for project

DTI018

Continuous Service Improvement APIs

New Proposed Milestones To Be Confirmed

RAG

RED

 

 

 

Report for March 2019

Achievements in Last Period

Issues

  • Change to project budget - PICCL Change 15

Next Steps

  • Document minimum viable product (MVP) for selected API
  • Begin design and development

 

 

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 :

 

 

 

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