Report for June 2019

Report Date
June 2019

Report compiled by Hilary Shand for Programme Owner

Section One: Programme Commentary, RAG and Resources Update

Programme Commentary

Work is progressing and new tasks/plans are being defined, however there are some concerns regarding the overall programme budget. To be discussed with Stephen Roy portfolio manager.

Work has been ongoing in defining the Service Model for the API Service and completing the handover of WS02 to Service Management.

  • DTI018 (Continuous Service Improvement APIs) - work is progressing on UniDesk API
  • DTI026 (API Gateway and API Management Tool) - Handover tasks ongoing. from Software Dev to Service Management
  • DTI028 (Infrastructure) - Python work ongoing
  • DTI029 (Maturing the Service) - Outline of final service management tasks now complete


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



Milestone Due Date
Acceptance Review 19-Aug-2019
Delivery 20-Aug-2019
Closure 11-Sep-2019



Report for June 2019

Achievements in Last Period

  • Replanning completed in order to:
  1. Reflect revised deliverables and tasks (in light of a change of scope due to the decision to utilise the cloud based / SAAS (PAAS)  implementation of WSO2, as opposed to a local installation)
  2. Reflect estimates for the deliverables and tasks 


  • Change 27 - the project milestones require to be replanned; an additional 42d requires to be added to the project to deliver the remaining deliverables.

Next Steps

  • Approve change 27

  • Complete remaining deliverables

DTI028 Maturing the API Infrastructure


Milestone Due Date
WP 4.1 - Python templates 19/07/2019
WP 8 API Standards 19/07/2019
WP 6.2 Security Scanning – Dependency Check 30/08/2019
WP 7.1 and 7.2 Centralised Logging (writing/reporting to logs) 19/07/2019
WP 6.1 – Security Scanning – ZAP 27/09/2019
Approval of API standards and security scanning 11/10/2019
D6 Secure Software Development 11/10/2019
Closure 25/10/2019



Report for June 2019

Achievements in Last Period

  • Continued  work on Python templates.
  • Revised dates approved by WIS are as follows:-
    • WP 4.1 Python templates: 19/07/2019 (was 08/03/2019)

    • WP 7.1 and 7.2 Centralised Logging: 19/07/2019 (was 29/03/2019)

    • WP 8 API Standards: 26/07/2019 (was 15/03/2019)

    • WP 6.2 Security Scanning  - Dependency Check: 30/08/2019 (was 22/03/2019)

    • WP 6.1 - Security Scanning - ZAP: 27/09/2019 (was 05/04/2019 )

    • D6 Secure Software Development: 11/10/2019 (was 31/07/2019 )

    • Approval of API standards and security scanning: 11/10/2019 (was 05/04/2019 )

    • Project closure: 25/10/2019 (was 26/04/2019 )

  • Task D6 from DTI029 has now been formally transitioned into DTI028.

  • Meeting held to resolve API local IP address issue with addresses not being suitable now that WSO2 is to reside in the Cloud.


  • Resource conflict regarding HSS029 and WP 4.1 raised and resolved.  WP 4.1 completion date pushed back but should be completed in 2018/19.  
  • Implications of WSO2 moving to the cloud have yet to be fully incorporated into the project.

Next Steps

  • Work continuation on Python templates WP 4.1
  • Work restarted on WP 7.1 and 7.2 Centralised Logging.
  • Work restarted on WP 8 API Standards.


DTI029 Maturing the API Service

Revised Milestones To Be Confirmed



Report for June 2019

Achievements in Last Period

  • Work on planning a proposed Target Operating Model work on-going.
  • Completion of D7 Events Utility Booking development deliverable.  Initial demo of API given at Programme Status meeting.
  • Scoping exercise to identify tasks and scope of initial service definition ongoing.


No New issues

Next Steps

  • Schedule project sponsor demo for D7 Events Utility Booking.
  • Agree and get approval for new milestones for project.
  • Complete outstanding tasks for provision of initial API service for end of July 2019.



Continuous Service Improvement APIs

Delivery (end of design / build / accept / deploy iterations) 19-Jul-2019
Deployment review 24-Jul-2019
Close 31-Jul-2019





Report for June 2019

Achievements in Last Period

  • Pure API
    • The API is complete and in Live
  • Unidesk API
    • Development work has completed
    • A pilot kick-off meeting and demo is scheduled for 2/7/19 - this will agree the next steps for UAT
  • Person ID resolver API for EDW
    • The design and development work for this API has started


  • None in this reporting period

Next Steps

  • Start UAT for Unidesk API
  • Continue design and development work for Person ID resolver API for EDW



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


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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