Report for October 2019

Report Date
November 2019

Programme Commentary

We have had resource challenges this month due to long term absence. These are currently being addressed within project services.

Work on the individual projects is progressing with much of the work coming towards conclusion.

DTI018 (Continuous Service Improvement APIs) - Pure API and EDW Person API delivered to WS02. Need to confirm if UniDesk API still worthwhile with UniDesk upgrade on horizon.

DTI026 (API Gateway and API Management Tool) - Documentation review ongoing.

DTI028 (Infrastructure) - deliverables regarding security are progressing

DTI029 (Maturing the service) - tasks rescheduled for project closure. 

Programme status is Amber as there have been delivery challenges in September and we have resource challenges as explained above.

Section Two: Projects Not Started

There are no projects not started.

Section Three: Projects in Progress

Project Info                                                                                   Project Manager's Commentary

DTI018

 

Continuous Service Improvement APIs

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

 

RAG: AMBER

 

 

Report for October 2019

Achievements in Last Period

  • Pure API
    • Concerns regarding user expectations resolved.  Scope confirmed, API provides a simple UUN <-> UUID lookup.
    • Pure API delivered to WSO2.
  • Unidesk API
    • Promoted to formal Dev environment.  Errors regarding working in Dev corrected and API now working as expected.
    • Request raised to open Test firewall to allow external testing.
  • Person ID resolver API for EDW
    • Resolution work planned and should be completed.
    • EDW person ID API delivered to WSO2

Issues

  • With UniDesk upgrade on the horizon should we continue to develop the present API.  This needs to be confirmed as still worthwhile.

Next Steps

  • PURE API 

    • Completion of testing within WSO2 and signed off.

  • Unidesk API

    • Test firewall opened for external access.

    • Promote to Test and complete initial test process prior to commencing external test phase.

    • Liaise with Service Team regarding progression through internal Test and prep for external testing.

  • Person ID resolver API for EDW

    • Completion of testing within WSO2 and signed off.

 

DTI026 API Gateway and API Management Tool

 

Milestones

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

 

RAG: AMBER

Report for October 2019

Achievements in Last Period

  • Documentation with regards delivery of training reviewed.
  • Review outstanding tasks against project timescales and objectives
  • Production WS02 available holding 2 API's

Issues

Next Steps

  • Documentation with regards delivery of training to be reviewed ongoing and updated where appropriate.

  • Final review of outstanding tasks to confirm deliverable met

 

DTI028 Maturing the API Infrastructure

Milestones

Milestone Due Date
WP 4.1 - Python templates 19/07/2019
WP 7.1 and 7.2 Centralised Logging (writing/reporting to logs) 19/07/2019
WP 8 API Standards 26/07/2019
WP 6.2 Security Scanning – Dependency Check 30/08/2019
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

 

RAG: GREEN

 

Report for October 2019

Achievements in Last Period

  • Complete WP 6.1 implement security scanning - ZAP - design following review feedback.
  • Complete WP 6.2 implement security scanning dependency check  - design following review feedback.
  • D6 workstream completed 
  • Work continuing on WP 8 API Standards.

Issues

  • Implications of WSO2 moving to the cloud have yet to be fully incorporated into the project.

Next Steps

  • Work on WP 7.1 and 7.2 Centralised Logging to be completed.  Higher priority work delaying completion of this task at present
  • D6 deliverables to be logged prior to sign off.
  • WP 6.1 and 6.2 to be raised at Operational Guidance Group for review.  
  • Work continuing on WP 8 API Standards.

 

DTI029 Maturing the API Service

Revised Milestones To Be Confirmed

RAG: AMBER

 

Report for October 2019

Achievements in Last Period

  • Events Attendance system promoted from Test to Live.  Used at ISG All Staff event on 3/10/2019.
  • Raise PICCL to schedule tasks for project closure on 25/10/2019.
  • Review of outstanding tasks to identify those being picked up by Service Delivery and those outstanding. 
  • Work commenced to close project in November. 

Issues

  • Existing milestones need updated in response to project review.  Present plan is to review deliverables and their relevance in light of the evolution of the project.  Project will be undertake a controlled closure with outstanding tasks being picked up by the next tranche of the programme.

Next Steps

  • Review outstanding tasks.  If still relevant must be addressed prior to closure.
  • Closure Report.

 

 

Programme Status
RAG Status
Overall
AMBER
Has formal escalation taken place?
Yes
Escalated to
Head of project services for resourcing.
RAG Commentary
Programme Status is AMBER due to delivery challenges in September and resource challenges due to illness.