Report for March 2018

Report Date
March 2018

Report compiled by  Nick Tordoff (Programme Manager) for Alex Carter (Programme Owner)

Section One: Programme Commentary, RAG and Resources Update

Programme Commentary

Key Achievements in Last Period

DTI032 - Business Reporting and Analytics Service Enhancements project is underway following restructuring requested by WIS

DTI033 - Qlikview The software owners have offered the opportunity of incorporating significant additional functionality through the adoption of their web based system QlikSense. The PM , Project Owner and Project Sponsor have been exploring options for this.

Top issues

DTI033 - Qlikview Consolidation negotiations over the cost of licences and the options around using Qliksense as well as Qlikview have continued much longer than anticipated. A replan in currently underway and revised timescales will be submitted to the project sponsor and to WIS

DTI031 - Develop the BI Community planning is currently on hold. It is clear that this piece of work cannot be structured in a way which fits the IS Apps planning structure. The proposal is to incorporate the work under this strand into either the Programme Level stakeholder engagement work or into projects addressing barriers to effective use of data.

A change of programme manager at the end of August may cause some disruption to the programme

Key Next Steps

Complete negotiation of Qlik licences

Commence planning for Qlik implementation

Refactor the  BI Community tasks inot the programme

Agree and commence planning for new projects

Status and Forward Look

 

Resource Summary

 

 

Section Two: Projects Not Started

Project Info Project Manager's Commentary
Qlikview Implementation  Planned Start May-18  
Enterprise Reporting Data Model Planned to start March-18  
Operational Reporting Requirements Analysis Planned to start Aug-18  

Section Three: Projects in Progress

Project Info

Project Manager's Commentary  

HSS019- Power BI Gateway Service

 

 

 

Discretionary

Milestones

   

RAG

Amber

Report by Geoff Cropley for March  2018

Achievements this period

A change request has been raised to add an additional milestone and to extend the project closure milestone.

Additional Milestone: During project execution it became clear that there was additional complexity in the development and use of dashbaords with Power BI Gateway.  This is in part with the use of new technology where in-house skills are developing.  In addition, the business analysis did not identify completely how the existing tactical service was configured.  The tactical gateway had been configured in a way that is not designed for.  The impact of the new requirements represent a scope change and the need to create a new milestone to accommodate the additional work required to complete the project.  The milestone includes resolving database configuration issues and additional server and client implementations required to support access to data connections, the gateway and user credentials.

Closure Extension: With the addition of the above milestone and the result of industrial action it is necessary to extend the project closure milestone.  The impact of the industrial action was the unavailability of key personnel. 

The scope has increased to include additional client and server database components, Additional firewall rules changes and database credential additions.

New                           

 06-April-2018                           

 Data Source Configuration                               

     
From 13-Feb-2018                                   To 20-April-2018

Project Closure

 

The resource we need has been participating in industrial action and has now been secured. There is still  the risk of future industrial action delaying the project.

Issues

None

 

Next Steps

Complete security and access tasks and close project.

 

 

DTI031 - Develop the BI Community

 

 

 

Discretionary

Milestones

   

RAG

Amber

Report by Nick Tordoff for January  2018

Achievements this period

There continues to be a high level of engagement with the BI community

Issues

The project has not moved to exit planning because it is not clear how we it can be constructed in a way that conforms to the Project Service project approach.

Next Steps

Review the overall approach to the project

DTI032 - Business Reporting and Analytics Service Enhancements

 

Discretionary

Milestones

   

RAG

Green

Report by Geoff Cropley for March 2018

Achievements this period

End of planning has been approved and project deliverables are in progress.

Issues

None

Next Steps

Continue delivery to agreed milestones.

DTI033 - Qlikview Consolidation

 

Discretionary

Milestones

   

RAG

Amber

Report by Nick Tordoff for March 2018

Achievements this period

A highly advantageous package is in the final stages of negotiation with vendors which delivers all the basic requirements ad a lot  more

Issues

This has taken longer than anticipated

 

Next Steps

Complete the procurement

Close the project

 

 

 

 

Section Four: Closed or Withdrawn Projects

None