Report for June 2018

Report Date
June 2018

Report compiled by  Chris Lawford (Programme Manager) for Alex Carter (Programme Owner)

Section One: Programme Commentary, RAG and Resources Update

Programme Commentary

Key Achievements in Last Period

  • Qlikview Consolidation: Ongoing, regular discussions with supplier and stakeholders.   Draft procurement artefacts in advanced stages of preparation.
  • Reporting & Analytics service - project progressing as planned.    
  • Planning for 18/19 in progress.  

Top Issues

  • Qlikview Consolidation. Reach award.
  • Establish a clear scope for “DTI031 - Developing the BI Community” and decide how best to proceed.
  • Agree a plan for 18/19 deliverables and budget.

Key Next Steps

  • Qlikview Consolidation: Issue procurement artefacts and gain approvals. Sign contract.
  • Commence planning for Qlik implementation
  • Agree scope and nature of community and 18/19 projects.

Overall, given the uncertainties, the programme is rated at AMBER.

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  

DTI031 - Develop the BI Community






02-Feb-2018 Exit Planning

14-Jul-2018         Project Delivery

28-Jul-2018         Project Closure   



Report by Chris Lawford for Jun  2018

Discussed at BIT board meeting 23/05. Withdrawal of project not approved, as the objectives are clearly mentioned within the remit for the programme. However, the difficulty in framing project scope with a clear set of deliverables was acknowledged. Proper scope definition required. Must result in an actionable plan, either as a project, or a BAU activity.  Action item is with service mgmt to propose a new scope.

Achievements this period

  • None


  • See above

Next Steps

  • Review scope, re-define or withdraw project.

The project is reporting a status of AMBER.

DTI032 - Business Reporting and Analytics Service Enhancements




16-Mar-2018 End of Planning
23-Mar-2018 Service Enhancement Review Complete
21-Apr-2018 Target Operating Model Complete
27-Apr-2018 Small Change Process Delivered
18-May-2018 Security Policy Review Complete
31-May-2018 End User Training Review Complete
02-Jul-2018 Power BI Service Extension
20-Jul-2018 Project Closure



Report by Geoff Cropley for June 2018

Achievements this period

Power BI target operating model underway.  Training collateral review commenced. 



Next Steps

Complete project deliverables during July including Power BI target operating model and training collateral review.





DTI033 - Qlikview Consolidation




26-Jan-2018        Exit Planning

09-Feb-2018       Issue Requirements to the Vendor

09-Mar-2018      Issue Purchase Order

16-Mar-2018      Project Completion

30-Mar-2018      Project Closure




Report by Craig Moore for June 2018


  • Procurement artefacts have been gathered by the project team
  • Extensive liaison with the procurement team has been carried out for the procurement strategy


  • There is a risk that we may miss the academic year deadline
  • There is a risk that we may miss the discount quote from the supplier

Next Steps

  • Complete bundle of artefacts to be sent to the Project Sponsor





Section Four: Closed or Withdrawn Projects

Project Info Project Manager's Commentary
HSS019 - Power BI Gateway  Project Closed