Report for October 2018

Report Date
October 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

  • EDW Embed & Optimise project in execution phase. Encryption at Rest solution successfully testing with wiki DB.
  • Talend Implementation project in planning phase, Infrastructure architecture options paper issued and under review.
  • Additional budget for Talend Implementation project confirmed.

Top Issues

  • Talend Implementation PM has been absent due to extended compassionate leave. Role currently being filled by programme manager.
  • Likely slippage on delivery dates for Embed & Optimise.
  • Budget coverage for the time of staff who undertake Talend training.

Key Next Steps

  • Gain complete approval for Talend Implementation architectural options paper.
  • Complete Talend Implementation planning phase.

Overall the programme is reporting GREEN.

Status and Forward Look



Resource Summary


Section Two: Projects Not Started

Project Info Project Manager's Commentary

Section Three: Projects in Progress

Project Info

Project Manager's Commentary  

DTI005 - ETL Tool Implementation 



02-APR-18           Project Start

12-Oct-18           End of Planning

21-Dec-18           Project Delivery

18-Jan-18            Project Closure   



Report by Chris Lawford (on behalf of Jay Heer) for Oct 2018  


Achievements in Last Period

  • Architectural Options paper issued for review and sign-off.
  • Planning phase in progress.
  • Additional budget secured from DTI to cover expected project shortfall.
  • 1st Project board meeting held between Talend, Datalytyx and UofE.

Top Issues

  • Budget coverage for the time of staff who attend Talend training.
  • PM has been absent due to extended compassionate leave. Role currently being filled by programme manager.

Key Next Steps

  • Complete Planning phase, start delivery phase.
  • Gain complete approval for Talend architectural options paper.
  • Agree and sign SOW with Implementation for next phase of work.
  • Start design work
  • Create and agree training plan.

Overall, the project is reporting AMBER until the planning phase is complete and the project mgmt role is secured.






DTI021 - EDW Embed & Optimise 



Milestones - To be reviewed and confirmed via WIS.

RAG: AMBER: ISSUE: Showing as an Amber project due to the milestones having to be re-planned. Scheduled to be submitted via WIS on 09/11/2018.

Report by Lee-Ann Simpson for October 2018



  • Project checklist out for approval prior to milestone sign off with project team;
  • TDE investigation completed with initial work completed on an internal development site before being implemented on the EDW environments;
  • First draft of the Archiving White Paper completed and out for review.




  • Resourcing issues within Dev Tech which meant we agreed to share resource with the INF programme due to the priority of that particular programme;
  • A/L within the project team resulted in a delay to the completion of some of the deliverables;
  • Project Manager time required to be conflicted due to additional time required on a Priority One project.


Next Steps 


  • Milestones to be reviewed and amended;
  • Gain approval on the Project Checklist Milestone to be signed off;


Section Four: Closed or Withdrawn Projects

DTI003 Withdrawn

DTI004 ETL Procurement has now been closed. 

DTI006 EDW Implementation has now been closed. 

DTI019 BI/MI Analysis toolkit has now been closed. 

COM029 Proof of concept project has now been closed. 

DTI022 Business Engagement has now been closed. 



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