October Programme Report

Report Date
October 2017

Morna Findlay (IS Apps Programme Manager) for Zoe Lewandowski (Programme Owner)


 DRAFT Section One: Programme Commentary, RAG and Resources Update 




The programme manager considers that overall the programme is GREEN. 


Having reviewed the   Tomcat  "end of life project"with the head of Production Management, the programme manager expects the project to be withdrawn. The Tomcat for APEX  does not yet have to be upgraded but there may be work to be done to upgrade Apache for all application son the server (including APEX). The current project will be withdrawn once it is confirmed that this work will be carried out by Information Services in 2018-19.


Risk - Erecruitment Licencing - NCA required

The e-recruitment   contract  needs to be updated by October 2017. The original 5 year contract concludes in October and any extension for a further year  must be arranged by October.  An extension would be done as a Non-Competitive Action (NCA)  and this is essential to be licensed to continue using eRecruitment.  HRS resources are currently working on  extending this contract.



there is uncertainty over whether any IS development will be needed by HR in order to ensure compliance with GDPR by May 25, 2018.  

IS and HR are working together with suppliers (CORE and ORACLE) and the DPO to analyse what steps might be taken under support, or may require another solution.

There will be a meeting to review progress on 20/11/17.



Projects in Progress: summary



This project is expected to close in November,


Forward Look for October   2017





Resources to 04/11/2017






 Section Two: Projects Not Started


There are no approved projects planned  to this month.  The following projects will start later in the year.

AP17-18:    APEX Tomcat 7 End of Life             Likely to be withdrawn and work carried out by IS in 18/19                               
AP17-18:    HESA Staff Return 17/18  


Section Three: Projects in Progress


Project Info Project Managers Commentary

HRS092 (AP67-034)

HESA Staff Return 16/17

Category : Core-funded



04-Dec-2017 Closure

 RAG Status


Report by Anne Mathison for October 2017


  • Support HR completing HESA testing
  • HESA Return was  set to Commit on 11-Oct-2017
  • HESA Return completed the Final Submission on 24-Oct-2017
  • Budget revised to 87 days (was 100 days)
  • Deployment Checklist completed


  • None

Next Steps

  • Complete Closure report
  • Close Project

Project has a RAG status of GREEN



Section Four: Closed or Withdrawn Projects

Project Info Project Managers Commentary

HRS091 (AP56-049)

Working Time Capture and Reporting ( was Enhancing Employment Technical Implementation)

 Closure approved July 2017
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