December Programme Report
- Report Date
- December 2017
Morna Findlay (IS Apps Programme Manager) for Zoe Lewandowski (Programme Owner)
Section One: Programme Commentary, RAG and Resources Update
The programme manager considers that overall the programme is GREEN as all currently planned projects are expected to be delivered as planned.
Having reviewed the Tomcat "end of life project"with the head of Production Management, the programme manager will take steps to withdraw this project in December 2017. This is because Tomcat for APEX does not yet have to be upgraded but there may be work to be done to upgrade Apache for all applications on the server (including APEX). The work will to up[grade Apache will now be carried out by Information Services in 2018-19.
The programme manager has met with Susan McLaren, who has been delegated to proceed with the annual planning process. This year, core funding is available for compliance projects only, but projects with sponsor funding may be proposed to IS at any time.
Risk - Erecruitment Licencing An extension to the current contract has been negotiated till December 2-18. HRS will negotiate with Core seeking agreement that the contract can be further extended without the need for an upgradeto SaaS ( as per Core's new business model), however as a safeguard, a proposal to plan for an upgrade project has been submitted to annual planning. T
Risk - GDPR
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.
A meeting to estimate requirements has been arranged in January 2018
Forward Look for December 2017
The overall "burn rate" is low due to the withdrawal of the APEX Tomcat upgrade project.
The APEX Tomcat end of life project will be withdrawn.
Resources to 31/12/2017
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
|AP17-18: HESA Staff Return 17/18
|To be initiated January 2018
Section Three: Projects in Progress
None at this time.
Section Four: Closed or Withdrawn Projects
|Project Managers Commentary
|Closure approved July 2017
HESA Staff Return 16/17
Closure approved 1-Dec-2017