Report for August 2019

Report Date
August 2019


Report by Mark Hay, MVMBUS Programme Manager.

for Jim Nisbet MVMBUS Programme Owner.

CMVM Head of IT (MVM Portfolio Manager) and Catherine Elliot (MVM Portfolio Owner)  


  • Campus / Deanery meetings.
  • College Operations Group (COG) meeting
  • Excerpts taken into CSG report.

Section One: Programme Commentary, RAG and Resources Update

Programme Managers Commentary

MVM509 [Implementation of Vet Practice Management System]

The project continues with closure of implementation project projected for next report

MVM516 [IS - Honours Project Portal move to central resources]

Site handed over to Learning Applications for review 



Section Two: Projects Not Started

Project Info   Programme Manager's Commentary
MVM505 CMVM IT Finance costs portfolio


MVM507 Risk, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Review to take place on validity
MVM510 CMVM Digital literacy staff and student development Review to take place on validity
MVM514 CMVM Bioquarter Infrastructure & IT Services Development Review to take place on validity
[MVM509Implementation of Vet Practice Management System RAG is AMBER

Achievements in Last Period

  • Outstanding contractual issues (local Provet DB, ESCROW arrangements) in progress;
  • The local Provet DB is now being updated daily. Handed over to Production Management; users to be created to verify access to content.
  • progress on ESCROW delayed due to Project Sponsor leave, but discussed with PM and Snr Supplier, and with 3rd party. Generally in agreement on the approach dependent on cost. Discussion with FNS  and NCC facilitated w/c 19/08/19 to attempt to reach agreement on this.
  • Project Board agreed to meet late September with a view to signing off remaining contractual issues.
  • UoE User feed is in testing.
  • VTO student loading application accepted and now in production.
  • All outstanding invoices for work completed by FNS and signed off by R(D)SVS have been paid in financial year 18/19.


  • No major issues.
  • PM availability remains an issue due to commitments across projects.
  • Resource conflicts (PM / Snr Supplier / Project Sponsor / 3rd Parties) delayed progress on ESCROW arrangements; milestone changes approved w/c 26/08/19 (Project closure pushed to 11/10/19).

Next Steps

  • Delivery of contractual items: ESCROW arrangements.
  • Delivery of non-contractual items: coordinate FNS user  feed
  • Close implementation project.



  • Contact made with original developer and Learning Applications development team 


  • None

Next Steps

  • Further discussions on the project for support 


Section Four: Closed, Withdrawn or Suspended Projects (For legacy information)


Project Info Project Managers Commentary
MVM009 Closed
MVM512 Closed
MVM513 Closed
MVM519 Closed
MVM501 Closed
MVM523 Closed
MVM522 Closed


Project Info Programme Managers comments
[MVM511] CMVM College WWW Presence development Withdrawn
[MVM717] CMVM Developing the CMVM Intranet environment Withdrawn
[MVM521] Scientific Linux 7 (SL7) - Psychiatry Withdrawn
[MVM504] CMVM Digitisation of paper records Withdrawn
[MVM506] CMVM Reporting and data intelligence Withdrawn
[MVM503] CMVM Corporate Business Services review Withdrawn


Project Info Programme Managers comments


Programme Status
RAG Status
Has formal escalation taken place?


Not available.