Report for July 2017

Report Date
July 2017
Report by Muriel Mewissen on behalf of David Perry and Anthony Davie (MVMRes Programme Managers)                             
for Brian Walker and Paul McGuire (MVMRes Portfolio Owner)
and Paul Clark (MVM Portfolio Manager) and Catherine Elliot (MVM Portfolio Owner)

 

Section One: Programme Commentary, RAG and Resources Update

Commentary:

During July, a new project has started sponsored by the Usher Institute to create a public-facing front end on the REACH section of AUKCAR website to provide a form for people affected by asthma to register for participation in research studies.

The status of the MVM Research programme is AMBER due to several project experiencing delays.

AMBER projects:

Please note that the project RAG status is following the revised guidelines: A one-page summary of the IS RAG status indicators is available on this page.

 

Forward Look - July 2017

 

Section Two: Projects Not Started

The remaining 4 projects below were not prioritised in 16/17. They were included in the planning for 17/18. The status of each of these will be updated in the new session following the outcome of the planning and prioritisation exercise for 17/18. It is expected that some of these may be withdrawn.

Project Info Programme Manager's Commentary

MVM303 Data Management Plans

To start Aug 2017

MVM309 Scientific Administration Process Enhancements

To start Jan 2018

MVM311 Storage Strategy

 

MVM313 Research Teaching Strategy

 

 

Section Three: Projects in Progress

Project Info Project Managers Commentary

MVM301:

College Software as a Service (SaaS) Strategy

Category: Discretionary

 

Milestones
Target Date Title
30-Jun-17 Closure

 

RAG Status

GREEN

Report by David Perry for July 2017

  • No update provided

MVM302:

Compute and High Performance Compute Strategy

 

 

Category: Discretionary

Milestones

Target Date Title
05-May-17 Closure

 

RAG Status

AMBER

Report by Anthony Davie for July 2017

Achievements
  • PM allocated to project (Barry Horne)
  • Initial version of project brief drafted and PM reviewing with IT Programme Manager.
Issues
  • Programme Business Owner still to score priority for MVM302 in Research business context.
  • Feedback on re-drafted request for project template outstanding from Portfolio Manager and Programme Business Owner for MVMRES
Next Steps
  • Assuming this project is approved, progress review of initial draft of project brief.
  • PM to engage with potential project stakeholders and circulate draft project brief
  • PM to arrange initial stakeholder meeting, with view to sign-off project brief and initiate project.

 

MVM304:

Electronic Lab Notebook

Category: Discretionary

 

Milestones
Target Date Title
04-Mar-17 Closure

 

RAG Status

GREEN

Report by David Perry for July 2017

  • No update provided

MVM305

Flexible Server hosting 

Category: Discretionary

Target Date Title
31-Jul-17 Closure
 
RAG Status

GREEN

Report by Anthony Davie for July 2017

Achievements
  • PM allocated to project (Barry Horne)
  • As noted in May '17, UoE IS ITI Head of RS asked project to hold until end of July '17 before progressing discussions relating to brief.
  • Concepts for MVM305 supported by RI Scientific Management Group (SMG).
Issues
  • None
Next Steps
  • PM to develop initial draft of project briefing.

  • PM to engage with potential project stakeholders and circulate draft project brief.

  • PM to arrange initial stakeholder meeting, with view to sign-off project brief and initiate project.

MVM306

Network IT improvements

Category: Discretionary

 

Target Date Title
31-Jul-17 Closure
 
RAG Status

GREEN

Report by Anthony Davie for July 2017

Achievements
  • PM allocated to project (Matt Blair)
  • PM drafting project brief
  • Head of IT for MVM negotiated funding for procurement of hardware for MVM priority network upgrades:
    • Equipment procured in July '17, due to delivery in early Aug '17
Issues
  • None
Next Steps
  • PM to develop initial draft of project briefing.

  • PM to engage with potential project stakeholders and circulate draft project brief.

  • PM to arrange initial stakeholder meeting, with view to sign-off project brief and initiate project.

MVM308

Research computing induction

Category: Discretionary

 

Target Date Title
31-Jul-17 Closure
 
RAG Status

AMBER

Report by Anthony Davie for July 2017

Achievements
  • None
Issues
  • Ongoing challenges with resourcing PM for project, with primary focus from campus resource limited by holiday period and high levels of on-going business workload.
Next Steps
  • Assign project manager and move towards project briefing.

 

MVM310:

Information Governance Standards

Category: Discretionary

 

Milestones
Target Date Title
02-Dec-17 Closure

 

RAG Status

GREEN

Report by David Perry for July 2017

  • No update provided

 

MVM312:

Walled Garden Pathfinder

Category: Discretionary

 

Milestones
Target Date Title
31-Jul-17 Closure

 

RAG Status

GREEN

Report by David Perry for July 2017

  • No update provided

MVM314:

SEBI - Data Collection and Modelling

Category: Discretionary

 

Milestones
Target Date Title
27-Oct-2017 Deliver Community of Practice Data Platform (SEBI-2)
10-Nov-2017 Livestock interventions data platform (SEBI-1)
22-Dec-2017 Data Transformation workflows
26-Jan-2018 Agree long term support arrangements
28-Feb-2018 Closure
RAG Status

AMBER

Report by Colin Watt for July 2017

Achievements in Last Period

  • Outcomes of the discussions on Community of Practice are leading to consensus that the partners are now looking for a platform to store metadata about the livestock data that exists, rather than the datasets themselves.
  • A separate strand of work within SEBI is working on a partnership in Ethiopia and this is likely to provide data sets on livestock and interventions; this is more in line with the initial understanding of the scope for the technical underpinning of the project, so a reshaping of the milestones is now in progress but due to leave / availability this may not be agreed until the end of July; milestones provisional until that point.

Issues

  • No major issues, though ongoing discussion (SEBI Programme Managers, partners and .BMGF) have resulted in delays to defining some of the technical deliverables for each of the SEBI 1 and SEBI 2 strands.
  • Programme Manager  for SEBBI Programme 1 is leaving, which will impact on planning data work for that strand.
  • SEBI team are having ongoing discussion with BMGF and the other partners on overall and immediate priorities; as a result the main input from IS Apps has been PM time until SEBI are able to define the data transformation processes required; PM is working with the SEBI team to define what is required and reshape the milestones; at present it is not anticipated that the budget estimate for IS Apps days will increase significantly, but the main technical outputs will now be in 17/18.

Next Steps

  • Define and agree scope changes with project team and sponsor for delivery of metadata and livestock datasets platforms.
  • Review budget and resourcing for potential strand of work with Ethiopia datasets.

 

Current RAG status is AMBER due to the need to revise the overall timeline due to the technical deliverables being pushed back.

MVM315

REACH

Category: Discretionary (Sponsor Funded - Usher Institute)

 

Milestones

Target Date Title
25-Aug 2017 Proof-of-concept available for demo to funder
6-Oct 2017 Go-Live , allowing public users to register for the REACH service
 
RAG Status

AMBER

Report by Jamie Thin for July 2017

 

Achievements in Last Period
  • 90d funding approved by Project Sponsor in the Usher Institute
  • New project started with approval of IS Apps
Issues
  • Need to agree technical solution to allow Drupal form to save data to new location ( secure database service)
Next Steps
  • Complete Planning and resource booking for Build stage

 

 

 

Section Four: Closed or Withdrawn Projects

 

Project Info Project Manager's Commentary
MVM307 REF readiness

Project is withdrawn as REF readiness process for 2017 completed before the he project could be scoped and briefed. This may be re-submitted for next REF.

Programme Info

Documentation

Not available.