Report for February 2018

Report Date
February 2018

 

Report by Muriel Mewissen on behalf of David Perry and Anthony Davie (MVMRes Programme Managers), for Charles ffrench-Constant and Paul McGuire (MVMRes Programme Owners), and Catherine Elliot (MVM Portfolio Owner)
Distribution:
  • Institute IT meetings / Service Review meetings.
  • College Research Support Network (RSN) meeting.
  • College Research Committee
  • Excerpts taken into CSG report

Section One: Programme Commentary, RAG and Resources Update

Commentary

During February, MVM308: Research computing induction has been suspended due to the ongoing issue to identify a PM to take this forward. The resourcing will be reviewed in June and the status of the project amended accordingly, i.e. re-start, or keep suspended. All other projects are on track with a  GREEN RAG status.

The overall status of the MVMRes programme is GREEN.

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 - February 2018

Section Two: Projects Not Started

No additional projects are expected to start in 2017/18 at present.

Section Three: Projects in Progress

MVM301: College Software as a Servive (SaaS) Pathfinders - RAG Status: GREEN

Report by David Perry

Achievements this period

  • Final report writing underway

Next Steps

  • Finalise report.

 MVM302: Compute and High Performance Compute Strategy - RAG Status: GREEN

Report by Barry Horne

Achievements this period

  • Initial Meeting has happened.  Minutes have not been distributed yet
  • David Perry has received data for College usage of Eddie to review current usage

Issues

  • Getting enough time to proceed with project is proving challenging with current work load.

Next Steps

  • Update and circulate minutes from the initial meeting
  • Update and circulate adjustments to project brief
  • Work on case studies for usage around the college

 MVM304: Electronic Lab Notebook - RAG Status: GREEN

Report by David Perry

Achievements this period

  • Report writing underway

Next Steps

  • Finalise and publish report

MVM305: Flexible Server hosting  - RAG Status: GREEN

Report by Barry Horne

Achievements this period

  • No achievements this month

Issues

  • Difficulty making time to continue this project due to other on going work.

Next Steps

  • PM to complete 1st 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.

MVM306: Network IT improvements - RAG Status: GREEN

Report by Jens Brincker

Achievements this period

  • ITI CIS and MVM campus network leads have started to plan the switch upgrades
  • Roslin switches at EB are planned to be upgraded on the 11 of March

Next Steps

  • ITI CIS and WGH MVM campus network leads to plan and confirm dates for the MRC HGU switch upgrade
  • ITI CIS and BQ MVM campus network leads to plan and confirm dates for BQ CB switch upgrades
  • ITI CIS and EB MVM campus network leads to plan and confirm dates for the remaining switches at EB

MVM308: Research computing induction - RAG Status: SUSPENDED

Report by Anthony Davie

Achievements this period

  • Temporarily suspending project due to on-going issue.

Issues

  • Continued resourcing issues for identifying PM.

Next Steps

  • Review PM assignment, move towards project briefing and re-scope project planning.

MVM310: Information Governance Standards - RAG Status: GREEN

Report by David Perry

Achievements this period

  • None this month

Next Steps

  • Complete and publish report

MVM312: Walled Garden Pathfinder - RAG Status: GREEN

Report by David Perry

Achievements this period

  • Report writing underway 

Next Steps

  • Finalise and publish report

MVM314: SEBI - Data Collection and Modelling- RAG Status: SUSPENDED

Report by Colin Watt

Achievements this period

  • None - Project Suspended

Next Steps

  • Review if project can be unsuspended in March 2018

MVM315: REACH - RAG Status: GREEN

Report by Jamie Thin

Achievements this period

  • Web front end tidy-up
    • DEV, TEST , LIVE environment tidy completed
    • handover to AUKCAR team ( Susan Buckingham) complete
  • Handover to Production Support - in progress
    • Operation Level Agreement (OLA) -  approved by Susan Buckingham
    • Team booked for handover sessions and documentation for IS Production management has been completed by project team
    • Peter Jackson to update the  Technical Architecture Design (TAD) before closure

Issues

  • The Bug fix for the 'logout' issue has been fixed in Dev and Test
  • Bamboo deployment to LIVE- will be scheduled after the emergency change freeze (Special CAB) finishes on 21-March

Next Steps

  • Complete final handover to IS Apps Production Management , once TAD completed
  • Confirm on-going annual support budget with IS Apps production management and Head of CMVM IT - propose 6 days in year 1 ( half day a month) - this budget figure can be renewed annually and revised in line with actual spend
  • Close project

Section Four: Closed or Withdrawn Projects

None yet this session

Section Five: Programme Meeting Minutes

Date Comments
8 March 2018 Programme Review Monthly Meeting - February 2018
5 February 2018 Programme Review Monthly Meeting - January 2018
30 November 2017 Programme Review Monthly Meeting - November 2017
30 October 2017 Programme Review Monthly Meeting - October 2017
28 September 2017 Programme Review Monthly Meeting - September 2017
31 August 2017 Programme Review Monthly Meeting - August 2017

Programme Info

Documentation

Not available.