Report for March 2018

Report Date
March 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 March, there was little activity across the projects in the programme. The majority of projects are reaching completion. The two projects with end dates later in the year are currently suspended.

MVM315: REACH has an AMBER status because of a technical issue which has delayed the handover to the production team.

All other projects are on track with a  GREEN RAG status.

The overall status of the MVMRes programme is AMBER.

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 - March 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

  • Clarification of administration and billing processes for the cloud VM.
  • Final report writing underway (delays due to competing demands from content provided by cloud server owners)

Next Steps

  • Finalise report.

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

Report by Barry Horne

Achievements this period

  • Minutes from meeting have been circulated
  • David Perry has created diagrams/tables of University usage of Eddie by college and also by areas within the college.

Issues

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

Next Steps

  • Update and circulate adjustments to project brief
  • Sign off project brief
  • Work on creating questions for creating case studies, questions will require to be approved before sending.

 MVM304: Electronic Lab Notebook - RAG Status: GREEN

Report by David Perry

Achievements this period

  • Report writing underway

Issues

  • None

Next Steps

  • Finalise and publish report

MVM305: Flexible Server hosting  - RAG Status: GREEN

Report by Barry Horne

Achievements this period

  • Started work on creating a project brief.

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

  • 7 switches at Roslin EB were upgraded on the 11 of March
  • 7 switches at EB New Vet School were upgraded on the 11th of March
  • 1 switch at Dryden Farm Large Animal Unit EB was upgraded on the 21st of March
  • MRC HGU switch upgrade has been scheduled by ITI CIS and WGH MVM campus network leads for the weekend 5th-6th of May
  • ITI CIS and MVM campus network leads continuing to plan the switch upgrades

Issues

  • None

Next Steps

  • 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 upgrade for the remaining 10 switches at the EB New Vets school, Campus Service Centre and Roslin
  • ITI CIS and WGH MVM campus network leads to plan and confirm dates for the upgrade of the one remaining switch at WGH

MVM308: Research computing induction - RAG Status: SUSPENDED

Report by Anthony Davie

Achievements this period

  • None, project is currently suspended

Next Steps

  • Status to be reviewed in June

MVM310: Information Governance Standards - RAG Status: GREEN

Report by David Perry

Achievements this period

  • None

Next Steps

  • Complete and publish report

MVM312: Walled Garden Pathfinder - RAG Status: GREEN

Report by David Perry

Achievements this period

  • Report writing underway

Issues

  • None

Next Steps

  • Complete and publish report

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

Report by Colin Watt

Achievements this period

  • None, project is currently suspended

Next Steps

  • Status to be reviewed in April

MVM315: REACH - RAG Status: AMBER

Report by Jamie Thin

Achievements this period

  • Public web front-end tidy-up
    • DEV, TEST , LIVE environment tidy completed
  • Back-end REACH Admin
    • The Bug fix for the 'logout' issue has been deployed to LIVE ( after end of change freeze)
    • Technical Architecture documentation has been completed
  • Handover to Business owner & IS Production Support - in progress
    • Operation Level Agreement (OLA) -  approved by Susan Buckingham
    • Handover to  IS Production management has been completed by project team
    • Peter Jackson has updated the  Technical Architecture Design (TAD) - passed to Production management for sign-off

Issues

  • New issue with web front-end preventing final handover to business owner in AUKCAR - issue with Drupal 8 core updates and composer. Drupal 8 not fully supported on shared c-host infrastructure stack
  • Requires follow-up mtg with IS project team - LTW , IS Service Management and IS Apps

Next Steps

  • Schedule mtg to propose workaround for the Drupal 8 / composer issue on c-host
  • 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
RAG Commentary
AMBER - Issue - Handover to business team issue will delay closure - issue related to managing Drupal 8 core updates with composer on shared c-host infrastructure stack [ No SMT action required]

Section Four: Closed or Withdrawn Projects

None yet this session

Section Five: Programme Meeting Minutes

Date Comments
29 March 2018 Programme Review Monthly Meeting - March 2018
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.