Report for April 2018

Report Date
April 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), Sheila Fraser (MVM Portfolio Manager) 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 April, two projects were completed:

Two projects remain suspended:

Four projects have an AMBER status where the closure have been delayed because of low availability of staff to progress these:

MVM315: REACH has an RED status because of the final handover to the production team has been delayed by resource conflict.

The overall status of the MVMRes programme is RED .

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 - April 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: AMBER

Report by David Perry

Achievements this period

  • 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: AMBER

Report by Barry Horne

Achievements this period

  • Updated project brief has been circulated.

Issues

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

Next Steps

  • 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: CLOSED

Report by David Perry

Achievements this period

  • Report writing completed
  • Project Closed

MVM305: Flexible Server hosting  - RAG Status: AMBER

Report by Barry Horne

Achievements this period

  • First draft of project brief completed.

Issues

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

Next Steps

  • 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

  • MRC HGU switch upgrade going ahead as scheduled, by ITI CIS and WGH MVM campus network leads, on the weekend 5-6th of May

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 of 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 of 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: CLOSED

Report by David Perry

Achievements this period

  • Report writing completed
  • Project Closed

MVM312: Walled Garden Pathfinder - RAG Status: AMBER

Report by David Perry

Achievements this period

  • Report writing underway

Issues

  • None

Next Steps

  • Finalise 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 May

MVM315: REACH - RAG Status: RED

Report by Jamie Thin

Achievements this period

  • Public web front end tidy-up

    • Final handover to business user failed as unresolved issue with applying Drupal Core security update to LIVE
  • Back-end REACH Admin
    • No outstanding issues
  • Handover to Business owner & IS Production Support - in progress
    • New task added to resolve Drupal 8 / Composer dependency issue when applying routine Drupal Core security updates (blocker to project closure)
    • Operation Level Agreement (OLA) -  approved by Susan Buckingham
    • Handover to  IS Production management has been completed by project team

Issues

Project Closure delayed due to  issue with Drupal 8 core updates and Composer. Drupal 8 not fully supported on c-host infrastructure stack

  • Initial follow-up mtg  held on 11-April with IS project team - LTW , IS Service Management and IS Apps
  • Additional bookings for S/W dev team required to resolve issue
  • Resource conflicts within IS S/W dev team - original developer of the OAuth custom module ( Martin Jones) unavailable

Next Steps

  • Book S/W dev team resources , propose solution for resource conflicts
  • Document solution for Drupal core updates and  handover to business user
  • Close project

 

Section Four: Closed or Withdrawn Projects

Project Info

Project Manager's Commentary
MVM304: Electronic Lab Notebook This project started in September 2016. The project was closed on 3 May 2018. The Completion Report is now available.
MVM310: Information Governance Standards This project started in September 2016. The project was closed on 3 May 2018. The Completion Report is now available.

 

Section Five: Programme Meeting Minutes

Date Comments
26 April 2018 Programme Review Monthly Meeting - April 2018
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.