Report for June 2018

Report Date
June 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 June, low progress was made across the project this month. Two projects remain suspended but are expected to re-start next month:

Two projects have a RED status because of conflict on resourcing delaying closure:

The overall status of the MVMRes programme is AMBER due

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 - June 2018

 

Section Two: Projects Not Started

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

 

Section Three: Projects in Progress

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

Report by Barry Horne

Achievements this period

  • Created first version of questionnaire to be sent to users, this has been put into Bristol Online Survey
  • Created first version of DPIA consideration form.

Issues

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

Next Steps

  • Distribute questionnaire
  • Create and circulate draft strategy document.
  • Create generic case studies based on results of questionnaire.

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 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

  • The remaining 9 switches at the EB New Vets school and Roslin has been successfully upgraded, by ITI CIS and the EB MVM campus network leads
  • The switch at EB Campus Service Centre was not replaced due to changed priorities
  • All switches part of MVM306 have now been upgraded and the work to integrate the MRC HGU network into the University’s infrastructure has been concluded.

Issues

  • None

Next Steps

  • Collect and review feedback, lessons learnt with input from ITI CIS and MVM Campus network leads
  • Write Closure report

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 July

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 July

MVM315: REACH - RAG Status: RED

Report by Jamie Thin

Achievements this period

  • Public web front end 

    • The main vulnerability for the REACH / AUKCAR site has been patched on c-host
    • Source of Composer dependency problem  identified as PHP version Action on : IS LTW WGI team to resolve
  • Back-end REACH Admin
    • No outstanding issues
  • 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

Issues

  • Project can't close until IS LTW have upgraded  PHP version upgraded in DEV / TEST / LIVE, and resolved last issues preventing Drupal core patching being applied

Next Steps

  • IS LTW WGI complete PHP upgrades in DEV / TEST / LIVE 
  • IS LTW WGI team document solution for Drupal core updates and  handover to business user in AUKCAR
  • Close project

 

Section Four: Closed or Withdrawn Projects

Project Info

Project Manager's Commentary
MVM312: Walled Garden Pathfinder This project started in July 2016. The project was closed on 31 May 2018.  The Completion Report is now available.
MVM301: College Software as a Servive (SaaS) Pathfinders This project started in July 2016. The project was closed on 31 May 2018. The Completion report is now available.
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
23 May 2018 Programme Review Monthly Meeting - May 2018
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.