Report for July 2018

Report Date
July 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 July, progress remains slow across all active projects because of low availability and resource conflict, except for MVM306: Network IT improvements which is progressing towards closure.

MVM315: REACH has a RED status because a resource conflict in IS Apps software development team is delaying closure until end of Aug 2018.

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 - July 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: GREEN

Report by Barry Horne

Achievements this period

  • Updated questions for survey.  Survey needs pre-amble text and to be sent to test users
  • DPIA document updated for survey.

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

  • Have collected/reviewed feedback and lessons learnt from stakeholders

Issues

  • None

Next Steps

  • Write up 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 August

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 August

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, and steps have been taken to resolve this issue in DEV and TEST by IS LTW.
    • Additional 4.5d effort spent by IS LTW team to investigate PHP issue and then upgrade DEV & TEST envs ( will be invoiced separately from IS Apps effort
    • Action now on IS Apps S/W dev team to complete backend integration testing  , and allow IS LTW to promote their changes to LIVE  
    • IS Apps & production developers booked to complete backend integration in TEST from Tues 7-August
  • 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 successfully upgraded  PHP version  in   LIVE, this task is stuck in a queue waiting for IS Apps S/W developer to be available - resource conflict escalated to resource managers in IS Apps

Next Steps

  • IS Apps developers complete peer testing in REACH DEV & TEST
  • IS LTW WGI complete PHP upgrade in  LIVE and apply the Drupal security patch
  • 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
24 July 2018 Programme Review Monthly Meeting - July 2018
4 July 2018 Programme Review Monthly Meeting - June 2018
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.