Report for August 2018

Report Date
August 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

This new 2018/19 session starts with six ongoing projects. Two projects have a green status:

Two projects have an AMBER status due to delay in closure tasks:

Two projects are suspended:

A proposal for a new project are Research Data Storage is emerging, linked to MVM311 Storage Strategy which was withdrawn in session 16/17. Another project proposed in previous sessions,  MVM309 Scientific administration process enhancements, is to be reviewed and prioritised, either for this session or for a future session.

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 - August 2018

 

Section Two: Projects Not Started

 

Project Programme Manager's Commentary
MVM309 Scientific administration process enhancements Prioritisation and start date to be reviewed
MVM311 Storage Strategy To be initiated

 

Section Three: Projects in Progress

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

Report by Barry Horne

Achievements this period

  • Started drafting the strategy document.

Issues

  • Having issues around getting a mailing list.
  • 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: AMBER

Report by Jens Brincker

Achievements this period

  • The closure report and recommendation report have been created

Issues

  • None

Next Steps

  • Closure report and recommendation report to be reviewed and approved by the project team
  • The aim is to complete and close the project in September 2018

MVM308: Research computing induction - RAG Status: SUSPENDED

Report by Anthony Davie

Achievements this period

  • None, project is currently suspended

Next Steps

  • Project to be unsuspended in September with a PM from Project Services.

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 September

MVM315: REACH - RAG Status: RED

Report by Jamie Thin

Achievements this period

  • 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
  • IS Apps S/W dev team  have completed backend integration testing 
  • IS LTW available to promote the Drupal and php upgrade to LIVE on Wed 12th Sept - pending Special CAB approval

Issues

  • Special CAB may not approve the deploy to LIVE during the change freeze, in which case deployment will need to be re-scheduled w/c 1st Oct

Next Steps

  • 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

N/A

No project completesd this year as yet.

 

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

Programme Info

Documentation

Not available.