Report for September 2018

Report Date
September 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 September, good progress was made across the programme:

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

One project remains suspended:

MVM314 SEBI - Data Collection and Modelling - to be reviewed in October 2018.

All other ongoing projects have a GREEN RAG status.

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 - September 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 in October 2018

 

Section Three: Projects in Progress

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

Report by Barry Horne

Achievements this period

  • Continued drafting the strategy document.
  • Survey distributed to Researchers

Issues

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

Next Steps

  • 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.
  • PM leaving post in November 2018

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: CLOSED

Report by Jens Brincker

Achievements this period

  • Closure report and recommendation report has been reviewed and approved by the project team

Issues

  • None

Next Steps

  • Project Closed

MVM308: Research computing induction - RAG Status: GREEN

Report by Paul De'Ath

Achievements this period

  • Project unsuspended

Issues

  • N/A

Next steps

  • Re-establish the project brief, set new milestones, review and update all risks and re-animate the Project

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 October

MVM315: REACH - RAG Status: AMBER

Report by Jamie Thin

Achievements this period

  • New date for final deployment to LIVE agreed - Wed 3-Oct
  • Back-end REACH Admin

    • No outstanding issues

  • Handover to Business owner & IS Production Support

    • Operation Level Agreement (OLA) -  approved by Susan Buckingham
    • Handover to  IS Production management has been completed by project team

Issues

  • Special CAB did not approve the deploy to LIVE during the change freeze - this has delayed project closure
    • The deploy to LIVE has now been approved by Go CAB for Wed 3-Oct

Next Steps

  • IS LTW WGI complete PHP / Drupal Core upgrade in LIVE  on Wed 3-Oct
  • 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

MVM306: Network IT improvements

This project was started in April 2017 and was closed on the 28 September 2018. The Completion Report is available to view.

 

Section Five: Programme Meeting Minutes

Date Comments
27 September 2018 Programme Review Monthly Meeting - August 2018
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

Programme Info

Documentation

Not available.