Report for November 2018

Report Date
November 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 November, a new project was officially started:

Two projects remain suspended:

Two projects are in the delivery phase and have a GREEN RAG status:

One project has an AMBER status due to delay in planning wjhile the PM is conflicted with other higehr priority MVM work (MVM522 MVM Business Process Review for SharePoint Delivery):

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 - November 2018

 

Section Two: Projects Not Started

Project Programme Manager's Commentary
MVM309 Scientific administration process enhancements To be started in March 2019

 

Section Three: Projects in Progress

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

Report by Barry Horne

Achievements this period

  • Survey was reopened to try fill gaps, survey has closed and has been analysed.
  • first draft of survey analysis completed and sent to Programme Manager and Portfolio Manager
  • first draft of strategy completed and sent to Programme Manager and Portfolio Manager

Issues

  • Getting enough time to proceed with project is proving challenging with current work load. PM is moving role within ISG.
  • Survey wasn't completed by all areas, has had to be resubmitted.

Next Steps

  • Project is being handed to Programme Manager and Portfolio Manager

MVM305: Flexible Server hosting  - RAG Status: SUSPENDED

Report by Barry Horne

Achievements this period

  • None, project is currently suspended

Issues

  • New PM to be identified

Next Steps

  • Status to be reviewed in January 2019.

MVM308: Research computing induction - RAG Status: AMBER

Report by Paul De'Ath

Achievements this period

  • Moving towards planning
  • PM's time has been limited due to prioritising alternate MVM projects

Issues

  • Limited PM time this month

Next steps

  • Finalise project brief, confirm new milestones, review and update all risks

MVM311: CMVM Data Storage Strategy - RAG Status: GREEN

Report by Geoff Cropley

Achievements this period

  • Project brief has been completed with final scope and deliverables.  End of planning has been achieved.

Issues

  • None

Next Steps

  • Commence storage service strategy and plan.

MVM314: SEBI - Data Collection and Modelling - RAG Status: SUSPENDED

Report by Colin Watt

Achievements this period

  • None, project is currently suspended
  • Update w/c 05/11/18: PM met with SEBI team and agreed that no additional technical work is required to support the SEBI programme at this time, so the project can be closed; outstanding issue is the support and maintenance of the Tableau platform, so PM to meet with the Head of Development Services to put options together on an interim agreement with the intention of closing the project in December.

Next Steps

  • Status to be reviewed in December

MVM315: REACH - RAG Status: GREEN

Report by Jamie Thin

Achievements this period

  • Project closure agreed with AUKCAR business and with IS Production Management
  • OLA updated
  • Invoicing arrangements for the  annual 6d IS support costs confirmed

Issues

  • Bill Lee (IS Dev team manager) has asked that the MVM315 formal project closure be delayed while IS Dev services writes a short report to add to the closure report
    • effectively the project is already closed , no more planned tasks for the project team and handover to BAU support teams is already complete.
    • The short report from IS Dev services will add lessons learned from discussion between IS Apps and IS LTW on ways of joint working 
    • Bill Lee has tasked John Allison to write up this additional short report , and then the PM will get IS LTW sign-off to this additional report / with recommendations

Next Steps

  • Formally 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
21 November 2018 Programme Review Monthly Meeting - November 2018
30 October 2018 Programme Review Monthly Meeting - September 2018
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

Programme Info

Documentation

Not available.