Report for March 2019

Report Date
March 2019

 

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 March, the only effort was in MVM311: CMVM Data Storage Strategy.

Two projects remain suspended:

Two projects are awaiting input and feedback from business stakeholders:

Finally, planning for MVM308: Research computing induction will restart in April now that there is some availability of business stakeholders and PM.

MVM311: CMVM Data Storage Strategy is reporting an AMBER status because of a risk around business stakeholder availability which makes it unclear as to when the proposed strategy will be delivered.

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 - March 2019

 

Section Two: Projects Not Started

Project Programme Manager's Commentary
MVM309 Scientific administration process enhancements Decision to withdrawn the project has been agreed at the  Programme Review Monthly Meeting - March 2019. The business is not yet ready for this and a lot of background is needed in several areas before this work could start.

 

Section Three: Projects in Progress

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

Report by Barry Horne

Achievements this period

  • None

Issues

  • Moved to work for ITI, 20% of time is currently spent with CMVM.
  • Awaiting feedback from Portfolio owner to determine next steps.

Next Steps

  • Close project

MVM305: Flexible Server hosting  - RAG Status: SUSPENDED

Report by Muriel Mewissen

Achievements this period

  • None, project is currently suspended

Issues

  • New PM to be recruited into Easter Bush MVM team

Next Steps

  • Status to be reviewed once new PM is in place.

MVM308: Research computing induction - RAG Status: GREEN

Report by Paul De'Ath

Achievements this period

  • Planning delayed, new planning date approved to be 5 May 2019

Issues

  • Planning to be restarted in April

Next steps

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

MVM311: CMVM Data Storage Strategy - RAG Status: AMBER

Report by Geoff Cropley

Achievements this period

  • Strategy delivery has been delayed by more pressing work commitments within the sponsoring business area. A change request has been approved to support the delay. Further discussions are ongoing to confirm when the work will be progressed.

Issues

None.

Next Steps

Confirm project timeline. Complete Storage Strategy. Close Project.

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

Report by Colin Watt

Achievements this period

  • No report provided

 

Section Four: Closed or Withdrawn Projects

Project Info

Project Manager's Commentary
MVM315: REACH

This project was started in July 2017 nd was closed on the 21 December 2018.  The Completion Report is available to view.

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 March 2019 Programme Review Monthly Meeting - March 2019
28 February 2019 Programme Review Monthly Meeting - February 2019
29 January 2019 Programme Review Monthly Meeting - January 2019
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

Programme Info

Documentation

Not available.