Report for October 2016

Report Date
October 2016
Report by Muriel Mewissen on behalf of David Perry and Anthony Davie (MVMRes Programme Managers)
for Brian Walker and Paul McGuire (MVMRes Portfolio Owner)
and Paul Clark (MVM Portfolio Manager) and Catherine Elliot (MVM Portfolio Owner)

 

Section One: Programme Commentary, RAG and Resources Update

Commentary:

The MVM Research Programme has six on-going projects, and is overall status is GREEN.

  1. MVM301 College Software as a Service (SaaS) Strategy: A "Transform" project with an estimate of 50 days to completeThis project is GREEN.
  2. MVM302 Compute and High Performance Compute Strategy: A "Grow" project with an estimate of 50 days to completeThis project is GREEN.
  3. MVM304 Electronic Lab Notebooks: A "Transform" project with an estimate of 25 days to completeThis project is GREEN.
  4. MVM310 Information Governance Standards: A "Grow" project with an estimate of 10 days to completeThis project is GREEN.
  5. MVM312 Walled Garden Pathfinder: A "Transform" project with an estimate of 10 days to completeThis project is GREEN.
  6. MVM314 SEBI - Data Collection and Modelling: A "Grow" project with an estimate of 50 days to completeThis project 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.

 

Resources to end October 2016

NB: The chart below only shows IS Apps resources. MVM314 has a sponsor funded budget of 100 days which is not shown in the table below. This has been updated and will be shown in next month report.

 

Forward Look - October 2016

NB: The chart below only shows IS Apps resources.

 

Section Two: Projects Not Started

At least another eight projects will be started this year, and possibly more.

 

Project Info Programme Manager's Commentary

MVM303 Data Management Plans

To start in Jan 2017

MVM305 Flexible Server Hosting

To start in Nov 2016
MVM306 Network Infrastructure Strategy

To start in Nov 2016

MVM307 REF readiness

To start in Jan 2017

MVM308 Research Computing Induction

To start on 17 Oct 2016

MVM309 Scientific Administration Process Enhancements

To start in Jan 1017

MVM311 Storage Strategy

To start in Nov 2016

MVM313 Research Teaching Strategy

To start in Jan 2017

 

Section Three: Projects in Progress

 

Project Info Project Managers Commentary

MVM301:

College Software as a Service (SaaS) Strategy

 

 

Category: Discretionary

Milestones

06-Apr-17 Closure

 

RAG Status

GREEN

Report by David Perry for October 2016

MVM302:

Compute and High Performance Compute Strategy

 

 

Category: Discretionary

Milestones

05-May-17 Closure

 

RAG Status

GREEN

Report by David Anthony Davie for October 2016

Achievements
  • No additional achievements.
Issues
  • Couple of weeks delay in progress next steps.
  • New concern that delay in progressing project and/or lack of transparency of project brief may result in disparity for standard approaches within CMVM.
Next steps
  • Meeting with CMVM Portfolio manager, Research IT Programme Managers and Director of UoE IT Infrastructure Division to discuss programme and project priorities scheduled 2/11/16.
  • Meeting with Director of EPCC and principle CMVM Research PI’s regarding “discussion on UoE compute and data strategy for large scale brain imaging and genome sequencing” scheduled on 04/11/16.
  • Carried forward from Sept ’16:
    • Arrange meeting with Research Computing Programme business owner and IT Programme Manager to review planning submission, make a decision as to whether to approve and proceed, and if proceeding to score and prioritise the project proposal.
    • Subject to project approval, scoring and prioritisation, to move to assigning a project manager and scoping project resourcing, including budgeting and timescales and determining if a project board is required.
    • Assuming this project is approved and the previous step is completed, move to creating a project brief for stakeholder consideration, sign-off and project initiation.

MVM304:

Electronic Lab Notebook

 

 

Category: Discretionary

Milestones

04-Mar-17 Closure

 

RAG Status

GREEN

Report by David Perry for October 2016

MVM310:

Information Governance Standards

 

 

Category: Discretionary

Milestones

02-Dec-17 Closure

 

RAG Status

GREEN

Report by David Perry for October 2016

MVM312:

Walled Garden Pathfinder

 

 

Category: Discretionary

Milestones

14-Oct-16 Closure

 

RAG Status

GREEN

Report by David Perry for October 2016

 

MVM314:

SEBI - Data Collection and Modelling

 

 

Category: Discretionary

Milestones

(NB to be confirmed during planning)

11-Nov-16 End of Planning

 

RAG Status

GREEN

Report by Colin Watt for October 2016

 

Achievements in Last Period

  • Meetings with wider SEBI Project team.
  • Session with Christopher Redpath (Tableau) to outline expectations from Tableau about UoE staff responsibilities for operational tasks including product upgrades, user management etc.
  • Internal meetings with IS Apps technical staff to explore authentication options.

 

Issues

  • Delay to end of planning to allow exploration of options for authentication and estimation - agreed with Project Sponsor; potential escalation depending on authentication option proposed.

 

Next Steps

  • Agree split of operational activities between IS (MVM campus) and IS (Applications).
  • Agree project brief, high level timeline, and milestones.
  • Discuss project governance including use of the Major Project Governance Assessment Toolkit.
  • Review risks with Project Team.
  • Review budget and resourcing.

 

The project current status is GREEN.

 

Section Four: Closed or Withdrawn Projects

 

Project Info Project Managers Commentary

N/A

Projects in the MVM Research programme for 16/17 are currently in progress or are yet to start.  

 

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