Report for September 2021

Report Date
September 2021

Section One: Programme Commentary, RAG and Resources Update


Programme status: The overall status of the STU programme for September 2021 is AMBER and the programme will remain at least at this status until the risk noted below about the UG & PG Degree Finder has been sufficiently mitigated or removed. In addition STU265 has incurred a delay and STU267 is at risk of delay.


Risk 14: AMBER - Unresolved issues on how to replace legacy UG & PG Degree Finder application - issue escalated to USG and ISG senior leadership team. Current UG & PG  Degree finder tech stack is legacy end-of-life code , and will get very difficult to make any substantial changes going forward,  if there are any external statutory drivers for change

Project Highlights

  • STU265: AMBER - Issue arose in LIVE resulting from supplier resolving an issue in TEST. This has impacted on the completion of the remaining milestones in the project which are being revised 
  • STU267: GREEN - Project brief development is progressing but had to be slightly delayed due to procurement process requirements. This project is currently heading towards AMBER status.

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 2021


Resources to end September 2021

Section Two: Projects Not Started

Project Programme Manager's Commentary
N/A All planned projects are in progress

Section Three: Projects in Progress


Project Info

Project Manager's Commentary

STU265 G-Cloud replacement of FOI Request planning tool

Category:  Compliance

Milestones - To be reviewed following meeting with Records Management on 7th Oct

Milestone Due Date
Migration of Historic Data 17-Sep-2021
Deployment Sign Off 17-Sep-2021
Project Closure 24-Sep-2021
Legacy ColdFusion Decommissioned 24-Sep-2021


RAG Status


Report by Alan Donald for September 2021 



  • On-going support provided to Records Management team after the  eCase  go-live on 3rd March
  • Final batch of Data Migration imported, Records Management reviewing


  • Records Management noticed cases missing from LIVE system, supplier investigated uncovered that cases were deleted accidentally whilst resolving the issue of missing cases from TEST import. Cases recovered and incident report requested from supplier

Next Steps

  • Approve Data Migration in TEST and promote to LIVE
  • Replan milestones following confirmation of TEST sign off
  • Decommission legacy coldfusion application after successful data migration
  • Close project

STU267 CareerHub migration to the Cloud

Category:  Compliance


Milestone Due Date
Completion of project brief 18-Oct-2021
Delivery 17-Dec-2021
Close 21-Jan-2021


RAG Status


Report by Sophie Izard for September 2021 


Achievements this period

  • The project is completing a procurement process
  • Alister Webb of the Development Technology team has been assigned and is working with the project team to finalise technical decisions needed to complete planning


  • The planning deadline had to be extended to 18th October, there is a risk that extending this deadline means that the deployment window identified by the business cannot be met, this will become clear when the planning has been completed.

Next steps

  • Finalise procurement activities
  • Complete project plan and brief



Section Four: Closed or Withdrawn Projects

Only those projects closed from January 2020 onwards are included in this table. A full history of completed projects is available on the programme's website.

Project Info Project Manager's Commentary
STU260 CAM  Degree Finders - Options Appraisal  Project closed in January 2020. The Closure Report is available.
STU266 UG & PG Degree Finder Options Appraisal Project closed in April 2020. The Closure Report is available.



Programme Status
RAG Status
Has formal escalation taken place?
RAG Commentary
Programme status at AMBER due to UG & PG degree finder risk