Report for December 2021

Report Date
December 2021

Section One: Programme Commentary, RAG and Resources Update


Programme status: The overall status of the STU programme for December 2021 is AMBER. Although both open projects are reporting GREEN, the uncertainty to the programme noted below in Risk 14 is reflected in the AMBER status.


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: Progress made in reaching agreement on objectives and deliverables in the brief
  • STU267: Project progressing to plan to complete delivery sign-off and closure.

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 - December 2021

Resources to end December 2021


Section Two: Projects Not Started

Project Programme Manager's Commentary
N/A 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



Stage Milestone Due Date
Deliver Deployment Sign Off 19-Jan-2022
Deliver Legacy ColdFusion Decommissioned 26-Jan-2022
Close Project Closure 02-Feb-2022

RAG Status


Report by Alan Donald for December 2021 



  • Data Migration signed off by Records Management
  • Supplier moved data into Live environment
  • On-going support provided to Records Management team after the  eCase  go-live on 3rd March


  • N/A

Next Steps

  • Draft closure report
  • Arrange decommission of legacy coldfusion application
  • Close project

STU267 CareerHub migration to the Cloud

Category:  Compliance


Milestone Due Date
Completion of project brief 21-Jan-2021
Delivery 27-May-2022
Close 24-Jun-2022


RAG Status


Report by Susan Ridder-Patrick for December 2021 


Achievements this period

  • Project milestones revise - see change control
  • Project brief drafted
  • Project team established
  • DPIA session arranged with DPO
  • Information security questions returned from Supplier and assessed by Information Security team
  • UAT test plan drafting in progress
  • SSO "handshake" completed


  • Decisions to be taken on Admin SSO and new Employer Interface (update - these were taken on 14/01/22)

Next steps

  • Complete addition of milestones in brief and submit for approval
  • Complete DPIA
  • Complete Data Migration
  • Complete SSO work
  • Complete UAT plans and Testing



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?