Report for March 2022

Report Date
March 2022


Section One: Programme Commentary, RAG and Resources Update


Programme status: The overall status of the STU programme for March 2022 is AMBER due to Risk 14 noted below but with STU265 now in its closure stage and STU267 progressing to plan, current activity is progressing well.

In addition to the open projects, the programme has had initial discussions with procurement about the Unihub Procurement and Implementation project due in 22/23 and also in doing some initial scoping work for the Making Transitions Personal proposal for 22/23.


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 - Project signed off delivery and Closure process is in progress but slightly delayed to allow completing of decommissioning
  • STU267: GREEN - Project had its brief finally approved and is now proceeding to plan

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 2022

Resources to end March 2022

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


  Export all milestones

Milestone Due Date
Project Closure 18-Mar-2022
Legacy ColdFusion Decommissioned 18-Mar-2022

RAG Status


Report by Alan Donald for March 2022


  • Records Management agreed to decommission ColdFusion FOI system
  • Decommission process started - resource requests in with Development Technology and Technology Management, Applications Management tasks underway
  • On-going support provided to Records Management team after the  eCase  go-live on 3rd March


  • Resource needed from Technology Management and Development Technology to completed Decommissioning Checklist

Next Steps

  • Complete closure report
  • Complete decommission of ColdFusion FOI system
  • Close project

STU267 CareerHub migration to the Cloud

Category:  Discretionary


Milestone Due Date
Build & Integration Review 29-Apr-2022
Pen testing completed 20-May-2022
User Acceptance Testing completed 20-May-2022
EQIA updated to reflect now a cloud service 20-May-2022
Delivery 27-May-2022
Delivery sign-off 10-Jun-2022
Closure 24-Jun-2022


RAG Status


Report by Susan Ridder-Patrick for March 2022 


Achievements this period

  • Project brief completed including approved, revised budget
  • Penetration testing scoping document produced for 3 quotes and meeting scheduled with external testers
  • SSO certificate changes scheduled
  • Test site built and data migration completed
  • Developer has been briefed for work commencing start of April and JIRA is created
  • UAT has started now that the test site is ready (this was planned to be completed the first two weeks in May)
  • Technical prep steps completed, eg new DNS entries


  • The contract with the supplier does not include a test instance so the UAT being completed will not be as fully robust as would be possible with a separate test instance - this is recorded in a new risk

Next steps

  • Complete the development of the new EUCLID data feed
  • Continue with UAT
  • Complete pen testing scoping meeting with external testers
  • Complete data cleansing
  • Update Data Protocol agreement with SSP
  • Finish review and updating of EQIA


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?