Report for April 2022

Report Date
April 2022

Section One: Programme Commentary, RAG and Resources Update


Programme status: The overall status of the STU programme for April 2022 is AMBER due to Risk 14 noted below, delay in closing STU265 and and an issue that has arisen in the EUCLID feed development work on STU265.

In addition to the open projects, the programme has concluded the scoping discussions 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 - Closure is pending completion of decommissioning work
  • STU267: AMBER - Issue with Integration to cloud storage is causing a delay to the development work and putting delivery date at risk

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 - April 2022

Resources to end April 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 April 2022


  • Records Management agreed to decommission ColdFusion FOI system
  • Applications Management Decommissioning tasks completed
  • Development Technology decommissioning tasks mostly completed
  • On-going support provided to Records Management team after the  eCase  go-live
  • Closure Report signed off by most stakeholders


  • Final decommissioning task held up due to reliance Puppet upgrade project

Next Steps

  • 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 April 2022 


Achievements this period

  • Meeting with external pen testers took place with report received and work on pre-requisites in progress
  • Development work for EUCLID progressed - see issue
  • Certificate changes were made to the LIVE on-premise service so that these are in place for the move to the Clous service. This did not go smoothly initially so was of benefit to have completed it now rather than at the point of cutting over to the new cloud service
  • Employer team completed UAT
  • Confirmation that pen testing will include EUCLID feed. Therefore pen testing will be scheduled once the WS02 issue noted below is resolved.


  • Issue with WS02 connector with Amazon has been logged with WS02 support.

Next steps

  • Users to complete UAT of cloud service
  • EUCLID feed development completed
  • Communications for move to cloud service to be agreed
  • Handover to production management
  • Pen 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?