Report for May 2022

Report Date
May 2022

Section One: Programme Commentary, RAG and Resources Update


Programme status: The overall status of the STU programme for May 2022 is AMBER due to Risk 14 noted below, delay in closing STU265 and postponement of go live on STU267.

Funding is also not yet confirmed for projects requested in 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: RED - Integration with Cloud storage not yet fully working which has postponed Go Live and has delayed arranging pen testing. Project has been impacted this month with projects manager's absence with Covid.

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 - May 2022

Resources to end May 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


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

RAG Status


Report by Alan Donald for May 2022


  • Decommission Process underway, final tasks with DevTech to complete
  • On-going support provided to Records Management team after the  eCase  go-live
  • Closure Report signed off by most stakeholders


  • Still need Production Management signoff before closure

Next Steps

  • Complete decommission of ColdFusion FOI system
  • Close project

STU267 CareerHub migration to the Cloud

Category:  Discretionary

Milestones - To be re-planned

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 May 2022 


Achievements this period

  • UAT largely completed
  • EUCLID feed has progressed but is not completed. However the issue with the WS02 connector to S£ storage bucket has been resolved
  • Deployment checklists allocated to project


  • New issue with performance of file transfer related to Load Balance
  • Pen testing dates not secured for 13th June as TEST environment not ready; supplier has requested meeting with external pen testers
  • PM on unplanned sick leave with Covid meant communications were challenging about cancelling go-live and what is required to reach an agreed go live date
  • There may be an increased project and supplier cost if issues are not straighforward to resolve

Next steps

  • Users to complete UAT of cloud service
  • EUCLID feed development completed and TEST approved as ready
  • Pen testing completed
  • Communications for move to cloud service to be issued
  • Handover to production management and deployment checklists completed


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?