Report for August 2014

Report Date
August 2014

Report compiled by Tim Gray (IS Apps Programme Manager) for Dawn Ellis (Programme Owner) - DRAFT

Section One: Programme Commentary, RAG and Resources Update

Section Two: Projects Not Started

Section Three: Projects In Progress

Section Four: Closed or Withdrawn Projects

Section Five: Actions/Notes from Previous Meeting

Section Six: Actions/Notes from Current MeetingSection One: Programme Commentary, RAG and Resources Update

Programme Commentary

In this reporting period work has continued on the Drupal development. This work has concentrated on three fronts:

  • Resolving the infrastructure issues noted in last month's report
  • Testing the Theming work form Headscape
  • Planning for the migration.

Due to the time required for the infrastructure, the release of the beta site has been delayed. The beta site will be on LIVE infrastructure by the begining of September but will not be accessible until after 22nd September 2014 when the new Varnish service is deployed. Varnish will be used to manage the URLs thought the migration process. The migration project UWP009 is now coming to a close. The follow on project UWP010 Drupal Migration has started up. 

RAG and Forward Look

Resources

The resources table below reflects numbers rounded to the nearest whole:

The table below shows a resource breakdown per team:

Note: Production Management time includes 60% FTE developing on UWP006

Section Two: Projects Not Started

Project InfoProject Manager's Commentary
Both this year's projects are now in flight.

Section Three: Projects in Progress

 

Project InfoProject Managers Commentary

UWP006 (AP34-045)

New University-wide Web CMS

Category: Funded

Milestones

28-Aug-2014Migration Process ReviewIntegrate
04-Sep-2014Delivery Release 1 - BetaDeliver
11-Sep-2014Release 1 Review - BetaBuild
28-Nov-2014Release 2 Review - MVPDeliver
27-Feb-2015Release 3 ReviewDeliver
15-May-2015Release 4 ReviewDeliver
31-Jul-2015Release 5 ReviewDeliver
08-Aug-2015Migration and Rollout ReviewDeliver
14-Aug-2015ClosureClose

RAG Status

GREEN

Report by Tim Gray for August 2014

Achievements in Last Period

  • Non-development continued
  • New storage infrastructure tested
  • Load testing for new varnish service completed
  • Theming work continued

Issues

  • The new storage solution was implemented later than planned. Effort required to test and resolve issues on this impacted on testing and reviewing the Theming changes delivered by Headscape. Combined with scheduling difficulties for Headscape. 
  • One impact of not progressing Theming was postponing the Varnish deployment until after the change freeze.

Next Steps

 

  • Complete pre beta tasks
  • Start and complete development iteration 13
  • Deploy Varnish to LIVE on 22/09/14
  • Make UWP Beta site available through Varnish
  • Continue migration planning for 2014/15

UWP009 (AP34-046)

Migration Preparation of Polopoly Content and Data Structures

Category: Funded

Milestones

29-Aug-2014 Acceptance Review: Migration Testing    
05-Sep-2014 Completion Report

 

 

RAG Status

GREEN

Report by Colin Forrest for August 2014

Achievements in the last period

  • Migration code has successful passed through the UWP code checks.
  • Code has now been added to the UWP SVN for version control as the Drupal release develops.
  • All must have JIRAs for the beta release have been resolved.
  • The migration handbook has been worked through by the UWP team and verbally accepted.  It is also under the version control process.
  • Due to staff restructuring between the Software Dev teams we have successfully handed over the unique project work to our new developer.  They will now take the migration developments forward in project UWP010. 

Issues

  • The restructuring in Software Dev had not initially taken account of the handover needs for the UWP migration work.  This was however successfully worked through to a satisfactory conclusion.   

Next steps

  • Formally close the project.

UWP010 (AP45-031)

Drupal Migration

Category: Funded

Milestones

 

25-Sep-2014Project briefPlan

RAG

GREEN

Report by Tim Gray on behalf of Karen Stirling for August 2014

Achievements in Last Period

  • Planning has started
  • Handover from UWP009 started and some JIRAs resovled

Issues

  • No issues to report

Next Steps

  • Complete planning
  • Complete handover

 

Section Four: Closed or Withdrawn Projects

 

Project InfoProject Managers Commentary

AP34-066

New University-wide Web CMS

Category: Funded

This project was withdrawn on 29/08/14  (WIS Notes 29/08/14).

The project scope and budget have been incorporated into UWP006.

 

Section Five: Actions/Notes from previous monthly meeting

There was no Programme Meeting in July 2014.

Section Six: Actions/Notes from monthly meeting

ProjectAction / NotesResponsibilityStatus
    
    

 

Documentation

Not available.