Report for September 2014

Report Date
September 2014

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

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Section Four: Closed or Withdrawn Projects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 Meeting

Section One: Programme Commentary, RAG and Resources Update

Programme Commentary

In this reporting period work has continued on the Drupal development, last year's migration project has closed with this year's migration project initiated and planning in progress. The Drupal project successfully released the beta client and deployed the Varnish service into LIVE. The Drupal project team are now focusing on prioritising, developing and testing the user stories for the MVP client due to be completed in late November. 

Planning for the migration will be competed in the next reporting period with preparation development starting immediately to assist the migration of MVP sites.

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-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 September 2014

Achievements in Last Period

  • Theming work completed and BETA released
  • Iteration 13 started and competed
  • Varnish service successfully deployed to LIVE
  • The majority of infrastructure issues have been resolved
  • The core project team attended DrupalCon

Issues

  • Some minor infrastructure tweaks are on going
  • Delay in writing user stories for content types, required for MVP

Next Steps

  • Make UWP Beta site available through Varnish
  • Continute with Iteration 14
  • Schedule next iteration of Theming
  • Complete final preparations and release UoE Drupal distribution

UWP009 (AP34-046)

Migration Preparation of Polopoly Content and Data Structures

Category: Funded

Milestones

n/a

 

 

RAG Status

BLUE

Report by Colin Forrest for September 2014

Achievements in the last period

  • Project signed off by the business
  • Handover to UWP010 complete
  • Project approved for closure by WIS
  • Project Closed
  • Issues

    • None

    Next

    • NA

UWP010 (AP45-031)

Drupal Migration

Category: Funded

Milestones

 

10-Oct-2014Project briefPlan

RAG

GREEN

Report by Karen Stirling for September 2014

Achievements in Last Period

  • Initial meetings held with Business Lead/ Programme Manager and with Software Development Team
  • Meeting held with UWP009 Project Manager to review completion report and migration handbook, all JIRAs closed
  • Initial draft of project brief completed however requires input from IS Apps and UWP project resource, meetings scheduled week commencing 6th October

Issues

  • Due to unplanned leave PM has requested change to project brief milestone from 25/09 to 10/10
  • Project team need to understand any dependencies which may impact activity and plans from UWP006 project
  • Clarification of UWP resource requirements / availability to be discussed and agreed

Next Steps

  • Complete planning and project brief for approval

 

 

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 September 2014.

Section Six: Actions/Notes from monthly meeting

ProjectAction / NotesResponsibilityStatus
    
    

 

Documentation

Not available.