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Project Summary

The scope of this project was to develop the new DRS Outreach Website http://www.digitalresearchservices.ed.ac.uk

  • enhancements in response to feedback from the research community
  • enhancements identified in the previous project RSS031
  • accessibility compliance

Aiming to have an updated website by end of summer 2019.

Violence against children (VAC) is a global concern, with three out of every four children experiencing some form of violent behaviour towards them at home, in the community, within school settings and in the online environment by other children, family members, carers and strangers. For example, one in ten children globally are sexually abused before the age of 18yrs. This course will seek to look at how we define and understand violence against children, and how this might differ in differing cultural, political and social contexts.

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
November 2019 BLUE 0.0 days 0.0 days 0.0

The University is required to upgrade its Corporate Planner (CP) software and its supporting infrastructure. 

An upgrade would allow the University to continue to make use of the functionality in the Corporate Planner Enterprise product until the new Core System is deployed.

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
October 2019 BLUE 20.0 days 21.0 days 0.0

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
January 2020 BLUE 0.0 days 0.0 days 0.0

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
August 2019 GREEN 0.0 days 0.0 days 0.0

The project will follow on from a previous project which looked at information management within Project Services. We currently store a range of information in a number of places, including the Projects Website, the Wiki, Office 365 (SharePoint and One Drive) and various network drives. This project will define what information should be held where and in what structure. To do this, it will consider the audience for the information, the security required, and the user experience.

This project will encompass the coordination and carrying out of an overarching review of the different roles involved in project management. The review will focus on the current role descriptions relating to project delivery, the existing guidance relating to roles and responsibilities and the attitudes to this within the Applications Directorate and some key partners.

The review will consider the following roles:

The project will review and assess current practices for assigning staff to projects in each section in the Applications Directorate. This includes documenting the process flow for each section, identifying common themes and steps. It will identify current challenges experienced by project managers and resource managers, identifying common themes and summarising in order of importance.

It will provide valuable preparation for an ASTA health check in August.

It will gather feedback regarding current resource conflict guidance and experiences.

Project Summary

This project had the objectives of moving all current application code on VSS and SVN to GiT. 

There is a strategic need for IS Applications to remove our reliance on VSS and SVN for code management, and move all active application code to the GitLab repository and version control service. Also, the VSS has already reached end of life and SVN v 1.6 hosting our applications has long since ceased to be supported.

The Information Services carries out a vast number of projects to enhance and develop new services and programmes for students each year. Student input on current services and the development of new ones is thus highly valuable and would ensure that the projects are carried out with the students’ needs and experience in mind. However, at the moment there is limited guidance and information for Project Managers about how to effectively engage with students, which act as a barrier to student engagement, and thus student experience improvement, within the ISG.