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Project Summary:

The following deliverables were achieved:

 

This process development project will build on the successes of the "SVN and Automated Deployment" project (APP004-12), to give Applications Division a supported system for continuous integration and deployment. This system will be configured for use in all the division’s development projects that use ColdFusion and PL/SQL, and for the ongoing support by Production Management of the applications built by those projects.

 

The University website (UWS) is implemented on the Polopoly CMS platform. In 2011/12 a project (ITS087) was carried out to evaluate the Drupal CMS for use as an alternative platform for the University Website. The final report from ITS087 - Drupal Technical Evaluation recommended that if the University wished to progress with the Drupal CMS the next phase of the evaluation should be a project to test the solution in practice using a proof of concept (POC).

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
September 2012 GREEN 100.0 days 24.2 days 75.8

 

Upgrade Efinancials to 4.1

 

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
July 2013 BLUE 525.0 days 532.0 days 0.0

 

The University currently operates Business Objects Version 11 (BOXI) release 2, this release of the software is now past its supported life. This project must deliver an upgrade to the University's BOXI platform in order to continue support for the platform from SAP and to leverage the benefits of enhanced functionality delivered in the releases following release 2.

The main benefits that this project will deliver are:

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
October 2014 BLUE 658.0 days 658.0 days 0.0

Project Summary:

The objectives for this project were identified as follows:

  1. To implement a fully supported new database infrastructure
  2. To increase transactional performance for appropriate applications
  3. To put in place a scalable solution that offers horizontal scaling, thus reducing future costs when growth is deemed necessary
  4. To ensure we fully utilise both data centres at King's Buildings and Appleton Tower

The deliverables for the project were:

 

·         The current Oracle database infrastructure has reached an age where it is no longer satisfying the demands made of it. This is constraining Applications Division’s ability to offer the best services to the University and in some cases performance has been badly impacted. The current infrastructure will shortly reach end of life and support will become an issue.

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
August 2013 BLUE 288.0 days 286.8 days 0.0

Project Summary:

Analysis of Resource Usage:

Staff Usage Estimate: 1 days

Staff Usage Actual: 1 days

Staff Usage Variance: 0%

Other Resource Estimate: 1 days

Other Resource Actual: 1 days

Other Resource Variance: 0%

Explanation for variance:

Key Learning Points:

Outstanding issues:

Project Summary:

 Contributors

 

Role

Department

Name

Project Manager (Owner)

 Project Services

D Cruickshank

Programme Manager

 Project Services

 M Franceschi

Business Area Manager  

 

 Card Services

B Croucher

Project Sponsor  

Project Summary:

The Objectives, Scope, and Deliverables stated in the Project Brief were: