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This project is for HR and Payroll  Annual Compliance 21/22 to apply annual HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) legislative patches along with any security patches released by Oracle. This project will also cover any additional patches required to meet the universities legislative compliance

 

This project will deliver;

            Any HMRC tax patches issued by Oracle

            Up to date Oracle security patches

 

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
March 2022 BLUE 0.0 days 0.0 days 0.0

In September 2020 the Study Spaces Working group Group made recommendations to change study spaces in response to minimising risk of transmission of COVID-19, and Project MVM142 CMVM Study Spaces was set up to meet those recommendations and enable study spaces to be used as safely as possible through the pandemic.

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
May 2022 BLUE 0.0 days 0.0 days 0.0

Previously up to 2016, there has been no Disaster Recovery review and consistent tests being performed for over 10 years. Significant technical debt in the Disaster Recovery has been built up and leaving University priority services at risk in case of major Disasters. 

 

The plan is to have regular annual Disaster Recovery projects will bring us to a level where the Disaster Recovery plans are well understood, documented and components have been tested.  

 

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
May 2022 AMBER 50.0 days 3.8 days 44.5

There is a requirement to upgrade Oracle databases that are still on 12.2 to the long lived terminal release of 19c. 

This is to ensure all Oracle Databases remain supported to 2024 or 2027 with Extended support. 12.2 will be out of support in Mar 2022. 

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
October 2022 GREEN 95.0 days 121.8 days 4.0

We require our MariaDB infrastructure to remain current and supportable, We will look to upgrade to latest stable and supported versions of Mariadb. 

Our last project to migrate to Mariadb added automation to the build and deployment of databases, we will build on the back of this to patch in an efficient automated manner. 

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
October 2022 BLUE 30.0 days 53.0 days 0.0

N.B. This project is intentionally kept unpublished for security reasons. Please ensure that you do not accidentally publish content.

 

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
July 2022 BLUE 24.0 days 15.3 days 0.0

The Division has built up reliance on a number of key products over the years to assist in project and service delivery. 

This project would apply relevant upgrades to the following products as required:    Bamboo  GIT  Python / Django  Puppet / Yii  Sentry  Password Manager  Nexus  Talend    We will look to upgrade to latest stable and supported versions of the products above.   This will not review new functionality and only concentrate on software upgrades 

Not all applications need necessarily but upgraded each year. 

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
September 2022 GREEN 85.0 days 89.4 days 0.0

Over the past few years, the Portal Services team has focused on completing the User-Centred Portal programme of work under Digital Transformation. The primary deliverables from this work have been:  

  • A new technical platform for MyEd, using a combination of uPortal and React  

  • Review of MyEd channels and content  

  • Research and development of a new interface targeted at students 

  • Implementation of a notifications system capable of sending important updates to users 

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
November 2022 BLUE 121.0 days 132.0 days 0.0

The University requires a platform to deliver online continuing professional development (CPD) and executive education courses without the administrative burden required to setup learner accounts and match financial payments provided through current options.  

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
April 2022 BLUE 0.0 days 0.0 days 0.0

Planned annual upgrade of Moodle VLE platform.  

 We should be upgrading yearly, but jumping 2 versions at a time (upgrading in June/July each year).  The exact version each year will be dependent on our plugins and how quickly they can be tested/redeveloped by non-Moodle HQ developers. At present we expect to deploy in July the version that comes out in the December previous.  

Annual upgrade of Moodle platform to stay on supported version. Takes place in Semester 2 for delivery into production in July to fit with teaching pattern. 

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
July 2022 GREEN 63.0 days 65.7 days 1.6