Report for August 2017

Report Date
August 2017

Summary

The most significant event for the project has been the financial difficulties of the Atlantis company, whose product is a main component of the technical solution.

The risk is such that the project has asked that a replacement for Atlantis be found and this is currently being researched.

Another major impact has been that due to the deployment of Windows 10 being postponed from start of term (DTP008/13), key desktop colleague Mark Wiseman is now required to help with preparing Windows 7 for extended use in 2017/18, which will keep him off the project until end of August.

 

Achievements in Last Period

  • resolve technical issues - some resolved, not all
  • outcome of Atlantis decision - replan expected mid-Sept for subsequent review by the project board
  • project board meeting and approval of Atlantis, descope of NvIvo - scheduled at end of Sept
  • communication plan draft - based on new dates from replanning
  • UAT planning and user engagement draft   - based on new dates from replanning

Issues and Risks

  • Issue : We have two new technical issues around Port and HTML 5 - still to be resolve
  • Risk : Atlantis company in difficulty, project looking for a new technical solution - impact on plan to be assessed
  • Risk : NvIVo is to be recommended as being too complex to take on in this initial launch of the service - pending board approval  

Next Steps

  • resolve technical issues
  • outcome of Atlantis decision - replan
  • project board meeting and approval of Atlantis, descope of NvIvo
  • communication plan draft
  • UAT planning and user engagement draft  

Status is Red due to current risks and issues as above.

 

Future Milestones

These need replanned/confirmed

 

04-Sep-2017 Build Complete
22-Sep-2017 Security Acceptance Sign-off
10-Oct-2017 Start Pilot Service
07-Dec-2017 Deployment of Apps to User Devices -Full Service Live
01-Feb-2018 Sign-off Full Service Deployment
15-Feb-2018 Closure of Project

 

Project Status
RAG Status
Time
RED
Cost
RED
Scope
RED
Overall
RED
RAG Commentary
Issue : The most significant event for the project has been the financial difficulties of the Atlantis company, whose product is a main component of the technical solution. The risk is such that the project has asked that a replacement for Atlantis be found and this is currently being researched. The possible impact on budget and if this involved additional cost to the university to be discussed. /// Issue : The impact on the plan due to the deployment of Windows 10 being postponed from start of term (DTP008/13) : key desktop colleague Mark Wiseman is now required to help with preparing Windows 7 for extended use in 2017/18, which will keep him of the project until end of August. /// Scope : The project is also recommending to the project board that the NvIVO application be descoped from the project - due to previous experience of trying to make this application work with virtualisation which point clearly to complexity, instability and a great deal of work.
Change Status
Activity
Approved budget
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Activity this month
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Activity this year
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Activity to date
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Estimate to complete current year
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Project Info

Project
Apps Ed
Code
DTP001
Programme
ITI - Desktop Services (DST)
Management Office
ISG PMO
Project Manager
Gail Devaney
Project Sponsor
Anthony Weir
Current Stage
Close
Status
Closed
Project Classification
Transform
Start Date
29-Oct-2015
Planning Date
29-Apr-2016
Delivery Date
03-Feb-2020
Close Date
04-Nov-2020
Overall Priority
Normal
Category
Compliance