Report for April 2018

Report Date
April 2018

Summary

The Network has been unavailable due to outage problems from Monday 16th with Thursday 3rd May as scheduled date for repair and restoration.  

Accordingly the planned work with Softcat to complete the build items post-strike had to be cancelled and re-arranged, with a date of 4th May as new date for completion although at risk from network.

New dates for the project needs to be replanned and communicated to the project board and UAT testers - project manager will wait for build to complete.

Project is RED as the 14 day outage of the network after the previous delay from the strikes and change freeze is likely to push the service launch to end of August and possible September.

Technical Testing plan has been agreed with Enterprise. UAT testing will start mid-May.

 

 

Achievements in Last Period

  • complete Build - pending network restoration - not achieved
  • UAT planning and dates agreed - specific dates to be set per application as scripts are readied
  • Technical tests agreed - Monday 23rd April meeting : achieved
  • communication plan - pending completion of build and Phil Chard onsite - not achieved

Issues and Risks

  • Issue : We need NHS agreement on whitelisting our ports

Next Steps

  • complete Build - pending network restoration
  • start UAT tests
  • engsgement with training and helpdesk
  • start technical tests
  • communication plan - pending completion of build and Phil Chard consultant onsite

 

Future Milestones

Project needs replanned - once build is complete (network restored)

 

 

Project Status
RAG Status
Time
AMBER
Cost
GREEN
Scope
GREEN
Overall
AMBER
RAG Commentary
Issue : Project is AMBER as the 14 day outage of the network after the previous delay from the strikes and change freeze is likely to push the service launch out by aroudn 3 weeks. Dates have been reset for early May with supplier, but remain at risk if network fails or is unstable. Project has to replan UAT and preparation for service launch, but we are now moving work into holiday period and there is a high risk we will not complete UAT and have service elements in place for start of term. If contingency is used up then project will explore if pilot period can be shortened (safely) to keep to delivery for start of term. Week of 7th May will be critical in the plan review.
Change Status
Activity
Approved budget
83.0 days
Activity this year
84.0 days
Activity to date
84.0 days
Estimate to complete current year
65.0 days
Estimate to complete future years
20.0 days

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