Report for January 2019

Report Date
January 2019

Summary

  • Technical testing still to be scheduled as availability of 10Gb Brocade network still to be confirmed by CISX05 Brocade project, however likely to be available at the end of February, with end of March as contingency.
  • Project board held in January where a number  of key issues were discussed and decisions agreed:-
    • Agreed that we will look to launch the service in Summer 2019, with first student groups using the service from start of Semester September 2019
    • Project and college teams to focus on completing functional testing as soon as possible, with further phase of performance testing to follow once 10Gb network and technical testing activities have concluded
    • Service name to change from AppsAnywhere - look to have final name chosen by end of February to allow for the necessary changes to be made to projects materials and artefacts (e.g. logos, training videos etc)

Achievements in Last Period

  • Project timeline agreed - target to have service handed over in Summer 2019, in advance of students using the system from mid-September onwards (i.e. start of 2019/20 semester)
  • DPIA submitted to records management
  • Updated OLA under review by support groups - draft OLA identified no major issues, however yet to be fully approved.
  • Training and EdWeb content progressing - Gavin Anderson (currently seconded to Desktop team part-time) will work on generating the content and getting this side of the service ready in advance of launch.
  • A number of key decision points agreed via project board held on 22/01/19

 

Next Steps (February)

  • Update the communications plan to include specific details on communication methods to be used for launch use cases
  • Finalise training dates for a week in May - confirm dates with USD, ENT, Desktop and Softcat
  • Arrange for second phase of functional testing within the CAHSS area
  • Support CSE and CMVM colleagues with test preparation and execution activities

 

Future Steps (February+)

  • Approval of communications plan 
  • OLA final approval (following training)

 

Future Milestones (to be confirmed once dependency confirmed)

Stage Milestone Due Date
Integrate Dependency: Brocade 10G Network Ready for Technical Testing       01-Apr-19
Accept Technical Testing Sign-Off 01-May-19
Accept UAT Sign-off 29-May-19
Deliver Deployment of Apps to User Devices -Full Service Live 29-Jun-19
Deliver Sign-off Full Service Deployment 29-Jun-19
Deliver Service Start 15-Sep-19
Close               Closure of Project 30-Sep-19

 

Project Status
RAG Status
Time
GREEN
Cost
GREEN
Scope
GREEN
Overall
GREEN
RAG Commentary
Following project board in January, project timeline has been re-baselined and agreement reached on how to deliver the outstanding milestones.
Change Status
Time
No Change
Cost
No Change
Scope
No Change
Overall
No Change
Has formal escalation taken place?
No
Change Commentary
No change to milestone dates from previous month reporting.
Activity
Approved budget
122.0 days
Activity this month
8.0 days
Activity this year
36.0 days
Activity to date
158.0 days
Estimate to complete current year
60.0 days
Estimate to complete future years
0.0 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