June & July Timeline
Good Afternoon Everyone,
With us now firmly into the summer period (albeit with a little less jet-setting than planned for most), I thought I’d take the opportunity to discuss the timeline for June & July as well as the updated project milestones which were approved by WIS on Friday (19/06). Before I move on to a week by week plan, I’d like to mention: (1) The Design phase (2) Securing Apps Man Resource (3) September Change Freeze. Firstly regarding the Design phase, you will all have noticed I have cancelled Design Review Meeting, this was discussed during the previous Bi-Weekly project team meeting and decided it was not required, if you have not formally signed off the Systems Design Specification (SDS) document please take some time to review this. Secondly, with the reduction in resource requirements for Integrations Testing and the new timeline signed off by WIS, I will be reaching out and securing Apps Man resource to support Integrations Testing and further phases. Finally, you will see the new Deployment date coincides with the annual September Change Freeze, if this is still the case deployment will be paused until October, but this will not have a material impact on the project and has been discussed with the Programme Manager and Project Sponsor.
Final week in June: Monday 29th of June to Friday 3rd of July.
This week represents the fourth week of build (out of seven), the goal of this week will be to continue the build phase. This week is also my final week before having two weeks of A/L.
First week in July: Monday 6th of July to Friday 10th of July.
Holidays this week: Robert (PM) & Karen (ProgM)
This week represents the fifth week of build (out of seven) as well as the first week of Peer Testing (out of three), which will be undertaken by Peter. During this week Alyson will take over the PM duties of the Project. Alyson will also assist Angela in creating the test scripts for UAT.
Second week in July: Monday 13th of July to Friday 17th of July.
Holidays this week: Robert (PM) & Kirsty (Sponsor)
This week represents the sixth week of build (out of seven) as well as the second week of Peer Testing (out of three), which will be undertaken by Peter. During this week Karen will take over the PM duties of the Project.
Third week in July: Monday 20th of July to Friday 24th of July.
Holidays this week: Kirsty (Sponsor)
This week represents the final week of the build as well as the final week of Peer Testing, this week we will conclude the build phase allowing the Integrations Testing to begin the following week.
Final week in July: Monday 27th of July to Friday 31st of July.
Holidays this week: None
This week represents the first week of Integrations Testing (out of two).
As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concern, or for a chat!
This is also posted on the Project Journal on the project’s website here.
The WIS submission and approval is located on the Wiki here.