Project journal

Title Description Author Post date
Project Outcomes Report for MVM College (13/14) Now Available

The year end project outcomes report for MVM College highlighting key projects and benefits delivered during 13/14 is now available at MVM Portfolio Year End Report.


Maurice Franceschi 03-Nov-2014
IS Applications Project Update - 17th October

New Projects

Enhancing Employment Rebranding (HRS083) – project site available soon

Enhancements for AIR (CSG003)

Schneider Sigma BEMS Upgrade (EST081)

Mark Ritchie 28-Oct-2014
IS Applications Project Update - 24th October

New Projects

Online Payslips & P60s (PPP002)

Timetabling Scientia Upgrade (TTU009)

PURE Upgrade to v5.1.1 (RES059)

Mark Ritchie 28-Oct-2014
IS Applications Project Update - 9th October


New Projects

Data Migration and Reporting

PURE Upgrade to v5.1.0 (v4.20)

Mark Ritchie 14-Oct-2014
Project Outcomes Report for Information Services Group (13/14) Now Available

The year end project outcomes report for Information Services Group (ISG) highlighting key projects and benefits delivered during 13/14 is now available at:

There were a number of successful projects across the ISG Portfolio delivering significant benefits for both students and staff. Highlights included:

Adam Wadee 07-Oct-2014
Project Services Present Poster at EDUCAUSE 2014 Annual Conference

Mark Ritchie and Rhian Davies from our Project Management Organisation (PMO) were invited to present a poster session at the 2014 EDUCAUSE conference in Florida.

The poster focussed on the variety of training and support options that we offer to our staff and students to help them deliver successful projects.  The post was very well well received and generated a lot of interest and new contacts across the educational sector.



Dawn Holmes 08-Oct-2014
Overview of Project Services and the PMO at the University of Edinburgh

IS Applications part of Information Services at the University. The organisational structure for IS is published at:

Mark Ritchie 12-Oct-2014
Staff Development - It's Certified!

Staff development programmes which incorporate certification provide a great way of ensuring the knowledge and competence of staff in specific IT support functions or technologies. Certification programs reinforce external best practice and play an important role in developing and maintaining effective and sustainable IT services for our students and staff.

Mark Ritchie 12-Oct-2014
IS Applications Project Update - 26th September

New Projects

None this week


Projects at the End of Planning

None approved this week


Projects Deployed

Capture Staff Levels in Oracle HR & Payroll (HRS080)

Mark Ritchie 06-Oct-2014
IS Applications Project Update - 2nd October

New Projects

Simulated Patient Enhancements Project Manager: Maurice Franceschi

Mark Ritchie 06-Oct-2014
IS Applications Project Update - 19th September

New Projects

QMP Upgrade 2014/15(TEL018) - (project site available shortly)

Postgraduate Research Student Lifecycle (SAC041) -

UniDesk Service Level Management (SMI007) - (project site available shortly)


Projects at the End of Planning

Mark Ritchie 25-Sep-2014
Successful Start of Term for IT Services

Week 1 of start of term 2014 has been completed successfully with IT services generally running well through this busy period. Staff in Information Services and our business partner organisations have worked effectively to ensure that even those IT services with known issues have continued to deliver a good services for students and staff over the critical start of term. IS Applications would like to thank colleagues for their  engagement with the process this year and for their contribution to the delivery of smooth running and stable IT services.

Mark Ritchie 22-Sep-2014
IS Applications Project Update - 12th September 2014

New Projects

MyEd Continuous Improvement(WEB006) - (Project Site available shortly)


Projects at the End of Planning

CRM for HSS Options Appraisal (HSS004) -

Mark Ritchie 17-Sep-2014
IS Apps Project Update - 5th September 2014

New Projects

Question Mark Perception Upgrade 2014/15 (TEL018) (Project Web Site available shortly)

Projects at the End of Planning

Essential Enhancements for Finance Applications 2014/15 (FIN099)

Mark Ritchie 12-Sep-2014
Certification Exam Success for IS Applications Division Staff

A number of staff in our Project Services team have just passed external certification examinations in project and programme management. These exams are used worldwide to demonstrate a good level of understanding of industry best practice in these key disciplines. The staff achieving certification were:

Mark Ritchie 08-Sep-2014
External Recognition for the Projects Web Site

Ron Rosenhead, CEO of the Project Agency author of Strategies for Project Sponsorship and respected project management consultant recently interviewed Mark Ritchie, the Head of Project Services, and commented favourably on the IS Applications Projects Web Site in his blog "How much project management information do you share"

Mark Ritchie 25-Aug-2014
University of Edinburgh Contributes to UCISA Project and Change Management Best Practice Resource

Mark Ritchie, the Deputy Director and Head of Project Services within Applications Division, also chairs the Project and Change Management Group for the University and Colleges Information Systems Association (UCISA).

In this capacity Mark has promoted and developed the Major Projects Governance Assessment Toolkit for adoption as a UCISA Best Practice resource.

Mark Ritchie 25-Aug-2014
OUTAGE - website offline at 11:30am Tuesday 20th for 30 minutes

The projects website will be going offline at 11:30am on Tuesday 20th to allow for a maintenance tasks. The site will be offline for approximately 30 minutes.


Dawn Holmes 20-May-2014
New RSS Feed for Project News Articles

A new RSS feed has been added to the projects website homepage to allow users to subscribe to the latest project news articles.


Dawn Nichols IS Applications Division

Dawn Holmes 25-Apr-2014
PMO team presenting at UCISA 2014

Rhian Davies and Mark Ritchie are presenting a poster session at the annual UCISA conference in Brighton on 26th March, talking about some of the ways in which Project Services have helped to develop a project culture at the University.

For more details please see

Dawn Nicholls IS Applications Division


Dawn Holmes 26-Mar-2014