This project was setup as a contingency plan for TEL058 - Learn to the Cloud project (migration of self-hosted Learn service to SaaS environment). If Learn to the Cloud project was not able to meet its hard deadline of early July then a contingency plan was required to mitigate some risks associated with current Learn infrastructure and application. As part of this project it was agreed to do the following:
- Continue support of the physical database server through XMA up to July 2020.
- Patch Oracle 11g to next point version 22.214.171.124, which is supported.
- Upgrade Learn to version 9.1 Q4 2018.
The above activities were carried out on learn Dev and Test environments and required tests carried out.
Analysis of Resource Usage:
Staff Usage Estimate: 50 days
Staff Usage Actual: 25.4 days
Learn was migrated to the Cloud successfully on 17th of July and hence this contingency project is no longer required to be taken to Live. Hence, as originally outlined in the Project Brief, this project can be closed.
Milestones 'Deployment to Live' and 'Deployment Review' have been withdrawn as they were not required to be met.
Explanation for variance
Project not deployed to Live, hence less resource usage than originally estimated.
Key Learning Points
It has been useful to have a contingency plan in place for a critical project such as migration of Learn to the Cloud. This back up project gave reassurance to all stakeholders, especially considering how critical it was for Learn to be available. Also, having a separate project from TEL058 allowed better and clear management of progress, resource usage etc.