Closure Report

Project Summary

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 11.2.0.4, 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

Outcome

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Milestones 'Deployment to Live' and 'Deployment Review' have been withdrawn as they were not required to be met.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. 

Outstanding Issues

None

 

Project Info

Project
Learn Upgrade
Code
TEL060
Programme
ISG - Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)
Management Office
ISG PMO
Project Manager
Sonali Nakhate
Project Sponsor
Anne-Marie Scott
Current Stage
Close
Status
Closed
Project Classification
Run
Start Date
04-Mar-2019
Planning Date
15-Mar-2019
Delivery Date
17-Jul-2019
Close Date
09-Aug-2019
Programme Priority
2
Overall Priority
Normal
Category
Compliance

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