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Monthly Status Report - old

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This is a sample of my monthly status report -- one of many in years of Pharma IT management and consulting. This information is no longer sensitive, so no modifications have been made.

This is a sample of my monthly status report -- one of many in years of Pharma IT management and consulting. This information is no longer sensitive, so no modifications have been made.

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  • 1. IS Monthly Report for December 2000 DEPARTMENT: APPLICATION FRAMEWORK Date: December 22, 2000 HIGHLIGHTS  GSK US Pharma IT Methodology (SDLC) Recommendation Project completed on-time with SB.  PL/SQL Developer’s Tool Project. This project was completed and the recommendation was made to the COIS Directors and VP on December 11th . It was approved to purchase licenses for Quest tools.  GSK Risk Assessment for Technologies. This was taken out of draft form and finalized with Peter Isakson of SB. We assisted SB to load it onto their intranet. Peter will distribute it to the new senior management team shortly for review.  KMS Version 1.6 for COIS launched. APPLICATION FRAMEWORK Integration Activities  Project Management and System Development Methodology Recommendation Project. The deadline for the recommendation was December 15th . This deadline was met for the SDLC/Methodology portion. The SB IRNA Methodology was chosen after evaluating the COIS, CFIS, CRC (Rational), and SB IRNA methodologies against the requirements. A roll-out and training plan is included and spans a 9 week period. Activities have begun to design the draft web pages for this.  GSK Risk Assessment for Technologies. This was taken out of draft form and finalized with Peter Isakson of SB. We assisted SB to load it onto their intranet. Peter will distribute it to the new senior management team shortly for review. See here for the final copy: http://gwco.glaxo.com/cois/Content/3893.htm  EForce. Work continues in evaluating software for GSK reps. See ‘tech writing’ section below for more.  IWA. Continued support by granting access four new users and performing scheduled deletions. COIS Technical Strategy, Emerging Technologies, and Technical Consulting Services  Completed PL/SQL Developer’s Tool Project. Recommendation was made to COIS Senior Mgmt and approval received to choose QUEST tools. For details, see: http://gwco.glaxo.com/cois/Content/4305.doc  DreamWeaver pilot continues for web publishers. KMS (Knowledge Management Solution) Project: Version 1.6 was placed into production this month. It is a huge release and includes six months of enhancements and fixes. Here are the major tasks completed this month associated with the different versions: KMS version 1.6: • assisted in beta testing and performed troubleshooting and correction of bugs discovered during testing • performed system changes according to suggestions that resulted from beta testing • finalized rollout plans • tested and modified KMS Janitor logic to account for special cases • completed rollout of KMS version 1.6 to all sites • performed support tasks for MDS users • Reviewed COIS Site Maintenance intranet site and documented possible usability issues KMS version 1.7: • Designed and began implementation of KMS Chameleon page, including tree view department filter • Began work on the check-in/check-out feature 1
  • 2. Technical Writing and Web Publishing – Services and Projects e-Commerce:  On call during the implementation. Fixed Help application defects and corrected text. Worked with others on the documentation project. CARS/IS  Performed peer review of Help  Completed testing of Help eForce: • Delivered the final draft of the Site Visit Checklist. The technical and business auditors of potential Learning Management System (LMS) vendors used this checklist during their visits to the vendor sites in mid- December. • Compiled and published the results of the Site Visits using the completed Site Visit Checklists. • Delivered the final draft of the Request for Information (RFI) for courseware and distance learning technology vendors. The team distributed this RFI to potential vendors on 12/8. • Completed a draft design of the eForce functional design specification and its corresponding change request form. IWA project: • Created a new folder. Performed weekly deletions. PL/SQL Developer’s Tool Project:  Created and finalized recommendation document. IPP Sales Document  Continued work on the IPP Sales technical documentation. SAS Standards  Updated the final version of these. Small edits coming in. Passport  Worked with Randy Jones to gather requirements for Passport/Sampling technical documents.  Reviewed online help. IAF  Work continues on the IAF documentation. Training, Cross-Training, and Information Sharing  One technical communicator attended DB Basic's week-long Web Boot Camp, which covered Macromedia's Flash, Dreamweaver, and Fireworks applications.  Began self-study review of Flash development process.  Began CBT classes. Other  Researched data mining tools, contacts, and information.  Created a service agreement (SLA) template.  Worked with QA trying to debug problems in the Passport Help file. 2