Changes to the VSS system to incorporate the UODL students (BSS)

Project Description

We received R3,5m from the strategic funds for this project (in total R7m that is split in 2 years).  The OLG contract expires end 2015, but will possibly be extended for another 2 years. Erik Marx is the project manager and will supply Mari with the details, process and business model. The business owner/sponsor should still be identified.

This project is linked to the:

  • Teaching & Learning Transformation Project


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Project Progress


Project Timing

  • Start
    Feb 20 2017
  • End
    Dec 14 2018

02/20/2017 12/14/2018


Overall Project Completion

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  • 60%


  • 40%
  • 80%

Project Discussion 7 Responses to Changes to the VSS system to incorporate the UODL students (BSS)

  1. Linked to project 17-18 and 17-29

    October 31, 2017 at 9:26 am
  2. Various discussions with management took place regarding a new strategy going forward. Business Sponsor (Prof Marelene Verhoef) is in process of a strategic project registration and motivation at UMC level, establishing a Steerco with all relevant stakeholders and allocation of budget, resources
    At IT level domain driven design methodology & architecture changes is proposed as the new strategy for development which will address agility, speed of development approach, loosely coupled components, smaller business working applications. Busy with the scope identification for a POC and pilot to establish need of skill, teams, tool, architecture and infrastructure changes and building knowledge for the new development approach.

    October 31, 2017 at 9:26 am
  3. For OLG the focus is mainly on operations of the registration process for 2018.
    October 2017 registration preparation and system changes is completed and operational and registrations taking place.
    January 2018 registration, restructuring changes and HEQSF alignment changes in progress for end of 2017
    Starting of system changes for replacing OLG has been discussed with senior management, Capacity not available till Jan 2018. Project is linked to the Alternative SIS strategy

    October 31, 2017 at 9:23 am
  4. Strategic sessions with senior management started
    TEam to be allocated to project
    2017 operations in place

    August 29, 2017 at 1:30 pm
  5. On the VSS priority list supported and determine by IR, the #1 project for VSS

    February 16, 2017 at 11:06 pm
  6. STragetic funding approved for 2016/2017
    High level session started in Dec 2016
    Business requirement gathering starting now in Febr
    Development plan to be determine depending on the scope of requirements

    February 16, 2017 at 11:05 pm
  7. The strategic decision is still pending. Executive Management is still considering options.

    October 22, 2015 at 10:21 am

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