Project Management Structure
The management structure for the UNICOS project, documented in the EDMS:2114678 document, aims at strengthening the participation of the user’s community in the definition of priorities and the long-term evolution of the project.
The following bodies are involved:
- The Users Meeting (UM) is a forum for information dissemination about the project and to capture users’ requests.
- The Technical Committee (TC) is responsible for the day-to-day decisions in the UNICOS project.
- The Advisory Committee (AC) is responsible for strategical decisions that may have an impact on the long-term evolution of the project.
- The Project Management in BE-ICS which listens to the recommendations from the Technical and Advisory Committees and takes the final decision on the steering of the project based on the available resources.
The mandates and membership for them may be found in the document quoted above.
The project covers: the UNICOS SCADA , all uCPC baselines and templates, as well as the UAB (Unicos Application Builder).
The UNICOS Users' Meeting is open for public; in the past this was the forum to discuss and present the plan of work and priorities (these roles have been delegated to the TC and AC meetings). The complete list of past user meetings may be found in INDICO.
The UNICOS Technical Committee (INDICO) and UNICOS Advisory Committee (INDICO), are closed forums; project management informs the users community (through UNICOS Users Meeting) about the outcome of discussions.
The long-term roadmap for the project is discussed at the forum of the UNICOS Advisory Committee, whereas the priorities of the ongoing Program of Work and escalation of urgent issues are addreessed by the Technical committee.
The current plan of work for 2020 approved by TC and endorsed by AC can be found in the following link
The next release of UNICOS is expected to be released in mid-December 2020, with a public beta on 23rd of November 2020.
The detailed schedule for the release and testing could be consulted at the Project Management page.