I've belatedly found an Accenture report on what to do next with the BBC's flailing and failing Digital Media Initiative, (not to be confused, as I previously did in this post, with a DMI internal report commissioned from two Accenture secondees, which caused a bit of a hoo-ha at the most recent meeting of the Public Accounts Committee). The glossary is fun - it smacks of a project rather too pleased with its own cleverness, after rebranding DMI as "Fabric". Here are some samples, full of delightful project guff.
CASHMERE: A project in JIRA that is maintained by the business users and not by the DMI
team. As a resource it feeds into the Fabric Archive Product Management
Group (PMG) and is used to drive discussions about future requirements and
possible Roadmap items.
JIRA: An issue and project tracking software used by the BBC as part of Agile
methodologies. There are numerous programmes in the system, with
projects underneath each one, e.g. DMI>Perspex.
JUPITER: A project for Journalism designed to migrate Journalism video content and
World Service audio content into Fabric. The Jupiter News system packages
are archived to tape. These tapes are stored in TVC basement. They will be
moved to a temporary digital shelf in W1 by Journalism and then migrated to
Fabric via an interface with Jupiter. The same interface will be used to
migrate ongoing Journalism video assets and to retrieve them from Fabric
PERIVALE: A location in London where physical assets are stored. In this document,
Perivale is also the name of a project not within DMI, but that has
dependencies on DMI. This project is focussed on the import of encoded or
transcoded content presented on the network, and sharing into Fabric WIP
and Fabric Archive
PERSPEX: A JIRA project. This is where all business functional and non-functional
requirements and improvements for Fabric Archive are currently stored.
Perspex replaces Velvet, and is where new requirements accepted as in
scope for Fabric Archive are created.
SILK: A project in JIRA for Production Tools and Digital Archive high level
VELVET: A project in JIRA. This is a repository for Fabric Archive requirements that is
in the process of being shut down, and replaced by Perspex.
Meanwhile the report also reveals that the End to End Digital project, which is the new moondust offered to the Public Accounts Committee by Director of Operations, Dominic Coles, is called Pasadena. Don't get me started.