The official weekly report from the FCC Digital Team providing updates from the past week (July 23-27, 2018). Inside this update you will find a status report on the CUE Implementation Project along with a report on the status of all products supported by FCC Digital.

CUE Implementation Project

Sprint 11 Review

Sprint 11 marks a momentous milestone for the teams in that both teams completed more tasks (measured in Story Points) than were originally committed and completed (and in some cases exceeded) the goals set for each team. This is showing that the team is getting better at both estimation and choosing the amount of work to commit to for each two week sprint.

Sprint 11 Goals




FCC Team

CCI Team

Current Sprint

Sprint 12 (07/30/18 to 08/10/18)
FCC Resources: ~7
CCI Resources: ~3

Sprint Goals


Longstanding issues with the Nativo integration were resolved and the integration is now functioning as expected.

8/10 Goals for Sprint 11 were met or exceeded this week.

Severe Weather Announcements Page tasks were added to the sprint and completed.

Sprint 11 concluded on a very high note for both teams in the amount of tasks completed and the ability to leave some of Sprint 12 for early QA work.


Having to revisit some of the Advertising integrations (Header Bidders specifically) due to shaky support from Ad Tech vendors regarding Lazy Loading.

Re-opening the Blank Page Template task due to bugs that were not present on local testing, but are now present on the test server.

Sprint Reports

Nearly all incomplete story points for both sprints were due to migration tasks being incomplete or blocked. The increase of story points at the end were due to new issues added to the sprint that were not estimated until sprint end.

FCC Digital Sprint 11


CCI Sprint 11


Historical Team Velocity


Project Progress Updates



The below cumulative flow diagram shows the current status of all tasks in Jira outlining the amount of tasks for total completion of the Project with the bulk of these tasks being migration related.


Long Term Product Support

Updates from 07/23/18 to 07/27/18

Currently Unaddressed Issues

Drupal News Websites

Redirect Module Bug – When an article title or category is updated, the redirect module will occasionally fail to properly create the correct 301 redirect. Resulting in a 404 error.

File Upload Bug – Occasionally users will get an AJAX error when attempting to upload photos to the website.

Access Denied Bug – User session cookies will occasionally corrupt and remove the ability for newsroom users to access the Drupal Admin.

Facebook links from https – Facebook shares are not pulling in images when using the https version of the URL.

Google Drive Integration not functioning for LC News Chronicle

Park Rapids and Worthington Paid Political Letters – Add importing from iServices for these two sites.

Lakes Group Legals Update – Updates to the Lakes Group sites to display Legal Notices.

Drupal Database issues with Master/Slave handling – Even when explicitly instructed to utilize the slave databases, Drupal 7 functions will default to the Master database. This has been causing issues for over a year and a half due to the scale of FCC News Website operations.

WCTrib Active Directory Integration – The deprecation of the Willmar AD site has broken the AD integration for all Willmar users.

Drop in Ad Requests – Starting 04/19/18 Advertising requests have dropped by a reportedly large amount. Dave Wruck has worked with the Advertising partners to rule out any issues with DFP/AdX setup. Advertising code has not been altered since February 7, 2018 with the inclusion of the Origami widget. Issue possibly stems from the Network or Systems side.

WordPress Websites/Blogs

Media Export for (Duluth)

Media Export for

Current Job Openings Embed for

Low Search Traffic on Say Anything Blog


Unsupported Cold Fusion Version with Critical Security Vulnerabilities


Widget on Drupal News Websites is not updating

Unsupported Cold Fusion Version with Critical Security Vulnerabilities


Marketplace Tracker is returning errors on certain slugs

Unsupported Cold Fusion Version with Critical Security Vulnerabilities

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