The official weekly report from the FCC Digital Team providing updates from the past week (August 20-24, 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.

Week Highlights

Completed first round of interviews for new Project Manager.

Approval of acquiring 3 additional developer resources.

Week Lowlights

Advertising UAT has been delayed by two weeks due to both QA and resource availability issues.

DTI setup has taken longer than estimated when requesting these files from IT.

Staff illnesses continued to impact availability and productivity levels.

CUE Implementation Project

Sprint 13 Report (08/13/18-08/24/18)

Migration Team completed story points: 28
Migration Team Resources: 3

QA/UAT Team completed story points: 45
QA/UAT Team Resources: 3.25

Resource levels were much lower in Sprint 13 than anticipated due to staff illnesses.

Sprint Goals

Sprint Retrospective

What went well and should continue

What did not go well and should improve

Sprint 14 Goals

Due to lower than normal resource levels in Sprint 13, goals have been carried over into Sprint 14.

Migration Team


Sprint 14 Availability

Migration Team: 3.5 resources
QA/UAT Team: 4.75 resources

Sprint 14 Committed Story Points

Migration Team: 40 Story Points
QA/UAT Team: 28 Story Points

QA/UAT Team has only committed to a lower number of story points to be available to address any issues brought up in the UAT testing phase.

Long Term Product Support

Completed Projects

Grand Forks Herald – Newly identified project to be able to provide E-Edition trial access for Grand Forks Herald users.

Chartbeat Historical Reports – Author and Section info are not being populated for Chartbeat causing the Historical Reporting (beta) not to gather data.

New Projects

Live Video Provider Update – New LiveStream video provider to replace Ustream and is expected to be replaced on the Drupal sites before mid-September

Currently Unaddressed Issues

Drupal News Websites

FNS Articles Preview Bug – When users without FNS Editor permissions preview some articles on their website, they receive an ‘Access Denied’ message.

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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