SECMP0058 Changes to the governance of the Self-Service Interface

Proposer Stephen Prior
Lead Analyst Joe Hehir
Date raised 02/08/2018
StageImplemented
Implementation date 27/06/2019 (June 2019 SEC Release)
Latest update On 24 April 2019 the Change Board voted to approve SECMP0058 under Self-Governance. SECMP0058 was implemented on 27 June 2019 (June 2019 SEC Release).

What is the issue?

SEC Appendix AH currently sets out the detailed specifications and functionality for the SSI. This information is specified at a level of detail which is very prescriptive and, as a result, any change that a SEC Party wishes to make to the SSI but that impacts one of its Functional Components, requires a Modification Proposal to be raised and progressed. This governance mechanism isn’t the most appropriate form of governance for the SSI as it doesn’t allow for the level of flexibility required to make timely and cost-effective improvements to the SSI in order to improve User ability to access DCC services, which is undermining the usefulness of the SSI over time as the needs of Users change.

What is the solution?

This modification amends SEC Appendix AH ‘Self Service Interface Design Specification’ by removing the low-level detail and functional requirements and moving these to a new technical specification document titled the SSI Baseline Requirements Document, which will be maintained by the Data Communications Company (DCC). The new DCC managed technical specification document will not be subject to SEC Section D ‘Modification Process’. Instead, it will be a document owned and maintained by the DCC with approval of changes being made by the Panel or a delegated Sub-Committee. A new governance process will also be put in place outlining the step-by-step governance rules for managing improvements to the SSI, allowing for a more efficient SSI change process.

Who is impacted?

The DCC

What SEC documents are affected?

Section A ‘Definitions and interpretations’
Section H ‘DCC Services’
Appendix I ‘CH Installation and Maintenance Support’
Appendix T ‘DCCKI Interface Design Specification’
Appendix W ‘DCCKI Registration Authority Policies and Procedures’
Appendix AA ‘Threshold Anomaly Detection Procedures’
Appendix AH ‘Self Service Interface Design Specification’
Appendix AI ‘Self Service Interface Code of Connection’

Timeline

02 Aug 2018
Modification Proposal raised
03 Sep 2018
Working Group
03 Oct 2018
Working Group
02 Nov 2018
to
23 Nov 2018
Working Group Consultation
30 Nov 2018
Working Group
16 Jan 2019
Working Group
04 Feb 2019
to
25 Feb 2019
Working Group Consultation
15 Mar 2019
Panel considers Modification Report
18 Mar 2019
to
18 Apr 2019
Modification Report Consultation
24 Apr 2019
Approved by the Change Board
27 Jun 2019
Implemented

Modification documents

SECMP0058 Change Board vote
24/04/2019
SECMP0058 Modification Report
24/04/2019
SECMP0058 Modification Report Consultation responses
09/04/2019
SECMP0058 Modification Report Consultation
18/03/2019
SECMP0058 second Working Group Consultation responses
27/02/2019
SECMP0058 second Working Group Consultation
04/02/2019
SECMP0058 January 2019 Working Group meeting summary
23/01/2019
SECMP0058 November 2018 Working Group meeting summary
05/12/2018
SECMP0058 first Working Group Consultation responses
26/11/2018
SECMP0058 first Working Group Consultation
02/11/2018
SECMP0058 October 2018 Working Group meeting summary
03/10/2018
SECMP0058 September 2018 Working Group meeting summary
07/09/2018
SECMP0058 Initial Modification Report
10/08/2018
SECMP0058 Modification Proposal
02/08/2018
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