ITS Projects

The project list contains the current work in progress. For more information about the projects, contact the project manager.

Updated 6/12/2018

BYOD Core Capabilities

This project is part of the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. The BYOD trend on campus has been increasing and presents opportunities and challenges that need to be addressed in order to meet the evolving technology needs of faculty, staff and students. This project focuses on increasing faculty, staff, and student productivity by Enabling and optimizing core applications, such as printing and access to U-M storage, on personal devices.

Target end date: 10/3/2018
Project manager: Marker,Paul
Executive Director: Jones II,Robert Douglas

Campus Wide WiFi Upgrade

The purpose of this project is to replace and/or enhance the Ann Arbor campus (excluding the Medical Campus) WiFi network so that there is a consistent, reliable, robust, and higher capacity WiFi network in university buildings. The project will upgrade a minimum of 15 million square feet of academic, student housing, and administrative buildings.

Target end date: 8/31/2018
Project manager: Williamson,Leslie
Executive Director: Palms,Andrew T

CITP: Cloud Decision Framework and App Roadmap

This project will fulfill an important need in ITS, which is to assist service owners and service managers in identifying a cloud adoption strategy and a tactical migration plan for their applications. The project will also provide ITS executive leadership with a master cloud migration roadmap that includes timelines, captures application interdependencies, risks, and budget requirements.

Target end date: 6/29/2018
Project manager: Little,Cristine Lynn
Executive Director: Palms,Andrew T

CITP: Virtual Data Center

Design and build a “Virtual Data Center” containing a set of core technical capabilities inside AWS. These capabilities are seen as prerequisites for migrating ITS systems and services to AWS and will be available to systems and services that operate within this Virtual Data Center.

Target end date: 7/1/2019
Project manager: Meister,Michael
Executive Director: Palms,Andrew T

DART ESB - Integration Layer Project

This project aims to create a, sustainable, expandable, reusable data exchange hub to allow DART system of record data to be seamlessly exchanged with other systems to meet the fundraising needs of the University.\n\n

Target end date: 11/30/2018
Project manager: Jacobson,Kimberly
Executive Director: Behm,Jim

Develop CUI Compliance Strategy

Develop a controlled unclassified information (CUI) compliance strategy. Develop in partnership with University of Michigan Office of Research (UMOR), Michigan Medicine Compliance, Office of General Counsel (OGC), and Information Assurance a compliance program to support the university’s CUI compliance through the delivery of policy, process, security templates and training. Develop a CUI Public Cloud Strategy, and proof of concept, that maps out the technical and financial requirements including architecture, performance, roles and responsibilities, workflows, IT security controls, and costs. Includes collaboration with the implementation of Yottabyte Research Cloud (YBRC) for CUI Compliance and associated systems.

Target end date: 6/12/2018
Project manager: Meister,Michael
Executive Director: Palen,Brock Edward

EIAM: Access Standards Alignment Project (ASAP)

We will categorize our data and applications based on level of sensitivity. For example, applications that are generally open to the public require no or minimal access credentials, such as Applications that contain sensitive data, such as SSN, require 2 levels of credentials such as uniqname and password. Other applications with highly sensitive data, such as research animal location, require even more levels of credentials, such as 2 levels of login and a token.

Target end date: 6/29/2018
Project manager: King,Earnest
Executive Director: Bermann,Sol

EIAM: Account Lifecycle Optimization (ALO)

While many EIAM program efforts are laying the foundation for bigger things to come, the Account Lifecycle Optimization project is focused on identifying the university’s current pain points with IAM-related processes and tools—and improving them wherever possible!

Improvement initiatives are rolling out in waves and will conclude in January 2018. The number of waves will be determined, in part, by input provided by campus and Michigan Medicine partners.

For more information about this project and the EIAM Program, visit

Target end date: 6/29/2018
Project manager: King,Earnest
Executive Director: Bermann,Sol

EIAM: Enterprise Identity & Access Mgmt Program

Launched in January 2017, the Enterprise Identity Access Management (EIAM) program at U-M coordinates and unites IAM efforts for all U-M campuses - Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Flint, and Michigan Medicine - to improve the technology and administrative processes that allow authorized individuals to access U-M resources. The initiative is jointly funded by the Office of the Provost and Michigan Medicine through the end of June 2018.

By summer 2018 and through multiple projects, the EIAM Program will:
* Lay the foundation to set universitywide IAM priorities with a single program office and steering committee.
* Prepare for future improvements by piloting new services and identifying universitywide requirements.
* Deliver quick wins to improve the current state for the entire U-M community.

For more information, visit the program's website at

Target end date: 6/29/2018
Project manager: Sytch,Svetla
Executive Director: Bermann,Sol

EIAM: Role & Access Management Project (RAMP)

Access to U-M resources today is most often managed on a service-by-service basis rather than a specific job or role, e.g., Payroll Clerk. The Role and Access Management Project (RAMP) will focus on establishing a role-based access service at the university to accelerate start-up time for new employees, replace manual processes, improve data security, and more.

The RAMP effort will first select a vendor to support a role-based service, then pilot the service with several U-M systems. This and future efforts will help establish the necessary foundational roles at U-M.

For more information about this project and the EIAM Program, visit

Target end date: 12/21/2018
Project manager: Swaney,Jennifer
Executive Director: Bermann,Sol