ITS Projects

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

Updated 4/17/2018

RunMyJobs Implementation

Objective: Implement a Unicenter replacement using the strategy identified as part of the planning project.

To Implement the RunMyJobs scheduling tool and setup all jobs necessary for the support of the in scope EAS systems on RunMyJobs with the intent to retire Unicenter once all identified systems have been successfully running on the new tool. The in scope EAS systems include: ID Card (M-Card), M-Reports, System Security, Cache Scripts, Maintenance Scripts, Portal Sync, Imaging, Data Warehouse, and M-Pathways CS, HCM & FIN systems.

Target end date: 2/27/2019
Project manager: Burch,Jennifer
Executive Director: Behm,Jim

SRDA: Uniqname Resilience

This project is part of the Systems Resilience & Disaster Avoidance Initiative. ITS maintains a set of four servers leveraged to automate the provisioning of uniqnames and AFS space to U-M staff and students. Two of the servers, Woodshed and Fear, are maintained by IAM Operations and the remaining two, Surprise and Ruthless, are supported by Storage Operations. The fragility and criticality of these servers necessitates urgent replacement.

The purpose of this project is to replace the four servers with new hardware and new code to:

- Replace current functionality with code that compatible with contemporary hardware and OS
- Extend existing systems to assume some automation responsibility from the existing servers
- Enable high-available configuration across multiple data centers.

Target end date: 4/30/2018
Project manager: Castle,Jeffrey J
Executive Director: Palms,Andrew T

TIER Campus Success Grouper Project

For approximately 20 years the University of Michigan has provided its users with the ability to create
and manage groups, which are used for a wide variety of purposes. The University currently manages
85,000 groups through its enterprise MCommunity directory. After such a long period of time, and
especially given the current social climate of increased sensitivity to information privacy, we find it
necessary to reevaluate the best way of providing group management capabilities to our users.
Ultimately, we would like to provide our users with a rich set of groups, created using dynamic,
automated processes, which can securely authorize access to applications, enable email delivery, etc.
A primary project goal is to determine the best methodology for providing these services using Grouper.
Furthermore, a pilot to manage groups used for emergency alerts and notifications presents an exciting
opportunity to fully evaluate the Grouper product in support of a vital University service.

Target end date: 10/29/2018
Project manager: Stewart,Jack
Executive Director: Bermann,Sol

TL - CPM CTools Proj Sites Migration

Determine existing solutions for the future of Project Sites & Grad Tools outside of CTools. Migrate users off of the current CTools Project Sites into new existing solutions and make Project Sites Read Only.

Target end date: 1/29/2019
Project manager: Crouch,Catherine M
Executive Director: Demonner,Sean Michael

U-M IT Academy Project

Develop a new program to provide professional and skill development for all 2700 Michigan IT professionals.

Target end date: 7/20/2018
Project manager: Allen,Mashon
Executive Director: Curley,Cathy

UM.Lessons Retirement

Migrate users off of Lessons application and decommission service.

Target end date: 5/31/2018
Project manager: Crouch,Catherine M
Executive Director: Demonner,Sean Michael

Vulnerability Management Reengineering

Current tool’s central management system will reach end of life in March of 2018; new system and/or covering functionality required before end of life of current tool.
Will need to integrate new functionality with IA’s current vulnerability scanning processes (including Michigan Medicine’s processes/approach).

The objectives for this project include to:
- Define system requirements
- Integrate Michigan Medicine requirements/staff
- Determine if purchasing third party tool OR developing internal fix (including automation) is better option
- Implement chosen option prior to current system end of life date
- Understand capabilities to best integrate with other workflow tools (potentially including ServiceNow) for HITS and ITS implementations
- Integrate with SIEM (Splunk ES)
- Implement new servers/hardware and retire currently used servers/hardware

Additional information is available in the reviewed and approved Project Charge:

Target end date: 6/29/2018
Project manager: Stathes,Gregory
Executive Director: Bermann,Sol

Web Platform Service

ITS Infrastructure proposes that we revamp our web hosting offerings to provide a scalable, centralized, user-friendly web platform service for faculty, staff, and students with high levels of security, quality, and performance. We propose that we develop a strong cloud-based presence for most web content and applications. We also need to explore options to best handle sensitive data (e.g., PCI, ITAR, FERPA, etc.). Our goal is to shift hosting platform services to the cloud to obtain the best possible value for the university.

Target end date: 7/2/2018
Project manager: Marker,Paul
Executive Director: Palms,Andrew T

Yottabyte Research Cloud (YBRC)

Increasingly, research projects need computational analysis environments capable of accommodating data with proprietary, confidentiality, or regulatory constraints. This proposal outlines a scalable system for creation of virtualized secure compute analysis environments for customized collaborative research with data storage, computational resources (including HPC), and analysis capabilities, all connected by software-defined secure networks. The environments will be configurable (and reconfigurable) via software, for quick and easy provisioning and customization.

Target end date: 7/19/2018
Project manager: Burch,Jennifer
Executive Director: Palen,Brock Edward