ITS Projects

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

Updated 1/16/2018

HCM - Health System Scheduling & Time Attendance

This project's objectives are to establish standard work processes for efficient scheduling and timekeeping. Project scope includes process improvement, leveraging existing technology where possible and separating out the Scheduling component.

Target end date: 1/31/2019
Project manager: Yoas,Scot M
Executive Director: Behm,Jim

HCM - Performance Management Pilot

Planning and execution of performance management software for approx 1000 users.

Target end date: 10/30/2018
Project manager: Eglinton,Natalie
Executive Director: Behm,Jim

IT Bicentennial Project

This project is based off of the Bicentennial Grant Program request and is in support of the U-M Bicentennial work for 2017.

The primary goal of the project is to foster an appreciation and deeper understanding of how technology was pioneered and shaped at U-M by researchers, students, faculty, and staff. The project will explore and contribute to the Bicentennial theme of Creating & Inventing.

Additionally, the project will:
Create a sense of community by inviting those with firsthand experience creating, inventing, and using technology to share their story.
Recall memories, shaping a sense of nostalgia for alumni and retirees.
Cultivate a sense of inclusion and pride in U-M technology.
Educate the next generation about the influence U-M has had on the global technological landscape and inspire future homegrown innovations.

Target end date: 1/18/2018
Project manager: Iverson,Joel
Executive Director: Curley,Cathy

ITS Systems Data Center Relocation

ITS Systems Data Center Relocation project is focused on preparing for and moving ITS systems out of the Michigan Academic Computing Center (MACC) to support the delivery of an additional 1 MW of power to ARC-TS by reducing ITS physical footprint and power consumption at the MACC data center.

Target end date: 12/24/2018
Project manager: Castle,Jeffrey J
Executive Director: Palms,Andrew T

Kartograafr v2.0

The TL - ArcGIS Canvas Integration project completed in June, 2016 provides a limited set of operations to link Canvas with the Esri mapping system for student submission of assignments completed in Esri, and managed in Canvas. One of the functions now performed on ArcGIS system moves student assignments into a separate, instructor controlled folder region where they can be graded by the instructor. As currently implemented, the system leaves the student without a copy of their work, and it still requires a good deal of manual intervention by the instructor for every assignment to be graded. A true copy operation could not be completed in the original implementation because of limitations of the REST API package used, and time constraints.

The objective of this enhancement is to implement a true recursive copy operation, which will provide the instructor with a full working copy of the student's assignment, leaving the student with their original copy intact. This update will also migrate away from the Esri/ago-tools API, which is no longer being supported by the vendor. The Esri/ArcREST API will be used instead.

Target end date: 1/16/2018
Project manager: Haines,David L
Executive Director: Demonner,Sean Michael

LAADS - Learning Analytics Infrastructure

The purpose of this project is to build a unified data source for SIS, LMS, and Caliper learning tools data. The Learning Analytics Infrastructure project is one of the key strategic initiatives the Teaching & Learning team will be investing in for FY18. The effort will entail working with the Unizin consortium to define and implement a cloud-based learning analytics platform. That platform will include the 3 main components:

1) Unizin Data Warehouse (UDW)
2) Learning Records Store (LRS)
3) Visualization Service

This platform will provide the capabilities needed to support learning analytics dashboards, academic performance alerts/monitoring, and surface actionable insights for faculty and program coordinators. This platform also provides the foundation for us to support technology-facilitated personalized and adaptive learning as those trend evolve.

Target end date: 6/29/2018
Project manager: Johnston,John P
Executive Director: Demonner,Sean Michael

MReports SSRS Server 2008R2 to 2017 Upgrade

The current SSRS server used for MReports is 2008R2. It is the lowest version currently supported by Microsoft, thus can be rendered unsupported anytime. Also, a straight migration path is available for now so we should take advantage of it before it is gone. The update will also provide advanced functionalities like downloading to .xlsx format and may help in the better performance of the reports.

Target end date: 5/25/2018
Project manager: Sheppard,Michael Jonathan
Executive Director: Thiruvengadam,Vijayaraja

PeopleSoft Campus Solutions 9.2 Upgrade

Oracle’s extended support for U-M’s current installation of Campus Solutions (CS) 9.0 will end on December 31, 2019. CS provides core functionality for the business processes of Recruiting and Admissions, Student Registration, Student Records, Curriculum, Academic Advising, Financial Aid, Student Financials, and Campus Community (core student and employee data). U-M must upgrade to a version of CS that will be supported for the foreseeable future, in order to maintain business continuity for the primary customers of CS, and to remain compliant and secure in our enterprise systems.

Target end date: 7/30/2018
Project manager: Tuttle,Ann
Executive Director: Behm,Jim

PMO Reporting Implementation

With the recent move of Planview’s backend environment to SQL Server, new reporting is needed. Business Objects support and access was deprecated in November 2017. Implementation and configuration of Planview’s reporting suite and limited custom development of replacement reports is required in order to maintain the existing service levels to customers.
This project will identify target audiences, identify an initial minimum set of required reports for each audience, and develop a limited set of custom reports.

Target end date: 1/30/2018
Project manager: Solomon,Demetrius
Executive Director: Jones,Diane

PrivaScope Pilot

PrivaScope: Pilot project to implement the infrastructure service that will provide secure enclave for U-M research of location and other infrastructure data.

Target end date: 6/26/2018
Project manager: Thomas,Katarina Kt
Executive Director: Palms,Andrew T