ITS Projects

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

Updated 10/3/2022

Implement TeamDynamix iPaas

Executive Sponsor(s): Robert Jones II
Project manager: Ryan Vanderlist
Status: On Track
We'd like to move forward with purchase and implementation of the TeamDynamix iPaas tool. The Service Support team plans to use this tool both to support ITS functions, and to offer as a Service to campus. This tool delivers automations and integrations between systems.

ITS AFS Website Upgrade Project

Executive Sponsor(s): Vijayaraja Thiruvengadam
Project manager: Paul Marker
Status: On Track
Update websites ITS hosts for campus customers. This is necessary in order for websites that are hosted on RHEL 6 servers to remain up past November 30, 2022. It is also necessary for most websites in order for those websites to be migrated to vendor-supplied web hosting services as a part of the ITS Web & Application Hosting Service and Migration project (project 1814).

ITS DL Replacement Project

Executive Sponsor(s): Andrew Palms
Project manager: Michele Corcoran
Status: On Track
The Distribution Layer (DL) Upgrade Project will replace the Distribution Layer (DL) Switch(es) in 180 buildings across the Ann Arbor campus to enable the capability for any of these buildings to connect to the upgraded network at 100 Gbps.

ITS Orientation and Onboarding Enhancement

Executive Sponsor(s): Diane Jones
Project manager: Ryan Vanderlist
Status: On Track
Given the virtual work environment we currently find ourselves in, it's important that we create an onboarding experience that welcomes all ITS staff and helps them understand not only their role but the culture within the department. Therefore, I propose that we create an interactive blended orientation and onboarding program that helps new hires connect with the overall mission and values of... Read more

ITS Wolverine Web Services Implementation

Executive Sponsor(s): Vijayaraja Thiruvengadam
Project manager: Mallory Kwiatkowski
Status: On Track
This project will accomplish setting up a new simplified web hosting service utilizing cloud vendors. We will provide value-add services, such as URL registration, firewall management, usage statistics, and WebLogin security integrations. Included in this project will be RFPs, consulting and partnering with an external web hosting firm, forming a campus advisory group, and developing a... Read more

LastPass Password Management Service

Executive Sponsor(s): Sol Bermann
Project manager: Greg Stathes
Status: On Track
Information Assurance (IA) is purchasing the LastPass tool and offering it as an ITS Service to the university. A password management app can make managing passwords convenient and more secure by improving the process of generating complex passwords for members of the university community. The implementation of LastPass also aligns with DS-22 of the IT security standards, which states the... Read more

MACC Data Center Network Replacement

Executive Sponsor(s): Andrew Palms
Project manager: Katarina Thomas
Status: On Track
MACC data center provides a physically secure location for ITS and unit-supplied servers, storage, switches, and related equipment. It is used mainly by research faculty and staff that require high performance infrastructure in a controlled and secure environment. To meet these growing research computing requirements ITS has redesigned and is replacing MACC network infrastructure. The new network... Read more

MCommunity Transformation

Executive Sponsor(s): Sol Bermann
Project manager: Jenny Kirshman
Status: On Track
MCommunity’s group management service is over 20 years old and is lacking many group management functions that campus needs. This project will address this.

Michigan Medicine Clinically Integrated Supply Chain

Executive Sponsor(s): Cathy Handyside
Project manager: Cristine Little
Status: At Risk
Michigan Medicine has received approval to move forward with their Value Margin Initiative (VMI) for Supply Chain Processes. Three items related to this multifaceted effort involve technology components. Deliverables for this effort are closely tied to the FIN 9.2 upgrade. The 9.2 steering committee has reviewed and approved the effort to run in parallel with this project.

Michigan Medicine Supply Chain Integration Project Support

Executive Sponsor(s): Cathy Handyside
Project manager: Elizabeth Lind
Status: At Risk
This project will integrate the clinical supply chain in procedure areas and integrate clinical items across the organization so that they are interchangeable.

MiCores Service Transition

Executive Sponsor(s): Cathy Handyside
Project manager: Camille Cooper
Status: On Track
MiCores is a hosted online software application provided by Agilent Technologies used by U-M to manage scheduling, usage and billing for core research services, equipment and instrumentation. The modular web-based software solution's functionality includes resource scheduling calendars for reserving specific resources, billing/reporting that leverages U-M Service Unit Billing capabilities, and... Read more

Migrate DPSS Off of SAFETY Domain

Executive Sponsor(s): Vijayaraja Thiruvengadam
Project manager: Jeff Castle
Status: Needs Attention
This planning project to migrate DPSS off off SAFETY domain will include: - Network design and planning - Coordination with DPSS on a detailed inventory and analysis of all things using the SAFETY domain - Active Directory consultation - MiWorkspace transition planning coordination - MiServer and MiDatabase planning and initial POC for connections to the State Systems for data reporting -... Read more

MIND: Enterprise Data Catalog RFP

Executive Sponsor(s): Vijayaraja Thiruvengadam
Project manager: Eric Brannon
Status: On Track
The purpose of this project is to develop a project plan for acquiring enterprise data catalog at U-M. A separate project will be created to implement the data catalog.

Modernize Communications for the Office of Financial Aid

Executive Sponsor(s): Cathy Handyside
Project manager: Brian Robson
Status: On Track
Many of the communications the Office of Financial Aid (OFA) sends to applicants, students and parents are generated from very old and inflexible programs that were created in the early 2000s. The goal of this project is to modernize communication processing to use Oracle-delivered communications functionality so that OFA can be more nimble in communicating relevant information.

Modular Data Center Networking Refresh

Executive Sponsor(s): Brock Palen
Project manager: Jen Burch
Status: On Track
We need to coordinate replacing the networking for a few hundred hosts in the MDC both Ethernet and Infiniband with minimal disruption to end users.

NetBASILISK Implementation Project (NSF Award #1925476)

Executive Sponsor(s): Andrew Palms
Project manager: Katarina Thomas
Status: On Track
The NetBASILISK (NETwork Border At Scale Integrating and Leveraging Individual Security Components) project enables researchers and network engineers at the University of Michigan to introduce the next level of security and privacy protection scaled to the vast volume of generated research data. As attackers develop more sophisticated tools to acquire student and faculty private data,... Read more

OFA Campus Logic Implementation

Executive Sponsor(s): Cathy Handyside
Project manager: Lisa Diglio
Status: On Track
This project will implement CampusLogic, a higher education end-to-end student financial success platform. CampusLogic delivers SaaS technology that helps colleges and universities remove barriers in the financial aid process that contributes to increased student enrollment, retention, and graduation rates. This service will provide support and a framework for the Office of Financial Aid to... Read more

PLANNING: IAM Modernization Program & RFP

Executive Sponsor(s): Sol Bermann
Project manager: Ryan Vanderlist
Status: On Track
Planning project for Identity and Access Management Modernization program. The goal of this planning project is to develop requirements for an RFP, build a business case and obtain funding, define a project to assess and identify business process changes for the future, sign a vendor contract, and implement the new IAM solutions.