ITS Projects

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

Updated 2/6/2023

ITS DL Replacement Project

Executive Sponsor(s): Andrew Palms
Project manager: Kohei Akio
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 Organizational Change Management Framework & Training

Executive Sponsor(s): Diane Jones
Project manager: Mallory Kwiatkowski
Status: On Track
ITS introduces and assists with hundreds of changes across the University from small changes to large transformative initiatives each year. In order to better serve the U-M community as we navigate and absorb change, ITS needs to develop and maintain an organizational change management capability at various levels across the organization to achieve business outcomes. Project Goals: - Further... Read more

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 Service Status Page Admin Tool Upgrade

Executive Sponsor(s): Robert Jones II
Project manager: Will Burns
Status: None
This project will update functionality of the administrator tool used by report editors (for maintenance and outages). The aim is to make the system more user friendly, provide guidance on writing better reports, adjust notification functionality, and continue user testing and observation to make informed decisions about changes and updates.

ITS Wolverine Web Services Implementation

Executive Sponsor(s): Martin Sager
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

LMS Unified Data

Executive Sponsor(s): Martin Sager
Project manager: Jen Burch
Status: On Track
The UM Organizational Learning department has a need to identify credentials for staff completing various training and certifications - examples include training/professional development/mandatory attestations. MyLinc is the system identified as the primary Online Learning tool for staff, but there are also other systems such as Saba (MLearning run by Michigan Medicine HITS), Canvas, Linked In (... Read more

MACC Data Center Electrical Infrastructure Replacement

Executive Sponsor(s): Andrew Palms
Project manager: Jeff Castle
Status: None
This project is currently being defined to replace electrical infrastructure.

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

Mail Routing Security Enhancement

Executive Sponsor(s): Martin Sager
Project manager: Ali Berry
Status: On Track
This project involves implementing an authenticated Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) that provides an alternative to using your Gmail account for outbound email for those whose business needs are not met by Gmail SMTP servers. The goal is to improve the ability to manage appropriate access to this service by requiring users to sign up for the service via a web application that is protected by... Read more

Michigan Medicine Clinically Integrated Supply Chain

Executive Sponsor(s): Cathy Handyside
Project manager: Cristine Little
Status: On Track
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.

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

MIND: Enterprise Data Catalog Pilot

Executive Sponsor(s): Martin Sager
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.

Mobile App Security Assessment Tool

Executive Sponsor(s): Sol Bermann
Project manager: Dennis Neil
Status: On Track
Mobile application security testing (MAST) involves testing a mobile app in ways that a malicious user would try to attack it. MAST can be thought of as a pre-production check to ensure that security controls in an application work as expected, while safeguarding against implementation errors. It can help discover edge cases (that turn into security bugs) that the development team may have not... Read more

MReports Modernization and Evolution

Executive Sponsor(s): Martin Sager
Project manager: Patrick Franklin
Status: On Track
1. Modernize the current UI. It's old, not good for accessibility, and built on an old framework. We've done work to modernize the look and feel and want to roll this out. 2. Move from TFS builds to Git. Our TFS server goes out of compliance/support with the vendor in October 2023. We need to upgrade TFS or move to Git. The team is currently exploring moving to Git. 3. Move the data in Mreports... Read more

NetBASILISK Implementation Project (NSF Award #1925476)

Executive Sponsor(s): Andrew Palms
Project manager: Katarina Thomas
Status: At Risk
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

On-Premise Container Service Offering

Executive Sponsor(s): Martin Sager
Project manager: Paul Marker
Status: None
To accommodate needs of university constituents, create a container hosting cluster within the current MiServer environment. Goals for this project are: Establish storage offerings in conjunction with the MiStorage team Certify cluster for hosting of sensitive data Verify current Container Service rates will apply to new offering Establish/Verify production support roles