Projects and Initiatives

Active Projects

List of currently active projects managed by IT

Project   Description  IT Project Manager Status 
IT Convergence Center (ITCC)  Construction of the IT Convergence Center (ITCC)  H. Cheshire Network Infrastructure – starting configuration of the core equipment for the data center.
Building – meetings continue around AV equipment and installation in the building.  Official ribbon cutting for the building is Sept 18.
Campus Center  Design and install IT/AV equipment and service in new Campus Center building  H. Cheshire Construction continues; Meeting scheduled with Sextant on Sept 11 to discuss AV needs.
Mercer/Woodard Renovations  Design and install IT/AV equipment and services as part of building renovations  H. Cheshire Meeting to discuss AV needs for Mercer was held Aug 12; possible budget constraints may impact the scope of the project.
Banner XE  Implement updated versions of Banner ERP  B. Kjar  e-Transcripts implementation:  QA -Testing continues; issues noted and being worked; testing extended to Aug 19.  PRD – Ellucian Cloud cannot connect; follow up with Ellucian to resolve issue.
Banner XE modules: Student Course/Student Class Schedule testing continues; some issues noted and being resolved; extending testing to Sept 2. PRD – Dependency on ITCC.

Listing of currently active projects managed by other Departments and supported by IT

Project Description Project Manager Status
EagleNet Revitalization  Implement replacement for current EagleNet platform (SharePoint 2007)  IT/University Relations and Communications On hold
Bookstore Point of Sales (POS) System Implementation of a new inventory control and POS system, software and (possibly) hardware Business Services Project is on hold. Will begin again March 2015, Go-live May 2015 after graduation; waiting confirmation that MBS will extend current contract through FY15; once confirmed  new schedule will be defined..​
Kronos  Implement an automated time and attendance system Finance CIPP ID migration is complete. Interface assessment in progress. Project slowing due to outstanding items in the timkeeper design.
Digital Signage/Alertus Integration  Integration of Alertus with university’s Digital Signage (Orca TV) system Emergency Management and Safety Test from the Alertus server to digital sign is GW was successful; additional testing to other digital signs to follow.
Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD)/Records Management System (RMS) Implement a computer aided dispatch and records management system to improve University Police operations University Police Simm Cards received and configured and data plans are active for the mobile units; Further ISO discussions to occur around VPN access for mobile units.
Jepson Science Center Expansion Expansion of the Jepson Science Center TBD Project is in the early discovery phase; workgroup planning sessions are ongoing; will begin to pull in IT in the near future.  Project will be in 2 phases:  1st phase targeted completion January 2017; 2nd phase completion December 2017.
Cardinal Statewide replacement of Commonwealth Accounting and Reporting System (CARS) COV/Finance/IT ‘Reintroduction’ meeting scheduled in Richmond on Aug 13. Targeted go live for Wave 2 is January 31, 2016