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 Waiting response from COX regarding move of internet circuit. Data Center is back on track with servers being moved in this week (19 Nov).  Dell will be on site the first week of December to install Dell Compellent SAN.  All AV components should be done by end of December; ITCC D/C should be completed by end of Jan 2015.
Campus Center  Design and install IT/AV equipment and service in new Campus Center building  H. Cheshire Sextant (AV Designer) is 75% completed;  Discussions are also planned with Sextant for VOIP overhead emergency paging system (InformaCast). Network infrastructure purchases planned for Mar/Apr 2015.  Target date for opening Campus Center is Fall 2015.
Mercer/Woodard Renovations  Design and install IT/AV equipment and services as part of building renovations  H. Cheshire Substantial completion should be as early as October 2015 with full completion date of December 2015.  Still waiting on funding to be released from the state for the next phase of the project.
Banner XE  Implement updated versions of Banner ERP  B. Kjar Student Course/Student Class Schedule testing continues; some issues noted and being resolved; instance in Production dependency on ITCC. New target date for install in PRD is mid/end January 2015.
Remote Hosting of UMW Website Identify and purchase remote hosting solution for the UMW website H. Cheshire Project progressing on track with AIS; Targeted go Live week of Dec 15.

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 Meeting to be scheduled for Dec 2 with D. Searcy, J. McClurken J. Levin and H. Cheshire to discuss next steps.
Bookstore Point of Sales (POS) System Implementation of a new inventory control and POS system, software and (possibly) hardware Business Services Project continues to move forward.  Next steps are set up regular file transfers. Moving Bookstore POS to ITCC Nov 18.
MyTime (Kronos)  Implement an automated time and attendance system Finance LDAP connection completed and working. IT Help Desk is coordinating the JAVA updates required with focus on getting Phase 1 staff on correct version. Wage and Student go live targeted for 1/12/2015; Full-time 1/25/2015.  Training in December.
Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD)/Records Management System (RMS) Implement a computer aided dispatch and records management system to improve University Police operations University Police Approval received from Virginia State Police on the new set up for the server network connection. C. Cash has provided IT with the list of data elements needed from Banner (this does NOT include SSNs).
Jepson Science Center Expansion Expansion of the Jepson Science Center College of Arts and Science In early discovery stages; meetings being held with Faculty on the interior design of the building; Project will be in 2 phases: 1st phase targeted for completion Jan 2017; 2nd phase completion December 2017.
Cardinal Statewide replacement of Commonwealth Accounting and Reporting System (CARS) COV/Finance/IT Meeting conducted in Richmond to discuss project structure;   Targeted go live for Wave 2 is January 31, 2016