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 Fiber fix scheduled to be completed by end Oct; target date for cut-in of new network core is November 1.
Campus Center  Design and install IT/AV equipment and service in new Campus Center building  H. Cheshire Sextant (AV Designer)  final design waiting UMW approval.  Meeting scheduled  23 Oct to resolve/approve final design.  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 Meeting to discuss AV needs in Mercer, but have not had similar meeting for Woodard yet. Currently the project is only moving forward for the utility work underway (moving steam, water, IT lines).  Rest of the project is awaiting the value engineering phase to be completed to determine the budget that remains for AV.
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 will be delayed due to delay in bringing ITCC core on line (accidental fiber cut). New target date for install in PRD is mid/end January 2015.

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 Progressing.  Meeting conducted to discuss what components can go on OrgSyn and which would go to the website.
Bookstore Point of Sales (POS) System Implementation of a new inventory control and POS system, software and (possibly) hardware Business Services Servers scheduled for delivery Oct 23.  Targeted installation is 1st week of November. Import interfaces:  Financial Aid (Spring 2015); Courses and Enrollment (Dec 1, 2014). 
Kronos  Implement an automated time and attendance system Finance Meeting scheduled for 23 Oct to discuss Java install process for PCs. Wage and Student go live targeted for 1/12/2015; Full-time 1/25/2015.  Testing in November. 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 Mobile Data Terminals (MDTs) have support hardware installed.  All MDTs have internet connectivity in vehicles. Waiting sign-off from VA State Police on VCIN implementation; ISO will need to do a security review of the system prior to Go Live.
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