Michigan IT Governance & Communities of Practice activities for August/September 2021

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IT governance ensures the effective and efficient use of IT resources and capabilities across U-M in order to meet the goals of the university. Michigan IT Community of Practice are groups where like-minded IT professionals can share information, experiences, and ideas around a particular topic in support of the university’s missions. Advice and guidance are provided by strategic governance committees and multiple advisory groups.

Below is a summary of August and September 2021 Governance and Community of Practice activities, as well as upcoming meeting information. You are invited to learn more or to add an upcoming meeting to your calendar, visit the IT Governance web page or the IT Community of Practice web page. Get involved, share your knowledge, and mark your calendars for these professional development opportunities!

IT Governance activities for August/September 2021

The full calendar is on the IT Governance web page.

August Meetings:

  • Strategic Technology Advisory Committee (STAC-Core) – Aug. 3
  • Strategic Technology Advisory Committee (STAC-Full) – Aug. 10
  • Strategic Technology Advisory Committee (STAC-Core) – Aug. 17
  • Collaboration – Aug 18
  • Admitting Systems Production (ASP) – Aug. 24
    • Upcoming Maintenance: 
      • CS PUM 22 – Sep. 25
      • People Tools 8.59 – Oct. 16
    • GEAR Project Update – rollout plan extended to Spring 2022
    • TOEFL Essential Test of English – new format starting 8/23/21
    • Link to ASP agenda
  • Strategic Technology Advisory Committee (STAC-Full) – Aug. 24
  • Student Administration Strategic Advisory Committee (SASAC) – Aug. 27th
  • In-Building Networks/UMNet Governance – Aug. 27
    • WiFi update
    • Core update

September scheduled meetings:

IT Communities of Practice activities for August/September 2021

The full calendar is on the Communities of Practice web page.

August meetings:

September scheduled meetings:

  • Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Community of Practice – Sep. 21
  • Project Management Community of Practice – Sep. 22
    • Speakers: Maithili Vadula  and Mike Jacobs
    • Topic: Pre and Post Project ROI Definition/Discussion and how ROI Relates to Project EVM
    • Link to Project Management Agenda  
  • Communities of Practice Facilitators Fall Meeting – Sep. 22
  • AV Community of Practice – Sep. 24
    • General Announcements 
    • Staff 
    • Education Update
    • Future – where to save our stuff/collaboration
    • Procurement Process Update
    • InfoComm 2021
  • Data Integration Community of Practice – Sep. 27