NextGen Michigan

Program Office


The NextGen Michigan Program oversees a series of projects, prioritized by IT Governance, aimed at improving the sustainability, cost effectiveness, and alignment of IT services at U-M.

Program Operations

The Program Office will provide a variety of project support, including:

  • Methodology: The Program has created a clearly defined methodology, including a variety of templates and guidebooks, for each project to follow in order to plan and execute their projects.

  • Status Reporting: Status reporting and issue escalation will occur on a weekly basis to provide visibility into the current progress made by each project.

  • Change Management: A Program-wide Change Management effort is underway to ensure individuals impacted by the new and improved service offerings delivered by NextGen Michigan are accurately defined, engaged and communicated to frequently.

  • Integration: The Program will help projects integrate their solutions with the shared service provider capabilities, manage dependencies and facilitate IT process consistency and reuse across projects.

  • Program Governance: The Program will play a role in developing guiding principles and approaches in addition to driving the resolution of key program and project decisions.

  • Workforce Transition: The workforce transition in support of NextGen Michigan will be a collaborative process between the Program, Academic Units and Administration. Read about the guiding principles that will ensure fair and equitable decisions are made.