In March 2017, the HPC project became the fifth OneIT project to achieve closeout. The project scope evolved, due to staffing and time constraints and opportunities to expand use of central services, to focus on deployment of a new HPC system and integration of small HPC services. The new system, Argon, launched in February 2017, enabling consolidation of 188 HPC systems from seven different units on campus.
Several IT professionals have transitioned to new roles or teams related to OneIT projects and initiatives. One important aspect of change-management is to follow up with these individuals, as well as the teams they have joined, to see how things are going for everyone, and to make adjustments where needed.
The past two months, change-management consultants met with individuals and teams involved with the End User Support Project, and others whose jobs changed as they accepted new roles or responsibilities. Feedback from the sessions was anonymized and shared with IT leaders and managers, and have already resulted in some refinements to processes and team structures.