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Enterprise Project Digest

March 29, 2018
The Ohio State University

March 2018 Update

The Enterprise Project’s Architect phase concludes tomorrow (March 30) for several areas, including Finance, Human Resources and Payroll, which will move into the Configure and Prototype phase. The Student area will move into a combined design and build effort that includes aspects of both Architect and Configure and Prototype phases.

During Configure and Prototype, Ohio State will build the next iteration of our Workday environment and other technologies using the core requirements gathered during the prior phase. The building process (called “configuration”) includes inputs and outputs from all Enterprise Project areas, including business processes, technology, data and organizational change management.

Business Process Transformation Outcomes

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The Enterprise Project is both a business process transformation and a system implementation. A handful of business processes were selected for intensive improvement efforts to advance the university’s strategic plan. These areas were evaluated and re-designed during collaborative business process transformation (BPT) workshops.

Check out the outcomes of three different BPT workshops:

Coordinator Corner

Change Network

A list of Change Coordinators is now available on the project website. As the primary points of contact between the project’s Organizational Change Management team and their respective college, unit or hospital, Change Coordinators will assist their colleagues by sharing information, answering questions and relaying feedback.

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Change Leadership

A Leader's Role in Change

Marie Mendenhall-Mead, the College of Engineering’s chief of staff and executive director of finance, reflects on how she is approaching the Enterprise Project as a leader. She encourages other leaders and colleagues to find opportunities to engage with the project, resulting in a sense of ownership for the changes ahead.

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A Workday tenant is a standard and secure environment that can be altered to build, test and demonstrate functionality. Tenants enable the university to adapt Workday to Ohio State’s unique business needs. Quick tip: If Workday is a house, then Ohio State is one of its tenants!

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Operational Excellence
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Provost Ties Enterprise Project to Strategic Plan

Executive Sponsor Bruce McPheron delivered his annual State of Academic Affairs address earlier this month. While discussing the Time and Change strategic plan, he highlighted the Enterprise Project as "a critical element to achieve our Operational Excellence goals." His remarks about the project begin at the 35:54 mark.

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