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Transformation Insights

Welcome to Transformation Insights: the UW Finance Transformation blog. This monthly blog features information and tips on UW’s new modern finance infrastructure as well as messages, commentaries and insights from program leaders and collaboration partners from across the University.

November 16, 2022

UW Finance Transformation’s (UWFT) Research Administration Pillar (UWFT-RA) is responsible for the transformation and remediation of research administration processes and systems to uphold the research mission at the UW. The pillar comprises the Office of Research Information Services (ORIS), the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) and Grant and Contract Accounting (GCA), and works closely with other... Read more

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UW Finance Transformation

October 11, 2022

In the UW Finance Transformation (UWFT) program, there’s an integral level of facilitators working on behalf of all employees across the enterprise who engage in financial activities. These are the people who — in addition to performing their “day job” — become the eyes and ears a unit can depend on to provide information and insight into navigating finance transformation, plus capture all... Read more

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Executive Director, UW Finance Transformation

September 14, 2022

A new academic year is one of my favorite times; I love the excitement, school spirit and energy of vibrant campus life. But, it occurred to me — if you’re someone involved with campus financial activity — by this time next year you’ll be working with new systems and processes, as well as navigating new policies. If that seems like a big deal, it’s because it is! With less than a year left in the UW... Read more

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Chief of Staff and Chief Administrative Officer, Executive Office of the President & Provost; Program Sponsor, UW Finance Transformation

July 20, 2022

Four months ago, my husband and I decided to move our family onto our 42’ sailboat, Frances. After two years of pandemic “house arrest,” I wanted to breathe fresh air and fix a daily gaze on the horizon. When we finally let our families and work colleagues know about our plans, everyone had a similar version of the same question — “Wow, what a change! How are you going to manage two... Read more

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UW Finance Transformation

Becoming a better leader through selfless service and active listening

June 22, 2022

Andreas Bohman has more than 20 years of technology, security and operations leadership experience. He served as the chief information security officer, chief information officer and, most recently, vice president of operations at Central Washington University. Bohman... Read more

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Change Readiness Manager, UW Finance Transformation

May 18, 2022

“What’s Changing?” That’s the number one question folks on the UW Finance Transformation (UWFT) program team get asked from our stakeholders. Sometimes, it’s in follow-up to a conversation about a more specific topic like “What’s changing about the design for our new product catalog?” Other times, we get the question from those we haven’t checked in with in a while, who ask, “What’s changing... Read more

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Enterprise Project Management Office Pillar Lead, UW Finance Transformation

April 20, 2022

Many of you know earlier this month, we officially moved into the fifth stage within UW Finance Transformation’s (UWFT) Implementation Phase — the Test stage. Program sponsors approved our request to formally exit the Configure and Prototype (C&P) stage, passing along congratulations and praise. And our collective C&P... Read more

March 15, 2022

By:  Jeff Bishop, Change Management Pillar Lead, UW Finance Transformation
Jason Kalivas, Change Readiness Manager, UW Finance Transformation

Over the past two years, the UW Finance Transformation (UWFT) program has ramped up its engagement with you — our stakeholders — and your units through various team outreach and multiple activities. The functional and technology teams are... Read more

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Dean, College of Engineering; Program Sponsor, UW Finance Transformation

February 17, 2022

Dr. Nancy Allbritton joined the University of Washington (UW) as the Frank & Julie Jungers Dean of Engineering in November 2019 where she provides leadership to over 279 faculty and more than 8,000 students. An internationally-renowned researcher and inventor – with 43 issued and pending patents – Albritton also holds an appointment in the UW Department of Bioengineering. Her lab focuses on new technologies for... Read more

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Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

January 13th, 2022

In less than 18 months, UW Finance Transformation (UWFT) will go live and begin to transform our fragmented and out-of-date finance policies, processes and systems. This work is vital so that we can advance our University’s public mission of education, discovery, community service and patient care. 

This new infrastructure, set to launch in July 2023, will enable us to make real-time, well-informed and... Read more