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Help! Just give me the change details so I can do my work

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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...

Championships are won at practice

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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...

How will we know we're ready for UWFT go-live?

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...

UW Finance Transformation remains a core institutional priority in 2022

By: 
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In less than 18 months, UW Finance Transformation (UWFT) will go live and begin to transform our fragmented and out-of-date finance policies, processes and systems.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...

Paused, recalibrated…then full-steam ahead in 2021

By: 
Executive Director, UW Finance Transformation

December 15, 2021

As we approach the end of 2021, looking back at this time last year  -- December 2020 -- we were all in waiting mode. The COVID-19 vaccine was starting to be administered. We had hopes of resuming leisure travel, reopening businesses and returning to campus. Within UW Finance Transformation (UWFT), the program also took a moment and decided to insert a new stage --...

UWFT VOICES: Gail Rogers, Technical Pillar Lead, UW Finance Transformation

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UW Finance Transformation

The Dauntless Spirit Driving UWFT's Technical Pillar

October 19, 2021

Gail Rogers brings many years of senior-level success in building strong, cohesive teams to achieve business and IT strategic goals and deliver complex, large-scale technology solutions. She has experience across several industries and technologies including SAP, Oracle, geographic information systems and business intelligence. Gail joined the...

UWFT goes beyond tradition to deliver awareness and education

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Organizational Change Management Pillar Lead, UW Finance Transformation

August 10, 2021

When change requires us to alter the way we’ve done things for years, or brings new concepts into our vocabulary, it can be daunting. The UW Finance Transformation (UWFT) program may seem that way to many users of the University’s finance and supply chain systems. But imagine being able to approach your work in your comfort zone, understanding all the financial systems and...

UWFT Training: Prepping to get us ready for future-state finance work

By: 
Training Lead, UW Finance Transformation

April 20, 2021

Planning has started in the UW Finance Transformation (UWFT) program for a comprehensive, structured training program to enable UW employees to thrive in the new world of streamlined and Workday®-enabled finance and supply chain processes. We know transformation programs often result in new ways of working and in new tools and skills, which require the need for users to acquire knowledge and...