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UW Finance Transformation

Operating Model

The UWFT Operating Model: navigating where and how we’ll do our work

By: 
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...

UWFT sprinting forward with momentum

By: 
Design Spend Manager, UW Finance Transformation

July 13th, 2021

With thousands of UW employees relying on financial data and processes to do their work, how will UW Finance Transformation (UWFT) confirm that our new finance and supply chain solution is designed to accurately meet their needs? The answer lies within a sprint.

Sprints help UWFT ensure the design of a comprehensive, user-friendly and efficient system. How is this done? Through validation,...

Nearing final decisions on UWFT Architect Validation and operating model

March 17th, 2021

By: Brian McCartan, Vice President for Finance
      Aaron Powell, Vice President for UW Information
      Technology and CIO

 
Most of you have already heard about the reassessment of the UW Finance Transformation (UWFT) program that started back in October 2020. We named this five-month period the Architect Validation stage (AVS). The objective of AVS is to...