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

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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...

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...

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...

Opportunity and Excitement: My UWFT change story

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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...

UW Finance Transformation remains a core institutional priority in 2022

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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...

Paused, recalibrated…then full-steam ahead in 2021

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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 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 sprinting forward with momentum

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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,...