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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.

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... Read more

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... Read more

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Proud to be on the Team Where it Happens

February 10th, 2021

Eric Neil has worked as a consultant for UW Medicine (UWM) for the last 12 years in various roles: Epic Billing Implementation Project Director, Chief... Read more

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

 January 19th, 2021

As we start the new year, I’d like to thank the teams across the University for their ongoing collaboration in bringing UW Finance Transformation (UWFT) to this point. As noted in the November and December Transformation Insights posts,... Read more

Vice President of Finance

December 15, 2020

Here we are, nearing the end of 2020 --by anyone’s standards, a year unlike most in our lifetimes. As we close it out, let’s look back at the progress the UW Finance Transformation (UWFT) program has made during this unprecedented time — working almost entirely virtually — and acknowledge our current point in time as we take a moment to ponder, assess and validate the next steps needed to best move the program... Read more

Assistant Vice President, UW Finance Transformation

November 18, 2020

A modernization like the one we're undergoing with UW Finance Transformation (UWFT) is a lot like a large-scale renovation of a classic house -- the house has good bones, a very solid and well-designed structure built with all the best tools and materials that were around at the time of construction. You... Read more

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October 26th, 2020

Trusted tactics to keep virtual audiences engaged rather than wanting to stray

Working through the pandemic in the UW Finance Transformation (UWFT) program, like elsewhere across the University, has entailed... Read more

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Burke staff member shows specimines to museum visitors

September 16, 2020

A “change curve” is a model used to help predict how employees will react during periods of personal transition and organizational change, in order to support them with what they need to move forward. The way we respond to organizational change determines how we journey along the change curve. Everyone’s change... Read more

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Superheroes Welcome in the WAA&R Room

August 21, 2020

Paula Ross is an 11-year University of Washington professional. She began in 2009 as HR Director at the UW School of Law. Five years later, she transitioned to the UW’s HR/Payroll (HR/P) Modernization program where she helped implement Workday®. She then became Director of Workday... Read more

 July 22, 2020

By:  Jeff Bishop, OCM Director, UW Finance Transformation
        Jason Kalivas, OCM Lead, UW Finance Transformation

There’s a lot to love about “Columbo,” the  absent-minded, working-class ‘70s TV detective played by actor Peter Falk. Columbo has a sort of effortless, rumpled charm that invites even the most guarded suspect to play along. He relies on the culprit’s... Read more