Schedule for BPA sessions coming soon!

For those of you (subject matter experts and others) who have been waiting for the detailed schedule for the ctcLink Global Solution-Business Process Alignment sessions, the calendar will be out next week!

Meantime, here is on overview of the entire process so you know what is going on now and through the summer:

Requirements Verification is underway and will continue through April. This is a process of going through the functional requirements in the original RFP line-by-line to provide any necessary clarification to Ciber. A growing group of system-wide SMEs is being asked to participate in 30-minute weekly discussions (solicited from the larger list of SMEs who have volunteered for the upcoming BPA workshops). These are quick discussions via web conferences to review and provide clarification on any of the requirements in question. In addition, the ctcLink project team sought input from Gartner since they helped develop the requirements as part of the RFP process.

Foundation Decisions will begin in late April and continue through mid-May. This is when overall global structural decisions will be made for the new system and will include a foundation review by each application area. SMEs who have volunteered for this activity will be invited to attend the sessions in their subject area. The detailed schedule by subject area for this phase will be available next week.

Business Process Alignment (BPA) Workshops will take place June 17 – Aug 25 (no sessions July 1-5; Yay!). This is the process of aligning our college system’s core business processes with the new software. The detailed schedule by subject area for this phase will be available next week.

All sessions will be available via the web, so SMEs can attend from the comforts of their own campus. Next week when the schedule comes out, we’ll post information here on where to find it and how to sign up to participate if you haven’t already.

 

 

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ctcLink is a single, centralized system of online tools for student services and administrative functions for all 34 community and technical colleges in Washington. In the next several years, ctcLink will be implemented on every campus, providing online tools for everything from admissions to graduation. The first three ("FirstLink") colleges came online in August 2015. A wave of 8 more colleges (cleverly named "Wave 1") will switch over to the new ctcLink system in August 2016, followed by Wave 2 in 2017 and Wave 3 in 2018.
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