The sun sets on BPA Workshops

DSCN1112Yesterday marked the end of the regularly scheduled ctcLink Business Process Analysis (BPA) workshops! (See the picture of the last SMEs standing below).

When the workshops began June 17, August 28 may have seemed like a lifetime away for the project team and SMEs. But, 48 working days, 120 sessions, 238 business process diagrams (BPDs), and hundreds of SME participants later, the day finally arrived.

“This is a huge milestone,” said project director Barbara Martin. “I appreciate every single one of you who participated in this process—for your insights, your input, your time, and your patience with the entire process. From day one we’ve stressed the importance of system-wide input into ctcLink, and we got it! Thanks to all of you for what you’ve done so far, and for your involvement yet to come.”

The finalized BPDs that came out of the BPA sessions are posted on a new Business Process Diagrams webpage, which is available to college and SBCTC staff. They aren’t all there yet, but many more will be added next week. As a reminder, the Foundation Decision documents are also available for SME review. Both the BPDs and the Foundation Decisions will serve as roadmaps for configuration of the new ctcLink system. This is the next phase of the project and it’s already underway.

Thanks again to all the SMEs and have a great Labor Day weekend.

Grants Management SMEs close out the Summer BPA Workshops Series!  Front Row: Heather Bennett (Everett), Lolita Khachaturova (Seattle), Michele Rockwell (SBCTC), Lisa Wolcott (ctcLink), and, behind Lisa is Mary Beth Beck (Lower Columbia), Jerry Bitter (CIBER)  Back Row: Kelly Paustin (Bellevue), Marc Lerner (CIBER), Dan Murphy (Everett), Diana Biddison (Spokane), Lisa Layne (Seattle) And, on WebEx the last day: Cora Warren, Katherine Mahoney, Kyle Hammon, Lisa Hjaltalin, Mary Suhler, Susan Wanager, Susie Rather, Valarie Nelson, Sandy Main, Tina Bloomer, Michelle Van Berkom, Bryan Powel, Darcy Smith, Erin Adnerton, Kristina Schreiber-Glodowski, Bonnie Berry, Nancy Eastham, John O'Rourke, Kimberly Bills, Cindy Wilson, Stephenie Cheng-LaBoyne, Judy Morehead, Connie Broughton, Christy Lowder, Sharon Kline, Yan Zhang, Doug Mitchell, Renee Lawson, Charlene Alspach, Bill Moore, Jun Li, Ann Martin Cummins

Grants Management SMEs close out the Summer BPA Workshops Series!
Front Row: Heather Bennett (Everett), Lolita Khachaturova (Seattle), Michele Rockwell (SBCTC), Lisa Wolcott (ctcLink), and, behind Lisa is Mary Beth Beck (Lower Columbia), Jerry Bitter (CIBER)
Back Row: Kelly Paustin (Bellevue), Marc Lerner (CIBER), Dan Murphy (Everett), Diana Biddison (Spokane), Lisa Layne (Seattle)
And, on WebEx the last day: Cora Warren, Katherine Mahoney, Kyle Hammon, Lisa Hjaltalin, Mary Suhler, Susan Wanager, Susie Rather, Valarie Nelson, Sandy Main, Tina Bloomer, Michelle Van Berkom, Bryan Powel, Darcy Smith, Erin Adnerton, Kristina Schreiber-Glodowski, Bonnie Berry, Nancy Eastham, John O’Rourke, Kimberly Bills, Cindy Wilson, Stephenie Cheng-LaBoyne, Judy Morehead, Connie Broughton, Christy Lowder, Sharon Kline, Yan Zhang, Doug Mitchell, Renee Lawson, Charlene Alspach, Bill Moore, Jun Li, Ann Martin Cummins

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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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One Response to The sun sets on BPA Workshops

  1. Bridget Piper, Trustee says:

    Congratulations and kudos to you SMEs for reaching the August 28th deadline with smiles on your faces. Thank you for adding this CTC role to your lives and for advancing the CTC process!

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