Message from the Executive Sponsors

Enterprise Project Timeline Extension

Please check the Timing webpage for updated timeline information that followed the publication of this article.

The Enterprise Project has made significant progress, including collecting core process and system requirements, completing numerous business process transformation workshops and initiating change management strategies.

Completing the Architect phase was a milestone we used to review the timeline, scope and structure of the project. We now have a better understanding of the transformational opportunities before us. To advance the operational excellence goals of the Time and Change strategic plan, we need more time than our schedule allows.

Therefore, we have decided to extend the Enterprise Project’s timeline by one year. This was a deliberate and strategic decision about doing what is right for Ohio State.

There are two key reasons for the extension. First, the extension gives us additional time to transform business operations in conjunction with the system implementation. Constraints within the current timeline were hindering our confidence in our ability to deploy Workday as desired. Second, this timeline will keep our finance, HR and payroll systems aligned and stabilized before deploying Workday Student.

Additional information regarding the deployment timeline for each release will be determined and communicated before the end of summer.

Moving forward, please continue with the important work of the Configure & Prototype phase activities. We have asked project leadership to conduct a planning effort that will include examining strategic, related initiatives that will benefit the Ohio State community. This information will shape future details on our scope, timeline and structure.

Thank you for your time and dedication to the Enterprise Project. We look forward to continuing this great work with an extended timeline.

Enterprise Project Executive Sponsors:

Bruce A. McPheron
Executive Vice President and Provost

Susan Basso
Senior Vice President for Talent, Culture and Human Resources

Michael Papadakis
Interim Senior Vice President for Business and Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Michael Hofherr
Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Mark Larmore
Chief Financial Officer Wexner Medical Center, Vice President for Health Sciences

Beth Hume
Vice Provost Student Academic Success, Dean of Undergraduate Education