Dave Kieffer, Associate Vice President of Administrative Systems and IT/BAR Business Advocate for the Enterprise Project, will be retiring from Ohio State on Monday, September 30th. His leadership and dedication to Ohio State over the past 30 years have left a tremendous footprint on the university. Thank you, Dave, for all your support of Ohio State and the Enterprise Project!
A trio of undergraduate engineering students recently completed a capstone assignment supporting the Enterprise Project’s Enablement team. Son Le, Ziman Ling and Bo Lu earned “Best in Class” recognition for their work addressing integration challenges with cloud applications.
2017 saw Ohio State's IT community making great strides in harnessing technology to enhance the university experience of our students, faculty and staff. Among the featured highlights in the 2017 Year in Review is the Enterprise Project and its goal of creating more efficient processes and implementing modern systems.
Data governance ultimately leads to quality data, solidifying one source of truth for one university. Building on the data management efforts of the university analytics community, the Enterprise Project is weaving sound data governance principles into re-designed business processes. By doing so, the university will have reliable data from the onset, which can then be easily monitored for accuracy and consistency.
A key Architect phase activity will be design sessions, during which participants will create future state business process flows, taking into account additional considerations such as system integrations, conversions and reporting requirements.
The Enterprise Project convened a community forum on Thursday, September 21, to provide information on the project’s second phase. The Architect Phase Community Forum featured remarks from the project’s Executive Sponsors, an overview of phase goals and summaries of the strategic direction for each area. An estimated 400 people attended the event, with an additional audience of nearly 300 watching via livestream. See the full article for more details, including answers to audience questions posed to the Executive Sponsors and project leadership.
Please be sure to attend tomorrow’s Architect Phase Community Forum. The forum is scheduled from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 21, at the Fawcett Center’s Conference Theater. Enterprise Project Executive Sponsors Provost Bruce McPheron, Chief Financial Officer Geoff Chatas and Senior Vice President for Talent, Culture and Human Resources Susan McGarry Basso will outline the goals of the project’s Architect phase. In addition, project leadership will share highlights that reflect progress to date.
The Enterprise Project’s Architect Phase will align strategic direction, system requirements and business process designs. The Architect Phase will last from August 2017 to February 2018 for Finance, HR and Payroll processes, and to December 2018 for Student processes.
The Ohio State University Board of Trustees and President Michael V. Drake recently announced the Time and Change Strategic Plan, which establishes a laser-focused vision for the university’s future. The Enterprise Project, our business process transformation initiative to modernize university systems and increase efficiencies, is highlighted in the Time and Change Strategic Plan as part of the Operational Excellence and Resource Stewardship pillar.
I thank President Drake and the Board of Trustees for recognizing the immense opportunity provided by the Enterprise Project. By implementing Workday and other enterprise technologies, as well as streamlining business processes, Ohio State will meet...