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APPO Project Phase I Kick-Off July 24, 2002. Agenda. Project background Project objectives and team charge Project goals Project scope Deliverables Project organization Project plan Project management approach Team meeting ground rules Next step. Project Background.

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Appo project phase i kick off july 24 2002

APPO ProjectPhase I Kick-OffJuly 24, 2002


Agenda

Agenda

  • Project background

  • Project objectives and team charge

  • Project goals

  • Project scope

  • Deliverables

  • Project organization

  • Project plan

  • Project management approach

  • Team meeting ground rules

  • Next step.

APPO Kick Off, July 24, 2002


Project background

Project Background

  • Retirement of mainframe

    • Maintenance Cost

    • Evolving Business Needs

  • Shared Financial Systems - SFS

  • Eliminating legacy GL dependency

  • Migrating Legacy Programs/Processes off Mainframe.

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Appo project objectives and team charge

APPO Project Objectives and Team Charge

To explore solution alternatives for migrating legacy accounts payable programs/processes off mainframe and to recommend a best accounts payable migration alternative that is technically attainable, financially cost-effective, and functionally feasible and practical.

APPO Kick Off, July 24, 2002


Appo project objectives

APPO Project Objectives

Technically Attainable

  • Solutions should be built on technology that currently exists.

    Financially Cost-Effective

  • Analyze and compare implementation costs and operational costs.

  • Cost-benefit analysis to justify solution alternatives.

    Functionally Feasible and Practical

  • Chosen technology and solutions should be able to meet majority of business requirements.

  • Solutions should be able to simplify processes, reduce manual touches and reduce current processing cycle time.

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Project goals

Project Goals

  • Team training of procurement and payable processes.

  • Identify legacy AP process improvement opportunities.

  • Identify potential technology & software.

  • Perform software gap analysis.

  • Identify possible alternatives for legacy AP processes.

  • Analyze alternatives (technical, functional and financial).

  • Solution recommendations.

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Project scope business scope

Project Scope – Business Scope

  • Major Processes In Scope

    • Encumbrance

    • Direct charge

    • PO invoice payment cycle

    • Pre-Audit

    • Post-Audit

    • Check printing & payment distribution

    • File maintenance and storage.

  • Processes Out of Scope (To be addressed in projects separate from APPO Phase I)

    • Procard transactions

    • SWAP?

    • Property Control?

    • Electronic internal billings within campus

    • Inter campus billings

    • MDS.

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Project scope system scope

Project Scope – System Scope

  • Legacy Programs In Scope

    • EPRQ

    • VPAM

    • INQV

    • INQC

    • INQR

    • GENR

    • 1099 payments.

  • Legacy Programs Out of Scope (To be addressed in projects separate from APPO Phase I)

    • File Interface with Accrual Accounting Systems

    • Tax-related reporting.

  • QFO2

  • INQP

  • ADDI

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Project deliverables

Project Deliverables

  • Charter (scope, plan, risk assessment, communication plan, project schedules, etc.)

  • Current process model and baseline

  • Future process model and desired measurements

  • Software gap analysis report

  • Final project report and recommendation to the management.

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Project organization project team

Project OrganizationProject Team

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Project organization

Project Organization

SFS Steering Committee

John Torphy

Don Minor

Nancy Wilkinson

Pennie Maclean

Diane Mann

Al Benzschawel

SFS Strategic Planning Committee

Bob Dye

Jim Knickmeyer

Ken Mount

Diane Barrett

Colleen Kerl

Jan Richardson

Donna Halleran

Paul Jelle

Pennie Maclean

Maggie Roth

Mike Hardiman

Al Benzschawel

Larry Wold

Cathy Holmes

APPO Team

Procurement

Accounts Payable

SFS Team

Campus Representatives

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Project team responsibilities team members

Project Team ResponsibilitiesTeam Members

  • Serve as functional expert in responsible process areas and share expert knowledge with the team.

  • Participate in team meetings & discussions.

  • Learn from other functional experts on the team to gain an understanding of APPO processes.

  • Gather and share process related data for the project.

  • Apply functional expertise and judgment in the development of project deliverables.

  • Participate in the development of project deliverables.

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Project team responsibilities strategic planning committee

Project Team ResponsibilitiesStrategic Planning Committee

  • Authorize and approve APPO project.

  • Define project objectives and team charge.

  • Allocate and approve project resources.

  • Approve project deliverables.

  • Resolve project related issues.

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Project team responsibilities steering committee

Project Team ResponsibilitiesSteering Committee

  • Authorize and approve APPO project.

  • Approve project objectives and team charge.

  • Approve project budget.

  • Approve project deliverables.

  • Resolve project related issues.

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Project plan

Project Plan

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Project management approach scope management process

Project Management ApproachScope Management Process

  • Project team recommendation of scope change with justifications.

  • Scope change request should be made to SPC for approval.

  • Significant scope change should also be made to Steering Committee for approval.

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Project management approach issue management

Project Management ApproachIssue Management

  • Document issues that can have significant impact on the project or that require further clarification or investigation.

  • Prioritize issues.

  • Assign issues to related functional team members for investigation and issue resolution.

  • Track documented issue status.

  • Issue status: Accepted, rejected or resolved.

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Project management approach communication plan

Project Management Approach Communication Plan

  • Status report to SPC at each milestone.

  • Regular project briefings with the management team representatives.

  • Issues meeting: Periodic review of issue log by the team.

  • Steering Committee report: Summarized final project report from the team.

  • Regular status report on SFS website.

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Ground rules for team meeting

Ground Rules for Team Meeting

  • One person speaks at a time.

  • Do not interrupt while someone is speaking.

  • Give other people the opportunity to speak.

  • Think what you are going to say and say it clearly.

  • No side conversations.

  • Focus on issues and opinions, not the person with opinions.

  • Show respect and courtesy to each other.

  • Do not blame or make negative comments about other people.

  • No one person makes decision. All ideas and decisions belong to the team.

  • Don’t be afraid to ask for clarification.

  • Start and stop meetings on time.

  • Make every possible effort to attend team meetings.

  • Check in during team meeting for the next meeting.

  • Take responsibility to catch up with missed meetings.

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Next step

Next Step

  • Schedule team meetings – biweekly

  • Develop Charter – Hua

  • Team approval of Charter

  • SFS SPC approval of Charter

  • Team training on business processes – procurement.

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