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1 Surviving Large Scale Rollout of Financial System Overhaul UCCSC 2014 August 4, 1024 Mimi Sosa

2 Where we were Once upon a time, long long ago…. Financial accounting structure was implemented in Mainframe system once considered “leading edge”

3 Where we were Over next decade(s); Accounting structure had planted a deep roots across all over campus and Medical Center departments

4 Where we were Few years ago, we had to face the truth and begin the process to bring the system into 21 st century…

5 Where we wanted to go  New Chart of Accounts (COA) A comprehensive redesign of UCSF’s system of accounting records  MyReports Improved financial and operational reporting campus-wide to support decision making  UPlan Web-based Budgeting and planning tool with Excel-style interface

6 Pre Planning  Part of Chancellor’s Goals Create a financially sustainable enterprise-wide business model Design and implement transparent and effective budgeting and planning processes Maximize existing revenue streams, develop new ones and continue Operational Excellence efforts to manage costs  High Level Conceptual Design of COA  Road Show by Controller’s Office  High Level time/effort estimates  Identify key players

7 Planning  Establish Project Teams  Project Management Team  Departmental Champions  Steering Committee/Think Tank  Working Groups (SME)  Technical Teams  Establish Roles and Responsibilities  High Level Project Timeline  Project Plan, Project Budget & Resource Plan  Comprehensive inventory of Departmental Systems  System Environment Planning  Communication Strategy

8 Design & Development  Conversion Methodology & Development  Identify impacted programs  Meetings with Departmental Representatives and IT staff  Identify Integration impact  Functional Specifications  Technical Specifications and Development

9 Testing  System Environment Management  Test Case/Scenarios  Functional Testing  Integration Testing  Performance Testing  User Acceptance Testing  Mock Conversions  Tracking Testing Issues

10 Implementation Preparations  Downtime for all impacted systems and dependencies  Implementation (Cutover)Plan (Including Rollback Plan)  Implementation Rehearsals  Training  Change Management  Pre-Cutover Tasks COMMUNICATIONS!!!!

11 Implementation  24x7 Operation  Check-in points  Implementation staff – Task updates  Functional Sanity Testing  Go/No Go

12 Challenges Design Changes SaaS modifications & Integrations Lack of Departmental system inventory Lack of Design/Conversion understanding Moving System freeze dates Coordination of 3 major initiatives Coordination and communication with all impacted systems

13 TIPS Identify Key User Departments and advocates early Identify right resources with proper skill sets Run the Project with Internal Staff with augmentation of consultants as required Manage by Project Plan Commitment from Senior Management to Staff

14 TIPS Take the opportunity to re-engineer business process and implement best practice Clear understanding of business requirements Thorough analysis of current state Minimize customizations Define historical data conversion requirements early and understand various dependencies Thoughtful decision on go live date Timely decision on key design issues

15 TIPS Identify all integration points and it’s dependencies Identify all impacted systems early Early engagement with SaaS vendors Early engagement with UCOP for UCOP reporting and identify impact to the system Frequent Conversion Testing Multiple “go live” rehearsals Observe system freeze Test, Test and Test

16 TIPS Dedicated Website Change Management & Training Post go live support readiness Leverage all channels of communications Keep positive attitudes & stay flexible Rally the team and support each other Believe that project will be completed (in this lifetime)

17 F3 Stats 350+ people contributed as Champions, UPlan Control Point Coordinators, FAS Think Tank members, SOM Think Tank members, and MyReports SME’s and Volunteer Testers 80 total project team members over 2 years 10,000+ UCSF personnel affected 5,630 people made 17,008 visits to the F3 Training site 29 training modules & 69 job aids created 2,685 people took online training for COA, MyReports, and UPlan 295 people took in-class UPlan training 361 pages written to create the UPlan training manual 23 Champion Meetings totaling 46 hours and 1,230 slides 8 Town Halls 1,585 people made 3,177 visits to the Department Readiness tool 209 readiness items in DR Tool 8 dedicated distribution lists 4 dedicated help desk resources

18 COA Stats  300~ Design Specifications written (many re- written)  1100~ Tickets created for Enhancements and Testing  350~ PeopleSoft Technical Projects Migrated  9500~ PeopleSoft Technical Objects Modified  75,000~ hours spent by 28 Staff (past and present) and Consultants  16~ Monthly Meeting with Department IT  Project Timeline – Approx. 2 years

19 Post GO LIVE  Almost scary quiet  All hands on deck to quickly resolve issues  Continued few strategic meetings to ensure smooth transition  Vigilant monitoring of the system  Tracked trending of issues to identify improvement areas  CELEBRATE!!!


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