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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Key Messages for the Week of 10/08/12

  • Don’t forget to RSVP online for the ESUP Kickoff Event next Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 1 to 4 p.m., Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union.
    • President Kaler will be welcoming the ESUP team and talking about the importance of this effort to the University of Minnesota.
    • This is also a great opportunity for ESUP team members to meet their project directors from the U and CedarCrestone (CCI), as well as a couple hundred of their new ESUP teammates!
    • We would like you to participate either in person or via ITV from the coordinate campuses, if possible.
    • Anyone who is interested can follow the kickoff online at www.livestream.com/umntv.
  • The project directors will be meeting with their ESUP teams separately following the kickoff to delve more deeply into roles and responsibilities, expectations, next steps and to begin the work of the project.
  • The ESUP Kickoff marks the official beginning of the first phase of the project, called Plan and Discover.
    • This phase reaffirms and builds upon the preliminary fit-gap analyses and planning that has already occurred and will set the scope and schedule for ESUP going forward.
    • The full schedule of the Plan and Discover phase is being worked on and should be complete by Oct. 26.
    • We should know in the next few weeks how long we expect Plan and Discover to last before moving to Analyze and Design.
  • At the end of Plan and Discover, we will be able to share a targeted “go-live” date.
  • ESUP work is already underway!
    • The Upgrade Lab statement of work has been completed.
    • We are also beginning discussions about shared Person/Bio-demo data on Oct. 17, 18, 24 and 25 (if needed). 
    • Invites for these sessions will be going out by the end of the week, and the sessions will be streamed via UMConnect.  
  • The ESUP team welcomed a number of new people from CedarCrestone this week -- be sure to introduce yourselves to:
    • Technology Project Director: Chris Cameron
    • Campus Community/Recruiting/Admissions Lead: Greg Patterson
    • Financial Aid Lead: Mary Gilbertson
    • Student Financials Lead: Jeff Johnson
    • HR Lead: James Ellis
    • Benefits Lead: Cheri Kitchens
    • HRMS Technology Lead: Vijay Javvadi
    • Training Specialist: Tammy Staneart
  • We plan to share a list of current University of Minnesota team members following the ESUP Kick-Off next week.
  • Work continues on the ESUP space in Williamson Hall and the West Bank Office Building (WBOB), and the Space Transition team is beginning to test space and equipment.

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