Why are we testing?
We use testing to ensure that all the components of the new OneUniversity solution for Finance and Procurement function as we expect them to. The University supplies a list of requirements called acceptance criteria and we test against these standards.
Who’s involved in testing?
There’s a wide variety of people involved in testing – business process change managers, business analysts, professional support staff, change champions and Finance subject matter experts (SMEs). Finance project manager, Stuart Moorhouse, said: “We’ve conducted a very thorough programme of testing with different groups of people across the Business. This is vital to the success of delivering the Finance and Procurement function of the OneUniversity solution”.
When will Finance go live?
This is a question we’re often asked when out and about, and the simple answer is, only when we’ve completed testing and the system meets the requirements of the business.
The Business Transformation training team has been supporting the Finance and Procurement workstream to deliver key-user and end-user training. We’ve been offering hands-on workshops and drop-in sessions underpinned by a suite of online training materials.
Who are key users?
Key users are subject matter experts working on the Programme at a workstream level, or those closely involved in the shaping and delivery of the OneUniversity solution.
How do we support the workstreams?
- Identify staff who need training
- Develop the end-user training programme
- Develop training manuals and videos
- Organise end-user training
We’re all end users
All University staff and students will use OneUniversity so we’re all end users. The Change and Communications team will deliver end-user training and any other activity associated with helping to prepare our people for the transformation OneUniversity will bring.
How we’re going to manage change arising from OneUniversity
Our objectives are to equip people with the knowledge, skills and abilities to do their jobs from day one and support them as they transition to using new, shared processes and databases.
Dedicated training team
We now have a dedicated training officer, Chris Reid, and administrator, Emma McDade, who you’ll meet when you attend a session. You can contact the training team on 388081.