Almost 200 users of PECOS and other finance systems recently attended a series of information sessions in City Campus and Ninewells, to learn about the changes to the policies and procedures as we transform to OneUniversity.
The staff, who were drawn from Directorates and Schools, were welcomed by Director of Finance, Andrew Hewett, who talked through the need for change and how it would bring clarity and efficiency to our financial processes.
Staff were taken through the details of the new finance and purchasing solution with purchase flow charts and videos, and subject matter experts were on hand to answer questions from staff. There was also a chance for staff to log their most challenging and difficult finance tasks on a ‘Wall of Pain’ and these have been collated by the Programme Team to be used during testing.
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University of Dundee Change Champions recently held their inaugural meeting in the Dalhousie Building on City Campus. The Change Champions are members of staff from all disciplines, schools and campuses, who have volunteered to learn more about the transformation programme and OneUniversity solution on behalf of their teams.
The Change Champions are able to ensure that the views of their teams are represented in Business Transformation and can feed back information regarding how it will affect them. The champions knowledge and understanding of the new processes will help them provide front line advice when we move to the new ways of working.
After a welcome from Dr Jim McGeorge, the team were introduced to staff working on the programme, who went through the issues that Business Transformation is tackling and what it is aiming to do. This was followed by a discussion on the members’ opinions of how they felt the changes should be introduced to their teams.
In future sessions, the group will split into teams that will look at individual subject areas that are of particular interest in order to help everyone change the way they work. This will be an excellent way to test how OneUniversity handles common issues and the Change Champions will be able to take this knowledge back to their teams.