Stuart has moved from Student Technical to manage the Finance and Procurement workstream.
What’s your role?
As senior project manager for Finance and P2P my responsibility is to take F&P live into the business. The role is operational, working directly with TechOne. We ask ‘What do we need to get in order to go live?’ We have a clear vision of what success will look like, then we manage and drive tasks forward to get there.
How did you get here?
I moved from a commercial background where we used an end-to-end production model into higher education. I’ve been learning to think about the University as a business with a complex set of institutional, as well as commercial, needs.
We are getting the OneUniversity Finance solution in a steady state, resolving defects before we undertake two cycles of formal testing. The testing will give us the evidence we need to show the solution is fit for purpose.
How is life in Dundee?
At work, I’ve been insistent that the solution should have a Scottish accent that’s configured to meet our specific Dundee needs – funny coming from a South African! At my local, the infamous Dundee pub Cutty Sark on the Kingsway, the strains of my own accent mean I never go unnoticed.