December 13th, 2017
Message from the project sponsor:
“We have taken the decision to postpone the expected January go live until April 2018. This is a difficult step, but a necessary one — and one which colleagues and I are convinced is required to ensure the successful completion of the project.
We carried out a Gateway Review in November, to assess the project’s readiness to go live. Colleagues in the project and in schools and departments worked hard to address these elements, and I want to thank them for their hard work and commitment. However, though significant progress has been made and we are in a much stronger position, we need to ensure we all have the fullest confidence to go live, reflect the hard work of colleagues at all levels across the institution, and launch the new system when users are fully ready to realise its benefits.
Our next available window to carry out the huge migration of data required to launch the new system after Christmas is Easter, leading to an April go live. This ensures that we have as little adverse impact as possible on student support and experience, and colleagues’ work. We will share more comprehensive timings in the new year, detailing when specific functionality within the system comes on line, and how this will affect staff and students.
I want to thank you for your support so far, and for your continued support over the coming months.”
Professor Sarah O’Hara
Sponsor, Project Transform
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