Enterprise Transformation is WPI's significant update of the existing technology infrastructure on campus. Once implemented, the project will dramatically improve processes and procedures across the university. 

This initiative will roll out over the next four years and touch every person on campus. Enterprise Transformation will improve the user experience for faculty, staff, and students while also providing the university with the cutting-edge security standards necessary at such a competitive, research-focused institution. 

What Will Enterprise Transformation Change?

As a major implementation of new systems, Enterprise Technology will change the way things are done on campus. The result will be a better way of operating--from the student projects that will be organized in a comprehensive electronic format to standardizing definitions of common personnel terms (like full-time employee). The applications are mobile-friendly, secure, and intuitive, so students, faculty, and staff will find they can complete tasks faster and with the reassurance that they are keeping WPI's valuable data safe no matter where they are in the world.

Change Management

Change is never easy and we understand that change this significant can raise many questions. We are committed to keeping the community informed throughout this multi-year effort. As such, the University has created a Change Management Advisory Board to assist with managing the change that will occur.

This board is charged with developing a plan to build awareness so that all members of the community understand what changes are coming and when. Highlights of these changes include:

  • Roadshow with faculty and staff to explain what the Enterprise Transformation initiative is and how it will impact staff.
  • Communications in the Daily Herd to provide updates on the project.
  • ITS updates to provide details on where we are in the project and key changes employees should be aware of.
  • Demos to help employees understand what the system looks like.

Change Management Advisory Board

Kristin Tichenor Jeffrey Solomon
Bruce Bursten Maureen Deiana
Alana Dros Patrick Hitchcock
Michelle Jones-Johnson Eleanor Loiacono
Rienhold Ludwig Stacie Murray
Patricia Patria Craig Shue
Susan Spies John Sullivan
Kris Sullivan  

Guiding Principles for Success

Best Practices

  • We will make decisions swiftly and through established governance.
  • We will follow best practices and adjust WPI’s processes as necessary to streamline and simplify.

Ease of Use & Efficiency

  • We will strive for easy to use solutions based on standardized & simplified processes.
  • We will buy, not build, applications whenever possible.

Change Management

  • We will provide support and training to make change as pain-free as possible.
  • We will communicate what we know when we know it.

We will simplify and streamline processes and use innovative tools to achieve our strategic goals.​

 

Questions, concerns, comments? Contact workday@wpi.edu.

Enterprise Transformation Timeline

Summer 2017

Project Launch

WPI launches Enterprise Transformation, a four-year project to improve and advance university processes and infrastructure.

Spring 2018

Roadshows

Members of the Enterprise Transformation team meet with departments and offices across campus to speak about the project and the impact these changes may have.

Spring 2018

Daily Herd

A series of stories in the Daily Herd outlining the different components of WPI’s Enterprise Transformation project. The stories focus on the people leading the project, managing change on campus with these new systems, and benefits to the campus community.

Summer 2018

Demos

Demonstrations of the new systems for campus partners.

Summer 2018

Training

Training for all users begins in late summer in anticipation of a Fall 2018 go-live date.

Fall 2018

Go Live

The first phase of WPI’s Enterprise Transformation project launches.