Project update: student information timeline

Dear Langara community,

We wanted to share an important update with you on our timeline for Workday@Langara. After careful consideration, we have decided to re-sequence our implementation timeline for Wave 2 (Student Information).

We will begin the Plan and Architect Phase for Wave 2 in Summer 2020 and expect to complete the implementation of Workday Student by Fall 2022.

We believe this is a positive change for the project as it gives us more time to assess and align Langara’s requirements to the continuous development of Workday Student and to plan for the organizational change needed to make the project a success.

Members of our team recently met with Workday representatives and we feel confident in Workday’s ability to meet our needs as a Canadian post-secondary institution. Since Discovery began in October 2018, Workday has already addressed some of our needs and we anticipate that more improvements will be made over the next 12 months.

This change to our timeline will enable us to work from a more advanced version of Workday Student and give us more time to work with Workday on our functionality requirements.

Our timeline for Wave 1 of the project remains unchanged and we remain focused on a successful launch of our HCM (People and Culture) and Finance systems starting in January 2020. We will continue to consult with our student team on Wave 1 and work on the student workstream will be ongoing.

Thank you for our ongoing support of this important project. We’ll continue to keep you updated on our progress.

If you have any questions, concerns or would like to request a presentation to your team or department, please contact us.

Sincerely,

Viktor Sokha
Vice President, Administration and Finance, and CFO
Executive Sponsor, Workday@Langara

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