Thursday, October 5, 2017

Some Paths Are Difficult

UCLA was originally to be among the early users of the UCPath system which has featured delays, cost overruns, etc. It seems we may be spared for a time, although not ASUCLA, according to the October 4th email below:
Dear Campus Advisory Group Members, Deans, and Directors:
As you may know, the UCPath Pilot deployment, in which UCLA, the UCLA Health Sciences, ASUCLA, UC Riverside and UC Merced have actively participated, has been targeted for December 2017. Based on a recent review of the number of identified conversion defects during testing, we have recommended to the Office of the President that UCLA and UCLA Health Sciences defer the deployment date. Chancellor Block spoke with President Napolitano on Tuesday and she has agreed to support the recommendation.
Deferring UCLA’s implementation increases the probability of success for the remaining Pilot entities — ASUCLA, UC Merced, and UC Riverside — by focusing all resources on these organizations. Working with smaller volumes of data will allow for faster turnaround time, and more expedient analysis, issue resolution, and fine-tuning prior to the UCPath Center taking on UCLA’s much larger and complex volume. UCLA will continue to support the Pilot deployment for ASUCLA, UCR and UCM.
UCLA fully supports the UCPath initiative, and your attention to UCPath deliverables is imperative for a successful transition. Based on your feedback, we believe that additional time to prepare for the go-live at UCLA is essential and has the benefit of helping all organizations on campus and in UCLA Health Sciences achieve the necessary readiness to be successful. Once UCLA’s go-live date is determined, that information will be provided to you.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Scott L. Waugh
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

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