Wake Forest University has chosen to implement the Workday Student Information System (SIS) to support Wake’s teaching, learning and scholarly work while continually improving service to its students, faculty and staff.  Wake Forest academic units will be part of a unified student system supporting the entire student lifecycle in a way that reflects the academic priorities and community values of our institution. This will be a major step forward, by providing the University with a state of the art system with which to continually improve student academic services and business processes. For us to successfully implement this application, we have established a clear set of Goals, Guiding Principles and Project Team Commitments that outline key criteria for making decisions in timely and cost-effective ways while still meeting essential requirements of Wake Forest University.

The Executive Sponsor and Project Steering Committee endorse these Guiding Principles. In general, unless there is a significant and compelling reason to deviate from them, these principles take precedence in all project planning and decision-making. Only the Executive Sponsor or Project Steering Committee are empowered to determine if a proposed exception meets “significant and compelling” criteria, and no exception is permitted without the Executive Sponsor agreement.

Guiding Principles

The impact of our implementation extends well beyond the technology itself. By designing our end-to-end processes through an innovative lens, we can touch and transform the Wake Forest experience, to allow for continued long-term growth and position ourselves to realize our strategic priorities. In pursuit of these goals, we prioritize the following guiding principles:

Goals of the Project

Project Team Commitments

As a member of the project team, I will:

When making decisions, I will frame them by considering whether the action: