project PHASES: go live
WHO DEPLOYS WHEN?
By the end of 2022, all the colleges and the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges agency office in Olympia will implement in groups (formerly referred to as “waves”) ranging from six to nine colleges each.
Deployment groups (DG) were created with an eye toward balancing many factors, including, but not limited to: deployment size, college readiness, colleges’ preference, college type (technical or community college), and whether the summer quarter is the start or the end term (“header ”or “trailer”) for the college’s financial and student calendar.
October 2019 (four colleges, one agency)
- Clark College – initial implementation of HCM and FIN pillars
- SBCTC – initial implementation of all three pillars
- Spokane District – PeopleSoft upgrade
- Tacoma Community College – PeopleSoft upgrade
While DG2 is a small cohort, it is complex.
Spokane Community College, Spokane Falls Community College and Tacoma Community College were in the first implementation group (“First Link” colleges).
The PeopleSoft software is now due for a major upgrade. And it’s more complicated than just downloading the latest version of your favorite browser, requiring a substantial effort for Spokane, Tacoma and project resources.
So, while Clark College and SBCTC go through their initial implementation, Spokane and Tacoma will focus on the adoption of PeopleSoft Fluid (a responsive interface for better user navigation) and Campus Solutions 9.2, as well as implementing the new chart of accounts and security redesign, all followed by a whole lot of testing and training.
Deployment Group Three has been split into two launches.
DG3 - A
March 2020 (two colleges)
- Lower Columbia College
- Olympic College
DG3 - B
May 2020 (four colleges)
- Cascadia College
- Peninsula College
- Pierce College District (2 colleges)
Winter 2021 (seven colleges)
- Centralia College
- Edmonds College
- Highline College
- Seattle College District (3 colleges)
- Wenatchee Valley College
TBD (eight colleges)
- Bellevue College
- Bellingham Technical College
- Big Bend Community College
- Everett Community College
- Grays Harbor College
- Green River College
- Skagit Valley College
- Whatcom Community College
TBD (nine colleges)
- Bates Technical College
- Clover Park Technical College
- Columbia Basin College
- Lake Washington Institute of Technology
- Renton Technical College
- Shoreline Community College
- South Puget Sound Community College
- Walla Walla Community College
- Yakima Valley College
The dates and groups are best estimates of when ctcLink PeopleSoft products will go live at each college, district office and SBCTC.
Like any enterprise-wide project of this magnitude, it is subject to multiple factors, including college readiness. Colleges will be evaluated on measures of readiness before being part of any deployment group.
College Prep Work
Preparatory work and readiness activities are required of each college and agency in advance of its deployment phase.