Three pilot colleges (FirstLink colleges) have migrated and are continuing to optimize the system’s functionality, to be followed by groups of other colleges in staggered phases. Colleges in the FirstLink group went live with ctcLink in August 2015 (Spokane, Spokane Falls and Tacoma). As with any project of this size, the exact timelines are somewhat fluid, with frequent review and monitoring.
The Highline College ctcLink project team is keeping a close eye on project progress and will communicate timelines for various activities as they become clearer. At this time, it is expected that Highline will be in the deployment group set to go live in October 2020 (Deployment Group 4).
While the larger project is technically being managed by the SBCTC, we have a good deal of work that can and should be done now in order to prepare us and set the stage for a successful transition at Highline. Business process mapping is one area that will be critical as we move forward.
Business Process Mapping (BPM) and More: BPM activities concluded early in 2019. During this time, through a series of facilitated workshops, Highline College subject matter experts (SMEs) and consultants identified and documented well over 200 current business processes related to business activities. This is a huge accomplishment.
The next step is to conduct a change impact analysis, based on how these same processes will be conducted using the ctcLink software.