Countdown to Go-Live: February 8, 2021
Deployment Groups and High-Level Timeline
Moving to ctcLink is a very large, very complex project. All told, 34 institutions and the office of the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) will be migrating to the new system. Due to the magnitude of the project, the implementation is happening in groups.
View the high-level timeline to see groups and schedule (subject to change). As with any project of this size, the exact timelines are somewhat fluid, with frequent review and monitoring.
Group 1: Pilot Colleges
Three pilot colleges migrated to ctcLink in August 2015. Colleges in this group — Spokane, Spokane Falls and Tacoma — are continuing to optimize the system’s functionality.
Group 2: Successful Transition
Clark College and SBCTC both successfully transitioned to ctcLink on Oct. 28, 2019. Read the Nov. 13 blog post to learn why this was great news for Highline.
Group 4: Highline and Other Colleges
Highline is planning to go live in February 2021 as part of Deployment Group 4. See the high-level timeline below, which shows activities associated with the Implementation phase and beyond, or download the 49-page master schedule (both subject to change).
As part of the Initiation phase of the project, Highline completed a critical process called business process mapping (BPM). 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 was a huge accomplishment. As part of this phase, we also conducted change impact analysis, based on how these same business processes will be accomplished using the ctcLink software.
Highline officially entered the Implementation phase of the ctcLink project in October 2019. Many of Highline’s subject matter experts (SMEs) have engaged with the State Board to participate in Business Process Fit Gap sessions, complete local configuration guides, validate data and test processes. This phase will last approximately 15 months until we go live with ctcLink in February 2021.
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