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University Manager 2015 Summer

2014 NCSE for Canadian Institutions – An Overview, The student payments landscape: a snapshot

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June 17, 2015


Establishing Enterprise Project Governance at Queen’s through a Project Portfolio Office

The success of Queen’s five year $30+ Million PeopleSoft project depended on inclusive project governance, agreement on the scope and priorities, and advanced project management. After the project, there were dozens of enterprise-level projects still to be done, but with no governance processes for prioritizing, sequencing or funding them. Most were business initiatives with a … Continue reading "Establishing Enterprise Project Governance at Queen’s through a Project Portfolio Office"

April 16, 2015


“McGill Satellite Procurement Operations” – A Customer Centric Approach

McGill’s vision to implement “Satellite Procurement operations” started taking shape in 2009, with the goal to improve customer service and strengthen the impartiality of the procurement process. The model relies heavily on collaboration, building relationships and sharing functional knowledge while focusing on improving customer response time, process efficiencies and cost savings. A value driven and … Continue reading "“McGill Satellite Procurement Operations” – A Customer Centric Approach"

April 16, 2015


University Manager 2014 Spring

At Your Service: Fostering Efficiency and Effectiveness of Administrative and Financial Function

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April 17, 2014


Bonfire: A new ‘Best Practice’ tool for the Competitive Bid (RFx) Evaluation Process

Ryerson and Laurier worked closely with Bonfire to ensure their system meets the unique requirements of universities while addressing the new BPS procurement directives. Specifically, Bonfire shaped its system to accommodate the varying forms of procurement styles (e.g., contract A/B and the negotiated RFP model) including higher accountability standards for BPS organizations. The company also … Continue reading "Bonfire: A new ‘Best Practice’ tool for the Competitive Bid (RFx) Evaluation Process"

April 16, 2014


BRIDGING THE GAP: MIDDLE MANAGERS GROUP AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA

The forming of the group changed the way Financial Services and Human Resources related with the units and vice versa. It also changed the way all the units related to one another. The result is better relations, better solutions, far more efficiencies, all of which in the end make the institution and its staff work … Continue reading "BRIDGING THE GAP: MIDDLE MANAGERS GROUP AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA"

April 16, 2009


Central Receiving and Mail Services Track and Trace System

The WITS Track & Trace system was first initiated through collaborative meetings with Shipping & Receiving, Mail Services and Information Technology Services (ITS) staff to develop a better receiving process to record incoming shipments and log their final delivery location in order to reduce the frequency of misdirected/missing shipments. Once the staff realized how efficient … Continue reading "Central Receiving and Mail Services Track and Trace System"

April 16, 2008


NEXUS, changing the administrative culture of an institution through a software implementation project

The project mobilized a large interdisciplinary team of managers, staff and faculty committed to the successful and quick implementation. The governance provided leadership from the top with involvement of the Executive Management Group and the President appointing the VP Finance as project champion. Implementation teams, Team Leads Committee, and a Steering Committee pulled representation from … Continue reading "NEXUS, changing the administrative culture of an institution through a software implementation project"

April 16, 2008


Design Services Standing Offer Agreement (SOA)

The Request for Proposal resulted in eight firms from Toronto-Hamilton-Niagara submitting proposals. Due to the ‘technical ‘ nature of the initiative and because the procurement, risks, and mechanics of minor design services tends lo be a background issue lo University stakeholders, there was Utile involvement from Faculties and other Departments in the development and implementation. … Continue reading "Design Services Standing Offer Agreement (SOA)"

April 16, 2007


Tri-Council Compliance Project

Specific consultations were not conducted with the research community about this project. However, it is understood that researchers are the primary beneficiaries of improved administrative processes and increased understanding/awareness of Tri-Council guidelines. The effort expended on the administration of research activity has the greatest impact on Research Services and Financial Reporting. Due to the close … Continue reading "Tri-Council Compliance Project"

April 16, 2007


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