By Rocky Clark, Project Coordinator, Workday Project
Fun fact: There was a time when the only “horsepower” I had was under the hood; I used to drag race high performance trucks. Now my personal life revolves around an actual horse, and teaching my daughter the art of barrel racing.
Being a part of the project management team puts me in a different category than most of the other members on the team. Instead of having a business background in one of the functional areas of the project, my job skills are centered on project management as a whole. This project has given me extensive experience in managing tasks and deliverables internal to the project, as well as with the external vendors related to the implementation. Through the project I have learned the importance of building a cohesive team with the right education, experience and personalities, and we have just the right mix on this team!
Without Workday, it is extremely difficult to find the right resources for the project, especially enterprise level projects that include a wide variety of stakeholders. The talent and performance functionality within Workday will really help with this resourcing. With the varying levels of experience needed for the project, we will be also be able to use succession planning as a tool. Workday is going to bring a ton of new options for employees… I can’t even begin to list them all.
I believe that Workday sets Oregon state government up for success, not just on an HR level but also in terms of bringing agencies together. With the use of Workday, there will be more visibility and agencies will be able to work together much easier. Workday is the first step in modernizing core systems to the enterprise – and this is just the beginning.