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Hays – Our Successful PeopleSoft
9.2 Upgrade And How This Changes
The Future Model
Friday 27th February 2015
Mark Thomas a...
WHY UPGRADE?
BENEFITS
• WORKCENTRES
• ACTIVITY GUIDES
• COMPANY DIRECTORY
• FORMS & APPROVALS
BUILDER
PREP TO WORK
ON
TOP ...
GOVERNANCE
INTERNAL
AUDIT
RESOURCE MODEL AND
PROGRAMME CONTROLS
PEOPLESOFT: UPGRADE METHODOLOGY
 Used Oracle recommended methodology
 Upgrade manual for each module
 Includes:
– Cumul...
PEOPLESOFT UPGRADE: JOURNEY SO FAR…
Initial
Pass
Cumulative
Feature
Overview
Tool
Project
Methodology
Compare
Reports
Syst...
PEOPLESOFT UPGRADE – BUSINESS ACCEPTANCE
TESTING
 Full-time Senior Business Manager for duration of programme
 Responsib...
CUTOVER PROCESS
 Planning
 Pre-work
 Actual
 Post
 Huge work
 Testing
 Dedicated resources
 Post-cutover – Storm S...
PEOPLESOFT UPGRADE – LIVE CUTOVER PLANNING /
CONSIDERATIONS
 Realistic timed plan
 Resource planning
 Logistical challe...
SOME TAKEAWAYS FOR YOU
 Appoint Project Manager early
 Trusted partners selection
 Governance
 Communication
 Acceler...
WHAT’S NEXT FOR HAYS?
Exploit the opportunity!
– Application features
– PS Delivery Model
KEY MESSAGES FROM ORACLE OPEN WORLD
Case study one
The proactive organisation will gain the most
Take time to respond to t...
Improves maintenance strategy
Reduces time to identify and apply fixes
Ability to extract and apply enhancements
Take adva...
CONTINUOUS DELIVERY MODEL
 Take only the changes you want
 Take changes when you want them
 Maintain strategic customis...
WHO & WHAT WILL THE CHANGING DELIVERY
MECHANISM IMPACT?
 Users
 Functional Analysts
 Development capability
 Maintenan...
HAYS: RELEASE SCHEDULE DETERMINATION
 Will split Maintenance & Enhancement releases
 Releases structured around business...
EVOLUTION OF HAYS INTERNAL ROLES: THE
CHALLENGE
Traditional model:
 Functional = requirements
 Technical = build
 Busin...
19
EVOLUTION OF HAYS INTERNAL ROLES: THE
MODEL
Professional Qualifications
Experience
Senior
Relationship
Manager
• Commer...
WHERE TO GO FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 Oracle’s PeopleSoft Information Portal
www.peoplesoftinfo.com
 Whitepaper: Adapt...
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  1. 1. Hays – Our Successful PeopleSoft 9.2 Upgrade And How This Changes The Future Model Friday 27th February 2015 Mark Thomas and Sean Earlam Hays Specialist Recruitment
  2. 2. WHY UPGRADE? BENEFITS • WORKCENTRES • ACTIVITY GUIDES • COMPANY DIRECTORY • FORMS & APPROVALS BUILDER PREP TO WORK ON TOP FEATURES BENEFITS • SEARCH • LOOK & FEEL • NAVIGATION • INTERACTION HUB 9.0 OUT OF PAYROLL SUPPORT - JUNE 2015 TECHNICAL UPGRADE FUNCTIONAL UPGRADE 2013-2015 2015
  3. 3. GOVERNANCE INTERNAL AUDIT RESOURCE MODEL AND PROGRAMME CONTROLS
  4. 4. PEOPLESOFT: UPGRADE METHODOLOGY  Used Oracle recommended methodology  Upgrade manual for each module  Includes: – Cumulative feature overview – Compare reports – Move to production (MTP)
  5. 5. PEOPLESOFT UPGRADE: JOURNEY SO FAR… Initial Pass Cumulative Feature Overview Tool Project Methodology Compare Reports System & Integration Inventory
  6. 6. PEOPLESOFT UPGRADE – BUSINESS ACCEPTANCE TESTING  Full-time Senior Business Manager for duration of programme  Responsibilities include Business Testing and Business Readiness  Core team of 8 Business Testers from BAT to STORM  Created Test and Readiness strategies  Designed over 900 test cases  Flexed to 150 users for online Performance Test  Business Readiness – Update user manuals/SOPs – Only training where significant functional changes – IT “Talking Shows”
  7. 7. CUTOVER PROCESS  Planning  Pre-work  Actual  Post  Huge work  Testing  Dedicated resources  Post-cutover – Storm Support  Roles & responsibilities  Risk management
  8. 8. PEOPLESOFT UPGRADE – LIVE CUTOVER PLANNING / CONSIDERATIONS  Realistic timed plan  Resource planning  Logistical challenges  Communication plan – project team, stakeholders and users  Escalation procedures  Rollback scenario planning  Storm Support plans
  9. 9. SOME TAKEAWAYS FOR YOU  Appoint Project Manager early  Trusted partners selection  Governance  Communication  Accelerated release  Resource challenges (onsite v offsite)  Change Freeze  Practice Practice Practice!
  10. 10. WHAT’S NEXT FOR HAYS? Exploit the opportunity! – Application features – PS Delivery Model
  11. 11. KEY MESSAGES FROM ORACLE OPEN WORLD Case study one The proactive organisation will gain the most Take time to respond to the new methodology Look at your internal processes and roles Develop new working relationships between IT and LOB
  12. 12. Improves maintenance strategy Reduces time to identify and apply fixes Ability to extract and apply enhancements Take advantage of new enhancements earlier Evaluate feasibility of level-loading our upgrades KEY MESSAGES FROM ORACLE OPEN WORLD Case study two: PUM – Impact Post Upgrade
  13. 13. CONTINUOUS DELIVERY MODEL  Take only the changes you want  Take changes when you want them  Maintain strategic customisations  Eliminate need for major upgrades
  14. 14. WHO & WHAT WILL THE CHANGING DELIVERY MECHANISM IMPACT?  Users  Functional Analysts  Development capability  Maintenance strategy  Stakeholders  Technology  Oracle relationship
  15. 15. HAYS: RELEASE SCHEDULE DETERMINATION  Will split Maintenance & Enhancement releases  Releases structured around business users  Maintenance  Enhancements  Overall, match release timetable to Oracle’s release strategy 9.2 Go-live VO1 March 2015 Configuration Release VO2 June 2015 Configuration Release VO3 September 2015 Configuration Release V04 December 2015 Make Me Current ~ Mid 2016
  16. 16. EVOLUTION OF HAYS INTERNAL ROLES: THE CHALLENGE Traditional model:  Functional = requirements  Technical = build  Business = testing New model:  Tools – configurable  Functional team – delivery not a technical project  Establishment of SME teams  Drive Business Education & Process Optimisation
  17. 17. 19 EVOLUTION OF HAYS INTERNAL ROLES: THE MODEL Professional Qualifications Experience Senior Relationship Manager • Commercial Judgement • Management skills Architect/ Manager • Commercial Awareness • Leadership Skills • Business Value Judgement • Architectural Awareness Business Function Owner • Business focussed • Technical skill • Business Process Engineering • Change Management Senior Business Function Team Member • Requirements Gathering • Functional & Technical Design • Testing • Development Business Function Team Member Degree or equivalent in IT related discipline Levels 7 6 5 4 APMG Change Management Qualification CSM Agile Scrum Qualification Six Sigma Prince2 Practitioner
  18. 18. WHERE TO GO FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION  Oracle’s PeopleSoft Information Portal www.peoplesoftinfo.com  Whitepaper: Adapting to PeopleSoft Continuous Delivery – published in September 2014 https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E57469_01/adapting_to_peoplesoft _continous_delivery.pdf  YouTube: PeopleSoft 9.2 Delivery Model - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKzPcPz7qn4

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