What We Do
We support large, enterprise-wide initiatives in the vice chancellor for finance and administration’s project portfolio. In partnership with senior leadership, we manage and deliver complex projects that impact units across the institution, engaging with campus partners throughout the project lifecycle to:
- Research, analyze, and develop business cases for potential large institutional investments.
- Increase project efficiency and effectiveness to ensure successful project completion and maximize benefits to campus.
- Align projects with our partners’ existing strategies, goals, and culture.
- Improve management of project resources.
- Support evolving project needs by implementing flexible strategies and management techniques.
We provide guidance and expertise to support the key aspects of successful project delivery identified by Prosci, the global leader in change management solutions:
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Learn more about the campus strategic initiatives and campus partners we are supporting.
Campus Building Access Control System >
The UW–Madison Police Department is leading efforts to modernize access control software and access points to more than 150 campus buildings, creating a safer campus with up-to-date controls.
Administrative Transformation Program >
UW–Madison, along with all other UW System schools, is standardizing human resources, finance, and research administration business processes through the implementation of Workday and Huron Research Suite, two integrated, cloud-based technology systems.
Business Process Integration & Adoption
UW-Shared Services and UW–Madison’s Administration Innovation & Planning are collaborating on an end-to-end analysis of the business processes deemed out of scope for the Administrative Transformation Program and recommending solutions and operating models that will achieve the desired UW System and UW–Madison division-level business outcomes.
Library Collections Preservation
In anticipation of the construction of the $33 million state-of-the-art Libraries Collections Preservation Facility in Verona, Libraries staff are working with Facilities Planning & Management to develop and implement a plan for the movement of library collections.
Real Estate Initiatives >
A joint working group comprised of members from UW–Madison and University Research Park has begun a visioning and district planning process to leverage UW–Madison’s real estate assets to their highest and best use. The Office of the VCFA, in collaboration with Facilities Planning & Management and the School of Medicine & Public Health, has also planned a symposium with experts from peer institutions and private industry to learn how to leverage facilities management best practices to accelerate innovation and research at UW–Madison.
School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences Construction >
Facilities Planning & Management is leading efforts for the construction of the Computer, Data & Information Sciences building. This state-of-the-art facility is poised to unite top-ranked departments within a single campus hub, cultivating innovation ecosystems that attract collaborators from across the campus and beyond.
Student Information System
The Student Information System (SIS) is the backbone that supports the student life cycle at UW–Madison. The Division of Enrollment Management and the Bursar’s Office are reviewing, documenting, and potentially modifying SIS processes—including those related to admissions, financial aid, student records, curriculum, and enrollment—in preparation for the implementation of Workday, part of the Administrative Transformation Program.
Title and Total Compensation Project >
The Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project established the Title and Standard Job Description Library, which went live on November 7, 2021, with relevant and market-informed titles to help us keep and grow our outstanding workforce. The project continues to develop comprehensive compensation strategies; career development tools and culture; and benefit enhancements all focused on the goal of strengthening UW–Madison’s position as an employer of choice.
What Our Clients Are Saying
I didn’t want to miss this chance to say a big ‘thank you’ to the relocation team at FP&M, along with employees from the Office of Strategic Consulting. Your work to accomplish one of the most complex moves in the history of this campus has been nothing short of extraordinary.
You’ve met every obstacle with creativity, every new wrinkle with flexibility, and every long day with an unwavering commitment to doing the highest quality work.
We knew we had the right team in place when, from the very start of the project, you explored the options and chose not the easiest plan, not the plan that would require the least amount of your time, but the most complicated one, because that was the one most beneficial to the entire university….And all on an accelerated timeline to keep the CDIS building project on track and on budget….