Operational Excellence: December 2017 – January 2018 News and Highlights
The major news in December was the conclusion of the 18-month Data Warehouse Initiative and the establishment of a new Data Governance model for SMU. The University is now on a path to consolidate and transform complex, unmatched data across campus into usable, consistent data that provides a trusted information source for analytics and visualization tools. Two Data Governance committees will continue the work begun by the initiative; five initial projects are planned, the first of which will begin this spring.
In January, two employees were featured as part of the continuing series of spotlights on staff members who’ve taken on new leadership roles since the implementation of OE2C operations. They were Curt Herridge, director of software applications in OIT, and Abby Kinney, IT category manager in Purchasing.