These guiding principles outline key criteria to help the Project Helios team make decisions.
- Keep the core mission in view
We are committed that our use of Workday must serve the students, faculty and staff of The Texas A&M University System by making it easy to get HR and payroll work done to allow them to focus on our core mission of teaching, research and public service.
- Work the same
We need to simplify and standardize our HR and payroll processes and will adopt common business processes across all members as often as possible.
We will work the same as much as possible and as different as needed.
- Do no harm
Although our HR and payroll systems are ready to retire, they have met many of our needs and they do some things very well. As we look at what Workday can do for us and how we can use it, we will keep focused on the quality of our business process solutions.
- Keep moving forward
A good plan executed today is better than a perfect plan executed at some indefinite point in the future – based on a quote from General George S. Patton Jr.
At some point in time, we really do want to use Workday! We will provide enough time to our business process teams to decide how the A&M System should use Workday, but we need to make decisions and keep moving forward.
- Follow best practices and embrace the Workday community
We commit to look at best practices and solutions used by other Workday customers and let them guide how we might get work done. We will use what others have learned to help us decide the best processes for the A&M System.