you are coming thru loud and clear
I'm in a noisy area so will mute myself until I need to speakl...is that ok?
sound is bad
Yes, no problem
can hear you loud and clear
ii. What has been communicated to staff and faculty?iii. Have enrolled students and parents been notified of the merger, and if so, how were they informed? Has there been any pushback to the merger?
Are you looking ofr one single resource to complete the project, or would you consider a team approach?
Would you be looking for PM to provide recommendations for improvement/efficiencies, especially when it comes to IT infrastructure and systems
With regards to ISRS and the move to a new ERP/SIS. Will you plan to participate in those implementation activities as separate schools or as one unit, understanding your stated outcome?
Is there one of the campuses that has a model that you are gravitating towards or will it be a mix of current best practices?
how was the estimate of 2-3 dyas per week arrived at?
You have mentioned establishing transition teams. Do they already meet regularly? Is there already a sterring committe established that meets regularly?
Sorry for the typo - STEERING committed, not sterring!
Will the workgroups be doing the research and data development/gathering to assure that the timeline is optimized?
how much of the work needs to be onsite vs. having the consultant work offisite?
What is the ultimate goal of this combination? cost savings? consistent approach? etc. What will success look like and how will it be measured?
I would imagine that part of the information-gathering process will entail meeting with subject matter experts. Will there be scheduling considerations that need to be taken into account for getting their time? For example - are summer hours different from fall/winter?
what is the rate range NHED is trying to stay within?
Is there an expectation of a reduction in staffing as an outcome of this transition? Have there been conversations on the campuses regarding this and what if any of this transition is the PM is expected to address during the project?
What does the term “project management” mean to the organization and what does this mean relative to this project?
Is there any kind of road map established already for the process moving forward? E.g. do have different phases in mind?
Would you say that people are generally excited about this initiative, or reluctant?
what are you looking for in a work plan?
What drove this decision? What was it that mandated the decision being approached and made?
Is there an example in another state or region where a similar effort has been undertaken that you can point to? If so, how long have they been operating under this kind of organizational structure?
Thank you and good luck!
Are you open to having someone on the project team with a background in organizational development who can make recommendations or suggestions for overall change management?
Given your contracting processes, how likely is it that a contract would be in place early April (realistically)?
Yes, thank you!