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Thursday, December 18, 2014

ELEANOR’S UPDATE (December 2014)

Fall term is nearly over for all of us, and we are looking ahead to a few days off, before getting back to it all. As of the date of this newsletter, we will be on the 55th day until launch of The Upgrade. Can you believe it? That's less than 2 months!

Here’s a quick look back: The results of November 3-4 ESUP Student All Campus meeting held on the Twin Cities St. Paul campus are in and were overwhelmingly positive. A big thank you goes out to all the meeting evaluation respondents. What a diverse group we are, some wanted more module time, others wanted more cross functional time, but the commonality we take away is we all wanted more time together. Teams commented again on the value of having this time to work together. Confidence levels were good, and comments acknowledged we know that there will be bumps in the road but we are prepared to manage them. We all recognize there's still plenty to do before the go live - but we're up for it!

Right now we are in the midst of all kinds of testing, System, End-to-End (E2E), Batch Schedule, and User Acceptance Testing (UAT)—all scheduled to wrap up this month. We have had a great response from all of you to help us out by participating in UAT, and you are finding some of those bumps in the road we expected. We have our best people on it - getting resolutions and fine tuning in place. Thank you for all of your feedback.

Until next year!

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