Plan to discuss several examples supporting the presentation topic.Campus Solutions 9.2 upgradeMcMaster upgraded their PeopleSoft Campus Solutions application to 9.2 PUM Image 7 to enable the implementation of PeopleSoft Selective Adoption and new features and functionality. They utilized existing in-house experience and skills to accelerate delivery and meet business needs. During the project they leveraged diverse skillsets to co-create solutions to maintain security, queries and other PeopleTools objects (for example URLs). Project resources were allocated to build depth and breadth of capabilities and successfully support the production cutover. The project was a huge success and has positioned the university to adopt transformative technologies and improve the online experience for students. One of the keys to success was focussed project resources working collaboratively with shared accountability on project deliverables.Selective AdoptionMcMaster has upgraded to PeopleSoft Campus Solutions 9.2 and is positioned to selectively adopt application fixes and features; something that the McMaster Finance and HR application support teams have been doing for years. Two different selective adoption methodologies have surfaced that will be presented; developers packaging selective adoption in a PeopleSoft application designer project versus PeopleSoft administrators applying a change package. PeopleTools Patching Increased focus around IT security is driving a more frequent PeopleTools patching cycle at McMaster. Rapid deployment and standardized configuration is fundamental to this process. Focussing resources on specific responsibilities - pre-steps, change assistant patching, puppet deployment, post-steps - has enabled the delivery of consecutive updates in quick succession. Continuous improvement in process and delivery helped turn a mistake into an express update!Security Patching (WebLogic and Tuxedo)As is the case with PeopleTools patching, IT security vulnerabilities and threats have heightened the awareness and promptness with which supporting software is updated for McMaster’s PeopleSoft enterprise applications. McMaster’s PeopleSoft technology support teams have adopted a process to quickly re-point the PeopleSoft application installations to new versions of WebLogic and Tuxedo to block any security vulnerability from being exploited. This is a joint effort between the Enterprise Systems teams and the PeopleSoft administration team and the understanding from the business community that action will be taken in a given number of days/weeks based on the published risk level.
International / Regional
Finance / HCM / Student Systems / CRM / Technical
Alliance / International / Regional / E-Academy
User Membership / Corporate Membership