Updated July 15, 2019
The Align project continues to make progress towards Release 1 at the end of Q3 2019. The project team held a tabletop exercise in May 2019 to demonstrate the functionality to the regional SMEs assigned to the project. There was great conversation and participation, and quite a bit of constructive feedback was received that will make Release 1 a robust product.
The feedback received required additional development and testing time, resulting in a postponement of the training scheduled for July through September. Revised training dates for trainers, regional staff and registered entities will be announced soon.
The Steering Committee reviewed two deployment options during its July 9th meeting, in consideration of the current schedule updates for Release 1 and the requested system enhancements from the SME group.
The Steering Committee agreed to Option 1, and have decided to launch Align Phase 1 Release 1 to the MRO and Texas RE regions by September 30th. The remaining regions will Go-live by November 1st. We will provide additional information on the full Release 1 Go-live schedule in the following weeks.
Below is more information on the options reviewed, and their pros/cons and considerations. Align Release 1 Go-live will also be supported with training materials and documentation detailing which processes will be completed in Align, including how to manage Coordinated Oversight, during the rollout.
As mentioned previously, we have several milestones to meet between now and September 1st for Option 1 to be successful, and the team is working diligently to meet them. Our first milestone was achieved this week, with completion of development of all requested changes from the May tabletop. We begin testing next week.
Our next major milestone is User Acceptance testing with this group the week of August 5.
Continue to visit this page for updates and announcements. If you have questions, you may contact your regional change agent or contact Dee Humphries, Director, Project Management Office, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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