The Deployment Journey: Learning from the Past to Shape the Future

Top of Mind: The Deployment Journey

We learned about project management and change management at enterprise scale. We learned about conversion for very large systems. And we learned that customizing systems to meet our needs led to disastrous long-term costs, locked us into decades-old decisions, and prevented business innovation. The experiences from those years inform the work we do today in […]

Three Reasons Agile Works for Implementations

Top of Mind: Three Reasons Agile Works for Implementations

When considering an ERP or cloud Software as a Service (SaaS) in higher education, agile practices can be instrumental in ensuring successful and timely implementation. As an agile enthusiast, I must confess that nearly 15 years ago, when the agile manifesto and I crossed paths, it was love at first sight. For me, it explained […]

Vicki Tambellini Reflects on 2019 and Looks Ahead to the New Year

Top of Mind Podcast: Vicki Tambellini Reflects on 2019 and Looks Ahead to the New Year

The Tambellini Group’s President and CEO Vicki Tambellini talks about unforeseen higher education trends in 2019, predictions that came true, and what surprised her in 2019. She also makes predictions for higher education technology in 2020. Highlights include: The number of major projects put on hold by higher education institutions in 2019 Higher education’s adoption […]

My Top 10 Takeaways from EDUCAUSE 2019

Top of Mind: Top 10 Takeaways from EDUCAUSE 2019

The Tambellini Group was in Chicago last week at the annual EDUCAUSE conference. It was such a pleasure to meet with current and prospective Tambellini members. The air was energized and the conversations lively. There were some consistent themes and messages throughout the conference, and I came away with some valuable insights.  Most institutions with […]

Rethinking IT in the World of Cloud

If you’re busy trying to keep your old legacy system going and are in a perpetual state of adapting to meet your campus’s needs, you’re not alone. Colby College realized two years ago that things had to change. CIO Cindy Mitchell faced it head on. Her strategic plan includes “the things that eat our lunch” […]

11 Insightful Blog Posts to Help Your Technology Transformations Take Flight

So much information, so little time. Let us make it easier for you to catch up on the topics that are top of mind for higher education executives just like you. We’ll help you cut to the chase by providing a quick and skimmable list of all the articles, infographics, and podcasts found at Tambellini’s […]

Prep for a Successful Move to the Cloud Infographic

Only 5% of US colleges and universities have selected a modern cloud student or ERP solution. The other 95% are thinking about it or making plans for it. The question is no longer if you move your core systems, such as finance, HCM, student and CRM, to the cloud. It’s when. What can make or […]