Focus Cloud - 24/7 Episode #5 - Preparing for Success with Snowgoose

"Preparing for success" - tips on what customers need to think about to ensure their Workday® project is a success! For those of you unfamiliar with them, Rob and Todd are co-founders of Snowgoose, a boutique delivery services team focusing on Workday® implementations. They focus on client advisory and delivery services for Project Planning & Governance, Data and Testing, and they specialise in harmonising workstreams and minimising the potential for deviation from plans.

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What does a great Workday team look like?

or a start, the benefit of them having previous Workday project before is a key differentiator. As I’ve said in past articles, Workday is very different from other solutions. You need prior experience to know how an implementation should progress and what the pitfalls are at each stage. Workday PMs also need to have strong stakeholder management expertise. They need the credibility and technical know-how to champion what you need, when you need it – so you stay on track and on budget. For a start, the benefit of them having previous Workday project before is a key differentiator. As I’ve said in past articles, Workday is very different from other solutions. You need prior experience to know how an implementation should progress and what the pitfalls are at each stage. Workday PMs also need to have strong stakeholder management expertise. They need the credibility and technical know-how to champion what you need, when you need it – so you stay on track and on budget.

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Workday Hiring: DIY vs. Using a Recruitment Agency

Workday experts – from project managers to testers – are in demand. They don’t hang around on job boards, and their LinkedIn profiles may be well out of date. They can receive 5 overtures a day because Workday is growing so fast. This means your LinkedIn Premium subscription won’t work as effectively. It means you can’t just advertise on your usual sites. It’s why we’ve invested so much in our Workday-specific CRM over the past 3.5 years and used it to build relationships with 90% of Europe’s Workday professionals (as well as those across the US). The general market just doesn’t have an effective way of finding viable candidates in the timescales Workday projects need.

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When Should I Start Recruiting My Workday Team?

In an ideal world, you’d have an entire team lined up from Day 1 to keep everything efficient and proactive. But you have process and budgetary constraints and need to balance your recruitment with them. So let’s take a realistic look at Workday hiring. You need your own team during the design phase Having spoken to hundreds of people with Workday implementation experience – and had Workday training myself – the surest way to keep down total project cost is to at least have your project manager, functional lead, integrations person, data specialist and any stream leads on board during the design phase. There are 2 reasons for this:

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What does Workday® Financials bring to the table?

I have worked with and implemented a number of different Financial systems (Oracle, MS Dynamics 365, Workday® , Sage and Quickbooks) and there are a number of elements that makes Workday® stand out from the pack. What does Workday® financials bring to the table?

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