Workflow Consortium informal community of practice (iCoP)

Mission

To provide an active, collaborative, user group and business process owner for WorkflowGen (WFG), the University's enterprise workflow product. To set WorkflowGen priorities, help identify and resolve problems, provide a transparent communications conduit between participating units, and share information and expertise.

Join the Workflow Consortium

 Information on how to join the Workflow Consortium can be found at the group's Google site here: https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/umn-workflow/

Meetings

The WorkflowGen consortium usually meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Information on the time and location is automatically sent via Google Calendar to Workflow Consortium members (see above).

Purpose

The purpose of the Workflow Consortium is to provide administrative oversight and to share user experience insight. The Workflow Consortium will serve the following functions:

The University of Minnesota's Workflow Consortium informal community of practice (iCoP) shares knowledge and fosters effective use of tools for workflow processing, primarily WorkflowGen.

Managing WFG

The Workflow Consortium:

  • is the user group for the campus-wide workflow management tool.
  • is the advocacy group for implementing business process improvement for enterprise workflow on campus.
  • is the consultative group guiding the implementation of this tool.
  • is the shared resource repository for WorkflowGen, tracking the development of the product and documenting the shared experience of our user community.
  • provides a group of users who can provide quick user acceptance testing for new features.
  • cultivates a collaborative model-- we aim to develop a hybrid of common good and shared service delivery that:
    • builds innovation governance.
    • creates pathways for WorkflowGen priority setting.
    • creates a co-op of resources, including human resources.

Supporting an Enterprise Solution

The Workflow Consortium:

  • is the forum for communicating issues, expressing user business needs, and sharing solutions.
  • is the communications conduit to additional constituents within the participating units.
  • develops the University's capacity to redesign and implement improved business processes.
  • builds a shared library of Business Process Automation aids and leverages University resources in that effort.