Each project within the Student Sunrise portfolio will move through four stages of work: Plan; Architect, Configure & Prototype; Test & Deploy; and Stabilization.  

Plan Stage

During the Plan Stage, the project team finalizes the project plan, scope and strategies that will be used throughout the project, including strategies for integrations, data conversion and change management. Additionally, the team conducts hiring and defines team members’ roles and responsibilities.  

Architect, Configure & Prototype Stage (ACP)

The bulk of future state design work occurs during the Architect, Configure & Prototype Stage. The project team gathers academic process requirements and technical specifications, then uses them to configure the software solution. The team also prepares for testing activities during this stage.  

Test & Deploy Stage

During this stage, the project team conducts several rounds of testing to confirm that the system works as designed. The team also finalizes cutover plans to transition operations from our legacy systems to our new systems. Training and final go-live preparations occur during this stage. 

Stabilization Stage

The Stabilization Stage serves to address any post-go-live fixes and ensure the system is stable for operations. The project team also conducts knowledge transfer to the support team during this time.