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Can Digital Solutions Help Us Understand and Battle COVID-19?

How can we use digital technologies to combat the spread of COVID-19? To use a recent industry analogy, the virus moves along its own supply chain, from source to recipient (person to person), often with many individual cases occurring in clusters. These patterns can provide us clues as to how the virus will further propagate. […]

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Agile Street Smarts Series – Earned Value for Agile Projects

This blog is part of a series exploring Agile methodologies. Read the last post in the series here. Conventional Earned Value Management (EVM) is a project management technique for measuring project performance and progress. It has the ability to combine measurements of scope, time, and costs (the Project Management Triangle) and is measured against a […]

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Value-Based Care Models as Alternatives to Fee for Service

Many major providers did not properly plan for the previous presidential election results. Aetna CEO, Mark Bertolini, according to an article published in the Hartford Courant, sent his team back to the drawing board to develop another plan due to the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act by the Trump administration. Many Payers are reeling […]

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The Evolution of Care Management – Managing Patient Outcomes and Costs

How Payers and Providers are using Population Health Management to improve patient outcomes and manage costs. According to Markets & Markets, the largest market research firm worldwide: “The population health management market is projected to reach USD 42.54 Billion by 2021 from USD 13.85 Billion in 2016, at a CAGR of 25.2% in the next […]

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Agile Street Smarts Series: Agile Estimation Levels and Techniques

This blog is part of a series exploring Agile methodologies. Read the last post in the series here. This post will explore Agile estimation and the different estimation techniques. Estimation is more the “art” than the “science” of program management so polish the crystal ball and let’s get started. Agile estimation is fundamentally different from […]

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Agile Street Smarts: Insights from an Agile Practitioner

According to Merriam-Webster, “Agile is marked by ready ability to move with quick easy grace.” Of course, this not only describes the adjective, but also the methodology. I’m an Industrial Engineer with an affinity for data and numbers and a Jersey Boy who realizes the need to break free from conventional approaches in order to […]

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Agile Street Smarts – Creating High Performance Teams

What does it take to create a lean, mean project machine? Many have wrestled with this in the past. How do you get your teams to perform at optimal levels? SEMPERFI Support don’t smother, Empower and trust, Motivate , Put forth – communicate, Energize, Release – deliver, Fail fast, Iterate   Turns out, Marine Seal […]

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