- Modular Procurement in Health & Human Services (December 16, 2016):
The election is over and the new administration’s technology agenda is not yet known but that won’t stop you from looking for efficiencies in your processes. In software development projects, whether you’re on the technology side, the program side, or in the trenches of budget, finance, and acquisition, you’re looking for ways to work smarter. Whether your organization plans to use an agile or a waterfall software development model for the next big software project, Modular Procurement can offer many ways to effectively support development, and do it faster than traditional procurement methods. The archived webinar is available here.
- How a Business Rules Engine Turned a High-Profile Failure into a High-Profile Success (December 14, 2016):
The Maryland Health Benefits Exchange administers Maryland Health Connection, the state based health insurance marketplace (SBM) for implementation of the Affordable Care Act of 2010. After the 2013 marketplace launch failed for a variety of reasons, a remarkable rescue operation transformed the initial failure into a high profile success by adapting and reusing business rules from another state’s health insurance exchange. The archived webinar is available here.
- Life After the Big Bang: Exploring Modular, Agile Paths Toward Health and Human Services Modernization (December 9, 2016):
This webinar was based off a timely report that was commissioned by KPMG with the Government Business Council (GBC), a research arm of the well-respected publication, Government Executive. On behalf of KPMG, GBC conducted independent interviews with a number of senior state and local Health & Human Services executives and other experts in the field to explore their modernization initiatives, systems development processes, and procurement methodologies. The archived webinar is available here.
- Agile for Government: Separating Myth from Reality (December 6, 2016):
In this webinar, the State of New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) successfully embraced agile methodology through a case study. The webinar highlights the DEP's experience transitioning to agile, and the Department's results - including greater transparency, minimized risk, improved quality, and on-time, on-budget delivery of the project. The webinar also includes a presentation by CGI subject matter experts as they debunk common myths about "going agile" and present a pragmatic, how-to approach to adapt current models to ensure success. The archived webinar is available here.