In this recording you’ll learn best practices for pain-free technology planning. Idealware explores the benefits of planning, strategies to perform a self-evaluation of your existing systems to highlight opportunities for growth and improvement, ways to prioritize current technology needs at your organization, and how to create a plan for action. Join Idealware to begin creating a tactical technology plan to maximize your organization’s effectiveness without breaking your budgets.
The Children’s Bureau (CB) is currently providing technical assistance and coaching to states interested in leveraging an Agile framework into their procurement, development, and management approach to child welfare development projects. LeadingAgile is the agency contracted with CB to provide this short term technical assistance to states who have interest in utilizing Agile methodologies.
In this presentation LeadingAgile staff provided an overview of the services provided to various states over the past few months. They shared the common strengths and challenges that they came across during these various visits. They also shared the five key success factors which can help states implement successful Agile project management methodologies.
Our speakers were:
- Jim Cundiff, President, LeadingAgile
- Michael Fortunato, Management Consultant, LeadingAgile
Delaware’s FOCUS project uses a hybrid Agile approach that incorporates Agile practices while keeping within the parameters of typical fixed-scope projects. The FOCUS project is driven by engaged stakeholders, a consistent emphasis on scope, and disciplined monitoring of plans and progress.
Join leadership staff of the FOCUS project as they discuss their successes and challenges. They will speak about their Agile approaches for software development and describe their best practices for project management as well as for monitoring impediments and risks. They will also answer questions from participants. Speakers include the following:
- Laura Miles, state functional lead and executive product owner
- Michael Myron, information resource manager
- Peter DeYoe, project director
What are modular procurement and agile development? Why are they often discussed with modular designs?
- Modular procurement: Breaking up large, monolithic procurements into smaller modules to reduce risk
- Agile development: An iterative method of making software that focuses on delivering valuable software to users early and often
Presenters include Dan Hon, a technology consultant to the Administration for Children and Families, and Alan Atlas from 18F, General Services Administration
Effective June 1, 2016, the CCWIS regulations require CCWIS automated functions be developed using a modular design.
Presenter Dan Hon, a technology consultant to the Administration for Children and Families, will discuss the following topics:
- The advantages of modular design
- How to best move from a monolithic system concept into modules
- The challenges associated with connecting modules, building and updating the shared infrastructure, and maintaining a common data structure across modules
Active planning for data quality has beneficial results. The federally funded Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD's) Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) requires the development of data quality plans.
States invest significant time and resources collecting and organizing data and, as with any investment, should periodically review and evaluate their efforts. Key discussion points are the elements of a data quality plan as well as the plan's use and value over time in assessing and improving data quality.
This webinar's presenters include Mike Lindsay, senior technical specialist at ICF International and long-time HUD consulting partner, and Gerry Leslie, project director, Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness. Mike will discuss the use of data quality plans associated with HMIS with additional input from Michigan staff who use Michigan’s Statewide HMIS (MSHMIS). An important goal of the MSHMIS Project is to inform both local and statewide public policy about the extent and nature of homelessness.
This webinar examines the benefits - as well as the mysteries - of modularity when designing a system. The speakers present the basics of modular system development, including when, how, and why to choose modular design. They also highlight Connecticut’s experience with modular development, including the challenges, risks, issues, outcomes, and lessons learned.
This webinar was facilitated by Joyce Rose, a consultant to ICF. The presenters include the following individuals:
- Valter Borges, director, information systems, Connecticut Department of Children and Families
- Abe Lee, director, product management, Diona