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Kathleen Sebelius resigned on Monday, and I’m betting that she is hoping that her next role does not include a major IT project.  As Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Sebelius was responsible for overseeing the rollout of the troubled healthcare.gov website whose launch was tainted by serious technical problems.  Initially […]

Apr 16th, 2014 | Filed under Insurance, IT

Most cultures reward and encourage success. Growing up, we learn quickly to highlight our brilliance and down play our mistakes. The corporate world we operate in only reinforces that. Do you remember how many times you had to fall off your bike before you could ride it successfully? You had to fail before you got […]

Jan 28th, 2013 | Filed under Innovation, Insurance, Strategy

As part of research effort into building business analysis skills, I was talking with a manager of a business analyst department in a major U.S. bank this week. He described their approach to improving requirements collection. It struck me as an effective and practical method that I want to pass along. Many of the models […]

Mar 4th, 2011 | Filed under Insurance

Previous posts about testing Topic 1: Automated Testing Topic 2: Getting Test Data Topic 3: Test Environment Topic 4: Best Practices in Application Testing: It’s been a while since I’ve blogged about this subject, but I think the previous three posts could use some follow up. After talking about the need for testing, getting the […]

Apr 14th, 2009 | Filed under Insurance

Previous posts about testing Topic 1: Automated Testing Topic 2: Getting Test Data Topic 3: Clean, Repeatable Test Data and Test Environment I’ve got a short but important point to add to the previous software application testing topics. A clean test environment makes the difference between valid results and frustrated QA. Running automated or manual […]

Jan 21st, 2009 | Filed under Insurance

Previous posts about testing Topic 1: Automated Testing Topic 2: Getting Test Data Bad test data can mean that the best tests fail to predict real world problems. While many test topics apply to all industries, insurance carriers face some unique issues when it comes to getting good test data. Due to HIPAA and other […]

Dec 17th, 2008 | Filed under Insurance
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In my last post I talked about the vendor proof of concept as a way for insurers to avoid buying “a lemon”. The same risk management needs to apply when an insurer develops software internally, and that’s achieved with strong testing practices. Software testing is a huge topic, and I’m going to split the discussion […]

Dec 12th, 2008 | Filed under Insurance
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