I focus on case studies, articles, white papers, reports, and blogs. Industries include defense, Scrum/Agile, health, clean energy, and marketing services. I'm open to learning new subject matter.
Are New Methods of Delivering Medications During COVID-19 Sustainable for Retail Pharmacies?
COVID-19 has forced retail pharmacies to get medications to patients in new ways. Like other retail businesses, pharmacies have had to react quickly. Patients readily accept curbside pickup, home delivery, and mail order, because they’ve grown accustomed to self-service in retail over the last few years. And during a pandemic, they must accept these methods to get their medications. Yet…there’s a bigger issue at play.
Sustainable Strategies for Retail Pharmacies During COVID-19 and Beyond
COVID-19 has disrupted the retail industry, and retail pharmacies are no exception. They have had to think fast and find creative ways to get medications to patients during the pandemic. These options, many of them involving contactless delivery, have worked as a temporary fix, but they are not long-term solutions.
Putting Remote Exams to the Test
WHEN THE COVID-19 pandemic prompted the Swiss government to close all of its higher education institutions in mid-March 2020, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) shut down its campus in less than three hours. Our institution’s primary campus is located in Lausanne, Switzerland, and we had to send more than 2,000 students to their homes in 90 countries.
Improved Flight Data Management for U.S. Airports
Leidos, partnered with Saab North America, has developed a solution for the Federal Aviation Administration that will replace the paper flight progress strips used by air traffic controllers to document and coordinate the flow of air traffic at U.S. Airports
How does AI optimize oil and gas production?
The United States is now the of petroleum and natural gas. Nearly a million wells across the country produce roughly 11 million barrels of crude oil and 4.3 million barrels of natural gas per day. While new technologies have improved oil and gas extraction, the big question for the industry is how to reliably predict well production. To help solve this puzzle, researchers like Dr. Chung-Yan Shih, a senior data scientist at Leidos, are turning to AI.
The 3 unspoken keys to IT modernization success
Government agencies are under increasing pressure to upgrade their information technology. Not only must they answer to government-driven IT modernization initiatives; they must also address the expectations of tech-savvy end users who are used to high-performing, mobile-friendly applications.
Successful Agile Transformations Start at the Top
I interviewed three sources for this article to illustrate that CEOs — not employees — are responsible for driving organizational agility. The goal of the article was to encourage readers to read the report on which this article is based.
Reaping the Benefits of Agile (award winner)
When the marketing staff at PayLease tore down their cubicles, they made a bold statement about transparency. It was the first physical step in the team’s agile transformation that the rest of the company could clearly observe, and it served as a conversation starter. Note: I won a 2019 first-place award for this article from the San Diego Press Club.
IT Solutions Enable Mental Health Research
Software solutions and IT support help government and university scientists study mental illness
Small Arms Experts Advance Weapons Technology
To carry out their special missions, U.S. armed forces use small arms that our team rigorously maintains, tests, and refines. It is our job to make sure that every weapon, whether handheld or mounted on aircraft, performs without a hitch.
Logistics Software Supports Armed Forces Readiness
Submarines, armored vehicles and military aircraft may be as different from each other as is the sea, land, and air. But they all have something in common – they need parts.
Aviation Expertise Keeps Nation's Airspace Safe
Aviation’s impact on Americans and the U.S. economy is huge: 10 million jobs, over 2 million daily travelers, and 42 billion pounds of freight each year. With our operations and modernization help, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) keeps people and goods moving and commerce humming.
Ocean Health Tracked Using Satellite Imagery (award winner)
High above the Earth, instruments on four NASA satellites collect data that reveal the amount of plant life in the sea below. Scientists who study the ocean's health depend on us to accurately process and distribute that data. I won a 2019 San Diego Press Club award for this article.
Why every CEO needs a peer advisory group
Tips for choosing a group that helps you grow your business and advance your leadership
State of Scrum Report 2017
Scrum Alliance wanted a different approach for the executive summary that would introduce the results of the organization's biennial membership survey. Instead of simply highlighting the data as it had done before, the communications department wanted to position the results – and Agile -- as part of a global workforce trend. To do this, I interviewed four subject matter experts and cited additional research to provide greater context. The executive summary made a much more persuasive case for Agile than in years past.