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About Phil Canada

Phil is a Consultant with over thirty years of experience in a variety of Business, Information Systems, and Information Technology positions.

Jugglers and Octopi

By |2020-04-16T13:26:41-04:00September 13th, 2019|

Program management is not to be confused with project management, and the two titles should not be used interchangeably. We generally relate project management responsibilities to the oversight and management of time, budget, and scope. This is a challenge at the project level and is substantially more complicated at the project, portfolio, or program management [...]

Ch, Ch, Ch, Changes

By |2020-04-16T13:47:46-04:00January 18th, 2019|

Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Tupac, Fleetwood Mac, Buddy Miles, and likely others have all composed and performed songs about change. Why?  Maybe it’s because that is truly a common thread we all share. The one constant in life is that change is inevitable, personally and professionally.   But these artists’ contributions have been over [...]

Go Ask Alice

By |2020-03-26T15:28:35-04:00October 1st, 2018|

We all know Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll) as the author of the great works of literature “Alice in Wonderland” published in 1865 and “Through the Looking Glass” following “Alice” six years later.  These works are part of the fantasy genre and it has been said that Lewis Carroll was “on” hallucinogens while writing [...]

Process Improvement in Healthcare

By |2020-03-26T16:26:54-04:00August 22nd, 2017|

Process Improvement (PI) has been used in all industries to reduce cycle time, improve quality, and lower costs.  Healthcare, specifically hospitals, was a later entrant using this methodology but PI gained significant traction and momentum in not just the “administrative” areas of hospitals, but in clinical and ancillary departments as well. A process improvement in [...]