Diversified Services Network, Inc Jun 2013 – Aug 2013
Senior Project Manager and Senior Business Analyst
Senior IV&V Analyst for the Illinois-Michigan Program Alliance for Core Technologies (IMPACT) project where the Michigan MMIS product (CHAMPS) designed, developed and implemented by Client Network Services, Inc. (CNSI) would be shared with the State of Illinois for Provider registration and Claims processing, resulting is a dramatic saving in implementation cost and time compared to a traditional MMIS DDI project. Because of his prior experience with CNSI in Lansing during the original CHAMPS implementation and other CNSI MMIS proposals and implementations (Washington State, Nebraska, Utah, Louisiana and West Virginia) and his experience with the State of Illinois in the development and presentation of the Illinois State Medicaid Health Plan (SMHP), he was uniquely suited to identify the strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats that challenge Illinois and Michigan in this landmark effort to provide Medicaid as a Service (MaaS) which could easily become the future Medicaid solution for other States planning a MMIS re-procurement. While serving on this project in his IV&V analyst roll, Mr. Preble was able to determine the cause for the delays to the project schedule (wrong people in the room) and make the necessary corrections to bring the project current with the proposed schedule.
Accomplishments: Mr. Preble participated in the IMPACT project, acting as Senior IV&V analyst. When he attended the weekly data base transfer meetings, he determined that 1) the project was being delayed due to the inability of the correct data base information to be identified, isolated and transferred to the IMPACT data base team and 2) while there was a trained database analyst assigned to the task, the individual selected had no knowledge of Medicaid data and was thus unable to identify and isolate the correct information. This was determined to be a case of “wrong person in the room.” This was brought to the attention of the State of Illinois management, an analyst who was familiar with the data was assigned to the project and the Illinois team was able to recover the two weeks that had been lost.