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27Aug 15

More successes for Alaska and QuantumMark!

More successes for Alaska and QuantumMark!  After a successful on time, under budget EBRS implementation, the State of Alaska begins work on their Electronic Death System.  Diane Borhani, CMC and Managing Partner from QuantumMark was on site in Juneau, AK with Dion Luke and Joanna Breneman from Netsmart in early February to begin work on the second module of this…

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19Aug 15

Six Essentials for Managing an Aggressive Project Timeline

While it is dangerous to use the words always and never when making a rule, here is one that, from our experience, might be an exception. “The expected end date of a project never changes, but the start date always slips, and often slips significantly.”   When this occurs, the project team is scrambling to make up lost time from…

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23Jul 15

Senate Appropriations Committee Allows Marijuana Legalization to Move Forward in Nation’s Capital | Drug Policy Alliance

Contributed by Drug Policy Alliance  Also Votes to Allow Banks to Provide Services to State-Legalized Marijuana Stores Drug Policy Reform Moving Forward Nationally and in the States A key Senate committee passed a bill today allowing the nation’s capital to establish regulated marijuana stores and let banks provide financial services to state-legalized marijuana dispensaries. These are just two of several…

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08Jul 15

Establishing a Marijuana Business is Risky Business

Establishing a marijuana business is a big undertaking.  In addition to the more typical risks of doing something new, marijuana business is extra risky because it is federally illegal, there is a lot of competition and most often it is an all cash business. Risk Management helps anticipate and develop strategies to prevent negative events from seriously impacting the project. …

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22Jun 15

NAPHSIS 2015 & Project Management Toolkit Training Wrap Up

It was great to see each of you in Pittsburgh for the NAPHSIS Annual Meeting. QuantumMark has been working with states and jurisdictions for more than a decade to help manage your public health projects. We want to extend a special thank you to everyone who attended the Sunday morning training as well as all who stopped by our booth…

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04May 15

Project management…avoid the agony!

When was the last time you participated on a project? Did things go as smoothly as you would have liked? For most projects the answer is no. Why? Because project management, especially when implementing a new technology system, is a multifaceted, intricate and involved process that demands a well thought out plan for success. The range of reasons why a…

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22Apr 15

Legalizing Marijuana – Project Management for Businesses

Marijuana businesses are no exception when it comes to the need for meticulous project management. There’s no substitute for formulating a workable, efficient plan for launching and operating a business. Let’s take a look at what’s at stake. Business Implementation Facts: Launching a business involves a defined beginning, middle and end Activities fall outside of normal work routine and may…

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