- Saves organizations millions of dollars in time and money by getting their business and software requirements right the first time.
- Eases adoption of IT systems by involving the salient stakeholders early in the requirements development process, by meshing business processes to IT systems seamlessly, and using best practice change management techniques.
- Provides clients flexibility in problem-solving due to deep experience working with government and corporate stakeholders ranging from senior executives to minimum wage earners.
- Strong knowledge of healthcare gained as requirements manager for 3 personal health record (PHR)-related applications and other health-related software
- A business analysis thought leader; certified in business analysis (CBAP), the Rational Unified Process (RUP), Scrum; member of the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS); and masters degrees in IT Management and International Affairs, and a BA in economics and political science
Peter is a recognized expert in requirements management. A Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP), Peter has elicited, analyzed, documented, communicated, validated and managed business and system requirements for over a decade, primarily in the healthcare sector for agencies such as the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), the Indian Health Service (IHS), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA). He has managed requirements for personal health records (PHR) at both the DVA and IHS. He is conversant with Health Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) requirements and Meaningful Use. Certified in the Rational Unified Process (RUP) and Scrum, Peter is an enthusiastic practitioner of Agile software development. He is a principal author of the DVA’s agile process and has introduced agile practices via pilot project to DVA and the Department of Labor. He has also implemented requirements management tools in several project environments.
Peter is a co-founder of the Washington DC Metropolitan Chapter of the International Institute For Business Analysis (IIBA). He helped write the IIBA’s Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK), is helping to write the Agile Extension to the BABOK, and has served on the CBAP examination writing committee and the CBAP exam appeals board. He is a member of the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS).
Before entering the IT industry, Peter was a marketing manager and a senior business consultant to Fortune 500 and smaller companies and to agencies such as the World Bank, USAID, Department of Defense (DoD), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Energy (DoE). For these clients he conducted and managed stakeholder analysis, enterprise analysis, business process analysis, market research and political risk analysis, and facilitated strategic plans. Prior to consulting, Peter was a defense/foreign policy assistant to a US Senator. He has an MSM in IT Management, an MA in International Affairs, and a BA in Economics and Political Science, and has published books and numerous articles in scholarly journals and trade publications.