Max Milendorf

Max Milendorf

Max is an expert in project delivery, project and program management, strategic planning, process improvement and standardization, and cross-functional team leadership, with a concentration in health care technology.

Blog Posts

On the Hunt for Best Practices? Proceed with Caution

Organizations generally strive for optimization of internal processes and for the most efficient use of resources, since some methods are better than others. The most effective way to solve a specific problem is commonly referred to as a “best practice,” yet the term is often misused and misunderstood. Management consultants are often referred to as… Read more »

Improving Data Quality: The 3 Core Functions of a Data Cleanse

In previous posts, we established that data needs to be clean in order for organizations to make sound decisions, and we introduced a 5-part framework for sustaining data quality. Once an organization has determined the critical pieces of data, and established a governance process around it, now it is time to improve the quality of… Read more »

Data Is to Business as Water Is to Life

It goes without saying that data is critical to make strategic decisions, to run operations, and to perform business functions. Healthcare companies derive analytics from clinical and claims data to meet quality measures, improve care, and better manage high-cost and high-risk populations. Manufacturing companies rely on performance data to improve efficiency, increase yields, and lower… Read more »

The 4 Most Important Skills for an IT Project Manager

The title of Project Manager (PM) assumes a specific set of skills. While PMs certainly qualify as leaders, and the best possess the same qualities that define a great leader, project management is not an abstract art. PMI defines a framework that is universal enough to apply to any project execution, anywhere in the world, under… Read more »

Change Management: 3 Success Factors for Faster Buy-In

Tweet: How does change happen on an #ITProject? Inspiration, Personal Buy-In & Quality #Abraic https://ctt.ec/VjUfd+ IT organizations generally pride themselves on their ability to embrace change. Their project execution methodologies are built around an assumed ability to rapidly identify, respond, and adapt to change. PMOs establish standardized development lifecycles and a comprehensive governance process for… Read more »