Complexity Simplified: Summit Manager Kellen MacBeth shares his experience transitioning projects from traditional project management practices to Scrum

7/30/20 10:38 AM

In this podcast, Summit Consulting Manager Kellen MacBeth talks with Agile Coach and Summit Senior Consultant Derek Hills sharing his experience transitioning USDA’s Business Modernization Office from traditional project management practices to Scrum, and also reveals how – after some initial struggles and skepticism – his group embraced the change and quickly improved its focus, productivity, quality, and teamwork.

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Topics: Complexity Simplified (podcasts), Scrum, Summit Blog, project management

Complexity Simplified: Director Kate Machado discusses how rural populations are uniquely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with Hilda Heady, MSW

7/29/20 1:22 PM

The CDC states that “About 46 million Americans live in rural areas, which face distinctive challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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Topics: data analytics, Complexity Simplified (podcasts), COVID-19, Summit Blog, rural health, rural communities

Supporting Rural America: Summit's Experience with Rural Health, Finance, and Access to Critical Services

7/28/20 1:35 PM

With over 15 years of hands-on data analytics experience, Summit Consulting’s team of experts support a variety of programs that strengthen Rural America, including health initiatives. For these health projects, we support hospital and healthcare personnel, policies, and objectives. Through our rigorous evaluation frameworks, statistical methodologies, and data analysis capabilities, we analyze policies and develop programs to mitigate adverse issues addressing the social determinants of health – including the areas of housing (including residential care facilities – nursing homes and assisted living facilities), access to health facilities and healthcare, employment, finance, and access to services (like Broadband services).

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Topics: data analytics, data visualization, Summit Blog, rural health, rural communities

Complexity Simplified: Director Josh Goldberg discusses Milliman's latest paper, In It for the Long Haul, with Jonathan Glowacki and Andrew Netter of Milliman

7/15/20 3:21 PM

Credit Risk Transfer (CRT) has the potential to be one of the most transformative innovations to mortgage finance since the advent of the To Be Announced (TBA) Mortgage-Backed Security (MBS). Started in 2013, the Government Sponsored Entities (GSE), Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae transferred approximately 70 percent of new single-family credit risk to investors in recent years. But now CRT is at an inflection point. How will these programs endure through their first economic downturn and potentially a new regulatory capital regime?

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Topics: data analytics, Complexity Simplified (podcasts), COVID-19, Summit Blog

Complexity Simplified: Partner Anthony Curcio discusses the lack of an industry standard for building finance models with Alok Mathur President of Global Project Finance Advisory Council

7/14/20 11:12 AM

Summit’s Partner, Anthony Curcio, recently sat down with Alok Mathur, President of Global Project Finance Advisory Council, to discuss the lack of an industry standard for building complex project finance models from scratch. 

Mr. Mathur presents an approach that is both efficient and easy to understand.

 

Take a listen and let us know what you think.

 

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Topics: data analytics, Complexity Simplified (podcasts), COVID-19, commercial real estate market, Summit Blog, finance modeling

Complexity Simplified: Founding Partner Dr. Albert Lee and Professor Fred Faltin of Virginia Tech discuss corporate real estate trends as the COVID-19 pandemic enters a new phase

7/9/20 3:10 PM

This ongoing series of podcasts focuses on the impact of the pandemic to the economy and the efficacy of various policy interventions. It features economists, policy makers and industry experts, analyzing real-time information, trends and policy ideas as we weather this pandemic. 

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Topics: data analytics, Complexity Simplified (podcasts), COVID-19, Podcast Series - COVID-19, Summit Blog

Complexity Simplified: Director, Josh Goldberg discusses servicer liquidity issues related to the COVID-19 induced recession with Mike Fratantoni Chief Economist of the Mortgage Bankers Association

6/25/20 11:06 AM

In this podcast, Dr. Michael Fratantoni, Chief Economist of the Mortgage Bankers Association, discusses servicer liquidity issues related to the COVID-19 induced recession.

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Topics: data analytics, Mortgage Finance, Complexity Simplified (podcasts), COVID-19

Complexity Simplified: Founding Partner Albert Lee and BroadSolutions II CEO Andrew Smith discuss COVID-19 and its effect on the bridge loan segment of the mortgage industry

6/23/20 3:48 PM

This ongoing series of podcasts focuses on the impact of the pandemic to the economy and the efficacy of various policy interventions. It features economists, policy makers and industry experts, analyzing real-time information, trends and policy ideas as we weather this pandemic. 

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Topics: Complexity Simplified (podcasts), COVID-19, Podcast Series - COVID-19, bridge loans

An open letter from Summit Consulting to our community in response to social and racial injustice

6/4/20 6:47 PM

Together, We Shall Overcome

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Topics: racial and social injustice

Complexity Simplified: Partner Anthony Curcio discusses professional development and training for finance practitioners with Alok Mathur, President of the Global Project Finance Advisory Council

6/2/20 12:57 PM

Summit’s Partner, Anthony Curcio, recently sat down for the second of three conversations with Alok Mathur, President of Global Project Finance Advisory Council, a global project finance advisory firm that has closed $125.4 billion in infrastructure-related finance transactions. 

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Topics: data analytics, Complexity Simplified (podcasts), infrastructure, professional development, finance practitioners

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