Complexity Simplified: Tracey Duval, Federal Student Aid Program Manager, on Effective Government Program Management in a Fully Remote Environment

4/21/21 10:00 AM

In our most recent episode of Complexity Simplified, Summit senior analyst Rebecca Jackson sits down with Federal Student Aid program manager Tracey Duval. They discuss the key skills, tools, and techniques required for effective program management for government IT modernizations. Duval has leveraged her 19 years of experience managing distributed remote teams to quickly form an effective program management team on a mission-critical FSA IT modernization.

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Topics: Complexity Simplified (podcasts), Summit Blog

Complexity Simplified: Dr. Ed Golding on the Biggest Changes in Analyzing Housing Data

3/5/21 9:25 AM

In this episode of Complexity Simplified, Summit senior manager Corey West speaks with Dr. Ed Golding, executive director of the MIT Golub Center for Finance and Policy and senior lecturer, on housing policy, analytics, and the biggest changes in analyzing housing data. Tune in below for an insightful discussion.

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Topics: Complexity Simplified (podcasts), Summit Blog

Complexity Simplified: Director Sarah Cunningham talks about her career and what led her to Summit

2/17/21 10:00 AM

In our most recent episode of Complexity Simplified, Summit Partner Anthony Curcio welcomes Sarah Cunningham as our new Director. The two discuss how her passion for public service and effective, analytical business programs has guided her career from its start and led her to Summit.

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Topics: Complexity Simplified (podcasts), Summit Blog

Complexity Simpified: Summit Founder Albert Lee holds a panel discussion with Valligent Technologies on available models and valuation techniques to support default management

10/20/20 2:50 PM

COVID-19 has injected uncertainty into the mortgage industry. Reflecting on previous crises can provide guidance on the trajectory of the industry.

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Topics: data analytics, Complexity Simplified (podcasts), COVID-19, Summit Blog, models and valuation techniques

Complexity Simplified: Partner Anthony Curcio discusses WIFIA and its relevance to the COVID-19 economic recovery with John Ryan of InRecap

9/1/20 8:30 AM

Recently, Partner Anthony Curcio sat down with John Ryan of InRecap to discuss the WIFIA program's surprising relevance to the COVID-19 economic recovery.
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Topics: data analytics, Complexity Simplified (podcasts), COVID-19, Summit Blog, WIFIA

Complexity Simplified: Founder Albert Lee discusses the impact COVID-19 has had on the municipal bond market with Chief Economist Dr. Simon Wu

8/27/20 9:19 AM

In our most recent episode of Complexity Simplified, Founder Dr. Albert Lee sits down with Dr. Simon Wu, Chief Economist at Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board to discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on the municipal bond market.

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

Complexity Simplified: Partner Anthony Curcio discusses WIFIA with John Ryan of InRecap

8/20/20 7:45 AM

In our most recent episode of Complexity Simplified, Partner Anthony Curcio sat down with John Ryan of InRecap to discuss WIFIA, the EPA's water infrastructure loan program. How does WIFIA work, and what has been the key to its success? How much value has it provided for taxpayers?

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Topics: Complexity Simplified (podcasts), infrastructure, Summit Blog, WIFIA

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

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

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