How Implementing an Emergency Ebola Response Informs Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plans (BC/DR) delineate procedures and instructions for organizations to address business processes, company assets, and human resources in the event of a disaster. Without a BC/DR plan, your organization will take longer than necessary to recover from an incident – or even go out of business for good. Forum’s Amanda Schwartz shares her experience in managing a real-life emergency response effort and the importance of having a plan in place before crisis strikes.

Enabling Board and Executive Decisions Through Measurable Insights

Enabling Board and Executive Decisions Through Measurable Insights

At first glance, a dashboard may seem like simply a software solution but Involving business owners from the beginning and doing the difficult work of sifting through the mountains of data to find the hidden insights are the keys to success. Forum Solutions shares insights into building effective board and executive dashboards that enable data-driven decision making.

Inspiring and Accelerating Female Entrepreneurship

According to the American Council on Education, women have earned half or more of all baccalaureate degrees for the past three decades and half of all doctoral degrees for almost a decade. However, despite the number of female graduates available for leadership positions, globally the proportion of senior business roles held by women stands at 24%, up slightly from 22% in 2015 (Forbes). Forum Solutions’ Marissa Iannarone shares her recommendations to inspire and accelerate female leaders.

How Forum Solutions Helped Seattle Children’s Migrate and Upgrade its Enterprise Resource Planning System

Over the course of a year, the Forum Solutions team, working hands-on across all functions of the organization, helped Seattle Children’s create a clear vision for leading the massive change the organization would undergo.  This included developing an integrated and actionable program plan with clear roles and responsibilities and a strong change management and communication plan.  Forum Solutions facilitated the collaboration across business, technology and vendor resources to drive forward as a single, cohesive team effort.

Reflections on an Enterprise System Upgrade

For the last 12 months, I had an incredible opportunity to live and breathe an enterprise-level software system upgrade that impacted all major functional areas of a local healthcare organization. My functional title was Project Coordinator handling reporting and assessing progress but my role was to be the “connective tissue” between business stakeholders, operational resources, and technical teams. For over 12 months we drove the various workstreams to a successful launch in June of this year. Now complete and operational, here are my top 5 takeaways from this effort.