Computers Are Hard, Work Doesn’t Have To Be

Computers Are Hard, Work Doesn’t Have To Be

There is always an occasion where there is a complex issue, one that even the most skilled engineer struggles with. I do quite a bit with cars (restoring, building, and racing) and they are fairly simple machines all things being said. In that problem solving phase, without fail, in will sweep the Sunday mechanics with...
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Innovation: Creativity & Knowledge Executed

Innovation: Creativity & Knowledge Executed

To answer the question of what is innovation, I’ll compare it to a Center of Excellence; compare innovation to creativity; compare it to Research, and present four stories along the way about the innovation process of a local pizza restaurant. Innovation vs Center of Excellence A Center of Excellence (CoE) is a dedicated group of...
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Cambria Solutions Honored by Inc. as One of the Nation’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the 10th Time

Cambria Solutions Honored by Inc. as One of the Nation’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the 10th Time

SACRAMENTO, Calif., August 17, 2021 — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Cambria Solutions, an award-winning national technology and management consulting firm, is once again recognized as one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, landing on the just-released Inc. 5000 list for the 10th time in the past 13 years.
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Cambria Solutions Develops Chatbot for Mississippi Center for Justice

Cambria Solutions Develops Chatbot for Mississippi Center for Justice

ides hard-to-find information, and helps Mississippi residents better understand the often-complex Justice Court system.
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System Integration

System Integration

The Medicaid Enterprise modernization maze before each state is daunting. Which module first? What integration standard? How will we manage eight vendors, not just one? Will it actually distribute risk? Be cheaper? Be innovative? Read more: CSI_System-Integration_August_2021
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DevSecOps and the Cloud Journey

DevSecOps and the Cloud Journey

DevSecOps is an extension of the DevOps model that includes security in all phases of the System Development Lifecycle. DevOps is a team approach with no silos between development and operations; team members with skills across the system development and operations functions work together on the same teams, creating products that are quickly and frequently deployed to production to achieve business value for the customer.
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8 Types of Agile Contracts With Pictures

8 Types of Agile Contracts With Pictures

In his book "Ten Contracts For Your Next Agile Project" (available at https://saat-network.ch/ten), Peter Stevens provides a wealth of information about Agile contracts, development risks, sourcing Agile vendors, guidance on choosing the most appropriate Agile contract, and more. In this article, I will briefly summarize eight of the ten contracts described in Stevens’ book that can be used for Agile contracts in the government sector.
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Are You Multiexperienced?

Are You Multiexperienced?

Welcome to your new technology buzz word of the year Multiexperience Development Platforms (MXDPs). So what is that you might ask? It is the next evolution of the platform or low-code concepts.
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Value in Value Streams

Value in Value Streams

The concept of Value Streams reorients thinking from the vertical to the horizontal, where people, resources, tools, information, and even finances are managed, and at times organized, horizontally across the vertical functional areas aligned for the same common purpose of delivering a product or service. It reorients “top-down” hierarchical organizational thinking, to “right-left” or preferably, “left-right” thinking with a bias towards removing barriers to value flow.​​​​​​​
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Program Design and Delivery (PDD) for HHS Agency Transformation Initiatives

Program Design and Delivery (PDD) for HHS Agency Transformation Initiatives

Successful transformation projects have experienced leadership, technical expertise, and adequate funding. So do many of the failures. Click here to learn about the one characteristic common to all successful projects and how Cambria’s Program Design and Delivery (PDD) Team concept provides that success to your digital or organizational transformation projects.
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2021 Most Admired CEO Honoree: Robert Rodriguez with Cambria Solutions

2021 Most Admired CEO Honoree: Robert Rodriguez with Cambria Solutions

As published in the Sacramento Business Journal on April 9, 2021 We're introducing you to our Most Admired CEOs. Robert Rodriguez is an honoree in the medium-company category. It's one of the more unusual business origin stories. Robert Rodriguez said that when he was a young and somewhat directionless 20-something, he was strolling down the...
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Drive Change by Knowledge, Motivation, and Organizational Influences

Drive Change by Knowledge, Motivation, and Organizational Influences

The drive toward automation creates a shift in the workforce, moving from process workers to knowledge workers. Clarke and Estes suggest that “increasing knowledge, skills, motivation and focusing those assets on organizational goals” are the keys to success in a changing environment.
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New CFO & California Lead

New CFO & California Lead

Cambria appoints Ki Kim as CFO, and Senior Executive Director, Diana Lee to oversee all California projects. With almost three decades of combined experience, they have been helping the firm continuously grow while supporting our core values. Ki Kim has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer and will oversee financial operations that has doubled revenue...
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Avoiding The Cobra Effect With System Thinking

Avoiding The Cobra Effect With System Thinking

“Systems thinking” is a term often used to encourage people to “think of the big picture”, but it means so much more than this. Beyond the appeal to be aware of the bigger context, systems thinking is a discipline with a specific set of practices and skills.
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Cambria Honored by INC. Magazine

Cambria Honored by INC. Magazine

Sacramento company ranks No. 195 on closely watched statewide list SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 16, 2021 – Cambria Solutions Inc., an award-winning national technology and management consulting firm, is one of California’s fastest-growing private companies based on annual revenue growth, according to an Inc. magazine report released today.
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The Digital Art of Laziness & Break Dancing

The Digital Art of Laziness & Break Dancing

Ok, so maybe it’s not laziness, let’s call it “the art of humans having better things to do” and the break dancing part, well it's just funny. I personally always felt that the most innovative technologists were lazy. Not that they didn't work hard, but that they didn't like to do repetitive tasks. Why go...
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The Successful Product Owner

The Successful Product Owner

What makes a good Product Owner great? Consider the Pragmatic Marketing Framework below. Assume for a moment that this framework adequately outlines the skills, tasks, and tactics that a Product Owner may be responsible for while managing a technology product. What type of person would be able to do it? Aside from the vast number...
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The Evolution and Revolution of Data

The Evolution and Revolution of Data

The advent of data Throughout the years there have been several approaches for the storage of data. It started with the punch card and progressed through magnetic storage such as tape and disk with further progression. Then came optical storage such as compact disk and optical drives, then to flash memory such as solid-state drives,...
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Adaptive Planning and the MES Transformation Lifecycle

Adaptive Planning and the MES Transformation Lifecycle

This is the first in a series of white papers by Cambria Solutions written to encourage dialog among State Medicaid Agencies (SMAs), vendor partners, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) about navigating the path to modularity and establishing effective transformation to new Medicaid Enterprise Systems (MES). Read more: CSI-Adaptive-Planning-and-the-MES-Transformation-Lifecycle-Nov-2020
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Leaving Your Legacy Behind: An MES Transformation Lifecycle Use Case

Leaving Your Legacy Behind: An MES Transformation Lifecycle Use Case

“How do we move from the legacy MMIS to new technologies without any disruption in service or major changes to the legacy system?” Whether operating their own mainframe-based system or using a big-bang solution provided by a vendor partner, States are struggling to make the leap from legacy to modular Medicaid Enterprise Systems (MES). Here’s...
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