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Department of Defense: Yes – DevSecOps Can be Done,
and Done Well
By Rob Wedertz, ProModel VP DoD Programs
Inarguably, the pace of change in the technology environment outpaces the program and acquisition oversight within the Department of Defense. I don’t believe this is a controversial statement. C-SPAN is riddled with testimony of senior ranking DOD officials asserting the same. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is littered with language encouraging the Department to accelerate the adoption of rapid acquisition methodologies. Nowhere is the delta between advanced technology capabilities and the Department’s ability to procure these capabilities more prevalent than in Software (i.e. Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Discrete Event Simulation). And even more specifically, it is the incorporation of the development methodologies, for example DevSecOps, that often befuddles program managers, contracting officers, and even leadership, as this methodology is counter to acquisition guidelines and requirements oversight.
Read the rest of Rob’s blog post.
Seattle Children's Hospital Implements FutureFlow Rx® for Improved Patient Flow
Seattle Children’s has successfully implemented our new FutureFlow Rx predictive patient flow technology.
Members of the Enterprise Analytics Community at Seattle Children’s presented their use case at the Advanced Analytics for Children’s Hospitals Conference on June 5-6 at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Seattle Children’s was a co-sponsor of this new analytics conference.
The Director of Patient Flow and Shared Services at Seattle Children's made this comment on a recent Linked In Post
"Future Flow Rx is an excellent product that has helped us meet our patient flow goals, and I'm really proud to be part of the leadership team that successfully implemented it at Seattle Children's!"
Join Us At The Patient Flow Summit
Experience FutureFlow Rx at the Central Logic Patient Flow Summit in Las Vegas Sept 16-19.
We just launched a completely revised on-line Process Simulator Advanced video training course. This is available in the Solutions Café to anyone who has a current Process Simulator maintenance and support contract and is available for purchase if you do not. If you would like to purchase, please contact your Account Manager.
Process Simulator 2019 SP4
We are excited to announce the release of our 4th Service Pack to our new, redesigned Process Simulator 2019. It now contains all the features of its predecessor Process Simulator 2016. Check out some of the SP4 enhancements below, and get all the details of SP4 and SP3 on the Process Simulator What’s New page.
Six Sigma Analysis
Process Simulator links and integrates with Minitab to provide users with Six Sigma analysis capability. This integration allows for the tracking of Six Sigma metrics in a Process Simulator model and the reporting of these metrics in Minitab after a scenario is run.
ProModel | MedModel 2018 SP2
We also just released ProModel and MedModel 2018 SP2. These products are available now for download from the Solutions Café as well as our downloads site (just ask Support to send you a link). See the highlights below, but get all the details from the ProModel What's New and MedModel What's New web pages.
- ScenarioName() - Returns current scenario name when the function is invoked in logic; providing ability for more custom reporting.
- SysClock() - Returns the System Date and Time when the function is invoked in logic; providing ability for more custom reporting.
If you have benefited from using any of our software products, we invite you to fill out a short customer survey at capterra.com
- Shift carryover improvements
- Auto Update improvements
Lean Manufacturing and Simulation for New Products - ISE Magazine Article
Models and tools are designed to achieve continuous improvement, meet customer demand
By Rosa Hilda Félix-Jácquez, Alfonso Alejandro Lara-Negrete, Daniel Torres-Ramírez, María Merced Cruz-Rentería, Ma. Dolores Delgado-Celis
The following is the case study of a repair shop at a rail company facing a critical economic situation, with lean manufacturing and simulation (using ProModel Optimization Suite) providing the solution.
IISE members can read the full story at the IISE website
Want to Include Simulation in Your Program But Not Sure Where to Start?
We recently held a webinar called “Lean Transformation” describing how simulation basics were included in a course for a local university operations management course. The content for the class includes two lectures and an exercise using Process Simulator that you could also use in your class.
This professor wanted to introduce the topic of simulation, but didn’t have an option for a full course at that time. Perhaps this might be helpful for you and your students?
If you watch the Lean Transformation Webinar and think it might be a good fit for you, please contact email@example.com for more details about how you can receive the materials for your class.
Learn More about the ProModel Academic Program
To learn more about the academic program, please visit our academic page. If you’re interested in joining the growing ranks of ProModel educators or have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for a full professional license for academic use.
Tips and Techniques Top
When using Process Simulator, it's not uncommon to segment your model diagram into more than one section on a page or even to use more than one Visio page. When that is the case, using on and off page connectors can come in handy. Learn how by watching this video.