About Bill Hoberecht
My career has always been centered around Project Management - it's where my interests have been, and I've been very fortunate in having positions and consulting engagements that have given me terrific experiences in creating new projects, recovering failed projects, and ultimately delivering value to the business.
In building a solid foundation for leading projects, I studied quality with W. Edwards Deming, obtained my PMP certification, and completed training at the SEI as a CMM Lead Assessor. I gravitated to leading large projects and programs - most were between $50M and $200M, with the large programs spanning many international locations.
When agile starting taking gaining traction, I completed Scrum Master training with Ken Schwaber. In recent years, Scrum has been my preferred project method.
In the fall of 2010, I entered the world of Healthcare IT, joining Kaiser Permanente Colorado as the Senior Director of Clinical Informatics and Decision Support. Under the mentorship of Dr. John Merenich and Dr. Michael Chase, I developed an expert understanding of large scale Population Health Management, leading multiple Scrum teams in the delivery of innovations that significantly advanced Pop Health Management in Colorado.
In 2017, I jumped at the opportunity to join Colorado-based OnPoint Medical Group, assuming responsibility for clinic operations for our growing number of family medicine, OB/GYN and pediatrics practices. In partnership with physician leaders, we introduced the fundamentals of Population Health Management. This project, involving significant organizational change, is dramatically improving eCQM Quality of Care measures (in the first seven months of the project, seven Quality of Care measures achieved the 70th percentile, after starting below the 40th percentile!).
Most of my projects have succeeded. A few, however, have been “challenged” or have “failed” (using Standish Chaos Report terminology) – these projects have yielded significant lessons learned that continue to influence my approach to projects. These lessons are all incorporated into the materials you’ll find throughout PM Notebook.
More on my background is in my LinkedIn profile.
Presentations and Articles
- PMO Notebook is a collection of articles and tips I’ve written about PMOs, Agile Transformation and Project Management.
- From Population to Personal Health Management. Joint presentation at the HIMSS Population Health Management Forum. April 2017.
- Population Health Management: Patient Registries, Alone, Are Not Good Enough! Joint presentation at the HIMSS annual conference. March 2016.
- Upcoming Presentation at PMI's PMO Symposium 2019. What Problem Will Your PMO Solve Next Year? November 4, 2019.
- Quoted in an article on providing effective feedback. How to Deliver Feedback Without Relying on the Sandwich Technique. August 2019.
- Quoted in an article about joining a team. How to Introduce Yourself to a New Team (Without Bringing Sweets). August 2019.