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View Diary: A Software Engineer's take on Healthcare.gov (145 comments)

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  •  their advantage is they're INVISIBLE! (16+ / 0-)

    See, the beauty of security contracts is that nobody knows how incompetent they are. In fact, they can be completely FUBAR but they can use various levels of clearances to hide it.

    My current startup is using MVP (minimally viable product) metrology. That's a concept that would never fly for a federal project of this scope.

    I would have proposed back in January that the project be released with an inverted-Turing test model. That is, you use a computer to access, but the reality is that there are people on telephones on the back end typing response.

    14 million unique visitors in 3 weeks is pretty scary for a launch of this complexity.

    I'm a serial tech entrepreneur in Silicon Valley of several decades with patents and a couple exits. My expertise is in business models and systems analysis, with lots of project management. I get to build the demo and GUI, and let the developers work without micromanaging.

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