Blueprint CFO Presents: Future Focused Entrepreneurs – Project Management Perspectives with John Anderson of Integrated Solutions Group


John Anderson is the Founder and Principal of Integrated Solutions Group, a Washington State-based Advisory Services firm. ISG is focused on providing Project Management, Quality Assurance, Organizational Change Management, and Technical Advisory Services to its clients with a focus on managing transformational change often brought on by the implementation of new technology.

John has 38 years of experience as an Information Management consultant with an emphasis on the management of large software design, development, and implementation projects. He has been a consultant and trainer to many Fortune 100 companies as well as federal, state, and local government agencies.

John has managed the implementation of several large-scale business transformation initiatives, including ProviderOne, the State of Washington Medicaid Enterprise Information System, and HealthPlanFinder, the Washington States Health Insurance Marketplace. John also served as Interim Executive Director of Technology for the One Washington Program, which is transforming the state’s aging financial, human resource, payroll, procurement, and budgeting systems.

John has a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Utah with minors in Business and Computer Science. John holds his Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute and has done post-graduate studies in Business and Information Management.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • The history of Integrated Solutions Group (ISG), and the company’s growth over the years
  • What differentiates ISG in the market
  • The Wheel of Progress as a philosophy that Jim and John share
  • John’s early journey, and whether he anticipated becoming an entrepreneur
  • The impact of HIPAA laws and the Affordable Care Act on ISG
  • John’s view on Artificial Intelligence, and the potential benefits for his clients
  • Benefits of owning a business, from John’s perspective, and the impact of customer/client feedback
  • The stresses that come with being a business owner, and the impact of losing great employees
  • How many hours per week John works, and his belief in the importance of balance
  • The impact and trajectory of Integrated Solutions Group (ISG)’s work with Blueprint CFO
  • John’s advice for blossoming entrepreneurs, and the importance of being surrounded by supportive people

About the Series. Blueprint CFO Presents: Future Focused Entrepreneurs is an interview series and podcast highlighting entrepreneurs and businesses that are going places by focusing on the future and developing a roadmap for success. Hosted by Jim Downes, founder of Blueprint CFO, a future focused fractional CFO & accounting services firm based in Southern California.

About Blueprint CFO. Blueprint CFO is a future focused fractional CFO and accounting services firm based in Orange County, California. Partnering with entrepreneurial companies to guide and support them on their road to success, Blueprint CFO equips clients with the Profitability Roadmap® they need to grow. Learn more at

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