Scott R. Coplan

Scott R. Coplan

Change Agent

Scott founded COPLAN AND COMPANY to help communities in need with  IT project management.

Scott shares his knowledge to help others have a positive impact on the world.

45+ years, as an advisor to top government officials, transforming the way organizations deliver services to people in need

Changing organizations to achieve Agile IT project management success involving planning, acquisition, transformation, implementation, quality assurance, and optimization. Examples include numerous Los Angeles County Department of Health Services inpatient and ambulatory systems, Washington State Patrol Sexual Assault Kit Tracking system, and Maricopa County Attorney’s Victim Services System. Formerly with Deloitte and Booz Allen, Scott holds an MPA from the University of Washington and a BA from Beloit College.

  • Accredited Accelerating Implementation Methodology (AIM) Practitioner
  • Fellow Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Fellow, Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 
  • Member, Project Management Institute and the Healthcare Community of Practice
  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Computer Society
  • Member, Agile Alliance
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Books

Scott co-authored the book Project Management for Healthcare Information Technology, with David Masuda, M.D., McGraw-Hill, 2011, currently supplementing college and university textbooks on project management. 

His latest book, from Productivity Press, published first quarter 2022, is The Integrator: A Change Management Framework for Achieving Agile IT Project Success.

Over The Years

1950's

The Early Days

The Chicago area with my two sisters, Claudia and Wendy

1972

High School Graduation

Deerfield High School

1976

BA, Beloit College

Dual degree in economics and political science

1979

MPA, University of Washington

Concentration in statistics and survey research

1980

Booz Allen

Senior Consultant, Management Information Systems Division

1987

Deloitte (formerly Touche Ross)

Senior Manager IT Consulting

1988

Elizabeth

Married Elizabeth Pohlmann

1989

Spencer

My first son

1991

COPLAN AND COMPANY

IT project management for communities in need

1995

Alexander

My second son

2013

Annual 100 Mile Ride

Relaxation after ride from home to Lake Crescent, WA

2014

Work Commute

Teaching at University of Washington and consulting for COPLAN AND COMPANY 

2014

NYC

Addition to my hat collection

2015

Seattle Met Magazine

My son Spencer, 1 of "Seattle's Top 5 Up and Coming Chefs"

2015

Chicago

Visit to my hometown

2016

"Hospice" Debuts

My wife Elizabeth's play opens in LA

2016

Football

My son, Alexander, my favorite college football player

2016

Stand Up Comedy

First appearance 

2017

Seattle Film Festival

My wife Elizabeth's film, 8am, wins awards

2018

Boys' Trip

Grand Canyon

2019

My Favorite Chef

Dinner at my son Spencer's restaurant

2019

Lagavulin Distillery, Islay Scotland

Single malt in historic distillery

2019

Falconry

Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens, England

2019

Old Peculier

Favorite rare ale, Yorkshire, England

2021

My Favorite Lawyer

My son, Alexander, a law school graduate to be

2021

NYC Dinner

My wife, Elizabeth, my favorite playwright

2021

Wedding

My son, Spencer, and his new wife Jordan

Today

Sharing My Knowledge