Paul Boudreau

A project management perspective is very appropriate.  Obviously, key considerations are scope and risk.  The scope is global and a lot of countries did not understand that at the start of the outbreak.  A risk plan is what the disease control centers are using to control proliferation.  There is also an ongoing assessment of the fatality percentage, another part of analyzing risk.  Similar to the need in project management, the process to assess and control the outbreak needs to use AI tools in order to increase success.  Data mining can be used to find correlations that can quickly identify and shut down locations that are most susceptible to spreading the virus.  Machine learning tools can be used to create a model of critical factors that helped to spread or to prevent contamination.   All of this will undoubtedly be included in a lessons learned document.