Consulting: Don’t Just Consult, but Help Them

Consulting: Don’t Just Consult, but Help Them Digineer

As a consultant I am called upon as an expert to provide technical and professional guidance and recommendations. The knowledge and skills gained over 26 years of professional project management makes me qualified to do the job. Certain certifications achieved along the way validate this particular skill set. However, the most important part of consulting…

Consulting Vs. Contracting, A Recruiter’s Perspective

Consulting Vs. Contracting, A Recruiter’s Perspective Digineer

Over the year’s countless terms have been used to describe an interim worker (e.g. contractor, consultant, temp, seasonal worker, specialist, staff augmentation, etc) but there are two that stand out in the professional services industry: CONTRACTING AND CONSULTING. Is there a difference between the two? –Contractors are coming in for a specific task/project, period of…

Project Management: Top 4 Reasons Why Projects Fail

Project Management: Top 4 Reasons Why Projects Fail Digineer

We all know that more projects fail than succeed. There are studies by educational institutions, research organizations, etc. that support this same reality. The dollar store mentality of cheap and fast is used too often. Executives that don’t hold people accountable for anything but customer satisfaction while ignoring schedule, budget, and quality often will fail…

A Quick Look at Tableau for the Microsoft Experienced

A Quick Look at Tableau for the Microsoft Experienced Digineer

My Microsoft Experience I’m looking at Tableau from the perspective of someone who spent much of his 28-year data career in the Microsoft space, broadly utilizing all parts of SQL Server databases and tools from SQL Server 2000 through to SQL Server 2012 from the perspective of several different roles (developer, lead developer, DBA, database/BI architect). My…