To Agile or Not To Agile

agile methodology

In the world of project management methodologies, the two words you hear most often is Agile  and Waterfall. Although some purists may question Agile Methodology rather than more of a paradigm the reality is that these are two different ways of approaching project execution. Traditional (Waterfall) Methodology Projects that use the Waterfall, or more appropriately…

Top 3 Reasons you are DOING agile but not BEING Agile

being Agile

Many organizations like to say that they have made the transition from traditional project delivery to adopting an Agile framework.  While an organization may have dropped the methods they previously used they are not necessarily being Agile. In my experience, there are 3 reasons why organizations tend to fail at being Agile. You misunderstood that…

2 Reminders to Communicate Effectively

Communicate Effectively

Over 90% of a professional’s job is spent communicating. Communication occurs in group meetings, one on one conversations, sending emails, project management status reports, or simple hallway discussions. Most of us think of communication in a formal, traditional format such as: presentations, emails, group meetings or status reports. However, it is in the subtle ways…

A Quick Look at Tableau for the Microsoft Experienced

tableau

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…