Weekly Wrap Up – Kodyaz, Agile Exams and Do Nothing

One Thing I’ve Learned Over the years I’ve collected a bunch of methods to pivot data in queries and result sets, some easy, some way too complicated, none really the best method. This week I finally sat down and focused on learning how to use the Pivot function in SQL Server (It’s not as easy … Continue reading

September 2013 Goals

Leadership 2014 Leadership Training Two years into this little side project and I’m very happy to say we’re going to go for a third. This year we took a new group of 20 through Everyone Communicates/Few Connect and the group of 18 from last year through Leading Change. We (now a team of 3 passionate … Continue reading

November Goals

October completely overwhelmed me, hence the zero posts all month, we had more than a few issues at work, one of the organizations I work with took up more of my spare time than normal and I decided to speak at Ignite Phoenix #13 which made my already dwindling spare time go into the red. … Continue reading

BI Problems – Report Chaos

I have to say straight out that while my work environment may be unique in many areas, I doubt that I am the only one to have come across this issue.  For over a decade we have allowed users outside of IT unrestricted access to production environments to write their own reports in their own … Continue reading

Weekly Review – Evernote Rocks!

One Thing I’ve Learned This week in my Everyone Communicates Few Connect training we discussed the barriers that can prevent you from finding common ground with those around you, Assumption (‘I already know what others know, feel or want.’), Arrogance (‘I don’t need to know what others know, feel or want.’), Indifference (‘I don’t care … Continue reading