Andy Leonard is CSO of Linchpin People
, an SSIS Trainer, Consultant
, and developer; a Business Intelligence Markup Language (Biml)
developer; SQL Server database and data warehouse developer, community mentor, engineer, and farmer. He is a co-author of SQL Server 2012 Integration Services Design Patterns
. His background includes web application architecture and development, VB, and ASP. Andy loves the SQL Server Community!
I'm taking Brent Ozar's (Blog | @BrentO | SQLPeople) suggestion regarding my ramble-rant about the software business. At the Spring 2011 DevConnections Conference in Orlando, I had an opportunity to sit down with Brent for a good long chat. One of the first things he said to me was "You need to put up a landing page for your ramble-rant!" When Brent gives me advice about blogging, I listen.
I will update this page as I post new parts to the series and include a link to this post in future post introductions.
The current posts in this series are:
- Goodwill, Negative and Positive
- Visions, Quests, Missions
- Right, Wrong, and Style
- Follow Me
- Balance, Part 1
- Balance, Part 2
- Definition of a Great Team
- The 15-Minute Meeting
- Metaproblems: Drama
- The Right Question
- Software is Organic, Part 1
- Metaproblem: Terror
- I Don't Work On My Car
- A Turning Point
- Human Doings
- Everything Changes
- Getting It Right The First Time
- One-Time Boosts
- Perfection vs. Precision
- Software is Organic, Part 2
- Business Losses and "I Don't Know"
- T-SQL Tuesday: Personality Clashes, Style Collisions, and Differences of Opinion
- Human Resources Sucks
- The Integrity Challenge
- Sounds Good...
- Timing is Everything
- Do You Have a Job...
- I Type During Demos
- The Playing Field is on the Hillside
- How's Your Serve?
- Engines of Loss and Gain
- My Name is Andy and I Have an Associates of Applied Science Degree
- The Last Percent
- Love Your Enemies
- Outlasting Outrageous Opposition
- Picking a Metric
- Evil is Easy
- Creating is Hard
- Performance-Based Management Stinks
- To Snark or Not to Snark…
- Q: How Many Calls From Work While on Vacation is Too Many?
- Managing Confidence
- Trick Question
- Push the Pebble
- Less Useful Soft Skills
- "Can You See Me Think?"
The only downside is I'm going to update this post when I write the next post. I will include a link which - if clicked - will yield a page not found error of some sort. That behavior will remain until the post actually goes live, and then the link will take you to the page and post without error. I understand that may be disconcerting, so I will include the date and time the post will go live and I'll add italics to those posts. I'm not going to return to this page the instant the posts go live to remove the date-time stamp or the italics. I will update the page when I write the next installment.
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