I am officially announcing that I have now become an independent consultant and business owner. Becoming independent has always been my dream and I have now decided to follow that dream. I believe it is the right time to do it for my family and myself. It’s time to soar!
Why did I leave Pragmatic Works?
Simple. I wanted to follow my career goals and carve my own path. It was a hard decision to leave Pragmatic Works as I really enjoyed the work environment and had great relationship with the top brass Brian Knight, Adam Jorgensen, and Sam Washburn as well as my co-workers. The folks at Pragmatic Works gave me a lot of opportunities to learn and grow for which I am forever grateful. It is a great company to work for and highly recommend working for them. I would return to work for them in a heartbeat.
What are my plans?
First of all, I have created a corporation, called Agile Bay, Inc. (http://www.agilebay.com) through which I will be providing Business Intelligence consulting services, Software Development, Training and Staffing services. I will also be doing contract work and hiring BI and Software developers to take on some of these jobs.
My plan is to focus on self-service Business Intelligence solutions using the Microsoft toolset, including:
I will continue leading, volunteering and sharing my knowledge in the SQL Server and Business Intelligence community and in PASS.
Enter the affordable self-service BI revolution
The new release of SQL Server 2012 will bring a lot to offer in the BI space. I truly believe it will be a game changer and many companies will embark in new Data Warehouse, Business Intelligence and Master Data Management projects. Some of these projects may have been put on hold due to licensing and development costs. This is where SQL Server 2012 will shine as it introduces lower BI licensing costs with the new SQL Server Business Intelligence Edition. Organizations will no longer require Enterprise Edition to do all the cool things Microsoft has to offer with their BI suite.
Additionally, the shift to the BI Semantic Model and the focus on self-service BI will open a lot of doors to consulting firms with lower overhead like mine. Enter the affordable self-service BI revolution!
Hitting the ground running
I am very grateful to the fact that the word has spread out among my immediate professional network and have already been booked for projects and contract work several months ahead.
I have tried not to market myself or my company too much during this initial phase as I want to manage my growth more organically. I am in the process of hiring BI developers at all levels, so if you are interested feel free to contact me via http://www.agilebay.com/#!contact.
My mission is to empower individuals and organizations through the Microsoft Business Intelligence Toolset.
My vision is to be the catalyst and leader of the affordable self-service Business Intelligence revolution.
There are many alternatives available when chosing a consulting firm to help you achieve a succesful Business Intelligence, Data Warehouse and Master Data Management implementation. My value proposition is to achieve this same success at an affordable budget and by providing you with the knowledge transfer and mentoring needed to continue your own development efforts.
The sales pitch
You need an experienced and expert professional to help you with your design and development efforts. I have experience and expertise. Let’s talk.
You may contact me through my company’s website at http://www.agilebay.com/#!contact or through email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m also available for any quick help through email at email@example.com. Make sure to check out my blog at http://www.sqljoe.com as well.