Monthly Archives: March 2013

Masters Summit for QlikView

Masters Summit for QlikView, April 16 - 18, Four Seasons, Las VegasI’m proud to be one of the speakers at the Masters Summit for QlikView, which will be held at the Four Seasons in Las Vegas on April 16 – 18.

In 3 days of hands-on sessions, Rob Wunderlich, Bill Lay, Oleg Troyansky and I hope to provide you with new knowledge and skills that will take your QlikView experience to the next level. We’ll be covering topics around advanced scripting, data modeling, expressions, visualization and much more. Besides an opportunity to invest in new knowledge and skills, this is also an excellent opportunity to network and exchange new ideas with your peers.

I hope you will be able to join us there. For more information, see the conference website.

What QlikView Consultants can learn from the A-Team

The A-TeamGrowing up in the 80’s and 90’s, one of my favorite TV shows was the A-Team. Over-the-top, cartoonish action with huge explosions, cars flipping over in mid-air topped off with a cool theme song. And all without anyone getting seriously hurt. This was the perfect TV show for young Barry!

But I’ve grown up since, and my tastes have matured (somewhat). However, there is one thing about the A-Team which I think is still relevant today: the actual A-Team and the well-balanced blend of skills of its members. No matter what an episode’s villain (drug king-pin/shady land developer/corrupt senator/whatever) threw at them, the combined qualities of the A-Team always ensured that they came out on top.

In today’s post, I am going to take a closer look at the skills and qualities of the A-Team, and will explain how they can be translated to the role of a QlikView Consultant. (Or, alternatively, how these roles can be used to staff the perfect QlikView Competency Center.)

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