Categories: "Professional"

Professional Welcome

Welcome to the professional section of my blog. The blog entries in this section are intended to cover subjects in my primary areas of expertise, particularly accounting and information technology. Design, consulting and business related topics are some of the other areas I have focused on in the past. My resume can be reviewed at http://www.tylerhosting.com/dbell/resume to see what projects I have been involved with in these areas.

The categories are not broken down further, but the following are some of subjects of interest in each of the areas that I anticipate discussing.

Accounting
Taxation, consulting, non-profit

Business
Manufacturing, inventory control

Consulting
Small business

Financial Planning
Individual financial, retirement, and tax planning

Information Technology
Web development, database development, software, project management

Tax Accounting
Individual and business tax law, preparation, and planning

The efforts in this section will also be focused on identifying solutions in these areas than discussing personal concerns. When I consolidated my blogs into one I decided to leave most of the older log entries of a personal nature in a separate section for now. 

Immersion

Last week my Systems Analysis instructor mentioned the concept of immersion, as it was addressed by Tom DeMarco in the book Slack. In it, DeMarco mentions, "kinds of work that require immersion into the task before progress can begin." I don't have the… more »

IT Educational Disconnect

<Posted on it-toolbox.com> After a number of years in school in the 90's I came away discouraged with the quality of IT education. Course work in other areas (accounting, etc.) was well developed, possibly because the subject material was not sub… more »

Project Failure Presentation

This past week was one of the more suspenseful weeks of the semester. Friday was the day we presented our Project Management presentation. It was a team project with 3 team members on each team. Our assignment: Write a research paper (MLA), create a… more »

Can You Define That?

<posted on it-toolbox.com> One of the problems I anticipated when going back to school was the need to remember lists and definitions. That's not something that I am good at. I can learn a computer language painlessly, but have difficulty remembe… more »

Backward Learning

<posted on it-toolbox.com> You've no doubt heard people say something to the effect that they were glad they learned something in school, because it was now a part of their job. Or maybe, they learned something in a lower level course that enhanc… more »

Soft Skills

<posted on it-toolbox.com> This is something of a prompt for feedback from the Project Management community. In my Systems Analysis and Design class one of the things that my professor has brought up frequently is that a project manager needs to… more »

Real World Project Management

<posted on it-toolbox.com> School update. I've been doing well in all of my classes and my coursework requirements are getting a little interesting. One of the courses is Systems Analysis and Design, a subject I took once at a lower level. In tha… more »