Posts by Mike

Power BI - DAX Functions - CALCULATE and ALL

25 May 17 Mike Dashboards & Data Warehousing  / Education & Training
This example shows you how to CALCULATE and ALL in Power BI to create a simple measure that returns the start date for each unique run or instance of a course.

Working with a software development company - why your project management matters

24 May 17 Mike Bespoke Software
Effective project management is an essential part of any software development project and most software development companies will use a dedicated project manager to deliver the project on time and budget. Even small projects - just 1 developer - need someone to keep an eye on costs, progress and overall quality.

Power BI - How to show rows excluded by slicer

02 May 17 Mike Dashboards & Data Warehousing  / Education & Training
This was a problem that took me a little bit longer to solve than I expected.
We’ve developed a business intelligence solution for a training organisation that works with schools and teachers. The back end data warehouse is built in SQL Server and hosted in Azure. The front end is a Power BI reporting solution - a set of management information reports for drilling into data about course enrolments, website registrations and other kinds of engagement with teachers.

6 essential features of a bespoke learning management system

02 May 17 Mike Learning Management Systems

A bespoke learning management system is a cost effective solution for any organisation looking for an alternative to Moodle or other off the shelf systems. Modern web development technologies make software development more affordable and with a bespoke development you can create a more streamlined system that exactly fits your needs; corporate or business users in particular always prefer simpler software that does less better.

Bespoke software development and why you should pay for bug fixing

24 Mar 17 Mike Bespoke Software
Why should I pay you to fix bugs in software you've developed? That's a totally reasonable question that we sometimes get asked by a new client when we're discussing what happens after their software is launched.

Why do some software development projects fail?

20 Mar 17 Mike Bespoke Software
Sometimes we hear about a failing software development project and occasionally we're asked to help get one of those projects back on track. The projects are always different but most seem to go wrong for similar reasons.

Everything You Need To Know Before You Pick A Software Development Company

16 Mar 17 Mike Bespoke Software
Here are 6 things you need to know when you're looking for a software development company.

Save money and win more business with a bespoke CRM development

16 Mar 17 Mike Bespoke Software
Two things are notable about how organisations use software to collect and manage sales and marketing information about customers and potential customers.

Future Apprenticeships - 3 Million New Starts by 2020 is a Big Goal

03 Mar 17 Mike Dashboards & Data Warehousing  / Education & Training
There are big plans to increase the number and quality of apprenticeships in the UK. In England the Government has committed to increase the number of apprenticeships to 3m by 2020 - that's 3m starts in 2020. At the same time the Government wants to raise quality.

Why a Bespoke Learning Management System is a Cost Effective Alternative to Moodle

01 Mar 17 Mike Learning Management Systems  / E-Learning

There are good reasons why it can make sense to develop a bespoke learning management system if you're a training provider that's got a Moodle based blended learning or e-learning solution. A well designed bespoke solution can be surprisingly cost effective; you get a solution that's a better fit with your existing business, it will make you more efficient and at the same time it can open up new commercial opportunities.

Here are six reasons why a bespoke learning management system could be right for you:

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