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  • Brief review of: one specific Access database work habits personal comments
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    • 1. Jed C. Morris [[ Expert Access/Excel/VBA Developer What Can I Do For You? Jed C. Morris [email_address] 860.373.4036
    • 2. For a better viewing of this slide show click on the word ‘Full’ below the slide.
    • 3. Introduction – Jed C. Morris
      • Software developer for over 20 years
      • Ten years experience with Visual Basic for Applications.
      • Expert level Microsoft Access database administrator.
      • Expert level Microsoft Excel developer.
      • One year .NET experience: WinForms, ADO.NET, ASP.NET, T-SQL, SQL Server.
    • 4. Introduction – Jed C. Morris
      • The following slides review one Microsoft Access database project authored exclusively by Jed Morris.
      • Technologies demonstrated are: Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, VBA development.
      • This database was developed during a six month sabbatical in Guyana South America for use in monitoring AIDS prevention programs.
    • 5. Main Menu
      • Program Areas : Six primary program areas
      • Reports : 14 detail and summary reports
      • Admin : Security, backup, support, etc.
    • 6. Community Outreach
      • Community Outreach – one of six program areas
      • Complex system capable of supporting the work of many AIDS prevention agencies
      • Widely endorsed by agencies and the national Ministry of Health
    • 7. Multi-Session Training
      • Multi-Session Training – a second of the six program areas
      • This system replaced cumbersome manual monitoring
      • Quality monitoring is having a direct impact on national public health policy
    • 8. User Interfaces
      • Note the clean, professional user interfaces
      • Simple, clear error messages
      • Pleasing use of color and fonts
    • 9. User Help Systems
      • Three levels of real-time user help :
      • 1) Hyperlink to the full User Doc
      • 2) Tool tips
      • 3) Context sensitive Help
    • 10. User Training
      • User Training supported by Viewlets , a product of ViewletBuilder5 from Qarbon.
      • Viewlets provide a “simulation” of actual software usage.
      • A presentation provides a series of screens that animate mouse movements, menu selections, data entry, etc.
      • Training is also enhanced with explanatory text boxes that provide comments.
      • The “movie” presents a realistic presentation of actual software usage.
    • 11. Tables
      • System defined by 19 tables
      • Full use of the relational database model: keys, indexes, constraints, cascading deletes, and relationships
    • 12. Reporting
      • 14 Reports
      • Categorized as Summary or Detail
      • All reports seamlessly produced in Excel
      • Previous reporting had been: un-reliable, inconsistent, in-complete, and time consuming
    • 13. Reporting
      • Excel reporting advantages (over Access) :
      • 1) Flexible output
      • 2) Powerful, user friendly report buttons
      • provide additional functionality
      • 3) Easy user customization
      • 4) Support for saving reports to disk
      • 5) Users feel “comfortable” in Excel
    • 14. Visual Basic
      • Extensive use of Visual Basic
      • Greatly enhances the system functionality and user interface
      • 10 years experience with VBA in both Excel and Access
    • 15. Administration
      • Administrative tools support sustainability
      • Not sufficient to supply only the basic functionality
      • Administrative tools that ease tasks such as: backup, security, updates, etc. are required if the product is to have a long term impact
    • 16. Documentation
      • Always fully document my software
      • Above manuals written for: DB Admin, Users, Support personnel
      • Not just an after thought or a “bother” but integral part of project
    • 17. Documentation
      • Documentation is extensive (this manual is 75 pages)
      • Is of the highest quality
    • 18. Business Value
      • Improved data quality
      • Wide range of Automated Reports
      • Meet auditing requirements
      • Security features to protect confidential data
      • Fully documented
      • Administration tools for sustainability
      • A single person, with the right skill set, can have a significant impact
      • Very satisfying to produce a national database that can impact public health policy and peoples lives
    • 19. Work History
      • Driven to complete projects
      • Consistent strong reviews for both quality and quantity of software
      • Very client oriented
      • 22 years with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
      • Strong presentation, teaching, and mentoring skills
      • Excellent references
      • In January 2008, awarded by Pfizer, with a 6 month sabbatical in Guyana South America serving as a database administrator in a non-profit HIV program
    • 20. Personal
      • Excellent health.
      • 30 years of exercising: 23,000 miles jogging, 5 years swimming.
      • Adventurous, high-energy life style.
      • 1,400 skydives and a 3,500 mile bicycle trip across US.
      • Six months traveling at sea in Central America.
      • Hobbies are home improvement and furniture making. Have installed my own indoor, in-ground exercise swimming pool.
    • 21.
      • What Can I Do For You?
      Jed C. Morris [email_address] 860.373.4036