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  • Access / Excel Database

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