As we close out the Second Quarter of 2010 it is time to review progress made on the Goals I set at the beginning of the year. Just like the end of Q1, I think I continue to make good progress. Thus I will break down each of the goals that was established in that blog post back in January.
Start a Blog
This has been covered pretty well.
Implement a BI Solution
I have made no further progress on this. Despite that, I have been converting several dts packages into SSIS packages. I also have numerous reports for SSRS that I need to implement. Also, let’s throw out there that I have spent considerable time working on the COGNOS 7 platform over this past quarter. I have had to troubleshoot various components from cube build to security to execution and report accuracy. That doesn’t count as a BI solution, however, it should be noted that there is more BI experience being gained. The purpose of this goal was to increase experience and knowledge with BI. Albeit, the goal was designed to gain that experience in the Microsoft products.
1 Technical Blog Post per Week
This one is getting harder for me currently. I am in the middle of some very big and high profile projects that have consumed a lot of my time. I will be working harder at this goal over the upcoming quarter. Despite that difficulty, I am still ahead of the goal by means of averages though I missed a technical post this last week.
Attend 2010 Pass Summit
I have not yet attended the summit, and can’t do that until November. However, I have registered for the Summit and have every intention of attending this year.
Present Once a Quarter (or 4 times)
I continued to make measurable progress. I only presented once this quarter. On the flip-side, I have taken the lead in two of the three UG meetings.
Write 2 Articles
I can mark this goal as achieved at this point. My second article was published recently and I have a few more that I am working on in queue currently. I wrote a short blog on the publication of this article.
Run Two Marathons
I have not run a marathon yet this year, but that is fine. I have laid out my schedule for running and have several planned for my typical race season coming up in the fall.
As for the less measurable goals, I think I am doing fine there as well. I was assigned as VP to our PASS Users Group, I am on a subcommittee for Summit 2010, and I am actively involved with the community at SQLServerCentral.com.