Wasim Akhtar

Database Architect, Designer and Developer

My motto: If you can explain it to me, I can develop it for you!
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What must Businesses do to Recover from the COVID-19 Dilemma?
This is the million dollar question for 2020-2021.

Considering that just in USA alone, more than 50 million people have filed for Unemployment Benefits. Even with the Christmas Holiday Season in full-swing, only a hand full number of people have been called back to work. Because, in many large ities and States the new Social Distancing Laws prohibit businesses from working at full capacity.

If you are lucky to be in a business environment that is expected to come back to life if and when COVID-19 disappears, then you are one of the lucky ones. Since you have more free time now, here are the things you can do to improve your business models, and further improwise your tools to increase your chances of recovering your losses, and for taking over the cutomers of your competition:
  • Analyze your Business Model to determine what are its Weakest Links.
  • A weakness can be the number of people involved, or a task that takes a long time to complete.
  • Find Experts from within your Organization, or Outside Consultants, to show you How to Fix the Problem.
  • Identify and Grade the importance of each Weakness.
  • Prioritize the Goals to be achieved to rectify your Weaknesses.
  • Determine the Cost involved in remedying each Weakness.
  • Allocate the Budget and a Team for accomplishing your Business Goals.
  • Establish a Working Schedule and take a commitment from the Team to achieve it.
  • Use Agile Methodologies to Monitor your Team on a Regular Basis.
  • Re-prioritize Goals to Adjust for difficulties observed and reported by the Team.
  • Implement the Completed Tasks into your Company.
  • Train your Staff into the New Way of Thinking and How to Achieve Your Goals.
How can Wasim Akhtar Help You?
I have many years of Experience helping companies solve their technical and budgeting problems. My work objectives have been:
  • First solve the Problems that have the Highest Impact on the Business at Hand.
  • Identify the Probelms that can be Fixed Quickest using the Least Amount of Money.
  • One thing I have learned in my Business Life is how to find solutions that are the Easiest to Implement, and Cost the Least Amount of Money.
  • Every Business Problem has Multiple Ways that it can be Fixed.
  • Pick the Solution that gives you: 'The biggest bang for your buck!'
  • Gather Information from those People that do this work Every Day.
  • Ask Workers this question: What is the Most Difficult Part of your work?
  • Ask Workers this question: What are the things that you would like to see change?
  • Ask Workers this question: How would you change it?
  • Ask Workers this question: What additional tools do you need to make your work easier?
  • Pay Attention to what these Workers are saying.
  • Get copies of Tools, Spreadsheets, Macros, etc., that they have created themselves, and use in their work Daily.
  • Identify the Workers Tools that can be incorporated into an Automated Solution.
  • Understand the Practicality of Each Proposed Solution.
  • Discuss the Propsed Solutions with the Workers to Get their Feedback before implementing it.
  • Design the Solution that is Integrated with the Work Environment.
  • The Solution should Flow Seamlessly withhin the Existing Environment.
  • The Solution Should Preferably Require NO TRAINING.
What Wasim Akhtar brings to the Table?
I have been in the software development business for more than 20 years. My areas of strength are:

1. I have developed a variety of applications using Model-View-Controllers (MVCs), Windows Forms, Internet and Intranet Websites, as well as Client-Server technologies.
2. I have worked with popular programming languages, such as C#, Visual Basic, ASP.NET, JavaScript, jQuery, MS-Access, MS-Excel, VBA (VB for Applications). I work with Visual Studio.NET practically every day.
3. I have designed many databases across MS-SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, MS-Access, etc. Depending upon my customers' needs, I work with a variety of databases on a regular basis.
4. I have Project Management experience across the full SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle). I can work with with Agile, SCRUM, Extreme and Continous Integration methodologies.
5. I have worked with MS-Report Builder, Crystal Reports, Reporting Services (SSRS) and Integration Services (SSIS). I have also created many stored procedures, views, functions, triggers, etc., at very high levels of complexity. I work with SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) practically everyday.
Where is Your Proof of Work?
I have successfully completed many technical and software development projects that people had tried before me, but failed to deliver. I work within the Work Environment of my clients. I have completed many projects "remotely" without ever seeing my clients. I have also worked at my client sites with or without the teams of my clients. But my biggest achievement in most projects has been delivering products that work in the environment that they were designed for.

I have also managed dozens of large and small projects for companies like EDS, GM, SAIC, Cisco, etc. My Project Managemnt Summary only lists a few recent projects that involved Risk Asset Review for Wells Fargo, and 500+GB Marketing Data Transfer to an External Application for Trend Micro. There are many others involving both hardware and software infrastructures.

Remote Projects: On-Site Projects: Project Management: If you need assistance on a project, please send an email to: software786@hotmail.com

Sincerely,

Wasim