Category Archives: Jim Irwin – Senior IT Professional

Resume – Jim Irwin

Where I have been:  Over 30 years of applying technical and cultural change to the inception, initiation, development, sales, and delivery of client-centered strategies and solutions as products, consulting services, or C-Level advisory functions.    Where I’d like to be:   To … Continue reading

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Distance Learning – Great leveler but has its growing pains…

I was certainly excited back in 1998 when my company offered to provide full tuition reimbursement for a new and exciting “distance learning” program. Not only were they willing to pay for the tuition if I my grades were “B” … Continue reading

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Cost Justification Required

When I book arrangements through my company’s travel software, it has a bunch of rules embedded to help me make the best spending decisions that I can. If I book a hotel that is out of policy – for example … Continue reading

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Loose Coupling – Unraveling that ball of Wires

I was returning from an architectural planning session with a customer who was looking to modernize a very old but very mission-critical application. They had the usual reasons to modernize – hard to leverage newer technologies, hard to find skills … Continue reading

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I have ideas I haven’t even thought of yet!

I have ideas I haven’t even thought of yet. I had a college professor who used this phrase quite negatively. He meant the guy who really had no ideas but considered every thought he had a real jewel. But I … Continue reading

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