Big Projects Need Tight Focus.
"In the early days of eCommerce, everyone was hopeful, and everyone was wrong," says Kevin. "But we quickly learned that eCommerce is exponentially more complicated at enterprise scale."
"If I've learned one big lesson since the late 90's, it's this: enterprise-level projects need tight focus, or they become enterprise-level disasters. Without tight focus, smart, hard-working people build big systems whose pieces don't fit, and whose owners don't profit."
"Relentless focus is the key," Kevin adds, "to building technical solutions that meet our clients' business goals."
Kevin's commitment to focus has earned the respect of clients like Halliburton, Lenovo, Canada Pacific, and Chevron, as a program manager with IBM and i2 (now jda), and now as a partner at DoubleBlaze.
Kevin lives in Colorado where he spends much of his free time hiking in the Rocky Mountains. "There's a zen in hiking a mountain at 15,000 feet," he says. "At every moment, I have to respect the height of a mountain that reaches nearly 3 miles into the sky. In the same moment, I have to focus on each human-sized step on a rocky trail, one step at a time. The parallels between my hiking and my work surprised me at first, but now I just enjoy them.