This project was the first Tridion project for Deloitte US. As we all know Tridion is currently ranked as the lead Web Content Management System by Forrester (login requirerd). As Tridion is executing its push into the US market it was only a matter of time before Deloitte US would be engaged in a Tridion project.
The internal Deloitte network led them to me. I went over there for one week to share the knowledge we already had on Tridion. I feel the following quotes speak for themselves:
“Albert helped us ramp up very quickly with Tridion’s solution and best practices. The information he shared with us was insightful and got us prepared for a week long workshop sessions with Tridion and the State. Demonstrated excellent communication style and customized the discussions based on the auidence i.e., provided high level summary as well as dove deep as needed.”
“Just wanted to drop you a quick note that Albert is doing a great job supporting our team here in Minnesota as a Subject Matter Expert in Tridion. His insights and best practices document are very helpful to us and he has already earned the respect of the lead technical team members. We’re looking forward to having him to continue supporting us remotely and potentially even a return trip to Minnesota if necessary.”
Role description: Tridion Architect, team lead
Techniques used: Tridion, Prince2, .NET, SQL 2000
Period: 02-2007 until 12-2007
At the Dutch Chamber of Commerce I was issued the job of getting a failed web project up and running. … was the implementation partner. I have been directing their efforts and straightening out the Tridionarchitecture and FO for a successful go live. In addition I set up and gave a Tridion course for the web editors (30) at the Chamber of Commerce.
The problems that were at the base of the failing project were at every level: Tridion Blueprinting, Tridion installation, DB performance, code quality, functional mismatches, HTML templating.
The biggest problem was caused by a wrong choice for the blue print architecture. It involved making copies of the content publication for each regional chambre. The practice of copying content should never be done other then for another website or another language. Making copies of data is essentially wrong and should be done with great consideration of the consequences.
The site had its go live in december 2007 www.kvk.nl. One of the great achievements is getting 40K pageviews an hour out of just one Tridion presentation server. In addition generating the 13 different navigation files is done in under 5 seconds.
Role description: Data analyst, team lead
Techniques used: UML (Enterprise Architect), WSDL, XSD, XSLT, excel
Advisor datadictionary for the ministry of VROM. The goal was to aggregate and minimize data from 30 licenses for which the 400+ governmental agencies granting them had developed a large variety of different forms. I needed to identify and categorize the essential data into a datadictionary, which could then be used to create one form to be used by all agencies.
During this project I supervised the work of a few junior project members. For this project I used a tool called Enterprise Architect which was able to generate WSDL and XSD’s to be used for the definition of messages. In addition I wrote an XSLT program which transformed the XSD into a human readable datadictionary.