Bill NeavesFor much of my professional life I have found myself in roles that bridge the divide between business users and solution builders. My main interest is Data Analysis and Reporting, helping people gain business insight from operational data. I have been fortunate enough to work in both small and large IT shops in manufacturing, insurance, professional service and government. It has been a long learning process, and it continues.

Through this blog I would like to share some of what I have learned. It reflects my own personal bias toward practical, affordable ways to get things done. Topics are a bit eclectic, including some how-to tutorials and commentary about technology, tools and occasional bits of general interest. I hope to inform, to offer personal insights and maybe even entertain a bit. Comments are always welcome.


  • Data Analysis and Reporting Solutions
  • Business System Analysis, Planning and Design
  • Knowledge Portals
  • Project and Portfolio Management


My education and qualifications include a Master’s degree in Management of Technology and Innovation from the University of Waterloo as well as professional credentials as a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) and a Project Management Professional (PMP). I also holds an M.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Western Ontario.