Dick Moffat runs the aptly named Dick Moffat’s Spreadsheet Blog
. He started the blog at the urging of his friend Simon Murphy that runs Smurf on Spreadsheets
. Dick’s blog is much more of an opinion blog than a how-to blog. He is a highly sought after consultant, so he doesn’t give away his trade secrets for free, but he does offer his perspective on what is happening in the spreadsheet industry, Power BI and Microsoft in general. He writes on issues and shares his opinions.
Opinions? Dick’s Got Them
When he started out, he wrote on professionalism as an analyst and consultant. Later he evolved into the “anti-office guy” Dick says jokingly. He is a big fan of the company and the product, but has voiced his opinion on the decisions and direction of the franchise.
Dick says that Access is not an end-user tool. And Excel shouldn’t be marketed as a lowest common denominator tool. Dick states that Excel is an end-user tool, but analyst are using it for more and more, not less and less. And the focus away from VBA is not strategically sound.
Compelled To Go Rogue
Might be the quote of the episode. That’s what many analysts are… compelled to go rogue. They lack the support from IT. They are amateur Excel developers. Dick would like to see a class of professional Excel developers.
Rick Grantham, a Six Sigma Black Belt and co-founder of Excel.TV in 2014, is currently serving as the Business Intelligence Product Manager at VENUS Fashion Inc. since March 2023. He has extensive experience in data analytics, strategic thinking, and team building, having held various leadership roles in renowned companies, such as Vice President of VantagePoint Business Solutions and Senior Director of Business Intelligence Solutions at EPI-USE. With a strong background in creating data-driven solutions and improving business processes, Rick has consistently demonstrated success in delivering exceptional results and boosting revenue throughout his career.
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