How Blueprint Thinks Differently

At Blueprint, we are about creating the next big thing.  We work with our clients and their businesses to decide what technologies they can derive tangible value from. There are many initiatives going on at Blueprint to help our clients realize the benefits of delivering both the strategy and finished product or process.  In my • Read More »


The Client’s User Experience

User Experience (UX) design is often conflagrated with interface design and visual or graphic design. Where are Product design and Customer Experience in this Venn diagram of design? To most folks who are not designers, these distinctions are not needed in practical terms; as long as the end product looks good and does the job • Read More »


What Is Change Fatigue and How To Avoid It

More often than not, we either talk about change in a positive light (change as a needed organizational behavior in a fast and competitive market) or we talk about the means to enable change and get the best results from change management. Rarely do we speak about the other side of change, that is, Change Fatigue or • Read More »


The Next Big Thing: The Future of Cloud Computing

It should be no surprise to hear that the Enterprise has adopted the cloud and the cloud market is growing. According to RightScale’s 2017 State of the Cloud survey, 95% of respondents are using the cloud in some form (public, private, or hybrid). At the GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit in June, Morgan Stanley Executive Director, Brian Nowak, • Read More »


Spark for the Impatient: Introduction

The Zen of Spark: What is it, exactly? Apache Spark is a general-purpose, distributed, memory-based, parallel computing engine. Man, that’s a mouthful. Although technically accurate, that description comes across as just so much marketing-speech.  But the fact is, we can learn a lot about Spark’s key characteristics by breaking it down. General Purpose: For quite • Read More »


Working from Home: Behind the Scenes

In a continually digital world, more people are taking part in the “work from home” movement. While there is great appeal to the work life balance of working remotely, it is not for everyone.  It has its own benefits, challenges, and intricacies that are different than physically being in the office. I have been primarily • Read More »


Interop ITX Conference Recap 2017

  This past May, I was one of three panelists on the “10 Things You Need to Know about Data & Data Infrastructure” panel at the Interop ITX conference in Las Vegas, which offered a full IT stack of tracks covering infrastructure, cloud, security, data & analytics, DevOps, and leadership development. I thought I’d share • Read More »


Spark Summit 2017

Spark Summit is a massive event, especially when you consider that it’s focused around a single product in the technology industry.  Spanning 3 days of activities, presentations, networking events and get-togethers it is a truly exhaustive experience for someone interested in big data, data science, machine learning and a host of other practices and buzzwords.  • Read More »


Blueprint Consulting Services Promotes Chris Carter to Managing Director of Technology

BELLEVUE, WA., (JUNE 8, 2017) – – Blueprint Consulting Services, a nationwide full-service consulting firm, announced the promotion of Chris Carter to Managing Director of Technology. Chris will have the primary responsibility of determining the technical direction of the company, defining its solutions, driving quality assurance and supporting client development throughout the entire organization. As • Read More »


Agile Foundations

In February of 2001, a group of seventeen well intentioned individuals got together to create the Agile Manifesto which has forever changed the world of software development.  The Manifesto and the 12 Principles behind it have touched everyone I know in the business world and especially software developers and engineers.  The application of The Agile • Read More »