My name is Barrie Callender

Barrie Callender

Thank you for your interest in learning about the author of this blog. My name is Barrie Callender and I am a freelancer mostly working with Oracle Primavera products as a Project Management System Implementation Consultant.

I am the owner of Workpattern Limited.

You can contact me via email me at barrie@callenb.org or through twitter on @callenb.

Now the introduction is over, we should get to know each other. I’ll start by telling you a little about me.

At most places where I work, I often end up being called the Primavera P6 Guru or something similar. I started a site about Oracle Primavera which was full of good intentions but very little content as of today. I’m not sure what to do with that site but if I do blog about Primavera it will be at the site of my former employer Ten Six Consulting.

I’ve been feeling restless for a while

I’ve been in and around Project Management since 1987 and I’m ready for a change. I have always been interested in software development and as much as I enjoy the world of project consulting, I believe I would be happier writing software for a living.

I never intended to be involved in Project Management, but somehow landed a job supporting Artemis 2000 in November 1987. That was for Metier Management systems where I stayed for 13 years and four takeovers. I then spent 5 years at Pinnacle Management Systems Inc and a further 10 at what became Ten Six Consulting.

I left Ten Six Consulting and started a contract in June 2016. It ended 3 months later and my next contract started in October 2016 and I’ve been keeping busy ever since. I’ve been doing this for some time and I do enjoy it, particularly the people I work with at my clients. More and more of late I find I am asking myself what if I would enjoy doing something else more?

What is this blog about?

I don’t want to make promises I can’t keep about big plans and big ideas so I’m mostly going to see what this blog is about after I’ve written a few posts.

I imagine the first few posts will be about things I have found useful and don’t want to forget. Putting them on a blog means I’ll know where to go to get them back again.

If I get to 10 or 20 articles I’ll come back here and update what this site is about because I should have some idea by then.

I hope you find the articles of interest and return again in the future. Please do not hesitate to contact me.

All the very best for 2019 and beyond

Barrie Callender