An investment in the future: Microsoft MVPs and the need for mentorship

June 21 2018

I have to admit that at my age I spend more time looking backwards, not forwards. Not as much time left on the trail. Quite a while back I began thinking about apprenticeship systems. Part of this was driven by my friends' sons in Germany who were currently in such a program. The other was thinking about how skilled craftsmen were developed before the Industrial Revolution. Why couldn't some of those principles be applied to skilled professions such as software consulting? This article stems from those thoughts.

About Don Riggs

Don Riggs is a well-seasoned veteran with 25+ years of implementation consulting and 13+ years of Microsoft Dynamics AX experience. In his career, he has been involved in anything from helping design ERP systems, developing and marketing ISV solutions, to delivering a number of successful AX ERP implementations. As a regular participant in AXUG, he has delivered many courses and presentations. Don is considered by many to be an AX expert, particularly in the areas of inventory costing, manufacturing, AX project module, and implementation processes. Having attained APICS certification in the early 1980's, Don considerers himself a manufacturing consultant by trade and his love and enthusiasm for the industry has never waned. Always interested in new challenges, his branching out into other areas of the product has allowed him to become very knowledgeable in many areas. 

After a long and successful career, Don would like to share some of his hard won knowledge and experience, thereby giving back to an industry that has been very good to him. MSDynamicsWorld represents a most excellent vehicle to do that.

To learn more about Don and his company Business Process Improvement(BPI) visit their website at

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