Dig·i·tal — adjective — Involving or relating to the use of computer technology and information.

Am·bit — noun — 1. The sphere or area of control and influence of something. 2. A span of actions, thoughts, or words.

About Digital Ambit

Digital Ambit is a Technology and Data Management Consulting firm located in Fairfax County Virginia. We are intentionally small and committed to being exceptionally good at what we do. Digital Ambit is the husband and wife team of Carson and Dagny Evans.

Carson and Dagny are both individually accomplished in their fields and have complimentary skill-sets making Digital Ambit a well-rounded company for a range of services including technology management, data curation, web-centric software development and implementation and project management.

Services

Technology Strategy

  • Technical Road-map Development
  • Road-map Implementation Strategies
  • Systems Architecture and Interrelation
  • Product Management

Business Intelligence

  • Data Curation
  • Database Design and Implementation
  • Billing Systems & Processes
  • Managing Large Data Sets / "Big Data"

Project Management

  • Implementing Agile Development Processes
  • Managing Global Teams
  • Change Management
  • Process Improvement

Software Development

  • Implementing Agile Development Processes
  • Open Source Content Management Systems (Drupal & Wordpress)
  • Custom Website Development
  • API Development and Integration

Case Studies

MZQ
Consulting

We recently had the pleasure of working with MZQ Consulting to build a client application to validate healthcare data. You can view more information in a case study highlighting our work.

Integration Methodology

Digital Ambit has put their methodology for implementing data integration projects to paper. You can see the framework & the critical decisions required in our infographic.

News and Blogs

Carson often finds himself pondering ways to apply the continuous improvement methodologies he uses in his software development practice to the rest of my life. While he was doing some mental wrangling with how he was going to spend the lovely spring day and he thought he'd manage it the same way he manages any other day. Enjoy his mostly humorous, account of how it went.
It seems like we are constantly introducing new organizationl roles, or changing what we call them. Ever wonder what the difference between a customer success manager and a project manager? Dagny reviews the formal definitions and then provides some observations on key differences.
With the constant rate of change in business, more and more projects require resetting of project expectations. This rusually revolves around the resources, time, and scope trade-offs. Dagny explores why this is necessary and provides some thoughts on how to recovery the project.
Dagny participated in a panel discussion on Wed. March 8th for International Women's Day. The panelist were challenged to talk about their bold moments in our careers and life. Carson reminded me of some advice my father gave me when I was struggling to find my place early in my career. My dad told me "you can be Joan of Arc or you can be Martin Luther. Are you going to very publicly and loudly air your grievances, potentially going down in flames; or are you going to quietly nail your list of grievances to the door and live to see another day." Life is made up of choices. Make sure to figure out who you are and what choices you plan to make. Read Dagny's story to learn more about some of the career choices she's made.
How often are we faced with a system, process or application that leaves you frustrated and confused? Based on my own experiences this week, and that of many of my friends (thanks social media), it occurs pretty frequently. Feeling inspired by all this disfunction leaves me thinking about how we can quickly assess whether we have made it overly complex. Explore 3 signals you made it too complicated.
Data or software projects are usually purchased in one of two ways: as a part of a large, enterprise level deal that impacts multiple teams and has overarching corporate goals or as a stand alone purchase for a specific purpose for a specific team. This sales context can make for very interesting project management moments. Dive into 3 scenarios to see the effects of the sales context on project management.
On-boarding customers to enterprise software can be a fairly long & daunting process. There's usually a standard implementation process including setup, configuration, validation & training. The implied follow up to this occurs when the trained users start actively engaging with the software and embedding it into their business processes. Without this adoption and engagement, there's a risk of undervaluing the investment. Learn 3 options for continuing the conversation with the user community.

Carson Evans

Carson has been professionally building websites and Internet aware software since 1994. He has lead software development teams and built software for companies in the technology consulting, software development, data curation and new media industries. His software development experiences include implementing modern ("Agile") software development best practices, continuous integration, test-driven-development and working with some of the world's best known open source content management systems (Drupal and Wordpress) and PHP MVC Frameworks (Symfony and Laravel). His management experiences include defining and implementing technical road-maps, hiring, managing and developing developer talent, and leading teams to continuously improve. He has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from George Mason University. He is an entrepreneur and is currently running his second software consulting company. The first, Contentra Inc., was acquired in 2001.

Dagny Evans

Dagny is a seasoned senior operations and technology leader with proven success in data curation, creating processes, restoring profitability, directing initiatives to increase efficiency, and save organizations significant costs. She has worked with consumer product goods, telecom, legal and software companies, small and large. She holds several business process patents based on internally developed technical processes and solutions. She has a Bachelor of Business from The George Washington University and an MBA from Kogod School of Business, American University. She has also been an active member and leader in Women in Technology since 2001 and recently joined the Women in Technology Education Foundation board.

Contact Digital Ambit

Feel free to email us to learn how we can help with technology management, data curation or software development projects. Or just drop us a note to say hello!

We are on LinkedIn and Twitter and you can email us at info@digitalambit.com.

Carson can be reached via email at carson@carsonevans.com or carson@digitalambit.com and on twitter as @carsonevans.

Dagny can be reached via email at dagny@dagnyevans.com or dagny@digitalambit.com and on twitter as @DagnyEvans.