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

Projects are an opportunity to build credibility with your customers. Dagny provides some critical tools for how to facilitate this over the course of the project implementation.
Continuing on the scope theme, project plans are the the manifestation of scope and estimates. Dagny explores purpose, tools & important considerations for your project plan.
This is second in a series of blog posts on scope. In this one, Dagny tackles scope definition and estimates. Read more to learn how to get started and identify some common mistakes.
Every project starts with a scope. But, what exactly does that mean? Who gets to define it? And how do you manage it? Dagny delves into the details and reminds us that scope doesn't end when the project begins.
Proof of concepts (POCs) are project initiatives to test drive a product to ensure it works for your business needs, and functions in the way it is promoted. From the perspective of the evaluator making the decision on what software application to invest in, they can make a lot of sense. It can also make a fair amount of sense to do a POC if you are the enterprise software service provider. This is a "simple" way to have the customer use the system and gives the software provider opportunities to engage the end users and create stickiness in key business functions. Dagny reviews some considerations customers and providers need to think about before deciding on the right approach.
Sitting at the intersection of business and technology means that Dagny can interact with both groups. As a project manager who specializes in data projects, this often means diving into the analysis of the data, for validation, or understanding requirements, or more importantly to help tell a story, preferably around project success. Companies are becoming more data savvy, hiring Chief Data Officers and data scientists, and focusing on numbers to drive business decisions. Dagny is very supportive of this, but we need to be careful to remember that it's not just about the numbers. Dagny shares some thoughts on how to approach using your data to craft your story.
We recently took a family vacation to Amsterdam, Antwerp and Paris. Out of shear necessity, this also meant that we were exposing our kids to lots of new cuisine. Ultimately, trying all the new foods became a highlight of our trip. My girls learned a lot about themselves along the way. And Dagny learned that managing people's food preferences is a lot like managing stakeholders. Read more about our our recent adventures and managing stakeholders.

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.