A QA lead said...

It was a great opportunity for all of us at RAF to work with Michael. He had a sharp wit, and a good understanding of software development that helped him problem solve and see a release through to completion.

What characteristic(s) about Michael set him apart?

The Treasury project was extremely complex for several reasons. First, because it involved connecting Treasury's Pay.gov functionality through a remote and secure facility to various databases, it was technically quite complex. Second, because it was managed by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (among others) for Treasury, Michael's job involved supporting and coordinating personnel at Treasury, FRB Cleveland, the secure facilty, various commercial database providers, and at RAF. His abilty to coordinate this collection of ever-changing players and help create a successful project was exemplary.

What skills does Michael possess that were valuable in your work?

quick to adapt to the situation, ability to find a quick solution, able to take suggestions without feeling like it is criticism

Were there any particular activities or tasks where Michael excelled?

Michael strove to thoroughly understand tasks set before him and the inherent problems that he may encounter on the road to the solution. This complete understanding of the issues he faced allowed him to masterfully deal with many of them before they ever surfaced. As a result, his development efforts were consistently thorough and robust.

Were there any particular activities or tasks where Michael excelled?

Michael was good at figuring complicated things out and piecing things together.

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