An independent consultant, I specialise in the development of strategies and technical architectures which allow
businesses to get the maximum benefit from their IT resources. With a unique combination of managerial, commercial and technical
skills, I help to deliver high quality, cost-effective business applications.
I have been described by clients as a "broad spectrum" architect, summarising my ability to
engage in many problems at many levels.
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As well as practicing software architecture, I am also enthusiastic about developing the discipline,
the people within it, and the way it is used. See
my papers on software architecture and related matters and the
AgileArchitect.Org website, dedicated to the practice of software architecture following the best
principles of agile development.
My blog, Thoughts on the World, covers a number
of technical topics, including:
Please visit The Professional Zone to find out more.
I've always had a strong interest in photography, both as a practical tool to
record our experiences in life, and as an art form. Have a look at my
Photography Zone - my gallery and a growing collection of articles, tips,
utilities and thoughts on photography in general.
To keep up with my photographic writings and efforts, please visit my photo blog,
or have a look at my book reviews on Photography and Photographers
You can follow our photographic trip blogs:
If you don't know whether my photography's the thing for you, why not have a quick look at
my "Tenset" - ten of my favourite shots, which between them give you
some idea of my preferred subjects and style.
I don't take the world entirely seriously. Look here for
blog posts which may make you laugh.
My book reviews also cover:
To keep up with all my reviews, please visit the review pages.
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My thanks are due to Sarah Ward, who created most of the cartoons on these
pages. They all appear in "The Hacker's Guide to Project Management."
These pages are all © Questa Computing Ltd. 1999-2011, except the original
cartoons which are © Sarah Ward 1995
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