I am an IT Consultant with over 20 years commercial experience delivering bespoke software solutions – and 30 years as an IT hobbyist! I have built up expertise in a broad range of technologies and public and commercial industry sectors. Yet I am still learning and I relish opportunities to work with outstanding individuals and to introduce new methods and technologies.
I believe that the development of high quality, cost effective IT systems is a key business process in its own right and I have put considerable effort into building a collection of methods to deliver optimum IT development performance.
I can provide the following services on a contract basis to organisations in and around the North West of England:
I am a certified PRINCE2 Practitioner with experience of IT Project Management and leading teams of Designers, Business Analysts and managing multiple suppliers and service companies.
I have experience in both Agile and more traditional business analysis methods in Banking, Life Assurance, Retail and Call Centre environments. I have trained & mentored teams of Business Analysts and the use of UML tools. I have also produced support documentation and written User Guides and Online Help for client facing applications.
I am, above all, a communicator with an understanding of both Business and IT perspectives and a proven ability to learn, understand, translate and educate between the two.
Solution Architecture & Design
My years of experience have exposed me to a huge range of methods and algorithms and I have been able to bring this to bear in the design of IT applications and systems. I have extensive knowledge of the UML modelling language and tools and have trained many other designers to use it effectively.
I believe that simplicity is the only way to a successful delivery – and even the most complex IT systems can be presented in a simplified way with careful analysis and design.