I began my professional life as a software developer and solution architect. After experiencing first-hand how badly the realms of management and technical teams could clash, I decided to take up the gauntlet and move into management myself. As I said to myself at the time, “how hard can it be?”.
Now with over 20 years managing large scale technical delivery teams, I can confirm it’s quite hard.
I have managed product development, systems integration and technical consulting teams of more than 100 staff. I’m still passionate about building great teams and helping organisations deliver value through technology.