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    While updating an out of date LinkedIn profile, I wrote this:

    I’ve spent most of the past two decades studying and developing systems within corporate environments. This includes both the technology systems, and the business processes they support. And the biggest system in my life have been the ones used to develop software.

    The software development systems are the ones that most attract me. No matter how good the starting point, there’s so much opportunity for improvement. Improvements in the ability to deliver software have so much potential to improve business processes. This needs to be the key focus throughout the IT industry.

    I’m looking for opportunities to make technology systems a key part of business success. I’ll know I’m there when there’s a clear, quick, pain-free line from “Wouldn’t it be great if…” to “And now we can…”.

    My guiding principles are:

    • Overwhelmingly, everyone is trying to help.
    • How people help is determined by how they see the local system.
    • Conflicts occur where local systems don’t connect properly.
    • Conflict isn’t bad, if everyone agrees with how it happens.

    No html in LinkedIn summaries, which was one of the things that really needed to be changed.

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