Who am I?
I’m Richard Bown, a software engineering and IT professional with over 25 years of experience. I’ve worked for dozens of global companies including investment, commercial and retail banks, insurance companies, telecoms, retailers, manufacturers, and smaller companies specialising in accountancy products, IoT, mobile and web.
What do I do?
I help you build better software faster. I do this by working with individuals and teams to tackle constraints in their processes. I’m a practitioner of IT organisational change who enables faster flow of software development work through application of industry best practices.
What do you get when you hire me?
You get a partner. You don’t get a consultant who plays for time simply to increase their fees. You don’t get a single view of your situation. You get a range of ideas, and I work alongside you to prioritise solutions to your problems.
You will also get a lot of questions. A lot of questions. And usually, a lot more challenges than you currently have.
Why do I get more challenges?
You’re looking for answers, but usually, the easy answers don’t exist. Deep down, you already suspect that.
You’ve already had a bunch of answers from other people to questions like “How do we get better at delivering our software?”, “How do we get faster at delivering?” “How do we improve quality?”, “How do we monitor our systems?”, “How can we decrease downtime?” You know need to make sense of all of the decisions that you’ve made until now and plot a path forward.
Want to know more?
I’ve worked in IT for over 25 years as a software developer, architect, project manager and independent consultant. I’ve working on projects for global banks, insurers, telecoms, finance, retailers, energy firms, manufacturing firms. I’ve built, delivered and created all types of systems from accounting and back office, CRM, ERP, supply chain, websites, frontend, backend, and infrastructure.
While you could attend all the conferences to learn all the techniques or you could read all the books, maybe it’s easier to just drop me a line or reach out on LinkedIn. I’m here to help.
Feel free to reach out for references.