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Simplicity, The Way of the Unusual Architect
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by Dan North on Nov 17, 2010 | NOTICE: The next QCon is in San Francisco Nov 16-20, 2015. Join us!

Dan North talks about the tendency developers-becoming-architects have to create bigger and more complex systems. Without trying to be simplistic, North argues for simplicity, offering strategies to extract the simple essence from complex situations.


Dan North writes software and coaches teams in Agile and Lean methods. He believes in putting people first and writing simple, pragmatic software. He believes that most problems that teams face are about communication, that is why he puts so much emphasis on "getting the words right", and why he is so passionate about BDD, communication and how people learn. He blogs at

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