Dan North shares some of the interactions that have shaped his accidental career: the time he killed the production database, the time the team was imploding, the time the boss was wrong, the time he was the boss who was wrong, the time he tried to quit and failed, and a few others, outlining the impact that interactions with people can have on someone.
Dan North uses his deep technical and organisational knowledge to help CIOs, business and software teams to deliver quickly and successfully. He puts people first and finds simple, pragmatic solutions to business and technical problems, often using Lean and Agile techniques. With over twenty years of experience in IT, Dan is a frequent speaker at technology conferences worldwide.
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Fashionable, but a good one
People often forget what influence they can have. Some people don't even aspire for that (which may be OK), others are not good enough but are high enough to drive others away from the teams or companies. Most of us have some influence after a couple of years in business, especially to our junior colleagues. And we should be considerate, careful, yet dountless and inspiring... pfu! Not an easy one. But knowing it is this way is a good start.