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bio website stackoverflow.com/users/89382
location Scotland, United Kingdom
age 42
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Development Manager and ex-MS Developer based on Scotland. Still passably competent with SQL and VBA and dream of one day doing more programming but for now mainly interested in best practice, management and methodology type things.

When I'm not working I spend my time doting on my daughters and/or trying to catch up on the sleep they've deprived me of.


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comment The Written Roles of Chief Technology Officer
@jcmeloni - dropped the Technical Director part to remove that confusion and added a little more.
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comment The Written Roles of Chief Technology Officer
@Chad - corrected to say it's one potential career destination. I wasn't ever intending to have it sound like the aim for everyone, but as many CTOs have some sort of programming or technical background, it's certainly a fairly well trodden route.
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comment How do you KISS?
@MarkJ - Given that it was cancelled after a merger I'm not sure it's fair to blame in on XP. The levels of politics that mergers bring about can cause all sorts of good and bad decisions. But more pertinently I guess the real problem is that requirements are hard and there are as many people pushing to over simplify as there are to over complicate.
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comment Are there any unions for software developers?
@Franck - The Communication Workers Union covers IT and I'm pretty sure there's another one one of the guys who works for me is a member of though I can't remember which one off the top of my head - it's possible a more local (Scottish) one. In other places I've worked IT workers have been part of industry specific unions - at NatWest (now Royal Bank of Scotland) IT staff were commonly part of one of the banking unions.
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