Projects Base (Wayne Dobson)
Who, What, How, and Why
Who & What
Wayne is a life long Super Techie. Whilst he was carrying out R&D before it Wayne had his first computer at the age of 11. He was teaching at the local Teacher Training centre and Technical College in his teens.
Qualified with his first Degree in IT from Manchester followed by an MBA from Liverpool his academic achievements leave little to be desired. He echeived MCSD.net within days of the qualification being launched in the UK
This list of professional qualifications including Prince II Practitioner and Rational Unified Implementor.
His personal life is full of achievements and excesses … 4 daughters including triplets, Airline Transport Pilot’s License, single handed construction of a 2 seater full sized aerobatic aircraft, Helicopter pilots license, run London Marathon for Chatiry in 2005… this list goes on and on…
How and Why
Starting in his formative years IT is 2nd nature to Wayne. If we ask Wayne what has allowed him to move around the IT profession helping and managing startups as well as teams of well over 100 developers he would say his repeated ability to stay at the crest of the IT wave.
Wayne tells us that the “world:” In terms of software changes over and over and if you don’t get your mind around life long learning then you’re in the wrong professions.
It’s rare, says Wayne, that I go more than8-12 weeks without finding the next stretch target in terms of software. I don’t try and cover every base but I have an understanding at code level of most if not all of what I ask my developers to do.
And if we ask Wayne Way he has a simple answer… Stretching your ability to help others and achieving real world rests is wha makes life worth living !
"You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute."
"You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do."
Procrastination is opportunity’s assassin."
"In life, many people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must do it AND produce results."
"Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work."
"Life is short. It's important to do the stuff that matters to you and those around you. Make it count!"
"The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now."
"It always seems impossible until it’s done."
"Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort."
Paul J. Meyer