Welcome to 3Dozen, a consultancy working with large organisations to align software delivery effort with business goals. Our experts have delivered projects for leading organisations across many industry sectors, but more importantly, we have made the difference that changed the way that technical teams are viewed. This means that software products behave in the way that the business talks about them. Our practice encompasses all aspects of software delivery, from infratructure, and data, through development, and agile practice, up to integrating technical project governance to board level initiatives.

Architecture

Our experts have all worked in development teams for leading dot-coms, and blue chip companies. In our time we have booked your airline seats, filled out your home shopping orders, and made sure you are getting the right medical treatment, albeit from the comfort of our developments environments. We have solved architectural problems from inside teams, and are passionate about reducing the friction that can arise due to the wrong architectural approach. We work to ensure that teams are delivering value from the word go, and ensure that organisations benefit from the experience that is so often locked away as technical information.

Strategy

Successful delivery is no fluke. Over the years, we’ve seen all the methodologies, frameworks, and best practices come and go. We get the right information in front of┬ábusiness decision makers, and imbue confidence in managers to build better product ownership. The aim is always not just to build things in the best possible way, but to make sure that the right things arrive at the right time. So often, the strategic element is held away from development teams, and our expertise in enabling a conscious development practice boosts productivity, and avoids any late surprises.

Governance

3Dozen have developed an approach to governance which draws engagement from the developers upwards. In our experience, just having a top down model, creates a fertile breeding ground for code heroes, and charismatic project managers, to armour plate projects. Usually the armour plating approach is a product of inflexible governance at loggerheads with creativity, and commercial pressure. We can systematically create an enabling culture and environment, which builds faith in the governance that is required, and encourages compliance to be built in as standard rather than retrofitted as technical debt.

Mark Dickinson

Mark began leading software projects over 20 years ago, producing online life skills training for adults with learning difficulties. Moving from disruptive technical lead, to architect and strategy advisor, is a natural progression, which has seen Mark become a key player in his network. His approach to collaboration, engages all team members, and transforms practice on product deliveries.

Stewart Abel

Working across a range of both public and private sector clients, over the last 15 years, Stewart has a wealth of experience in applying appropriate technologies and techniques to any software project. He helps teams and organisations develop technical skills, which enable the development of successful products.

Glenn Forbes

Having gained technical skills across a great range of projects for high profile clients, Glenn applies them to help teams become effective in their delivery. His innate knowledge of when an issue is technical, and when it is something to unlock in a team’s approach, provides a huge boost to productivity in teams.

Our recent delivery projects include payment systems, security gateways, training portals, and auditing tools. As well as delivery we have designed new operating models, coached, mentored, and promoted agile, unlocking the potential in delivery teams across these organisations.