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I’m Frank, a software engineer who has worked as a self-employed business analyst, software developer, project manager and management consultant for the past 20 years. I also happen to be autistic.

Lots of stuff appears on this blog – as the Tag Cloud can attest to. The general themes of this blog are:

  • Software engineering
  • Project management, agile transformations
  • Self-employment (freelancing, contracting, consulting)
  • Remote working, flexible working, working from home
  • Autism, mental health
  • Retraining as a therapist / counsellor
  • The odd bit of Rock Climbing and Swimming (mid-life hobbies of a software engineer)

A complete index, grouped by category is below.

Software Development
Quality Improvements to an Existing Application
Birchgrove Finance Integration (Go Live)

IT Project Management
Why IT Projects Fail
Risk Assessment Model for IT Projects
Enhancing Project Outcomes Through Better Risk Taking
The Helicopter Project Manager

I Removed Agile from my CV
Dysfunctional Patterns of Agile Teams
Adrian Lander on Being Agile for 27 Years

One of the Best Scrum Master Experiences
Agile Coach vs Scrum Master
Scrum Master for 25 People

Organisational Change
Whose Responsibility Is Client Change Anyhow?
Non-Directive Approach in Coaching
Change for Free by Jeff Sutherland

Why I Work Outside IR35
Solid Foundations
My LinkedIn Headline

I’m Autistic, But Not As You Imagine
Being a Bit Different
I Multi-Task and Context Switch for Productivity

Public Sector
Why the DOS Framework hasn’t worked for this UK SME supplier
I Lived Through the Public Sector IR35 Rollout of April 2017
NHS Health Apps Library
My Disappointing Interview With the Foreign Office

Work-Life Balance
Happiness at Work
Me: I’m Leaving
The Anxiety of Being Out of Work
Stress Equation for a Modern Worker

Counselling Training
Notes about Borderline Personality Disorder
Supporting Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse
Samaritans Time
Feltham Young Offenders
The Truth About Therapy School

All writing highlights my personal interests and professional experience I take into every consulting arrangement performed through Frank Ray and Associates Ltd.

I hope you enjoy reading.

Frank Ray

Frank Ray & Associates is a software engineering consultancy that builds high quality software for businesses.

We develop new applications, automate manual processes, integrate vendor packages, replace Excel workarounds, fix unreliable applications, retire end of life software and remove dependence on poor value suppliers.

Get in touch if you need our help