My name is Mark Fryer. I’m a software development manager working in Christchurch, New Zealand. I’m also a pilot, a father, an occasional runner and a chicken owner.

I started my career in software development back in 2002 in London, developing telecommunications software. After emigrating to Christchurch I found a position as a senior software engineer for a telematics company called Telogis. Some years later we are now called Verizon Connect and I’m a Director, with around 60 people working on cross-functional teams in the area I’m responsible for – including developers, QA, BA and UX. We’re on a journey towards lean/kanban and our team structure is increasingly similar to Spotify’s. I use my blog to keep notes on things I’ve found of interest; some of them are technical and some of them relate to the management of software development teams.

This website, the blog, its content and its opinions are all my own and do not represent my employer’s or anyone else’s view.

You can find me on LinkedIn.