Russ Miles

Russ Miles

I want to help you deliver simpler and better software and solutions.


“An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgements simpler; through knowing what to pay attention to and what to ignore” – Edward de Bono, “Simplicity”, 1998


“Complexity is the silent killer of delivering the right software, or change, at the right time; it is singly responsibly for killing many good ideas and companies. A focus on simplicity is the answer, but simplicity is not easy. Through our techniques and practices, I help software delivery organisations and teams ensure their solutions are as simple as possible while not missing the mark by over-simplifying.” – Russ Miles, 2013


In early 2016, I joined Atomist in order to work on reducing barriers to developing great software.


In late 2015 I founded Russ Miles & Associates who are the world leaders in developing microservice-based IT systems. Myself and our associates work to ensure that our enterprise clients get the competitive advantage of the latest microservices architectures, tools and techniques.


My experience covers almost every facet of software delivery having worked across many different domains including Financial Services, Publishing, Defence, Insurance and Search. With over 16 years experience of consultancy, coaching and training, I help to change all facets of the software delivery process in order to remove unnecessary and costly complexity in everything from developer skills and practices, through applying the right processes for the job at hand, to ensuring that the right change is delivered, be it through software or otherwise.


I’m also an international speaker on techniques for achieving the delivery of valuable software as well as a published author, most recently of “Head First Software Development” from O’Reilly Media. I am also author of “Antifragile Software”, which is available on