How to change your career within the same IT organization?
Let me say it loud and clear, the IT world is not only for programmers. The job title ‘IT specialist’ may mean thous...
I am an engineer at heart, passionate about building high quality things. In my professional life I have been building IT solutions and engagement teams since the early 1990s. I have more or less tried all roles involved, from developer, solutions architect, business consultant and project manager to agile coach, management consultant and digital advisor. For the last many years my focus has been running and developing IT consulting businesses and teams of various sizes, locations and specializations.
After 12 years at Microsoft Denmark and Western Europe I do have a strong foundation and insight into Microsoft products and technologies, especially the development tools and Azure cloud services, as most of my career has been spent building custom applications for large enterprises.
I have a passion for building and developing self-managing organizations and engagement teams, and have since 2010 worked with scrum, lean and SAFe. This is not a trivial challenge to get to work in a fast -changing world where digitalization and volume of changes seem to continue to increase. As a paradox – or maybe not – many thinkers and authors recommend us to make things more simple, and focus on purpose-autonomy-mastery for our employees. And I tend to agree with them. Less is actually more!
With a desk job where the peak of physical activity is walking to the coffee machine and next meeting room, I like to do a lot of DIY and sports in my free time, together with friends and family. Running has been my passion for many years, but all kinds of sports and outdoors activities are great, including road and mountain biking, open water swimming, sailing, skiing, and DIY house and gardening projects. And finally, I am a team gym instructor for 50 kids, where I weekly get reminded that it is important to play and have fun, and not take all things too seriously 🙂