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Random Thoughts on Leadership and Life

Stories from helping organizations embrace New Ways of Working

On the 4th November, I talked about combining PRINCE2 and Agile (Scrum) at the Nordic Project Zone conference in Copenhagen. The audience consisted primarily of Project Managers and decision makers with a background in traditional project management. I was therefore very excited to see how my ideas on combining traditional project management and Agile, and especially my points about why...

Yesterday the first ever edition of Scrum Day Denmark was held at Microsoft’s headquarters in Hellerup near Copenhagen. The event was hosted and organized by Mads Troels Hansen (@madsth) and Ole Rich Henningsen (@olehenningsen) and Microsoft sponsored food and drinks, making it a free event for the participants. The event was structured much like Scrum Day Europe with a keynote...

One of the benefits of being an independent consultant is that I’m now my own CFO, COO, CEO, UFO… and I don´t have to ask anyone about competence development budgets. On the other hand, since it’s money out of my own pocket, it can be tempting to postpone or skip learning. In my previous post...

Reading Johanna Rothman’s post titled ”Management Myth #9: We Have No Time for Training” on Stickyminds.com it made me think about my own approach to competence development, both as a Manager and as an independent consultant. Many companies, especially those under pressure due to the current economy or self-inflicted trouble, might feel tempted to cut...

Currently involved in organizing the first Agile Unconference in Denmark (Agile Coach Camp Denmark) I regularly get the question: ”What’s an Unconference?”. When I first attended a conference on Agile back in 2003 (XP/Agile Universe in New Orleans), I was excited about the scheduled talks and mainly used the breaks to fill my depots. I...