Experience

  • Associate Director

    at Saxo Bank

    July 2019 - at Present

    Region Hovedstaden

    As my team matured in Scrum (and Scrumban) I started focusing on shifting beyond SAFe with more adaptive planning (rolling wave plans), better focus and alignment on goals and business value, cross-functional collaboration and nurturing a culture of safety (fail often, fail fast) and continuous improvement. My next steps will be to bring my learnings to the rest of the company to help improve the way we work as an entire IT organization.

  • Senior Project Manager

    at Saxo Bank

    December 2016 - June 2019

    Region Hovedstaden

    During the first 2 years in Saxo Bank, my main focus was Agile transformation in a team responsible for building three award-winning trading and investment applications. After the initial few months as an interim Program Manager, I implemented Scrum and SAFe. This fundamental change of the way we work allowed my team to scale from ~30 people to ~125 people by promoting collocated, autonomous teams in 5 locations around the world. During this time my team delivered two trading platforms (for professional traders and for investors). At the beginning of 2019, I got a DevOps bug and since then I started obsessing about visualization of work (which made me intimately accustomed to intricacies of Azure DevOps) and optimizing the flow for efficiency and speed of delivery.

  • Project Manager

    at Maersk Line IT

    October 2014 - November 2016

    Region Hovedstaden

    I consider leading a project delivering dashboards to Uptake Managers as one of my biggest achievements as a project manager. This project allowed operations to make informed decisions regarding taking the most profitable bookings based on near-real-time data presented in an accessible and easily readable way. Regardless of the complexity of the requirements, amount of data and complexity of technological landscape (Teradata, Informatica, MSBI) my team managed to deliver a product that delighted our partners in Operations. The project that I learned the most from was support for monthly Financial Reporting. It is during this time that I started seeking solutions for increasing delivery efficiency, and while being compliant with championed in my company PRINCE2 methodology, I started inspecting how to leverage agile methods in my teams day-to-day.

  • Test Manager

    at Maersk Line IT

    October 2013 - September 2014

    Region Hovedstaden

    I joined the world of BI as a test manager for projects supporting the commercial needs of my company. It gave me an excellent opportunity to learn more about QA frameworks and strengthen my domain knowledge of shipping. I drew personal satisfaction from the fact that the efforts of my team were enabling the company to make data-driven business decisions. Apart from daily test management for commercial and Master Data projects developed in BOXI and MSBI, I also successfully implemented a business-driven test strategy framework based on the TMap framework.

  • Business Analyst

    at Maersk Line IT

    February 2013 - September 2013

    Region Hovedstaden

    As a Business Analyst who had an opportunity to work with a global custom communication system, I learned the basics of a shipping business. During this time I was responsible for: - Detailed requirement analysis - Offshoring of development resources in commercial vertical - Commercial portfolio support - Improving communication within commercial vertical

  • Student Assistant

    at Maersk Line IT

    May 2012 - January 2013

    Region Hovedstaden

    - Test coordination for a global custom communication system - Responsible for a toll out of TMap test framework - Analyzing testability of business requirements - Improving test cases creation process - Always helpful with ad hoc project-related tasks

Education

  • Academy Professional: Multimedia Design and Communication

    at KEA

    2011 - 2013 (2 years) Region Hovedstaden

  • MA: Literature and Linguistic

    at Uniwersytet Łódzki

    2002 - 2007 (5 years) Województwo Łódzkie

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