Curriculum Vitae

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Biography


My name is Henrik Kirkegaard. I have been working with Agile in different roles over the last 6 years, and before that I was a professional Project Manager.


In my years working with Agile, I have started up new teams, closed down teams, and finished projects. I have coached teams and individuals in Agile, and thought and managed other Coaches to do the same. I think I have tried most things and situations. Before that I have worked as a Project Manager, Test Manager, Bid Manager and much more. Working with very skilled people and non-skilled people alike, from all walks of life, all nationalities, cultures and religions. I have also worked as a Project Manager at SMUK, a Danish music festival, with 60.000 visitors. I was responsible for Planning and building the main sight for the festival, and had 200 volunteers working under me. All of these experiences have prepared me for the Agile Coach I am today.

Project Details


Country Manager and Agile Coach

ProLinkArabia, Country manager (2019 – ) – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Piloting the Agile transformation of STC, while managing the establishing of a new department of ProLinkArabia.

  • Responsible for building ProLinkArabia in Saudi Arabia
  • Responsible for implementing Agile in STC in practise.
  • Responsible for coaching Management in Agile and Servant leadership

Responsible for creating a vision for how to move STC to Agile, as an organization

Scrum Master and Project manager

Al Futtaim, Employee (2018 – 2019) – Dubai, UAE


Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim is one of the most progressive regional family business houses headquartered in Dubai. I worked with projects in the Automotive space, but also had Retail projects.

  • Responsible for upgrading and enhancing backend and frontend system used for the region's biggest car rental franchise
  • Responsible for implementing a logistics system for the largest car importer in the MENA region
  • Responsible for upgrading and enhancing websites for retail outlets

 

Scrum Master Community member

Teletronics, Employee (2015 – 2018) – Dubai, UAE


Teletronics makes custom software for Dubai government and the UAE federal government. I worked as a Scrum Master, in a completely flat agile organisation. So there were no management, and no organisation. If we wanted to change things, hire/fire people or work in a new way. It was all up to everybody, to do so. And that in practise meant the Scrum Master Community.

  • Responsible for making the teams follows the values and practices of Agile
  • Coaching the team, helping teams do the best work it possibly can
  • Teaching Agile, and keeping up to date with new methodologies
  • Product owner and Stakeholder management, coordination and alinement
  • Coordination across teams, developers, DevOps, Internal IT, SOC and scrum masters
  • Scrum Master on several teams making a Mobile chat App
  • Scrum Master on a Big data teams
  • Scrum Master on teams making Management tool
  • Scrum Master on teams places on multiple continents
  • Working on a multicultural team
  • Design thinking
  • Running Sales projects
  • Organisational development
  • Hiring
  • HR

Project Manager at SMUK

SMUK A/S, Self-employed (1998 - 2017), Skanderborg, Denmark


SMUK A/S is the holding company for Smukfest, the second largest music festival in Denmark. I was responsible for building all the stands, audience areas and ambient around the main stage. We were a few paid managers, all the work had to be done with volunteers. I started as a volunteer myself, but was quickly asked to help them manage.

  • Planning the resources needed to build a festival site
  • Responsible for Planning and building the main sight for
  • the festival
  • Working with a very hard deadline
  • Managing 200 nonprofessional volunteers
  • Mentoring
  • Servant Leadership

 

Test Manager at Fujitsu

Fujitsu (2013 - 2015), Aarhus, Denmark


Implementing SharePoint document handling system for Danish regional government

  • Supporting customers
  • Running enduser workshops
  • Understanding end user needs
  • Teaching system understanding
  • Test Driven Development
  • Data Driven Development

 

Project Manager at TDC

TDC Working for TATA (2012 - 2013), Aarhus, Denmark


TDC is Denmark’s by far latest telephone company. I started there right when the company was realising that in the future they would have to grow from internet traffic, rather than landline phone lines. I worked mostly on new internet projects, but also a lot of different projects merging the Internet Cable TV

and Mobile businesses with the old landline business. The company went through many outsourcing faces, where we were moved around. But the task was always the same. Trying to do the most with what we were given.

  • Managing projects with stakeholders, managers, developers and testers in Denmark and India
  • Outsource projects from Denmark to India
  • Managing people while they were being outsourced
  • Working with multiple Indian teams

  

Project Manager, Test Manager, Bid Manager at TDC

TDC Working for CSC (2008 - 2012), Aarhus, Denmark


  • Creating business cases and bidding on new projects
  • Analysing project proposals
  • Working in Denmark with a American team
  • Managing projects with stakeholders, managers, developers and testers in Denmark and India
  • Outsource projects from Denmark to India

 

Project Manager at TDC

TDC (2004-2008)


  • Introduction of new, and upgrading of older internet technologies
  • Working with hardware vendors
  • Working with bleeding edge technology
  • Understanding the market
  • Managing ever-changing demands
  • Running Agile projects
  • Running V-model projects
  • Running waterfall projects

 

Test Manager at TDC

TDC (2002 - 2004)


  • Planning projects
  • Working with project managers to get the best quality
  • Working with developers to plan tests
  • Stakeholder management
  • Running end-user workshops
  • Understanding end user needs
  • Teaching system understanding
  • Test Driven Development
  • Data Driven Development

 

Test Coordinator at TDC

TKSystemtest, Consultant (2000-2004), Aarhus, Denmark

  • Planning tests
  • Executing tests
  • Test automation
  • Unit test
  • Integration test
  • Manual test

Certifications


  • Certified Scrum Master
  • TDC Project leader education
  • ITIL v3 release and deployment management
  • ITIL v3 foundation certification
  • ISTQB Advanced Test Manager
  • ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level
  • ISO 9000 Quality Management

Henrik Vinding Kirkegaard

Country Manager

Agile Coach

Management Coach

Scrum Master

Product Owner

Program Manager

Project Manager

Test Manager

Phone:     (971) 55 412 1937

Phone:     (971) 57 003 8660

Phone:     (45) 60 47 61 11

Email:      linkedin@kobayashi.dk

Address:  Dubai, UAE | Riyadh, SA | Aarhus, DK

Skills


Agile Coach/Management Coach

Coaching

Design Thinking

Agile transformation

Cultural change

Stakeholder influence

Agile Assessment

Agile Awareness

Training

 

Scrum Master/Product owner

Certified Scrum Master

Agile/Scrum process definition

Agile process implementation

Servant leadership

Team Creation

Coaching

Facilitation

Backlog refinement

Conflict management

Interpersonal skills

Cultural understanding

Agile planning

Reflection

Adaption

 

Project management/Program management

TDC Project Manager

Agile Project management

Waterfall Project management

Written and verbal communication

Presentation

Stakeholder management

Change management

Risk management

Self-management

 

Technology

Legacy systems

Backend systems

Middleware

API

Frontend

Web Interfaces

Mobile Apps (iOS, Android, Web and React native)

Integration

 

Tools

Microsoft Office

Project online

JIRA

Confluence

HPQC

HappyHour

Gantt

Trello

SQL, XML, HTML, Perl, JS, Docker, Apache, .ASP, .PHP,

Android, SharePoint

Firewall, Networking, Server setup, Remote Desktop, VNC,

NAT, WM, Active Directory

Hardware


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