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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Test Manager at Fujitsu
Fujitsu (2013 - 2015), Aarhus, Denmark
Implementing SharePoint document handling system for Danish regional government
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.
Project Manager, Test Manager, Bid Manager at TDC
TDC Working for CSC (2008 - 2012), Aarhus, Denmark
Project Manager at TDC
Test Manager at TDC
TDC (2002 - 2004)
Test Coordinator at TDC
TKSystemtest, Consultant (2000-2004), Aarhus, Denmark
Agile Coach/Management Coach
Scrum Master/Product owner
Certified Scrum Master
Agile/Scrum process definition
Agile process implementation
Project management/Program management
TDC Project Manager
Agile Project management
Waterfall Project management
Written and verbal communication
Mobile Apps (iOS, Android, Web and React native)
SQL, XML, HTML, Perl, JS, Docker, Apache, .ASP, .PHP,
Firewall, Networking, Server setup, Remote Desktop, VNC,
NAT, WM, Active Directory