I have over 15 years of professional experience in IT field, which all started as a programmer and web designer. Gradually this transformed in working as a business analyst and system analyst. In some period of my life to admin, IT architect, enterprise architect, PM, auditor. And later to IT Director and Chief Operating Officer. Right now I consider myself mainly as entrepreneur, strategic advisor and change agent.
Having many hats in IT filed
My experience, spans from small-scale sites to complex multi-national e-commerce or health systems or ever enterprise portals for public institutions (some with annual cash-flow at a level of 10 mld PLN). An enterprise-class solutions, with a strong emphasis on compliance and regulations. This unique experience gave me a perception that on the one hand, how valuable and important is a good UI/UX/CX and customer-centric approach. On the other, how technically complex and business-critical IT systems can be (including internal company management systems and governance).
For several years I’m been running my own software house focusing on dedicated solutions for clients. So what I’m recommending during agile coaching wast also implement in my own softwarehouse.
“Listen to your users to understand their problems. But don’t listen to your users when it comes to building the solution. That’s your job.”
Presence in public media
Accreditations and certifications
International achievements and distinctions
From developer to enterpreneur
I manage my profession methodically. Earlier as a software developer a valuable and intuitive software/service (as well as clean code and technical excellency) was always appreciated by me. I learnt me that in ever-changing environment of new technologies, you will never achieve perfection and things will never be fully finished. This never ending stream of value, got me to understanding of new disciplines like project/product management, entrepreneurship, leadership, servant leadership, personality traits, management 3.0 and may more. A never ending and ever-growing journey of self-development.
Now I’m bold enough to question the surrounding world openly (yet respecting others), defending what is most important – user experience and value.
Thorugh my life I has an opportunity of working closely with people who taught me how to organise my work and how to build a healthy working environment for me and my team. Those were valuable lessons for life. A grand journey through experimentation, hypothesis, verification, adaptation, analysis, drawing conclusions and adapting to the surrounding environment. A lesson which still lasts till this day. A true personal and professional development lesson. I am extremely happy and thankful for this period to be able to continue.
Right now I’m actively engaged with many mentoring activities. Helping others and giving them the same support I’ve received earlier.
Getting my hands dirty and not loosing time is key to any empirical experience. The more we experience in or lives (both personally and professionally) and the more we will be engaged in the current issues that the board, management, teams and individuals are facing, the more we can understand in order to improve their working environment. Just make things happen, simple as that.
Entrepreneur and change agent
I view myself as an entrepreneur and change leader with rich international business, technical, soft-skills an change management experience. I’ve coached many company owners, C-level management, board members and teams in order to make them aware of the benefits and threats stemming from agile/digital transformations and cultural changes.
From the operational standpoint, as a change agent my job is to transform organizations (not just IT) towards Agile orgnizations including cultural changes. Supporting them on the way to being agile. By shaping a tailored environment (sometimes using Scrum Studio approach) allowing for creative work to happen .
Whatever one would call me, I am simply a person, who values balance, project delivery deadlined and a healthy work atmosphere. I try to share my knowledge and coach/mentor/teach others, passing my “know how” to make them fully independent and even better than I am.
The values that I treasure: transparency, creativity, courage, engagement, adaptability, openness, constant development, respect and cooperation.
SAFe PI Planning meeting at Roche; teams from Poland, Germany, Switzeland
15 years of delivering accredited and authored workshops
Colleagues, participants of my seminars and workshops as well as business clients have given high quality feedback of my approach to work and myself. If you would like to find out more on opinions of recipents of my contact them directly. If you are interested in obtaining more information on my professional career and interview with me please do not hesitate to contact me.