10
years of practice in agile and lean
10
agile transformations as a Transformation Lead
5000
people coached & trained in Europe
50
transformed teams (not just IT)
20
coaching session for C-level & executive boards
15
years of nonlinear experience in IT
15000
hours of training and coaching
10
trainer accreditations from different vendors
100
clients (public and private sector)
100
certifications from IT and management
3
roles: entrepreneur, coach, mentor
100
passion (starting from C64 and Amiga 500)

Having many hats in IT filed

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.

Small software houses and big corporations

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).

Quote from Steve Jobs

“A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.” 

Owning a software house

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.

Psychology in Business and Project Management conference
(October 2016)

“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.”

Mirosław Dąbrowski

Selected clients

 
ABCData
Alior Bank
Allegro
Arvato
Asseco Poland
Atena
Atos
AutoMapa
Bank BGK
Bank BPH
BGŻ BNP PARIBAS
Billenium
BZWBK
Capgemini
CD PROJEKT RED
Comp
CUBE.ITG
Deutsche Bank
E NET Production
Eneria
Ericpol
FAKRO
GlobalLogic
Huuuge Games
IBM
IDEO
Infovide-Matrix
ING
InterCars
Interia
IPN
Kemira
LUXMED
Macoscope
Maruta Wachta
Media-Saturn
Ministerstwo Finansów
Ministerstwo Sprawiedliwości
MobileMS Inovatica
Nokia
Oracle
Orange
PGE
PIT-RADWAR
PMI Poland Chapter
Proama
Procyon
Puls Biznesu
PWPW
PZU
Rawlplug
Roche
RTVEUROAGD
Sandvik Group
Santander
Scania
SESCOM
Silver Bullet Solutions
Sopra Steria
Sun Microsystems
Sygnity
Tauron
Tieto
UBS
UNIT4
Unity
Urząd do Spraw Cudzoziemców
Volanto
Volkswagen Bank
Volvo
ZUS
 

Presence in public media

Live interview for Polsat News about haker attack WannaCry
(May 2017)

Live interview for TVP Info about Polish Financial Supervision Authority
(February 2017)

Live interview for TVP Info about IANA Stewardship Transition to ICANN
(August 2016)

Interview for Polsat News TV about data recovery and information security
(April 2014)

Accreditations and certifications

 
Agile Business Consortium
APMG
AXELOS
BELBIN
CIW
CompTIA
DISC D3
Disciplined Agile
DSDM Consortium
GamingWorks
ISACA
Kanban University
Less.works
MBTI
Microsoft
Oracle
PECB
PeopleKeys
PlayingLean Certified Facilitator
ScaledAgile
Scrum.org
SDI Certified
Sun Microsystems
Symantec
Zend
 

Keynote speaker

Seminar in a standup style 🙂 for INDEED
(September 2018)

Meeting with Asseco Board of Management about Agile Transformation
(March 2018)

Presentation of Roche agile transformation during public seminar
(April 2019)

Psychology in Business and Project Management conference
(October 2016)

International achievements and distinctions

The official subject matter expert at AXELOS, owner recognized around the world best practice: PRINCE2, MSP, MoP, P3O, M_o_R, MOV, ITIL and RESILIA

Finalist of the international Agile Awards 2015 in two categories: Best DSDM team and Outstanding contribution to the promotion of DSDM methodologies

Agile Business Consortium International Ambassador responsible for promoting agile standards and agile transformation frameworks

DSDM International Ambassador of DSDM Consortium responsible for development and translation of methodologies: DSDM, AgilePM, AgilePgM and AgileBA

ASL BiSL Foundation Ambassador Poland of ASL BiSL Foundation responsible for developing and translation of ASL and BiSL frameworks

Official Ambassador of OBASHI methodology allowing easy and unambiguous visualisation of relationships between and IT assets and business units

The winner of the competition for the Volunteer of the Year 2015, organized by the Project Management Institute Poland Chapter

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.

Mentors that shaped me

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.

Empirism

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.

Making others a better professionals

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.

Values

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
(2019)

15 years of delivering accredited and authored workshops

The very first in Poland Playing Lean workshop
(May 2016)

Workshops from PRINCE2 Agile for PMI Poland Chapter
(April 2016)

Another Apollo 13 ITSM workshop
(October 2016)

Delivering one of many accreedited trainings for Sun Microsystems
(November 2008)

The least day at Sun Microsystems after Oracle acquisition
(May 2010)

DSDM International Ambassadors meeting
(October 2015)

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.

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