Welcome to my blog, where I share my passion for helping successful leaders get the most out of Agile values and principles. With almost 20 years of hands-on Agile experience in various team and leadership roles, I have plenty of first-hand experience and war stories on how powerful Agile can be if the leadership team provides the right guidance for the members of the teams and the rest of the organization. I hope you will find my content useful. Please reach out, if you have any questions or want to explore options for working together.
-Martin Ellemann Olesen
Recent blog posts
My 2018 Retrospective: A Year Starting on a Low and Finishing on a High
2018 was just ten days old when my mother-in-law lost her fight with cancer at only 70 years old. Her passing was deeply mourned as she had played a significant…
I must admit, I sometimes deliberately, and probably more often unknowingly, provoke my clients to help them think differently about leadership and how they can help their organizations adapt to…
Five Circumstances That Will Act Like Rocket Fuel to Your Agile Transformation
After coaching several clients on their Agile journey, I have found that establishing certain circumstances significantly improves chances of success. The following five have an especially massive impact on the…
This Section Contains Links to Some of My Other Recent Content Published in Danish at Other Sites
My Podcast on Agile in Danish
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Manifestet og den Agile skole
Lige før jul lancerede Tore Nielsen og jeg Den Agile Podcast, som skal udfylde det hul, der efter vores mening er i udbuddet af podcasts om Agile, nemlig en podcast på…
Smid statusrapporten ud, hvis din styregruppe også er farveblind
I artiklen Why the FBI Can’t Build a Case Management System beskriver Jerome Israel udfordringerne i FBI’s otte år lange prestigeprojekt. De første tre år modtog ledelsen regelmæssige statusopdateringer fra…
Hvad ved han om byggebranchen?
Det spørgsmål kan med rette stille, hvis man læser seneste udgave af Ingeniøren, hvor jeg optræder i et ekspertpanel vedr. ledelse i byggebranchen. Og lad det være sagt med det samme,…
My Main Services
All my services are delivered via and in collaboration with my great colleagues at Ugilic
The motivation to adopt Agile must come from within. Otherwise, the effect will at best be superficial and temporary. By understanding where people are, involving and engaging them in the process, drawing on vast experience, and applying a disciplinary approach, we have demonstrated at Ugilic, that we can help make Agile work.
I believe that effective management is one of the keys to organizational efficiency. Agile, self-organizing teams must be motivated in a different way than project teams of the past. Therefore, I'm passionate about helping leaders understand in depth how their personal beliefs are translated into effective or ineffective Agile leadership practices.
Workshops & Training
My personal passion for training is about sharing experience and teaching the basics. I always try to combine theory with practice, by involving the participants and their unique backgrounds and challenges. You might not get a fancy certificate after all my courses, but I guarantee you will take something back you can use in your daily work.