One question I get a lot lately is how is the job market? It is not an easy one to answer. There are plenty of jobs posted on LinkedIn, but I only need one job, so what I care for is if there one for me and how to get it. When I returned from … Continue reading How is the job market?
I was a developer for 10 years before I changed career to become a project manager. Several factors contributed to that choice, but one pivotal moment was when I as a Software Architect participated in a cross organisational meeting with mostly middle managers and a senior manager. The senior manager had a problem that the … Continue reading Why I became a project manager
Today's headline steal from Trump is that he contemplates buying Greenland from Denmark. Maybe he is playing the long game after all? Or maybe he just likes the photo opportunity when he invites world leaders from fossil fuel economies to play golf with him in front of a melting glacier. I visited Birka a few … Continue reading The best greens
One of the companies that I'd love to join is DeLaval in Tumba. Not just because of the short commute (I still miss my daily bike commute from when I was living in Copenhagen), but also because of the challenge they are addressing: Optimizing dairy farming using IT. Humans have kept cows for 5,000 years … Continue reading Milking as a Service
Agile is mainstream. This is good and bad. In 2018, Martin Fowler criticised the "Agile Industrial Complex" for imposing methods on people and violating the first value in the Agile Manifesto. What fake agile is getting wrong is that "the team doing work decides how to do it." But how does a team make good … Continue reading When is Kanban better than Scrum?
So I ended up on garden leave just before the summer after a series of management changes. No big drama, no panic. I got a fair deal and have time to find the next step in my career. Joining Itiviti in Stockholm was a great if somewhat chaotic experience compared to SimCorp. Insight into sell … Continue reading Looking into the horizon
Sunrise as seen from the window in our kids room. Further north and further east than Copenhagen, Stockholm is sunnier and has longer days in the summer and shorter days in the winter. Copyright Frederik Jensen. I've decided to start blogging. Two and a half years ago, my wife and I decided to move from … Continue reading Thoughts from a Dane in Stockholm