To survive and flourish in this complex, uncertain, and fast-moving world, I believe organizations must be engaging places to work. Leadership needs to be distributed to unleash everyone’s full potential and creativity, and to make sure the best ideas win. As an Agile leadership and organization developer, I draw on almost 20 years of Agile experience, to help Managers develop agile leadership and motivated, self-organized team on all levels. If you have any questions or is looking for an Agile coach that can advise, train, coach, and guide on all levels, please feel free to reach out.
- Martin Ellemann Olesen
My Main Services
All my services can be scaled in collaboration with my 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.
Recent blog posts
A Certified Agile Oxygen Mask for Managers
To be completely transparent up-front, which is something I always recommend agile leaders to be, this post contains shameless self-promotion of my agile leadership offerings. One of the questions I…
A Culture of Collaboration is Born at the Top
A lot of the organizations I’m helping adopt Agile are looking to increase collaboration across the organization. Business and IT people need to work closely together to shorten feedback loops…
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…
This Section Contains Links to Some of My Other Recent Content Published in Danish
My Podcast on Agile in Danish
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Top 3 grunde til at deltage på Professional Agile Leadership Essentials kurset
Forleden blev jeg spurgt om tre gode grunde til at ledere skal deltage på Professional Agile Leadership Essentials (PAL-E) kurset. Det er selvfølgelige et super relevant spørgsmål, inden man som…
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…