Dear Agile Coach, how are you perceived by your organisation?

Dear Agile Coach, how are you perceived by your organisation?
I help organisations improve their collaboration. Not always reaching the goal that I aim for. I constantly think about why.

One line of thought is about how I am perceived by management. How different departments over the years have seen me, as I entered their organisation as a Scrum Master or Agile Coach.

This is what I so far have come up with:

  • The CIO sees me as the guy who can stop the It-department from being the worst department in the organisation. Stop them from being the guys who are always late, deliver bad quality and just generally say no to stuff
  • The CFO sees me as a rationalization expert, cutting costs and slimming the organisation
  • The CMO sees me as someone, who doesn’t really understand the importance of good design, getting the logo right and what is it by the way that is so difficult about data?
  • The COO sees me as someone, who should make sure that projects and development doesn’t mess up production
  • The CTO sees me as someone, who will probably mess up the infrastructure by decentralizing decision making and letting the architecture materialise sprint by sprint
  • The CEO sees me as someone from IT that he doesn’t really understand. Someone talking about trusting people and the importance of psychological safety and VUCA and distribution of leadership, letting go of control and focus on customer value

And I see myself as someone, who helps teams and organisations collaborate cross-functionally to create great workplaces, where we openly agree on the most important problems and fix them.
Thomas Elkjær
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Thomas Elkjær er Agil Coach og Træner i tryZone. Thomas har mere end 25 års erfaring som leder, projektleder, Scrum Master, Product Owner og Agil Coach. Han coacher og træner ledere og teams i agile metoder og rammeværk og i hvordan de gennem bedre samarbejde og gode relationer kan øge deres produktivitet og kvalitet.

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