I’m passionate about software development and creating great software, delivering something that I and all other people will love to use.
I started programming in 1982 using paper before I got my first computer, ZX Spectrum 48k in 1985. Since then, I love programming, and I was always challenged to make things better, using whatever I could, and mostly it was software.
Since 2006 I found out that I could improve my soft skills and could contribute to teams and organization, getting into the agile world and Scrum. Since then, being hooked on software, I was hooked on agile too. After that I worked in several companies and teams, being in several agile and Scrum roles, using and improving my strong technical background, improving significantly in communication, goal setting and achieving and coaching skills to help myself and the teams to excel. Although I’m pretty experienced now, I’m still learning, I’m willing to change, and I enjoy it.
Competent, highly motivated and agile teams deliver software of the most exceptional value. I am on the mission of creating such teams and helping teams to become highly effective and efficient, providing high value to the business. I’m enjoying working with the teams unlocking their potential for greatness. I’m using my strong technical background, agile and coaching competencies to improve the processes, communication and guiding people improving themselves.
I am a Certified Agile Leader (CAL 1), Certified ScrumMaster, Certified Product Owner, Certified Scrum Professional, ECA Business and Management Coach, NLP Practitioner, Master, Coach, and Trainer. I hold a BSc degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
I am in software development for more than 30 years, of which more than 20 professionally, wearing different hats: Junior Developer, System Administrator, Intermediate Developer, Senior Developer, Software Architect, Team Lead, Head of Software Department, Release Manager, Product Manager, Project Manager, Consultant, Scrum Master, Product Owner, Agile&Scrum Coach, Director of Engineering, Managing Director and probably many more. I’m a guitar player (I was good long time ago, now playing for my kids only), karate master of 4th DAN (not in shape currently) and I don’t lack life and professional experience.
I’m also the father of two beautiful boys and husband of the great woman.
I’m passionate about software and technology for more than 30 years. I’m happy to have long history and rich experience of successful implementation of software projects in different industries and in different roles.
I successfully worked on setting up and changing processes and organizational patterns and culture to achieve long and short term companies’ goals.
Being in an agile world for 10+ years brought me a lot of joy, learning, experience, and wisdom. I’m the first CSP in South-Eastern Europe and I led one of the first implementation in local communities.
Experienced Manager & Executive
Having a lot experience with technology and business, being in trenches and in the first lines of software engineering helped me to work with executive teams and business and to make bridges between business and engineering. I’m happy to be able to see the big picture and to have details at the same time. I’m capable of communicating with all the people in the process in their language.
Being for more than 30 years in computers and software brought a lot of knowledge and experience to my life. I’m passionate about the technology and software. I’m feeling lucky to be in position to be involved in and to lead some of the really great and big projects, teams and organizations.
Had an opportunity to lear from waterfall fails and than for more than decade from agile ups and downs made me pretty knowledgable and experienced in ways of software development. I am able to listen, observe, learn and make tough decisions, leading an organization towards its goals.
AGILE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
Being an agilist for more than a decade, I’ve been wearing many hats, seen many problems, solved most of them and learned a lot. I’m proficient with Scrum, Kanban, Technical practices (like XP), Lean, SAFe and many more. I really love hitting a goal, delivering great software in time and work in happy, successful environment.
Working with people and their development for years, I learned how to make my leadership styles flexible for the benefit of people I’m working with. Although, still, my dominant leadership style is coaching style and I’m the most comfortable when I’m helping people to develop in the best versions of themselves. I believe that, if people are treated well and coached on their development path, they can contribute the organization in the best possible way.
HR Business Partner at UniCredit Bank
“Marko is an inspiration to all of us who have a pleasure of working or knowing him. He is goal oriented, always searching for new ways to improve his technical and soft skills. Even more important is that he is a dedicated father, husband, and friend.”
Senior Software Developer at Digital Performance GmbH
“Marko is a real servant leader as he often represents himself. He is very precise and enthusiastic in whatever he does. He is a man with many skills, continually improving, and trying out new things.
It was an honor working in his team. He is a real inspiration to all of us who have a pleasure of working or knowing him.”
Head of Financial Department at BeotelNet ISP
“Marko is a delightful person to cooperate. He will always listen to me and advise if I asked. He is an exciting and sympathetic, and I often talk to him. Sometimes we exchange funny emails, and it is my favorite part of the day. I m glad to know him.”