Saving projects

Are the projects in your company having delays?

 

  • Do they exceed the planned budget?
  • Do they often provide only limited functionality comparing to the planned one?
  • Does it happen that the project is completed but the customer unsatisfied?
  • Is the project team often feeling frustrated and/or underrated?

 

If  the answer to two (or more) of the above mentioned questions is "Yes"... you may want to reach for help persons with experience in saving endangered projects?

I offer help based on over twenty years' experience in IT area. At that time, I managed or assisted projects of varying scale and complexity, both for the large Polish institutions and international corporations. Among the projects those with the budget of over PLN 10,000,000 with several subcontractor companies at the same time, including teams exceeding 150 people. Depending on the situation I use different project management methodologies. For ten years I have status MSF (Microsoft Solution Framework) Practitioner. Since 2004 I hold PMP® (Project Management Professional) certificate. I study PRINCE2 and SCRUM.

"...When talking about project immediately I refer to Krzysztof Skubis whom I had a pleasure to meet recently during workshop for workers of bureau of Polish Chess Federation. I recall a lot of information and details (including didactic story about elephant consumption) helping to see some endeavors, at first glance impossible to achieve, in completely different light. Krzysztof Skubis is a professional teacher demanding from his interlocutor both discipline and creativity. Thanks to him and his pieces of advice I feel now equipped in practical tools which help me to achieve success in work and personal life..."

"...I was a very lucky person because after I was hired by Microsoft, just by accident Krzysztof was assigned as my “Mentor”. From day one to the last day in Microsoft we had a monthly meeting during we had a chance to discuss and evaluate different approaches of leading projects as well as different way of dealing with people / team member problems.... After five years I can say about myself that I’m very efficient project manager and I can definitely say that one of the most important, fundamental brick in my evolution was added by Krzysztof..."

I understand the challenges associated with the management of project's products. For several years I have been responsible for the maintenance of desktops and servers for large financial institution. Since 2007, I have ITIL Service Manager certificate.

My experience in the knowledge transfer covers several years working as a trainer: Novell Master CNI and Microsoft MCT (Microsoft Certified Trainer). I am successful in the individual assistance (coaching) and long-term counseling (mentoring) of team members and other people.

I work with business professionals in both Polish and English.

"I had the pleasure to participate in coaching sessions for  K&K Media Solutions Management delivered by Krzysztof. His great experience and true willingness to help  led to reach interesting conclusions who you treat as your own. Surprisingly they exceeded the expected professional area. Krzysztof opened our eyes on what was obvious but still not noticed."

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Recommendations

  • The necessary element of every life aspect, whether personal or professional is a project. Even buying "just a bulb" proves to be a project which should be well planned not to waste time when going shopping.

    When talking about project immediately I refer to Krzysztof Skubis whom I had a pleasure to meet recently during workshop for workers of bureau of Polish Chess Federation. I recall a lot of information and details (including didactic story about elephant consumption) helping to see some endeavors, at first glance impossible to achieve, in completely different light.

    Krzysztof Skubis is a professional teacher demanding from his interlocutor both discipline and creativity. Thanks to him and his pieces of advice I feel now equipped in practical tools which help me to achieve success in work and personal life.

    To those who habitually „fight fire" and cannot deliver their projects on time I, in good conscience , recommend professional help of Krzysztof, who will teach you as well that sometimes you should give up on some high risk projects....

    Piotr Murdzia

    General Secretary and  Chief of Training of Polish Chess Federation,

    several times world and Europe champion in chess solving

  • Top advisor, full trust, extremely knowledgeable and reliable partner. I was working with Krzysztof 5 years, incl. the time when Krzysztof was my direct manager. Krzysztof proved himself to be very successful consultant as well as people manager. Always helpfull and a step ahead. Pleased to stay in touch as a coachee.

    Artur Malinowski

    Solution Architect at Malcan

  • I am strategic advisor in time management and productivity area working for corporate and big enterprises managers. If I was asked to point at people who significantly contributed to my professional development, Krzysztof Skubis nearly automatically comes to my mind. Our cooperation started at Microsoft, where Krzysztof supported my development in project management and solving situations with customer in project team. Till today conversations with Krzysztof and his point of view add a lot to my development and improve project "Ogarnij Chaos" ("Grasp the Chaos"). I especially value Krzysztof for his composure and complex overview of the problem discussed. Even extremely difficult case, after Krzysztof's analysis become just case to manage. Rich business experience and highest communication skills make him exceptional business partner and mentor. I can recommend in good conscience Krzysztof Skubis' services to all professionals looking for consultant - practitioner who will become their partner in long term development.

    Marcin Kwieciński

    Productivity consultant, author of the project "Ogarnij Chaos" ("Bring Order out of Chaos")

  • It is a pleasure to have been asked to write recommendation for Krzysztof Skubis: who was my Coach and Mentor from the beginning of my professional career as project manager. I was a very lucky person because after I was hired by Microsoft, just by accident Krzysztof was assigned as my “Mentor”. From day one to the last day in Microsoft we had a monthly meeting during we had a chance to discuss and evaluate different approaches of leading projects as well as different way of dealing with people / team member problems. He is also a watchful observer while he spots lack of competences in the project management discipline in our department he immediately organize a workshop with world best guru in this area.

    After five years I can say about myself that I’m very efficient project manager and I can definitely say that one of the most important, fundamental brick in my evolution was added by Krzysztof. 

    I strongly suggest Krzysztof Skubis as a coach not only for beginners but moreover for those who are acting as PjM for a long time. With Krzysztof you would be able to learn how to make this better, faster and become reliable partner and team member.

    Grzegorz Chuchra

    Project Manager / President of Predica

  • I had the pleasure to participate in coaching sessions for  K&K Media Solutions Management delivered by Krzysztof. His great experience and true willingness to help  led to reach interesting conclusions who you treat as your own. Surprisingly they exceeded the expected professional area. Krzysztof opened our eyes on what was obvious but still not noticed.

    Jakub Reiter

    Vice-President of the board of K&K Media Solutions

  • Work with Krzysztofem allowed me to achieve my goals, thanks to his experience and ability to find problems which were worth to deal with. During our sessions he helped mi find several solutions which I implemented in my professional life. Those meetings convinced me to cocaching, when next problems appear I will be glad to work on them with Krzysztof. I sincerely reccomend, I think that Krzysztof helps to find "shortcuts" to the goal.

    Radosław Nowotniak

  • Cooperation with Krzysztof enables you to believe in belief in your own abilities.

    Manager of a company listed on the Polish Stock Exchange

  • What was valuable for me in cooperation with Krzysztof as a coach was his experience, openness and above all ability to draw my attention to some aspects in area "I do not know that I do not know". Notifying those improves your actions and goals achievements.

    Tomasz Gajewski

  • Krzysztof is very professional in his coaching. He helped mi understand my strengths and weaknesses as well as to decide which areas to work on. Krzysztof in majority of cases showed me the path to the solution, to the knowledge - this way allowing me prepare for self-development - rather than providing direct answers. I value cooperation with Krzysztof especially due to his ability to build relationship, his commitment, business experience, high personal culture and ethics in professional and personal life.

    Piotr Oracz

    eComerce Director at Loopa.eu