Sofia Hedlund

Sofia Hedlund

Enterprise Agile Coach, Trainer and Speaker

I’m an experienced strategist and change catalyst in an organisation’s transition towards more sustainable and flexible working practices. Being a pragmatic agile coach using a structured approach based on lean and agile principles for creating learning organisation’s that continuously experiment and improve to become more productive. Influencing in change of mindset, attitude and culture by coaching leaders and teams with Agile leadership. From focus on traditional management to transformational leadership as a prerequisite for the business and people to grow. I have a genuine passion for scaling principles in a Modern agile way. Co-creator of Agile Test Principles for Quality.

Some of my clients and assignments

Enterprise Agile coach | Advisor | Trainer | Scrum Master | Test Strategist @ Länsförsäkringar AB April 2018 – September 2019
Responsible for Continuous Improvement Program on behalf of the Transformation team at Länsförsäkringar. Program mission is to prepare and support all Agile Release Trains at Länsförsäkringar i.e. to establish efficient Value stream and flow. I Plan, prepare, and executes Big room planning for all improvement teams covering the entire Continuous Delivery Pipeline and its activities. Performs training, facilitate workshops, change support agile initiatives, part of think-tanks and agile hub. Starts up and Scrum master a centralized Test automation expert team with the mission to support all areas within Länsförsäkringar.

Driver | Trainer | Speaker @ MUM Group April 2018 – September 2019

Driver of an Agile team. Trainer and inspirational speaker of Modern Agile principles and SAFe.

Coach Agile Transformation | Quality consultant @ Swedish Public Employment Agency February 2016 – March 2018

Several strategic assignments and initiatives in the Agile transformation. Works closely with management groups and agile teams to ensure a successful transformation. Introduce and implement Modern Agile’s principles baselined in vision, values ​​and management philosophy. Speaker at conferences, facilitator of e.g. Agile competence networks, Lean coffees, retrospective and workshops. Supports managers and leaders in the development of Agile Leadership.

Strategic assignment @ H&M Sales Online & Marketing division Aug 2013 – Feb 2016

Part of the Sales online management team accountable for quality within the service area. Conducts strategic change and improvement work in the QA area of the division. Quality coach within H&M.

Strategic assignment | Test Manager @ H&M Sales & Logistics division Oct 2010 – May 2012

Conducts strategic work in the QA area of the Flow Program implementing the SAP Enterprise Application Systems solution. Test Manager within a Warehouse management project.

Strategic assignment | Area Test Manager @ H&M Sales & Marketing division Aug 2008 – Sept 2010

Strategic assignment compiling and documenting H&M’s Test Strategy and Test process. Working as Area Test Manager within the division.

Project Manager | Test Manager @ Nasdaq OMX May 2007 – July 2008

Integration Project Manager in a program delivering trading- and market information technology to the Saudi Arabian Stock Exchange in Riyadh. Test Manager and Acceptance Test Manager for the solution.

Test Manager @ Nasdaq OMX April 2006 – July 2008

Test Manager of approximately twenty Test Engineers (onshore and offshore) in a program delivering trading- and market information technology to the Saudi Arabian Stock Exchange in Riyadh.

Test Engineer | Developer | Trainee @ OMX Technology Jan 2001 – April 2006

 

Education and Certifications

ICAgile Certified Professional – Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC)  @ Crisp 2019

SAFe 4 Certified Agilist SA @ Informator 2017

Certified Agile Leadership CAL I @ Crisp 2017

Certified Scrum Master CSM @ Crisp 2017

SSTB & ISTQB certificate @ KnowIT 2007

Coaching Agile Teams 3.0 @ Crisp 2019

Development program for Agile Facilitators @ StoryGuide 2019

SAFe 4.6 SPC @ Best Brains Academy 2018

Practical Workshop facilitation skills @ Crisp 2018 

UX & Design @ Swedish Public Employment Agency 2017

Avtal och förhandling @ HM IT 2015 

PPS – Praktisk projektstyrning @ Tieto 2015 

Effektiv testmetodik @ Konsultbolag1 2015 

Test management @ Eurostar, Dublin 2014 

Förändringsledning, kommunikation & stresshantering @ PBM Sweden AB 2014 – 2015 

HP Quality Center @ SQS 2012 

TCS Banks EClear Settle @ Tata Indien 2008

UGL @ Gällöfsta Läroverk 2006 

Mentor Leadership Program @ OMX 2006 – 2007 

Arabic language @ Folkuniversitetet 2006 – 2007 

Mgmt & Marketing @ Mälardalens universitet 2005 – 2006

Test Techniques & Risk Based Testing @ OMX AB 2003 – 2005 

Financial Instruments @ OM Group AB 2001

Computer Information Systems @ Hawaii Pacific University 2000

Project Management @ Hawaii Pacific University 2000 

Master in Systems Analysis @ Umeå University 1996 – 2001

 

Trainer and Speaker

Inspirational Speaker | Trainer @ Länsförsäkringar Jan 2019 – Sep 2019

Guest Speaker @ Newton Higher Vocational Education April 2019

Inspirational Speaker @ Qbox Meetup Feb 2019

Inspirational Speaker | Workshop facilitator @ SEB Nov 2018

Inspirational Speaker | Workshop facilitator @ PrimeKey Sep 2018

Inspirational Speaker | Trainer @ MUM Consulting Sep 2018 – Sep 2019

Inspirational Speaker @ UR Sep 2018

Inspirational Speaker @ SEB Aug 2018

Inspirational Speaker @ Google Developer Forum April 2018

Inspirational Speaker | Trainer | Workshop Facilitator @ the Swedish Public Employment Agency Jan 2016-April 2018

Inspirational Speaker @ Netlight EDGE Academy Jan 2018

 

Engagements

Advisory board representing NOX as Self-employed @ Trygg-Hansa & SEB Customer journey of gig economy 2017

Soccer coach @ Sollentuna FK 2019 – present

 

Employments

Dandy People – Enterprise Agile Coach – Sept 2019 – present

MUM Consulting AB – Driver | Senior Consultant | Agile coach – April 2018 – Sept 2019

Sofia H Konsult AB – CEO |Self-employed | Agile coach | Strategist – Jan 2016 – present

Kvadrat AB (co-operation with Sofia H Konsult AB) – Senior Consultant – Jan 2016 -April 2018

H&M – Quality Coach | Area Test Manager | Strategist | Test Manager – Aug 2008 – Jan 2016

Nasdaq OMX – Project Manager | Test Manager – April 2006 – July 2008

OMX Technology – Test Engineer | Developer | Trainee – Jan 2001 – April 2006

IKSU Umeå – Facility hostess (temporary staff) – Jan 1998 – Dec 2000

Länsservice Norrbottens Läns Landsting – Economy work (holiday employee) – Jan 1993 – Dec 1997

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