Howdy Partner!

Hi, and welcome to my personal blog. My name is David Birath and I work as a section manager within IT Service Operations. During my spare time I study a masters program in IT Project Management at Stockholm University, Sweden. The intent of my studies is to broaden my managerial skills and gain a strategic perspective on IT-management.

Here, I post personal reflections, insights and highlights from my journey towards a masters degree. The blog is initially a part of a specific course assignment but will hopefully endure during the course of the program, evolving to also include my personal experience of IT Project Management and IT Service Management.

I studied Software Engineering and Management at Gothenburg University (IT-university of Gothenburg) between 2005 and 2008. Since then I’ve worked within different government agencies as well as a consultant in the defence industry.

I hope you wish to follow my journey for the next few years and if you have any comments, remarks or feedback – please leave a comment or send me an e-mail. I’d love to hear from you!

Sections

  • Blog posts

    Entries about IT Project Management, IT Service Management and leadership – primarily personal thoughts and reflections accumulated during my masters program at Stockholm University.

  • Curriculum Vitae

    A brief summery of a my education, qualifications, and previous occupations.

RECENT POSTS

A summery of Benefit Realization Management

Today is the final day of the "Strategies, Benefits and Alignment"…
October 31, 2019/by David Birath

A summery of Portfolio Management

We're reaching the end of October which means that the first…
October 30, 2019/by David Birath

Zombie projects and how to kill them

It's the last week of the course "Strategies, benefits and alignment"…
October 29, 2019/by David Birath

An agile framework to assign resources

Last week I wrote a short paragraph about how the organization…
October 28, 2019/by David Birath

Quote of the week

Agile in concept is the antithesis of a sweatshop. It’s a kind…
October 27, 2019/by David Birath

Project Closure Review

Whenever a project or sprint has come to an end, a period of…
October 26, 2019/by David Birath

Hard skills vs soft skills

In last weeks lecture, Gunnar touched upon the topic of hard…
October 25, 2019/by David Birath

Thoughts of last weeks lecture

Times fly when you're having fun. I completely missed that a…
October 24, 2019/by David Birath

The written assignement is complete

Finally, the written assignment is complete. This assignment…
October 22, 2019/by David Birath

Building the right culture

Today is Saturday and I'm happy to say that the written assignment…
October 19, 2019/by David Birath

A short article on communication

Communication is key for leaders within organizations. Today…
October 17, 2019/by David Birath

Are “soft skills” important? Yes they are!

Today I quickly browsed through the "Project Manager of the…
October 16, 2019/by David Birath