Marko Majkic, Project Manager in Belgrade, Serbia
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Marko Majkic

Verified Expert  in Project Management

Project Manager

Location
Belgrade, Serbia
Toptal Member Since
November 8, 2018

Marko is on the mission of creating highly motivated and agile teams and helping them to become highly effective and efficient, delivering high value to the business. He uses his strong technical background, agile and coaching competencies to improve the processes, communication, and teams. He's adept at organizing, managing, coaching, teaching, and leading on projects, products, and organization levels.

Project Highlights

TomTom Bandit Action Camera
Led the process and multiple multifunctional, multicultural teams working on several applications within Camera ecosystem.
Sungard LEO
Introduced agile and Scrum to project stater teams. Created infrastructure for the project and developed initial component.
Sunflower
Launched the team, project setup, and architecture from the scratch. Delivered 500,000+ lines of code with one team only.

Expertise

Work Experience

Agile Coach

2022 - PRESENT
Bosch
  • Conducted the State of Agility (Agility Maturity) and created a plan of improvements.
  • Served the three pillars of BDO organization within PowerTools to improve agility.
  • Coached the leadership and Scrum teams and conducted the organizational changes.

Agile Consultant and Owner

2018 - PRESENT
Agile Consulting
  • Trained in agile principles, methodologies, and frameworks.
  • Coached teams and individuals on software development lifecycle topics.
  • Coached teams and individuals on system architecture and solutions.
  • Mentored teams on agile organizations and practices.

Consultant

2018 - PRESENT
TMS
  • Introduced agile and Scrum.
  • Helped in forming new product backlog using Impact Mapping and Story Mapping approaches.
  • Contributed to project artifacts definition and review the progress.
  • Helped in team and individual definition.

COO and Senior Agile Coach

2018 - 2020
HubX
  • Implemented an agile technology, worked in a scrum environment, and established new processes and practices.
  • Helped in getting projects back on track. Restructured the backlog and the team's structure.
  • Worked with the team on defining product backlogs on several projects.
  • Managed the Serbian branch office with development teams of 30+ people.
  • Worked on coaching teams and individuals on the process, productivity, and results improvements.
  • Led whole Belgrade branch, being responsible for 40+ people. Seven leads reported directly to me.

Director of Engineering

2016 - 2018
ConveyIQ
  • Consolidated the development process, including agile practices, quality, and got the product on track.
  • Encouraged the creation of an agile environment, working with the executive team and the engineering teams on establishing agile practices and embracing agile principles.
  • Delivered a new generation of a live product. We had a lot of performance issues that were killing the product. Leading the technology team and product management, we got the product back on track.
  • Consolidated the product backlog; worked with the executive team and the product team on translating the company vision to product vision and product roadmap. Used themes and epics to groom the backlog and released a high-quality product backlog.
  • Established high agile development standards in the product team and engineering.
  • Established great communication between two teams, between product and engineering departments.
  • Trained the engineering team in agile and coached the team and the individuals on a regular basis.

Senior Scrum Master/Release Manager

2014 - 2018
TomTom
  • Took ownership of the teams' deliverables on cadence—worked with 10+ teams on five geographical locations and successfully delivered the most sophisticated product in the company's history.
  • Managed 10+ people and directed their professional development.
  • Introduced Agile and Scrum, taking care for the process.

Senior Software Engineer | Scrum Master

2013 - 2014
Sungard (now FIS)
  • Transitioned and implemented agile for the teams working on the Leo project.
  • Developed a custom big data module, domain-specific (software development).
  • Developed an error handler module (software development).

Head of Software Department

2008 - 2013
BeotelNet
  • Led agile transformation of the department.
  • Delivered ERP size telco software (in an incremental manner) with half a million lines of Java code with a small team.
  • Worked with a business part on moving towards business agility.
  • Created complete system architecture in a microservices manner and trained all team members in best software engineering practices.

Senior Software Developer

2007 - 2008
Mogul (now AdNode)
  • Led several software projects - mostly for Nordic media companies.
  • Delivered several enterprise-level web applications using Java technologies.
  • Led several project consolidation phases and saved the clients and helped to keep the contracts.

Senior Portal Developer

2006 - 2007
Qualysoft
  • Delivered the pilot version of the most popular local social portal using PHP technologies.
  • Delivered a new generation of social portal using Java technologies.
  • Worked as an outsourced expert and consultant, led Qualysoft team within Accenture team working on Telenor ERP.

Software Developer/System Administrator

2003 - 2006
Telefonija A.D.
  • Consolidated all hosting services (Microsoft and Linux) - including data provisioning, accounting, and billing applications.
  • Delivered several smaller PHP applications to support business.
  • Delivered enterprise web application for optical network system for national electrical power company.

Software Developer

2000 - 2002
Mikrokom
  • Delivered ERP system (written in Delphi) for several Serbian companies.

HUBX Platform

I led the agile transformation of teams working on core company’s product in fintech industry in role of Senior Agile Coach.

The main purpose of the application is to connect companies and the investors. Data science was also used on the project to improve matching between two parties. I worked as part of the leadership team on increasing agility of the organization and the teams.

ELITE Platform

Team's transition to agile. Consolidation of product backlog. Putting the project back on track when needed.

Product to integrate/replace all others ELITE applications and services.

Convey Communication Platform

I led the project in role of Scrum Master and Director of Engineering in order to get revolutionary platform software in HR.

One of the main pain points of the recruiters is communication with the candidates and get the best ones on board in as short term as possible. I worked as part of the leadership team on transferring company vision to workable items.

Live Interviewing Platform

https://www.conveyiq.com/

I led the process of reviving Live platform with teams and getting back it on track. Used Story Mapping and Impact Mapping.

Live interviewing platform, used by HR departments for the candidates. SaaS solution.

TomTom Bandit Action Camera

Led the process and multiple multifunctional, multicultural teams working on several applications within Camera ecosystem.

TomTom Bandit Camera was the most complex and the most sophisticated product in TomTom's history. Several teams were working in the ecosystem on the camera platform, the camera application, the desktop application, and mobile applications (iOS and Android), including the test team. The result was a successful $50+ million project.

Sungard LEO

Introduced agile and Scrum to project stater teams. Created infrastructure for the project and developed initial component.

LEO was the codename for the most important company's project at the time to serve post-trade derivatives and to be highly scalable.

Sunflower

Launched the team, project setup, and architecture from the scratch. Delivered 500,000+ lines of code with one team only.

Sunflower is ERP size project with ISP specifics. Built-in microservices manner using web technologies (Java, Oracle DB, REST etc.). Included a lot of flexible modules and interaction with external services (like Dynamics Nav for example).
2009 - 2010

Bachelor's Degree in Electronics and Telecommunications

School of Electrical Engineering of Applied Studies - Belgrade, Serbia

2008 - 2009

Degree in Electrical Engineering and Telecommunication

School of Electrical Engineering of Applied Studies - Belgrade, Serbia

1991 - 1998

Undergraduate Degree in Telecommunciations

School of Electrical Engineering - Belgrade, Serbia

1987 - 1991

Mathematical-programming Associate Diploma in Mathematics and Programming

Mathematical High School "25. Maj" - Belgrade

NOVEMBER 2023 - PRESENT

ICAgile Certified Professional | Coaching Agile Transformations (ICP-CAT)

ICAgile

OCTOBER 2023 - PRESENT

Advanced Certified Scrum Developer℠

Scrum Alliance®

SEPTEMBER 2023 - PRESENT

Enterprise Agile Coaching

ICAgile

DECEMBER 2019 - DECEMBER 2020

Certified LeSS Practitioner

LeSS

OCTOBER 2019 - PRESENT

Management 3.0 Foundation

Management 3.0

DECEMBER 2017 - PRESENT

Certified Agile Leadership I

Scrum Alliance®

DECEMBER 2011 - PRESENT

Business and Management Coach

European Coaching Association

OCTOBER 2011 - OCTOBER 2022

Certified Scrum Product Owner

Scrum Alliance®

MARCH 2009 - OCTOBER 2022

Certified Scrum Professional

Scrum Alliance®

DECEMBER 2008 - OCTOBER 2022

Certified Scrum Master

Scrum Alliance®

Tools

SQL, Confluence, Jira, Rally, Trello, Atlassian

Paradigms

Scrum, Agile, Kanban, Agile Leadership, Management, Change Management, Testing, DevOps, Agile Software Development

Industry Expertise

Telecommunications, Technology

Platforms

MacOS, Windows, WordPress, Linux, Drupal

Other

Project Management, Technical Project Management, Product Owner, Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Delivery Management, People Management, Project Tracking, Sprint Planning, Project Lifecycle, Product Delivery, Story Mapping, CTO, Strategic Planning, Roadmaps, Feature Backlog Prioritization, Process Optimization, Leadership, Less, MySQL, PHP, Java, Post-merger Integration, Agile Coaching, Product Management, Scrum Coaching, Release Management, Team Leadership, Spring, Apache Struts, Mail Servers, APIs, Organizational Design, Organizational Structure, Organizational Leadership, Agile Transformation, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

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