The start of the year also brought in a lot of other new things than just a 9 instead of a 8.

Ignoring the more personal things, I started in my new job at DONG Energy. DONG Energy is the biggest energy producer in Denmark and is a company in rapid growth.

I am placed as project coordinator in the Exploration & Production division. More accurate, I am placed in Project Support under Technology & Operation Services.

I have been here a short time and have quickly gained insight in the complexity of big scale project management. One of my key responsibilities is to develop and implement a new project model for the organisation – a job I initially thought as easy.

But I must admit it is a complex size. Not because the work as such is difficult, for start I assist one of our skilled consultants, but I see the complex of organizational and stakeholder politics and interests. Gaining broad ownership for such a big project and key project is very difficult. Making so many people work in the sam direction would not be possible without top management backing and outstading diplomatic skills.

You should choose you battles with great concern and focus on compromises.

People might ask, what about imaginess, my own company?

Well, we have set a path to sell it on to new owners that will further explore the potential. We hope to make the official transfer during next month. But that also comes with a range of difficulties. Transfering clients is not a problem, but the extensive knowledge that comes with the business is more difficult. You can write pages after pages about the details of the market, technology and so on – but you will never get it all.

So, our only option is to do it as good as possible and stay by as board members to give advice and guidance.

Lastly, I would like to wish you all a happy and fortunate New Year.