I’m working in software development since the mid-nineties and after working in consulting I quickly grew tired of the waterfall approach, spending 70% of my time debating over scope with the customer, realizing change was expensive and in the end the customer didn’t get what they really wanted.
Since 1999 I have been very interested in Agile. I was involved in some small Do-It-Yourself (DIY) XP projects, but unfortunately it was mostly limited to XP practices like Continuous Integration, Pair Programming, Test Driven and Test Automation.
Since 2006 I’m managing the software development department at eBuddy where we first started to use the XP practices. After some experiments with one team with Scrum, we hired a Scrum Coach early 2007 (find out more here) and have now fully implemented Scrum throughout the organization, from stakeholder to development. I work with the teams and try to facilitate a motivating, inspiring and fun environment to deliver quality software.
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