Jens Østergaard, TweetCo founder of Scrum Training Institute
Biography: Jens Østergaard
Jens Østergaard is an Agile Developer consultant who helps organizations understand the fundamentals of Scrum, argue that organizations should keep Scrum as pure as possible, until they fully understand the mechanism that drive development forward.
Having more than 20 years of experience as developer, dba, team manager, project manager and ScrumMaster, primarily in financial organizations, he has worked with all aspects of software development. Jens has managed several Scrum projects, and became a fully qualified CSM Trainer, in Copenhagen, 2004. Apart from consulting and training, Jens gives popular presentations about Scrum, at conferences and for organizations.
Jens base is in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he is self-employed. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Systems Analysis at Linköping University, Sweden, and one year at graduate school, business department, in Madison, Wisconsin.
NB: This course will be taught in Danish
Since 1993 Scrum has been implemented with great successinseveralthousands of projects all over the world. CompanieslikeMicrosoft, HP,IBM, Yahoo, Xerox, Primavera, CapitalOne, FederalReserveBank and BBChave already adopted Scrum as one of the primarytools forefficiencyimprovements.Today, there are more than 3000certifiedScrumMasters in the US,Europe and in India.
The agile methodology Scrum supports the philosophybehindLeanThinking and Lean Software Development. A very importantdimensioninScrum is to secure a great level of motivation andcommitmentbetweenthe involved employees and to focus on the managementaspectsinproject organisations.
Scrum - like Lean - has originated from theToyotafactories'processes of efficiency improvements in theproductionenvironment. Thegodfathers of Scrum are Hirotaka Takeuchi andIkujiroNonaka.
Attending this tutorial you'll be a certified ScrumMaster.
- you should have read one of the Scrum books
- basic understanding of project management
- formerly involvement in projects that develops or prepares services or products
- the desire to learn more about scrum; how you use it and how it's implemented in an organisation
- for all people with the above mentioned experiences - not only for experts