Michael Franken is the first and only Certified Scrum Trainer in the Netherlands and an experienced Software Engineer. He coaches management and development teams on Agile practices and principles. Michael has successfully introduced Scrum in many places in the Netherlands and has worked with Jeff Sutherland, Gabrielle Benefield, Henrik Kniberg and Tobias Mayer, and continues to do so.
Jeff Sutherland very strongly recommends Michael: "Several years ago Michael asked me to help [...] implement Scrum in the Netherlands and India. Since then we have worked together and the teams he originated are now some of the best in the world with papers published at Agile 2008 and accepted for Agile 2009. A couple of years ago, Michael started his own company, Zilverline, and asked me to train with him in the Amsterdam area. We have done several courses together and I can enthusiastically say that Michael is one of the best trainers I have worked with."
Michael has 20 years IT experience. As a management consultant and CTO, Michael has performed audits and advised management teams. Clients include: Port of Rotterdam, Albert Heijn, Schiphol Groep, UWV, KPN, Nidera, SNS Reaal and City of Amsterdam. Michael is CEO of Zilverline. Michael is the founder and chairman of Agileholland.com. He is a former board member of the Agile Consortium Benelux (agileconsortium.nl). For more details, see his LinkedIn