Erik Verheul


Project manager, Verheul Consultants

Location: Amsterdam


Certified ScrumMaster


I am an IT interim / project manager and Scrum master / coach for twenty years now. Often I am asked to fix projects in difficulty. I use my knowledge and experience not only to improve the development and maintenance process but also to optimize the use of source code management, test automation and continuous integration. I am a certified Prince 2 project manager, Scrum master and Sun Certified Enterprise Architect. I have a coaching and facilitating leadership style and I am an enthusiastic supporter of the Agile approach and self-organizing teams. I know how to improve the co-operation within the teams and the teams and the stakeholders. For me the project is only a success when it brings the value which was intended. With my business background I understand the management priorities. This makes me the ideal bridge between the business and the realizing teams.

Work experience

KLM, delivery lead
November 2012 - Present, Amsterdam, Netherlands
As delivery lead or cluster coordinator I am responsible for the timely delivery and quality of software releases in co-operation with the business and the development teams.

Ahold, Scrum master/coach
September 2011 - February 2012, Zaandam, Netherlands
I introduced Scrum as a means to target an otherwise impossible deadline. The time-to-market of the software changes for the Praliné project has been reduced from months to weeks. I supported three teams with almost half the members offshore in India.

Dutch National Police, lead engineer – Scrum master
January 2007 - September 2009, Odijk, Netherlands
For almost three years I was responsible for the application support and maintenance of the national criminal investigation applications. I implemented the application MIB nation wide and maintained the services of HKS, FCM and five other applications. New releases were developed and deployed. FCM was migrated from the Websphere/Sybase to the Oracle stack. I introduced Scrum for the half-yearly releases and combined Prince 2 with Scrum for the MIB project. I represented the software house in the replacement of the national fingerprint system HAVANK and the realization of the new national ID protocol PROGIS. The political arena is complex and the used technologies are divers.

BBNed, PM and Scrum master
February 2006 - June 2006, Hoofddorp, Netherlands
The order-entry module of the OSS/BSS system needed to be replaced after BBNed decided to in-source the production software. Thanks to the Scrum approach and my attention to improve the test environment and methods I got the project under control.