Geert De Cang

  

Rubicone BVBA

Location: Brugge


Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner

Groups I belong to

Agile in Belgium

Biography

I love to work with teams. To make them jell, to make them aware of how they work together and can improve as a team. To make them see how business thinks, and how they can enable their customers in doing business.

I’m dedicated to deliver results. To delight the customer, and to make teams aware how to continuously improve the way they work, and the quality of what they deliver.

Agile practices, such as Scrum and Kanban, are a natural way to combine all of these passions. Self-managing teams, delivering high quality software, aiming to deliver real value to their customer, while improving the team’s and personal competences.

That is why I love to coach teams to adapt Agile.

I have more than ten years experience in software development. Through the years, I have gained a broad experience. Agile project management is one thing. But how do we introduce the new Agile concepts to our business team? And how do we deal with the architecture roadmap? How will Agile impact our steercos and management reporting? And how do we deal with resource management?

Whether you think about introducing Agile techniques in a software development team. Or you consider changing a broader part of the idea to service flow towards Agile ...

I have experience with most of these aspects in a traditional and Agile environment.

Work experience

Syntigo, Scrum Coach
December 2012 - October 2013, Brussel, Belgium

Introduction to Scrum Workshop.

 

Setting up and guiding the change project from waterfall project management to Scrum

EDF Luminus, “Introduction to Scrum” course
October 2013 - October 2013, Brussel

“Introduction to Scrum” course

Vivium, “Introduction to Scrum” course
September 2013 - September 2013, Brussel, Belgium

“Introduction to Scrum” course

Canguru, “Introduction to Scrum” course
September 2013 - September 2013, Mechelen, Belgium

“Introduction to Scrum” course

Esko, “Introduction to Scrum” course
April 2013 - April 2013, Gent, Belgium

“Introduction to Scrum” course

EDF Luminus, “Introduction to Scrum” course
March 2013 - March 2013, Brussel, Belgium

 

“Introduction to Scrum” course

Zapfi, Director of Software Delivery
April 2012 - November 2012, Brugge, Belgium

Within Zapfi I’m responsible for a software team of 10 FTE. The team is located in Bruges, the UK, Prague and the US. The development uses a Scrum approach to deal with the flexibility of a lean startup company.

Responsibilities

‣ Software project delivery, Software operations and support

‣ Software methodology and continuous improvement

‣ Definition of the architecture of the SW solution

‣ Definition of the Big Data solution

 

‣ Team management, budget control of the software activities

Krimson,
March 2012 - October 2012, Gent / Antwerpen, Belgium

Agile coach at Krimson. Krimson is a Drupal webdevelopment company located in Ghent and Antwerp. I did an audit on their processes and made a gap analysis to transform both groups to Scrum. Introduced and coached them to adopt Scrum.

Thomas Cook, Agile Project Manager
September 2011 - March 2012, Gent, Belgium

Product Owner for 5 different projects at Thomas Cook Ghent.

De Post, Application Group Manager
March 2009 - November 2009, Brussel, Belgium

Responsible for a SW-team, sized up to 70 FTE. I was managing a portfolio of a 20 projects. Within this development group, I introduced Agile development way of working (Scrum, completed with some XP practices)

‣ Agile Portfolio management 

‣ Agile Resource management

‣ Migrating 15 small application teams into high-performant end-to-end teams

‣ Setting up a learning organisation (in team coaching, reading groups)

‣ Introducing the development team and project managers to Lean principles

‣ Improving the code base quality and stability, incorporating the architecture roadmap into the product backlogs

De Post, Service Team Manager
May 2007 - March 2009, Brussel, Belgium

As a Service Team Manager, I was responsible for the software development and maintenance for the Mail applications at the Belgian Post. I introduced Scrum as the way of working of the team (20 FTE), and took on the role of Scrummaster.