From 2010 to 2013 I was managing director of it-agile in Germany and a consultant specializied in agile development since 1998. My agile history goes back to Alistair Cockburn who has helped me to understand the basics of agile development and to run my first agile project one decade ago. Consequently, I am one of the few "Certified Crystal Practitioneers". Since 2006 I am also Senior Consultant of the Agile Product and Project Management Practice of the Cutter Consortium. My major interest and experience today is agile organizations, which goes far beyond the team level.
Right now I enjoy a three month sabbatical and will be available again by the beginning of 2014.
For me Scrum is one of the most interesting members of the agile family, because it has a lot of pragmatic approaches towards making agile suitable for management.
I've started my career studying Computer Science at the Technical University of Munich, finishing in 1991 with a diploma (comparable to an MSc.). I spent six years as programmer, architect, project manager, and consultant at one of the major German software contractor companies (sd&m) before I started as an independent consultant 1998. I have engaged in numerous conferences as chair, PC member, and presenter, among them PLoP pattern conferences (program chair and PC), OOPSLA (PC member, workshop organizer, and tutorial presenter), XP, XPDays, ADC and Agile (PC member). I'm founding member of the Agile Alliance Non-Profit Organization and served for one year as board member, where I worked in the team that united the ADC und the XPUniverse conferences to form the Agile conference
it-agile GmbH, Managing Director
February 2010 - Present, Munich, Germany
Right now I enjoy a three month sabbatical and will be available again by January 2014. More information to come mid of November
Coldewey Consulting, Independent
December 1997 - January 2010, Munich, Germany
In 12 years as an independent consultant I was one of the first agile people in Germany and learned the art to run your own company. A lot of fun, but not enough team-work if you're on your own...
sd&m GmbH, Programmer, Project Manager, Consultant
February 1992 - December 1997, Munich, Germany
My "basic training" in traditional software engineering and project management. Yes, I learnd to draw Gantt-Charts from the scratch...