Jim Schiel


CEO/Owner, Artisan Software Consulting LLC

Location: Lafayette Hill, PA USA



Certified Scrum Trainer
Registered Education Provider
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster

My Courses

Certified ScrumMaster®
11-12 August, 2014
Location: San Francisco, CA, United States

Certified ScrumMaster®
14-15 August, 2014
Location: Atlanta, GA, United States

Certified ScrumMaster®
18-19 August, 2014
Location: Burlington, MA, United States

Certified ScrumMaster®
21-22 August, 2014
Location: Morristown, NJ, United States

Certified ScrumMaster®
15-16 September, 2014
Location: Burlington, MA, United States

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Jim Schiel

Jim Schiel is a CST with a strong background in enterprise level Scrum installations. His first book, Enterprise Scale Agile Software Development, was published in November 2009 by CRC Press. Schiel worked at Siemens Medical Solutions for 23 years, where he worked initially as a developer, then as a manager for 17 years, eventually playing an instrumental role in creating one of the largest Scrum installations in the world. As a business process engineer at Siemens, he helped identify, document, and implement best practices for the large scale implementation of agile development.

Jim brings many years of management experience, software development experience, and Scrum knowledge to his classes and coaching engagements.

Jim lives in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania with his wife, Donna, and four children.

Organizations I Train Through

Approved Courses


  • Certified ScrumMaster


  • Certified Scrum Product Owner

Extended Education

  • CST Extended Education Course
  • Collaborating and Communicating Agile Requirements
  • Transitioning from Waterfall to Agile
  • Business Analysis in Agile Projects
  • Agile in the Government Environment
  • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)R Workshop


  • Agile Testing (Elective, Intro)
  • Agile Boot Camp (Elective)
  • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)R Workshop-CSD (Intro)
  • Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) Workshop: Hands-On Agile Engineering (3day) (Technical)
  • Collaborating and Communicating Agile Projects (Intro, Elective)
  • Agile Developer Skills (Technical)

Articles I've written

The Illusion of Precision
For me, one of the most intriguing, yet not explicitly stated, fundamentals of AgileDevelopment is the practice of analyzing and designing just enough of what we are planning to build that we can then move forward to build it. You can find specifi...

Scrum's Complex Simplicity: Nowhere to Hide
What to do when Scrum lifts the veil of opacity from your project, revealing obstacles and problems you may wish you'd never seen.