Joke Vandemaele

  

Product Owner, Facilitator, Agile Coach , Agilar

Location: Belgium


Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Certified ScrumMaster

Biography

I am an independent consultant, Business Analyst, Facilitator and Agile Coach.

My specialization lies in organizing and facilitating workshops which are based on the lean principles of teamwork, cooperative exploration and discovery of knowledge, and visual representation of information. They are the most effective way to kick start an ICT project and offer the minimum amount of analysis up front necessary to reach a common understanding of project goals, scope, cost and duration between Business and ICT.

My work in this area has been recognized with awards, endorsements and invitations to speak at international conferences.

I coach business analysts on how to become effective Product Owners and teach them how to facilitate these requirement capturing “power workshops”.

I am a member of Agilar, an international non-profit cooperative of independent agile consultants.

http://www.linkedin.com/in/jokevandemaele

Work experience

Belgacom, Agile Coach
March 2011 - Present, Brussels, Belgium
I am an Agile Coach within the Enterprise Scrum team at Belgacom. I am directly coaching and training various teams and projects.

bPost, Lead Product Owner and Scrum Coach
March 2007 - March 2011, Brussels, Belgium
Starting out with a role as lead business analyst in 2006 I became head Product Owner of the eHR division when Scrum was adopted in 2007; leading one of the most long lived, successful and well documented Enterprise Scrum implementations in Belgium. Since 2008 I coach other business analysts on how to become effective Product Owners and teach them how to facilitate requirement capturing “power workshops”.