Nico Joos

  

Consultant, NS20 bvba

Location: Ghent, Belgium


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster

Groups I belong to

Agile in Belgium

Biography

Nico Joos realizes effectiveness through excellent project management and business analysis consultancy. People and business today need to make choices. The question is not only to do things right, the question is more and more to do the right things. But how do you get to make the right choices? How do you select the right projects? How should you invest for the future with today's budget? As a senior project manager I know how to handle projects, as a portfolio manager I know how to select the right projects. I can help to implement the right selection process in order to evaluate opportunities and potential projects. Strategic alignment is key in this process. Based on strategic business goals I can help to see whether candidate projects deserve to be approved. All these things are done in a very pragmatic and transparent way and visualised on simple dashboards that make it easy to focus on real decision taking. My mission: Help business decision takers to decide on what's right and help project managers to act right.

Work experience

Esko Graphics, Scrum Master
January 2013 - Present, Ghent, Belgium
At Esko I was hired as a consultant Scrum Master to deliver a brand new global e-commerce solution. This project will take at least 1 year to deliver.

WebMamba, Scrum Master
August 2009 - Present, Mechelen, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium

WebMamba is a web agency realizing several web projects for small to medium sized companies in Belgium. Also a number of complex e-commerce projects have been delivered by WebMamba. I have managed a number of these projects using the SCRUM methodology in order to have clear expectation at the customer and clear work instructions for the development team. This has been a success several times to deliver projects in line with time and scope expectations.

Infrabel, Scrum Master & Trainer
December 2010 - August 2012, Brussels, Belgium
Worked at Infrabel entitled as a program manager and managed multiple development teams to adopt Scrum principles, trained Scrum Masters and product owner and also supported them. Next to that, in parallel, I spent a lot of time teaching subject matter experts how to write good user stories and to become good product owners. I spent about 1 month on training and about 2 years on coaching the team and acting as a Scrum Master by example in order to support new scrum masters. In total I spent about 350 mandays on this project.

Electrabel, Scrum Master
February 2010 - September 2010, Brussels, Belgium
At Electrabel I was the scrum master to deliver a highly visible IT project with an important legal constraint. By applying the scrum principles we were able to gain trust by the business and to assure that we were on track with the project to deliver by the legal deadline. I worked full time as a scrum master on this project for about 150 days.