Teemu Hyyryläinen


Development Manager, Leanware Oy

Location: Tampere, Finland


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Certified ScrumMaster

Groups I belong to

Agile SwD Finland


Teemu Hyyryläinen was born at 1976 and graduated at 2003 in M.Sc. (Eng) in the Tampere University of Technology, Finland. He has long experience in software development in Leanware Ltd, one of the leading agile software companies of Finland. He started there as a software specialist in the year 2000 and worked as key account manager, project manager, business unit manager and development manager.

At the same time the company grew from 3-person start-up to a mid size star in the sky of finnish software industry with now over 70 high skilled agile software professionals. Being a part of the growth of that scale was an ultimate training to handle customers and their needs and to lead and train very different teams to develop the real Value to very different customers, using the whole great arsenal of software tools they delivered among the years. Most of these customer relationships are more like long term companionships, partly based on the work Teemu has done while leading and coaching the teams, the units and the SW development process of the whole company.

Teemu is a warm, open and socially active Scrum professional equipped with constant need to get the things work better and better in every level.

Work experience

Leanware Ltd, Development Manager
February 2012 - Present, Tampere, Finland

Scrum master of the largest and hardest project in our company history, scrum coach to other projects, product owner coach, project manager coach, sw development process developer and trainer. I have studied Scrum and other agile software development methodologies and trained our staff to implement the "best of them", according the situation and project.

I have also worked as a IT-consultant to our customers to train them in agile thinking in their production. There is so much more in Scrum and agile way of thinking than only software development!

Leanware Ltd, Business Unit Manager
January 2007 - January 2012, Tampere, Finland

Manager of business unit, that was responsible of the customer SW development and product development in different areas like CRM, MES and DW-systems. Product management, sales management and hands-on projects were my duty as well as Scrum team coaching and Scum Product Owner tasks of different software products we were developing. I also got my CSPO certification at this time.

I had 15 SW professionals developing, implementing, supporting and training our software to help our customers to do their business more efficiently. In addition to their business needs it was my job to develop the way our developers and project managers did their job.

I started to implement official Scrum methodologies in many projects and also trained them to our customers to help us to co-operate in our long term SW development.

Leanware Ltd, Software Specialist
March 2000 - December 2006, Tampere, Finland

My job was to do agile software development from customer first contact, defining needs, developing and implementing the software, to training it to customers, maintaining and release planning in the changing world wiht the changing needs. At the sime time our company grew from 3-person startup to more than 20 person "real company". It was great to be a part of this success!

We wasn't aware of the term "Scrum" yet, but one base element of our continous success was the truth, that we were developing our software agile way, based on continous communication, short feedback loops and lot's of time spent with our customers to find out what they really needed.