Yilmaz Guleryuz


incognito, @WareNinja

Location: Oslo, Norway


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster



Yilmaz Guleryuz

“Agile & Lean practices must be understood as though the practitioner himself had discovered them from his own mind. Learn about all of them, but never become fond of any.” -- Yogurt

Entrepreneurial Agile Development, still hands-on coder/explorer, with experience in forming distributed teams ground-up till performing stage, delivering large-scale software services and social media platforms. 

He blogs, sometimes speaker of events, and writes books to evangelise better workplace culture blended with experiences and experimentations. Living, working, and breathing with entrepreneurial lifestyle...

§ 14+ years of experience in diverse range of businesses and activities. 
§ Evaluating, reviewing and building/maintaining internet services.
§ Flexibility, good communication, innovation and creativity
§ Problem solving thru holistic view: focus on big picture with ability to zoom into details
§ Leading, inspiring and motivating a development teams thru hands-on leadership
§ Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) with hands-on experience
§ Solid experience in:
- Forming Agile organisms, and scaling onto multi-location premises 
- Managing & leading cross-functional teams
- Implementing Continuous Delivery
- Application of Via-Negativa with Compass 
- Nurturing YOGURT for Workplaces: Agile & Lean culture in Practice
- Books available at: http://amazon.com/author/wareninja 

§ Key areas: Entrepreneurship, Antifragile, Continuous Delivery, Team Lead, Agile Development, Agile Coaching, Lean Startup, leadership, professional consultant



Work experience

WareNinja, Lean & Agile Consulting
October 2010 - Present, Oslo, NO
Acting as “Incognito” for implementing Agile/Lean practices, Continuous Delivery, cross-functional teams/organisms, and blending Yogurt culture by applying set of techniques for the foundation. -> Coaching on Agile/Lean practices -> Implementing Continuous Delivery techniques -> Helping on transformation of organisations into becoming organisms -> Expertise in emerging technologies & domains -> Hands-on development & delivery -> Ramping up form of nearshore development

Iterate AS, Senior Consultant on Agile & Lean practices
April 2013 - August 2014, Oslo, NO
Consulting adventure... Main areas: > Continuous Delivery > Agile & Lean working culture: nurturing organisms, applying set of practices, ... > Experience based self-development with the delightful privilege of weekly/bi-weekly mentoring from Kent Beck My assignments: Working onsite, hands-on involvement, with distributed teams at Fronter & S-OL. Acting as "Lean Navigator" in introducing Continuous Delivery, cross-functional teams/organisms, and blending Yogurt culture for Lean & Agile practices.

Aspiro TV, Head of Development
August 2011 - July 2012, Oslo, Oslo, NO
- Hands-on responsibility for all R&D activities - Applying-Adapting-Expanding Agile practices - Inspiring bottom-up innovation on emerging technologies - Leading cross-functional teams based on multi-geolocations - Working directly with CTO in building vision & strategies - Technologies: Java, Android, iOS, IPTV, Connected TV, Live Streaming http://www.aspiro.tv (changed to http://noriginmedia.com/ )

Vodafone Group Services, Agile Development Manager
March 2008 - July 2011, Dusseldorf, DE
Leading development teams, managing mission critical parts of Vodafone 360 project, end2end service flows. Designed & delivered the main backbone of software architecture including social network aggregation and social messaging, client-server communication. Practice: Intrepreneurship