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Emile van den Ende



Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands



Certified Scrum Product Owner



Emile van den Ende

As a tech enthusiast, I have always been up close and personal with the latest developments regarding gadgets, internet and just about everything which is cool :)
My (former) job as a technical project manager became a lot more interesting and easier to do, when I was introduced to Scrum. It's flexible (for both client and deliverer), transparent and most of all very fun to run projects using Scrum. All the team members I worked with were very happy with the Scrum approach. Business owners loved the visibility of work being done (almost physical delivery). Lots of situations happened in my career that required to make major changes in the vision and/or mission of the project, Scrum gave me the tools to say "yes, we can" to the Business owner. And the coolest part...? We had working software, not a useless fully completed database model.

Project management is all about getting and giving overview and being on top of things. Scrum enables you to do this (especially as a Product owner) in a very efficient, transparent and flexible way.

Now, running my own business delivering a full service, I need Scrum. For the efficiency of my own process but even more to be able to say YES to changes in a project with a smile!

Work experience

People's Playground, Scrum master
October 2013 - Present, Amsterdam, Noord Holland, NL
People's Playground is The TV App Company, Dutch market leader in building HbbTV and Smart TV apps. Together with our client, a Dutch broadcaster, we have built a HbbTV app portal that brings a large set of content to their end-users. Both local and premium content. As an ongoing process, we keep on building and launching new apps. My role within People's Playground is Scrum master and Operational Advisor.

EVDE, Owner/ Scrum Master/ Scrum Product Owner
October 2012 - Present, Amsterdam, Netherlands
EVDE - new media projects. We build apps, websites, complex back-ends, virtual- and augmented reality, on a great number of platforms. The projects we run (unless specifically desired otherwise) are ran using Scrum.

The Widget Company, Scrum Product Owner + Scrum Master
May 2011 - September 2012, Amsterdam, Noord Holland, NL
Managing big projects for connected TV applications, mobile applications and Facebook campaigns.

Spil Games, Scrum Product Owner + Project manager
January 2009 - April 2011, Hilversum, Noord Holland, NL
Spil Games is the worldwide leader providing online casual games. Handling over 200 milion unique visitors every month, and 50 games portals to maintain, we are constantly working on improving the user experience. On the front-end, but also in the back-end giving the fastest and most stable environment.

Effectory, IT Project Manager
March 2004 - September 2008, Amsterdam, Noord Holland, NL
Effectory is leading company in employee engagement. Within Effectory I have managed systems and networks, but also implementing new software and processes within the company. Selecting the right tools, getting it up and running within the company, adjust companies processes and guidelines to these new tools and making sure that users understand how they should use it, was all part of the job.


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