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Erik Verheul


Agile coach, Verheul Consultants

Location: Amsterdam



Certified ScrumMaster



Erik Verheul.

Today, many companies see the urge to become agile to attain a shorter time to market, better quality, higher productivity and an attractive work climate. As a seasoned IT interim and project manager I noticed this change. Since 2006 I act more and more as Scrum master and Agile coach. I have a coaching and facilitating leadership style, strong analytical skills and am always investigating ways to exceed the expectations of the client. I am a certified SAFe agilist, Scrum master, Prince 2 project manager and Sun Certified Enterprise Architect. I proved to be pragmatic and successful even in not (yet) agile organisations. For me my assignment is a success when it brings the value intended by the stakeholders as well as a sustained improvement in co-operation and productivity.

Work experience

ABNAMRO, Agile coach
February 2015 - October 2015, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The goal of the TOPS2020 project is re-engineer the IT landscape, with a strategic outlook up to 2017 and beyond. I successfully introduced Agile and Scrum for the teams who transform the core systems of the bank. Apart from the TOPS2020 project I coached a new business driven 'Client program' team and created a shared backlog for this and 4 co-operating teams in Jira.

ING Netherlands, DevOps coach
October 2014 - December 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Via TCS I replaced the continuous delivery coach of 4 DevOps teams of the Global Instructions and Order Management (GIOM) of the Global digital channels & payments division.

Vektis, ScrumMaster
April 2014 - July 2014, Zeist, NL
Vektis wanted to investigate if Scrum has the expected advantages for BI projects. As Scrum master I coached two cross functional teams with data managers, ETL, SAS, Cognos, test and domain specialists. This turned out to be so successful that the management decided to continue using Scrum. My recommendations are leading in this process.

KLM, delivery lead
November 2012 - May 2013, Amsterdam, NL
As delivery lead or cluster coordinator I am responsible for the timely delivery and quality of software releases in co-operation with the business and the development teams.

Ahold, Scrum master/coach
September 2011 - February 2012, Zaandam, Netherlands
I introduced Scrum as a means to target an otherwise impossible deadline. The time-to-market of the software changes for the Praliné project has been reduced from months to weeks. I supported three teams with almost half the members offshore in India.

Dutch National Police, lead engineer – Scrum master
January 2007 - September 2009, Odijk, Netherlands
For almost three years I was responsible for the application support and maintenance of the national criminal investigation applications. I implemented the application MIB nation wide and maintained the services of HKS, FCM and five other applications. New releases were developed and deployed. FCM was migrated from the Websphere/Sybase to the Oracle stack. I introduced Scrum for the half-yearly releases and combined Prince 2 with Scrum for the MIB project. I represented the software house in the replacement of the national fingerprint system HAVANK and the realization of the new national ID protocol PROGIS. The political arena is complex and the used technologies are divers.

BBNed, PM and Scrum master
February 2006 - June 2006, Hoofddorp, Netherlands
The order-entry module of the OSS/BSS system needed to be replaced after BBNed decided to in-source the production software. Thanks to the Scrum approach and my attention to improve the test environment and methods I got the project under control.


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