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Garbrand van der Molen


Agile coach & trainer, agile42 Nederland B.V.

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands



Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner



Garbrand van der Molen

I help companies grow. Seasoned professional with 18 years of experience in Lean management, agile transitions, Scrum, strategic product planning, product innovation and user experience design.

Hands-on. Pragmatic. Collaborative. Insightful. Accountable.

Specialties: Agile Transitions, Service & Product Strategy, Complex Product Management, Scaling Development, Team Development & Management and Coaching.

Don't do agile. Be agile.

Work experience

agile42, Agile coach & agile trainer
June 2016 - Present, Amsterdam, Noord Holland, Netherlands
Experience makes the difference. agile42 uses a tailored approach to changing your company to an agile and lean way of working. We recognize that your organization and culture are unique, which implies a unique implementation of any new methods like Scrum or Kanban. Our effective combination of management consulting, knowledge transfer, team training, coaching on the job and practical tool support will be the basis for your success as it has been for many other international agile42 customers - large and small.

Informaat CXP, Chief Technology Officer
July 2013 - May 2016, Baarn, NH, Netherlands
Transitioned the organisation to agile. Responsible for business innovation, strategy and governance on IT. Build up and coached multi-disciplinary teams of full-stack Javascript engineers, user experience designers, quality assurance and DevOps specialists. Coached the management to adopt Lean thinking and servant leadership.

Agilo Software (via agile42), Product Owner
February 2009 - November 2011, Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Agilo Software is a spin-off company from agile42. Responsible for return-on-investment as Product Owner. Aligned the business with real user needs. Developed the marketing, design and user experience for Agilo, a Scrum management tool.

agile42 gmbh, Managing Director, Agile Coach, Agile Trainer
December 2008 - November 2011, Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Helping companies to successfully and efficiently transition to agile. Implemented Agile and Lean practices and principles in a number of leading European technology companies such as Nokia, Ableton and Ericsson. Interim Product Owner / Program Manager and Scrum Master roles at various of those organisations. Prospecting the Dutch agile market.

eBuddy, Lead UX, Scrum Master, Product Owner
December 2006 - December 2008, Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands
Reimagined the full eBuddy suite of messaging applications on various platforms. Championed the introduction of Scrum to enable self-organised collaborative teams implement high-quality functionality end-to-end. Interim Product Owner and later Scrum Master.

Javeline (now Cloud9), Chief Marketing Officer
March 2005 - December 2006, Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands
Introduced Lean thinking and Agile practices. Build up the team and helped evolve the management practices across the company. Changed the culture from risk-first to value-first. Conceived the go-to-market strategy, spearheaded the market and user research, created the UX.


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