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Jasmina Nikolic


Founder / Lecturer / Vice-President, Jazillify / University of Belgrade / Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development

Location: Belgrade, Serbia


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Certified Scrum Product Owner



Jasmina Nikolic

Agile Strategist, OD and Coach
Open Space Facilitator
Education Policy Leader and Coach 
University Lecturer & Public Speaker
Narratologist & Translator

Jasmina Nikolic is an agile business strategist, organisation developer and coach. She is founder and at Jazillify. She is also a Vice-President of the Higher Education Reform Expert Team at the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia. She is a global pioneer in transferring agile methodologies from the world of software development into the field of higher education and instructional design. She also teaches at the University of Belgrade, Serbia, and works as researcher in the field of narratology. She is a Certified Scrum Master, Certified Product Owner, Open Space facilitator and agile practitioner. She is experienced in introducing Scrum and agile in public and private sectors, as well as in a series of different industries, and in coordinating large scale projects, such as Free Legal Aid in Serbia. She facilited 22nd World Open Space on Open Space. Full CV available at

Work experience

SKS365, Scrum Trainer and Coach and Scrum Master
July 2014 - Present, Belgrade, NA, RS
Agile Organisation Developer Scrum Master Scrum/Kanban Trainer and Coach

Fanatika d.o.o., Product Owner and Agile Consultant
December 2014 - Present, Belgrade, RS
Business Strategy Development Defining Product Vision

HERE Team, Ministry of Education, Vice-President and Product Owner/ScrumMaster
May 2015 - Present, Belgrade, RS
Vice-President of the Higher Education Reform Experts Team (HERE), Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development. The HERE Team participates in the development of policies and reforms in the country, devise Bologna development strategies in line with national strategies, design and deliver training courses for other experts who are actively involved in the promotion of higher education reforms etc.

Nordeus, Agile Coach
March 2015 - Present, Belgrade, RS
Agile Coach for Top Eleven Team Agile Consultant for all other teams.

AXA Insurance, Agile Coach
February 2015 - Present, Belgrade, RS
Agile Coach at AXA Insurance Serbia subcontracted by Everis (

30Hills, Product Owner and Agile Trainer/Coach
January 2015 - Present, Belgrade, RS
Job description: Product Backlog Elaboration Product Backlog Refinement Business Value and Effort Estimation Prioritisation of products and of epics/user stories within one product Strategic planning in Kanban

University of Belgrade, Lecturer and Product Owner
September 1998 - Present, Belgrade, RS
Traditional university teacher acting as a Scrum Product Owner. Students trained and grouped in Scrum teams, developing articles for Wikipedia, and translations for Khan Academy Serbia

Atria Group, Agile Trainer and Consultant
January 2014 - August 2015, Belgrade, RS
My Job was to introduce agile values and principles in an organisation and to train the team to use Scrum and Kanban elements to transform the way they work

Atos, Agile Consultant
June 2015 - July 2015, Belgrade, RS
Agile Awareness, Assessment and Action Plan

Humanity, Agile Trainer and Cosultant
April 2015 - June 2015, Belgrade, RS
I have trained 4 Scrum Teams. I have coached an onsite Agile Coach.

FINA, Agile Consultant
February 2015 - February 2015, Zagreb, HR
Agile Awareness, Assessment and Action Plan.

University of Belgrade / TEMPUS REFLESS Project, Main Project Coordinator and Product Owner
October 2010 - October 2014, Belgrade, RS
Main Project Coordinator and Product Owner responsible for developing national joint master degree in Conference Interpreting and Translation. Project: International project on Reforming Foreign Language Studies in Serbia (REFLESS), marked as of a highest national importance by the Ministry of Education due to the integration of Serbia into EU. Financed by European Commission Project Consortium: 18 Institutions from 5 countries (France, UK, Slovakia, Austria, Serbia); 10 academic, 4 Chambers of commerce, 3 governamental, 230 people involved Project Objectives - to develop 2 totally new and very complex master degree study programs and to redefine all the existing ones in order to make them compliant with the EU standards (at all Universities in Serbia): in terms of learning outcomes, contents, methods of learning and teaching, assessment criteria, evaluation, acceptance criteria etc. Duration: From 15th October 2010 to 14th of October 2014 Risks involved: lack of institutional support, oppositional culture, highly inefficient processes, lack of necessary skills, vague, epic level requirements, conflicting interests etc.

VIP Mobile, Agile Trainer
July 2014 - September 2014, , RS
My job was to train top level management (60 people) at VIP mobile in how to think and plan strategically by using agile methods.

Eton Digital / TallyFox, Scrum Trainer and Coach and Product Owner
November 2013 - August 2014, Novi Sad and Nis, RS
Define Product Vision Scrum/Kanban trainer and coach Full time coaching for PBL elaboration (following the DEEP principle) Full time coaching for team setup, Sprint Plannings, dailies, demos and Retrospectives


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