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Josef Scherer


Founder, Scrum Coach, Scherer Agile Consulting

Location: Munich, Germany



Certified Scrum Professional
Certified Scrum Developer
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner


Added Qualifications

Scaling Scrum Fundamentals (4593)


My IT career started in the mid 80s at the Universities of Cologne, Bielefeld and Edinburgh, studying Computational Linguistics and AI. Currently I'm working as a freelance Scrum Coach and SAFe trainer, although I'm much in favour of LeSS as a further step in becoming more agile, having worked with Craig Larman at Valtech.

In between I have spent some effort and time on becoming a better agile coach by learning and practicing Solution Focused coaching and organizational development. 2010 I had the chance to participate in the Retrospectives Facilitator Gathering, 2011 I organized the Gathering in Germany together with Diana Larson as head of the organizing committee.

From 2008 until mid 2009 I worked as a freelance Scrum Coach to help Simon Roberts to introduce Scrum at Allianz Insurance, where I was responsible for coaching Scrum teams at Allianz in Stuttgart. Berthold Schreiber and me also gave a presentation at the Scrum Gathering in Munich about our joint experience of introducing Scrum to one of the teams at the Allianz in Stuttgart: 

My first contact with Scrum was in 2006, when I got certified as a ScrumMaster by Ken Schwaber, while working as a technical project lead for Siemens. After working for a couple of month at Boris Gloger's Sprint-IT in 2007 I decided to run my own agile consulting business in Germany.

In May 2012 I started working for Valtech Germany as a Scrum Coach and became responsible for building up an Agile Coaching business for Valtech Germany as Delivery Director Agile Consulting.

April 2014 I became self employed again and now work together with the KEGON AG as a Scaled Agile Framework Program Consutant (SPC) to provide SAFe training and consulting.

I'm also married to a wonderful ScrumMaster named Grazyna Scherer, who helps me to better self-organize my business :-)

Work experience

Scherer Agile Consulting, Scrum Coach
October 2007 - Present, Bielefeld, Munich
Scrum Coach, Retrospective Facilitator and Trainer for several large clients in Europe like Allianz Deutschland AG, University St. Gallen, Daimler AG, Telekom AG Product & Innovations Bosch Software Innovations and BMW Group.

Valtech Germany, Scrum Coach, Principal Consultant
May 2012 - March 2014, Düsseldorf
Scrum Coach and Trainer

Siemens AG, Senior Software Engineer
October 2000 - June 2007, Paderborn, Germany
Senior Software Engineer, Technical Project Lead, Mobile Business department


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