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 :-)
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