Josef Scherer


Principal Consultant Agile Business Development, Valtech Germany

Location: Düsseldorf, NRW, Germany



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


My IT career started in the mid 80s at the Universities of Cologne, Bielefeld and Edinburgh, studiying Computational Linguistics and AI. Currently I work as freelance Scrum Coach for Daimler and Deutsche Telekom.

In between I spent much effort and time on becoming a better agile coach by learning and practicing Solution Focused coaching and organization development. Last year I had the chance to participate in the Retrospectives Facilitator Gathering, Currently I'm organiszing the 2011 Gathering 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 Principal Consultant.

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

Work experience

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

Scherer IT Consulting, Scrum Coach
October 2007 - Present, Bielefeld, Germany
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 and Bosch Software Innovations.

it-agile, Scrum Coach
September 2011 - December 2011, , Germany
Scrum Coach, Retrospective Facilitator and Scrum Trainer

Sprint IT GmbH, Scrum Coach
July 2007 - September 2007, , Germany
Scrum Coach, Mobile Apps bwin int, Vienna

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