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Mariusz Chrapko


Agile Coach/ Trainer,

Location: Krakow, Poland

+48 502 099 421


Mariusz Chrapko is an agile coach rocking Scrum to the masses. He is the author of two books on agile project management and coming to grips with genuinely gnarly process improvement stuff. He helps teams and executives through initial change to the Scrum process and assists large-scale agile adoption. Being totally enchanted with people and the way they work together, he coaches many IT professionals from software engineers to CEOs. He stands for failing better and believes in the hefty benefits of learning from our mistakes. He blogs at


Work experience

Kugler Maag CIE, Agile Coach/ Scrum Trainer
February 2012 - Present, , Poland
Kugler Maag CIE is a European leader in the area of software improvement consulting. We support organisations acquiring software or developping software in improving their performance.

Lumesse, Chief ScrumMaster, Agile Coach
March 2011 - January 2012, Krakow, Poland
Leading the Enterprise Transition Group and coordinating work of Improvement Communities, Delivering Scrum Trainings on different business levels (ScrumMasters, Product Owners, Development Teams, Senior Management), Coaching the ScrumMasters, Product Owners and Scrum Teams, Organizing and facilitating the operation of ScrumMaster Team, Supporting and facilitating the operation of Product Owner Team, both internally and in stakeholder interfaces, Working with Chief Product Owner and Engineering Managers in extending and supporting Agile in the organization, Organizing and moderating Scrum of Scrums meetings, Operation, development and ongoing maintenance of the software process improvement, Supports new processes, methods, standards, tools, & technologies, Provide special support to the metrics activities in the projects.

Lumesse, ScrumMaster, Agile Coach
September 2010 - February 2011, Krakow, Poland
Organize and facilitate project planning, daily stand-up meetings, reviews, retrospectives, sprint and release planning; Track and communicate team velocity and sprint/ release progress; Ensure the development teams are practising the core agile principles of collaboration, prioritization, team accountability, and visibility; Recommend improvements and assist in changes to best practice; Assist with internal and external communication, improving transparency, and providing information; Assist team with making appropriate commitments through story selection, task definition; Identify and remove impediments, prevent distractions that interfere with the ability of the team to deliver the sprint goal; Facilitate discussion and conflict resolution; Empower the teams to self-organize; Agile Coaching.

LOYCON Business Solutions, Project Manager/ Agile Coach
September 2009 - September 2010, Krakow, Poland
Managing 25+ people, Creating and executing project schedules and revising as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements, Identifying, managing and mitigating project risk, Proactively managing scope to ensure that only what was agreed to is delivered, unless changes are approved through scope management, Ensuring that the solution is of acceptable quality, Ensuring project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately, Holding regular status meetings with project team, Effectively communicating relevant project information to superiors, Resolving and/ or escalating issues in a timely fashion, Managing day-to-day client interaction, Communicating effectively with clients to identify needs and evaluate alternative business solutions, Conducting effective performance evaluations and mentors those with less experience through formal channels, Suggesting areas for improvement in internal processes along with possible solutions, Leading the recruitment and hiring of new Team-members, Defining and collecting metrics to give a sense for how the project is progressing and whether the deliverables produced are acceptable, Providing mentorship and career development advice and guidance to Team-members, Planning and managing skills development and training for Team-members, Financial planning and budgeting for Teams, including anticipating future people requirements, skills development and training needs, tools and technologies required, hardware, travel, and any other resources that people will require, Giving performance feedback and running performance evaluations for Team-members. Achievements: - Scrum process roll-out across 4 development teams.

Kugler Maag CIE, Process Consultant
February 2008 - August 2009, Stuttgart, Kornwestheim, Germany
Consulting assignment in the Automotive and IT domains.

Motorola , Agile Coach/ Software Quality and Technology Engineer, Agile Coach
April 2006 - January 2008, Krakow, Poland
Mentoring the team during the adoption of agile and assist in understanding the different agile practices used, Ensuring that all needed assets and resources are identified to successfully meet project requirements, Facilitating various agile working sessions (sprint planning, release planning, daily scrums, sprint reviews, retrospectives), Coaching various functional roles on the team during their agile transformation, Working closely with a Product Owners Team to slice stories and to ensure that Product Backlog and release plans are clear, Facilitating teams in the estimation of product backlog items and identifying/ managing cross organization dependencies, Enhancing the relationship between the team and its project manager to create a culture of servant-leadership, Tracking, resolving, and escalating impediments, Facilitating communication and collaboration among the team members, Establishing proper relationship with managers and executives to provide support and further buy-in, Inspecting and adapting with team to constantly improve performance and responsiveness, Performing Quality Audits (evaluation of the performed processes against applicable process descriptions, standards, procedures according to CMM-SW, & CMMI-DEV requirements), Processes/ Procedures/ Guidelines/ Templates definition, Internal Motorola Trainer (Scum Trainings, Induction Trainings for new-comers). Achievements: - Transition 5 development projects (Motorola Business: CDMA-BTS)to Scrum.

MrTed Ltd., QA Specialist
November 2005 - March 2006, Krakow, Poland
Software quality standards definition, Test cases writing/modification based on functional specifications, Software Requirements review/analysis, Automated test scripts creation/maintenance based on specified system functionality, Functional and regression testing execution, Change and problem resolution management. Achievements: QA working environment creation.

IT Education Supporting Foundation PROIDEA, Project Manager
January 2005 - October 2005, Krakow, Poland
Building and running a project team (4 people), Checking and negotiating contracts with external suppliers, Analyzing requirements and designing solutions which meet these requirements, Identifying stakeholders and working with business project management to maintain cross-stakeholder communication, Developing project plans and tracking progress against the agreed targets, Project scheduling and cost planning, Management of the project budget, Resources allocation and recruitment, Tracking issues and risks and identifying solutions where appropriate, Control, monitor and track project activities to ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget, Review, investigate and report to all relevant personnel, potential and realized deviances from project deliverables, timescales or costs, Document and circulate project decisions, plans, methods and execution policies.

AGH University of Science and Technology, Office Manager
January 2004 - December 2004, Krakow, Poland
Coordinating the efficient daily operation of the business office functions required for the facility, Managing and overseeing the daily workflow of the office employees (2 people), Maintaining operations for office flow regarding billing, scheduling, staffing, Overseeing and standardizing office procedures to deliver quality programs and services specific to the school needs, Coordinating the purchase and maintenance of office supplies for the entire staff in accordance with school purchasing policies, Planning department-wide and member events including staff meetings, in-day activities and service events, Sending out office and firm wide communication updates with relevant announcements, Assisting in arranging special events and projects.


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