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Mirko Kleiner


Vice President Delivery, youngculture AG

Location: Zurich, ZH/Switzerland


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Mirko Kleiner (Master in Business IT) is a blogger, speaker, trainer, leader and Vice President Delivery at youngulture AG, a Swiss software engineering company operating at 6 locations within Europe. Mirko successfully introduced Scrum and centralized collaboration with an appropriate toolset throughout youngculture‘s decentralized organization. As Head of Scrum Competence Center at youngculture AG he‘s in daily contact with questions all around a distributed Scrum. 


Articles I've written

Beyond Scrum: Lean Enterprise - "Agile R&D Stream"
Smaller and mid-size companies usually don't have their own R&D department. On the other hand, companies that are delivery driven often have "spare time," e.g., time in between projects that needs to be filled with valuable tasks. . . .

Simple Arguments for Scrum to Support Sales People
In presentations but also negotiations about booking Scrum teams, I like the following visualization. It shows in the most simple way the advantages of using Scrum compared to traditional approaches. . . .

When Do We Have a Distributed Scrum Team?
I’d like to present you my personal definition of "Distributed Scrum." Do not take it too seriously. But on the other hand, it's not so wrong, either. . . .

Are Scrum Team Members Compatible with Line Organization?
All companies I know that run Scrum still have a line organization. The idea of a line organization is to link organizational units, with the help of managing relations, to a hierarchical organization system. In other words, all ScrumMasters are part of a ScrumMaster line, developers part of a developer line, etc. . . .


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