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Matthias Racke

  

Executive Consultant, wibas GmbH

Location: Darmstadt, Hessen


Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner

Biography

Matthias Racke started his career in 2006 at IBM. He gained well-founded knowledge as business/IT analyst and software process engineer in large international software development projects within different industries. In 2011 he introduced Scrum as software development method on a large software development project in the public sector. During this engagement he gained valuable experiences in Scrum, scaling Scrum and agile transitions.

In 2016 he left IBM and joined wibas, a consultancy that focuses on implementing modern work practices like Agile, Scrum and Lean with its customers. In his role as Scrum Coach and Agile Change Agent he facilitates interactive workshops to introduce Scrum basics and coaches teams on their way to Scrum and agility. Matthias is valued for his authentic way to introduce Scrum and its principles and values to organizations. Beside Scrum he's also inspired by other agile approaches like Kanban and Design Thinking.

His maxim: “Sound pragmatism over regulation and dogmatism”.

Work experience

wibas GmbH - Project "Agile Transformation", Agile Coach
January 2017 - Present, Frankfurt, DE
Agile transformation engagement in the travel and transportation sector

wibas GmbH - Project "Format Development", Agile Coach
November 2016 - Present, Cologne, DE
On this strategic non-it project I introduce Scrum in combination with Lean Startup aspects and techniques. Main objective of the project is to discover, implement and test new innovative formats for the retail industry.

wibas GmbH, Executive Consultant
October 2016 - Present, Darmstadt, Germany
As an executive consultant at wibas I consider myself more a agile coach. I conduct Scrum workshops and coach teams on how to use Scrum and lean approaches.

IBM Germany - Project "zusy dialog 2.0", Analysis CoP Leader
January 2015 - September 2016, Berlin, Germany
After scaling Scrum (up to 10 teams) I became the leader for the analysis CoP mainly responsible for facilitating the CoP events.

IBM Germany - Project "zusy dialog 2.0", Team Member
January 2013 - September 2016, , Germany
As Team Member my main responsibilities were

  • support the Product Owner in writing user stories, especially in the context of complex workflows
  • agile modeling/documentation
  • explain solution patterns and business domain problem
  • testing

IBM Germany - Project "Transformation ZfA", Agile Coach
March 2014 - July 2015, , Germany
During the agile transition of the ZfA (business, it) I was a member of the agile transition team. As agile transition team member I supported the customer in scaling Scrum at the business and IT unit.

IBM Germany - Project "zusy dialog 2.0", Product Owner
April 2012 - December 2012, , Germany
After I implemented Scrum successfully as development approach I was asked by the project manager to be Product Owner for the rule-based core component of the software product. In this role I designed the component and conducted product backlog refinements with Dev Team and business stakeholders.

IBM Germany - Project "zusy dialog 2.0", Scrum Master
October 2011 - March 2012, Berlin, Germany
At the beginning of this large software development project I was the Scrum Master. In this role I introduced Scrum as development method and coached up to two teams. During this engagement I received my CSM.

IBM Germany - Project "Process & system integration in the retail", Software Process Engineer
February 2010 - June 2011, Stuttgart, Germany
As software process engineer I established a model-based software development process based on IBM's Unified Method Framework and UML2.

IBM Germany - Project "Integrated sales-oriented documentation", Business Analyst, Java Programmer
November 2006 - January 2011, Stuttgart, Germany
As business analyst I conducted requirements workshops with business stakeholders, modeled the IT software product wit UML2 and coached the development team in Bangalore, India. As Java programmer I designed the rule system for truck configuration, realized a parser component for the a rule syntax and integrated IBM’s proprietary rules engine.

 

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