Björn Radon has worked with agile methodologies on an operative level since 2007. Born and raised in Sweden, he moved to Germany in 2010, where he now is active in the agile scene of Karlsruhe.
Working as a developer in the early days of the first .com - boom Björn gathered much experience with low level programming for embedded systems, including framework development for convenient content management of the proprietary systems.
When the bubble burst, he pursued his own business ideas with a start up. In spite of the perfect plans he failed to attract and retain the necessary customers.
As an employee of WebGuidePartner AB in Stockholm he learned the treats and tricks of SEO to gain traffic from search engines. It was also at WebGuidePartner where he for the first time was introduced to agile methodologies.
2010 he moved to Karlsruhe for family reasons, and held a position ScrumMaster / Systems Architect at Solute GmbH. The quota should be 30/70, but with “as much ScrumMaster presence as necessary”. That meant 99% ScrumMaster for almost two years.
From there he went on to Netpioneer GmbH, where he now acts as Agile Coach and operative ScrumMaster. He participates actively in the German agile scene as co-organizer of the “Agile Coach Camp Germany” and in the local Scrum User Group in Karlsruhe.
Netpioneer GmbH, ScrumMaster
January 2012 - Present, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
I am currently working as ScrumMaster at Netpioneer GmbH, an IT service provider. My title "Senior ScrumMaster / Fachlicher Leiter ScrumMaster" translates to about "Senior ScrumMaster / functional lead ScrumMaster". I coach other ScrumMasters in the company and acts as an internal ScrumCoach for some of my time. I am also at Customers. Since August 2012 I am ScrumMaster in a team at the "Frankfurter Allgemeine" (www.faz.net). It is a joint team between the customer and Netpioneer GmbH.
My line manager is Marcel Fuhlmann. I have had some Coaching through mrs. Steffi Krause from GoAgile, and among other things participate in the "Scrum Tisch" a scrum user group hosted by CST Dr. Jürgen Hoffmann.
solute GmbH, ScrumMaster, Senior Systems Architect
August 2010 - December 2011, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
I started out as pure scrum master, and accepted additional responsibilities as a Systems Architect in January 2011. In reality I was at least 95% ScrumMaster and at most 5% Architect due to the needs at the company. In December 2010 it became very clear that the surrounding conditions made it very hard to use pure scrum, I introduced Kanban into the company. It was a much better fit under the circumstances. We did much maintenance. When we did have actual projects, we did Scrum. I called myself ScrumMaster whether I worked with the people "in Kanban" or "in Project".
My line manager was CTO Kai Bleek. The Scrum Master vacancy was filled by Armin Schubert.
WebGuidePartner, Developer, Architect, Scrum Master,
April 2005 - July 2010, Stockholm, Sweden
Starting out as a developer in the company 2005. Scrum was introduced into the company 2007. I was part of a scrum team, occasionally Scrum Master. Did not receive training, focused on development and architecture during 2007. As of 2008 I had more active interest in Scrum. The company was supported by Crisp mainly through Hans Brattberg. I took part in his coachings. Jeff Sutherland held a special training day (no official certification training though) in 2009. 2009 I was appointed Technical lead of the architects and had a leading role for a migration project. The architects formed a Team, for which I filled the role as ScrumMaster. The team consisted of 5 Architects (including me) and we had our Chief Architect (Thomas Atterbom) as Product Owner. We set the cadences to 4 weeks sprint lengths. The other architects were assigned 50% to our 4 development teams, and 50% to the architecture team (where we developed components to be used by all teams). I was active in this role until I moved on to another country and company.