Paul Heidema

  

Partner, Transformation Coach, VP Training & Development, Berteig Consulting Inc.

Location: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

905-392-2560

Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Certified ScrumMaster

Groups I belong to

XPToronto/Agile Users Group

Biography

“Paul was very instrumental in making the transition from our current project management methodology of waterfall to the Agile-Lean seamless. He is excellent at keeping the group focused, engaged and inspired to want to learn the methodology." Steve Georgiou (Equitable Life of Canada)

Paul Heidema helps organizations and teams improve their way of working through various agile methods including OpenAgile, Scrum, Extreme Programming, and Lean. At Berteig Consulting, he is responsible for training, coaching & coach development to transform people, process and culture. 

“Paul was hired to teach our team at Infonium to become more effective and able to deliver greater value to our clients through Agile methodologies. 
He was very personable and easily made a good connection with our team by getting to know each of us individually. During our learning process, Paul explained everything in detail, answered any questions with honesty that the team had, helped us resolve any issues, and taught us techniques to help us become more agile. He's helped develop our team into what it is today, and we can thank him and Berteig Consulting for our increase in productivity and a closer and more efficient team.” Denis Odorcic (PatientWay by Infonium)

Some of Paul's clients, through Berteig Consulting, include:
- PatientWay by Infonium
- Workopolis
- Equitable Life of Canada
- Globe and Mail
- Empathica
- Shaw Media
- AIMIA 
- Freshbooks 

“Paul did a great job training our Development team on Agile XP. His style meshed perfectly with our different personalities and his teachings are still in use with our team to this day. I would not hesitate to recommend Paul and Berteig for converting/updating your Development team on the Agile approach to Development.” Jeff Chemeres (Empathica)

 

Work experience

Berteig Consulting Inc., Partner, Vice President Training & Development
January 2011 - Present, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Building relationships, building the business, and becoming effective partners with our clients in coaching, training, and consulting experiences. Much of my work is leading Agile transformations at organizations at all levels including: executive leadership consulting; team coaching; assessing the company; and building capacity for internal coaches.

Berteig Consulting Inc., Vice President Training Services
January 2008 - December 2010, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Paul focused on the training and marketing aspects of Berteig Consulting. He spent much of his time training individuals in Scrum and other Agile methods. He also worked as an Agile coach and consultant for many companies to help them become effective and deliver value to their customers and users. During these 3 years, Paul also helped to shift our training framework to one that is more student centric (aka training from the back of the room).

YouNotice Web Design, Partner, Senior Web Developer
June 1999 - December 2009, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Paul worked as a web developer for 10 years building custom websites for many organizations. He mainly worked in HTML, Flash, and did some database work. He worked with his clients to build a brand, design the look for the site, create a logo, develop the website, and maintain the content for the websites. This technical work helped to prepare Paul for his future work as an Agile trainer, coach and consultant.

Articles I've written

Agile Tools vs. Agile Books
I have been working with Agile for a couple of years. At Berteig Consulting we are using Agile to run our small business. As such we try to use various tools to make our life easier. We have used CardMeeting for our cycles and tasks. I have t...