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Sami Lilja


Agile Coach, Reaktor

Location: Helsinki


Certified Scrum Trainer
Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Registered Education Provider


My Courses

Certified ScrumMaster®
25-26 October, 2017
Location: Helsinki, Finland

Certified Scrum Product Owner®
8-9 November, 2017
Location: Helsinki, Finland

Certified ScrumMaster®
29-30 November, 2017
Location: Helsinki, Finland

Certified Scrum Product Owner®
24-25 January, 2018
Location: Helsinki, Finland

Certified ScrumMaster®
7-8 February, 2018
Location: Helsinki, Finland

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Sami Lilja, coach and trainer at Reaktor in Helsinki, Finland. I have been working with Agile and Lean transformations since 2006. At that time I was working as a manager for Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) in Hangzhou, China, and helped the organization get started with Scrum. After returning to Finland in 2007, I continued as a manager for a while before moving to NSN Agile coaching team. After leaving NSN in 2010, I worked as a freelance and joined Reaktor in 2011.

I am enthusiastic about improving work: improving my work and helping other to improve theirs. To me, Scrum provides an excellent framework to start seeing differently.

I help teams and projects by coaching and giving trainings. I have been Certified Scrum Trainer since 2013 and trained hundreds of classes in Scrum, Kanban and Agile Leadership.

To me, Scrum is about learning. Scrum is about transparency. Scrum is about being confident that the next decision will be based on the best information available.

See also my blog at


Organizations I Train Through

Approved Courses


  • Introduction to Scrum (Intro)
  • Reaktor Agile Developer (Technical)
  • 5 Day Boot Camp (Technical, Elective, Intro)

Continuing Education

  • Introduction to Scrum--Agile Elective


  • Certified ScrumMaster


  • Certified Scrum Product Owner

Work experience

Reaktor, Agile coach
March 2011 - Present, Helsinki, Finland
Coach and trainer for Agile, Lean and Kanban

Kollabora, Trainer
May 2010 - February 2011, Helsinki, Finland
Trainer and owner of own company, providing training, facilitation and coaching for Scrum, team-work and cross-cultural collaboration.

Nokia Siemens Networks, Agile coach
January 2008 - February 2010, Espoo, Finland
Member of Nokia Siemens Networks' internal Agile coach team, working as a coach, consultant and trainer for NSN teams in Finland and worldwide

Nokia Siemens Networks, Senior R&D Manager
November 2007 - January 2008, Espoo, Finland
Manager of a department in Helsinki, Finland. Deploying Agile thinking and Scrum in own department & surrounding business units.

Nokia Networks, Senior R&D Manager
April 2005 - October 2007, Hangzhou, China
Manager for R&D development teams, leading transformation to Agile and Scrum during 2006-2007


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