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Yuriy Koziy


Agile Coach, ScrumGuides

Location: Kyiv, Ukraine


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner


Certified Agile Leadership 1


I started my IT career in 2004, being a 4th year Computer Sciences student. It was an entry-level position in a software outsourcing consultancy in Lviv Ukraine. As I got my Master degree (Lviv National Polytechnic University), I moved to Kyiv, Ukraine to join EPAM - one of the world’s top software development service providers, who have just started their presence in Ukraine.

Frankly, back in those days, I was more focused on my music career which has been developed in parallel. So my IT career path was pretty flat. Until the day I realized that to be successful in any area, one must focus and relentlessly work towards the target.

So I decided to focus on leadership career in IT, and after 5+ years with EPAM (just before they went public [irony]), I got my first leadership job in GlobalLogic Ukraine. Then it’s been a very productive period of ~5 years in a great company, which resulted in winning the Best Project Manager award (Ukrainian IT Awards), and running a successful portfolio of 4 product teams (70-ppl-strong).

My next passion was Agile coaching and business/process/leadership consulting. As a coach and partner at ScrumGuides, I help companies, teams, and individuals, evolve to the next level. Be it Agile transformation, strategic session, team training, or a product camp - I find it very beneficial for me and the client. Seeing immediate initial results and leading my clients through periods of uncertainty is why I chose consulting path.

Professional certifications: CSM, CSPO, CSP, CAL, Professional Trainer and Coach

Key areas:

  • Providing education and training
  • Coaching leaders and teams
  • Running organizational transformations
  • Establishing organizational empathy

Work experience

GlobalLogic, Project/Program Manager, Agile Coach
December 2011 - July 2016, Kyiv, Ukraine
• Started in GlobalLogic as a Team Lead, evolved to ScrumMaster in a year or so. • Started and launched 1 product as a Product Owner. Internal corporate tool used by 1/3 of staff everyday. • Failed 2 products: venture-backed startup, and another internal corporate tool. • In the end of my 4.5 years tenure with GlobalLogic, I was: a) Overseeing a portfolio of 4 agile projects (70+ FTE, with ScrumMasters and team leads as direct reports), focusing on Talent development, Agile philosophy, and at the same time being accountable for numbers and budgets. b) Leading the effort of Agile transformations on a Country-level ("GlobalLogic® Agile Geeks") by running trainings and providing Agile coaching for managers and teams.


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