We, the improuv team, are experienced Agile coaches, change experts and software developers who love working with our customers. While working together as a company representing the same values we constantly focus on keeping our diversity and learning within our own field of interest.
Laura Birdmann is Scrum Master and Work psychologist. Her focus is to foster team learning through coaching and training. Her approach is to create a safe and supportive working environment throuph mindfulness and communication to support teams to work more efficiently. She brings a strong intercultural competence trough her international studies and uses her skills to enable intercultural understand in international environments
Nadine Bleck is a bank clerk and has worked in various areas such as private and corporate client consulting. Since August 2018 she has been supporting us in sales and in the back office, among other things in the organisation and administration of in-house trainings. Her team spirit, customer satisfaction and continuous learning are particularly important to her. Nadine is Certified Scrum Master (CSM).
Hedi Buchner is Scrum Master and Agile Coach. Since 2007 she has been working with Scrum teams in various roles: as a team member, Scrum Master, Product Owner and Agile Coach. She is especially fascinated by team and group dynamics - no matter if related to teams or whole organizations. Respecting the respective corporate culture she supports groups on their journey to agile.
Hedi is Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) and has her masters in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (M.A.).
Hedi is partner at improuv GmbH
Jens Coldewey is Agile Coach, Accredited Kanban Trainer (LKU) and Management Consultant. He has been using agile approaches for over 15 years.
He is certified as Kanban Coaching Professional, Human Systems Dynamics Professional, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner and Certified Crystal Practitioner. Back in 2003 he was member of the Agile Alliance management board and was involved in developing the "Enterprise Agile Adoption". He is Senior Consultant for the Agile Product & Project Management Group, Cutter Consortiums, Boston, USA.
Jens Coldewey is partner at improuv GmbH.
Stuart Fish works with management and teams to develop their organizations and themselves to achieve their agile goals and become fit for the future. As a coach and consultant with over 25 years of experience in leadership positions and international companies, he has an inspiring story for every situation.
Stuart is a Certified Enterprise Coach CEC (Scrum Alliance), SAFe Program Consultant (Scaled Agile), Certified Systemic Business Coach (dvct) and Certified Leadership Agility Coach (ICF).
Stuart Fish is a partner of improuv GmbH.
My favourite quote related to implementing frameworks "Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own" - Bruce Lee :)
Sebastian Heglmeier is Agile Coach and Trainer. Sebastian is an enthusiast who loves working with teams and inspires his surroundings with his unconventional ideas. Out of the box thinking combined with deep experience in agile methods and coaching provides him with a never ending toolbox for working with people and organisations. With his background as a software engineer and his experience as trainer for Certified Scrum Developer trainings he knows how to help teams to develop high quality and flexible software. Yet his main focus is on the customer: how to build the right product by implementing short feedback cycles between Product Owner and customers.
Sebastian is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified SAFe® Agilist (SA), Certified Scrum Developer Trainer (CSD) and Systemic Business Coach (dvct). He speaks at conferences and organizes events for the agile community in Munich.
Sebastian Heglmeier is a partner of improuv GmbH.
"Feedback from real customers is so important for motivation, focus and quality that I try to get it from day 1 .. or sooner"
Stefanie is an Agile Coach and a systemic Business Coach. She fosters teams and organizations with agile practices.
Stefanie attaches greatest value and importance on learning and development. In order to help the creation of innovative products, she coaches teams towards self-organization, continuous learning and continuous improvement. Her experience in large corporations and in the services industry, alongside a degree in business administration enable her to always keep a economical view.
Stefanie is certified systemic Business Coach (dvct), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Agile Leader (CAL 1), SAFe Certified Agilist and has attained Kanban System Design (KMP I).
As Head of Marketing, Sigrid Hoffer-Wehselau is responsible for strategic marketing development, corporate branding, communication and the planning of all marketing activities. She is interested in future-oriented topics, in particular digital transformation and agile approaches.
She has many years of marketing experience with large and medium-sized customers, expert knowledge in account based marketing and project management. Sigrid is Certified Scrum Master (CSM).
Smaranda Beate Keller is an agile coach and consultant for transformation processes. She combines her many years of management experience in international IT and consulting companies with methods from systemic coaching and agile working methods.
Smaranda accompanies organizations, teams and executives in the design of transformation processes and accompanies them on their way to an agile work culture. Her motivation lies in increasing the innovative power in organizations and expanding the competences of executives and employees. Her aim is to open up spaces of opportunities that lead to co-creative results and to create a working environment in which people feel comfortable and can contribute their competences.
Smaranda is a Systemic Coach and Consultant, Agile Leadership Coach, Certified SAFe® Agilist (SA), Certified Scrum Master (PSM1, CMS) and Certified Product Owner (CSPO).
Stefan Knecht is an agile coach and trainer with reasonably wide experience in agile methods like Scrum or Kanban. As a bureaucratic therapist and managemet trainer, he flanks agile transformations, product and platform developments.
Stefan is a certified Scrum Master, CSPO (Certified Scrum Product Owner), CSP (Certified Scrum Professional), CAL-1, Management 3.0 Trainer and studied cognitive sciences and psychology studiert when modems still were state of the art. He co-founded a geodata startup and brings in experiences from smaller settings and multinational corporations.
Sometimes he tweets as #knechtomat and randomly tlks about »OS-H — the human operating system«.
Markus is passionate about advising companies on how to build unique products. Through his many years of experience in international companies in a wide variety of industries, he has developed two key areas: as an organizational developer, he introduces agility into value streams. As an architect and coach for agile development, he also brings with him the practical know-how to make Value Stream organizations capable to deliver.
Markus is a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and trainer for Certified Developer Courses (CSD).
Markus Langenegger is a partner of improuv GmbH.
Daniel Liebig is an agile coach, consultant and trainer. He uses his broad experience as a developer, managing director, executive manager and coach to accompany organizations on their way to learning systems. It is always important to him to integrate different perspectives - and he does this with the help of a wide range of interventions and agile approaches.
Daniel is SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CPO), Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Kanban Management Professional KMP I.
"For me, developing organizations into learning organizations means working at all levels, building networks and communities. Depending on the situation, you need gut feeling or structure, but always communication at eye level".
Alexander Marquart is Agile Coach, Scrum Master and Product Owner and supports projects and teams with the introduction and optimization of Scrum. His work focuses on Large Scale Scrum with LeSS and Agile product development. His motto: "Creating software is the most complex undertaking mankind has ever tackled". (Craig Larman). Meeting this complexity is the daily task of the people I work with".
Alex is Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Project Manager (GPM) and Large Scale Scrum Practicioner (LeSS).
Christoph Mathis is Coach, Mentor and Trainer. He is been using agile methods since 2001 and Scrum since 2003. Christoph is certified as Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Certified Scrum Coach (CSC), Certified Agile Leader Instructor (CAL) and SAFe Program Consultant (SPC).
Christoph Mathis is Managing Director at improuv GmbH.
"I am passionate about innovative technologies and methodologies, teamwork and open exchange of know-how and experiences in the agile community."
As Head of Organisational Development and Sales, Zoi Natsiopoulou is responsible for the strategic orientation and development of our markets. She is also responsible for structural organization and cooperation with our cooperation partners. After 16 years of experience in sales and channel management in the software industry, she moved on to study business psychology and came into contact with agile topics. She is particularly interested in Digital Transformation, Objectives and Key Results as well as the concept of the learning organization.
Zoi is Business Psychologist and a Certified Scrum Master (CSM).
Taghi Paksima is a Software Engineer, Agile Engineering Coach, and Tech Lead. He has been in software/IT industry for the past 15 years and has served different roles on agile teams since 2008. He brings a valuable mixture of technical and agile experience from fortune 500 organisations to start-ups. In addition to helping teams and projects as an agile coach, he also supports teams to adopt engineering practices such as DevOps transformation, CI/CD, metric-driven development, technical debt management, XP, TDD, continuous refactoring, as well as software and cloud architecture. Taghi speaks at public events promoting a holistic approach to agile transformation involving a strong focus on both people and technical excellence and the union of the agile principles and engineering practices. He is a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), Certified Scrum Master (CSM).
Taghi Paksima is partner at improuv GmbH.
Tina Rieger is an agile coach and trainer. She has a network of broad experience and knowledge that she likes to draw on when working with companies, teams and employees. It is important to her to point out a wide range of perspectives and to put teams on a strong, methodical, personal and entrepreneurial footing.
Her professional experience is characterized by classic and agile project work, training, internal consulting, professional leadership and regular exchange up to the top management level. What makes her special is her two-part view of agile organizations. On the one hand as a controller with a focus on what information management needs to make meaningful decisions in agile companies. And at the same time the side as a coach, with a clear view of human interaction and self-management.
Tina is Certified Scrum Master (CSM & PSM I), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Business Coach and Trainer (bbk & TÜV), Career - Leadership (EBC*L C) and has an education in Nonviolent Communication. She is a business economist BBA Management and Finance and trained as a bank clerk.
Alisa Ströbele is Agile Coach, Trainer and Consultant. Since 2011 she has been working with agile teams and supports them on their way to self-organization, continuous improvement and innovation. Alisa is passionate about effective team collaboration in complex product environments and defines her role as Change Catalyst - both on the organizational and personal level.
Alisa is a Certified Systemic Business Coach (dvct), Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS).
Alisa is an employee at improuv.
Heike Brätschkus has been successful for years in an agile environment within a variety of organizations. Her focus is on leadership. In different disciplinary and content leadership roles with team sizes up to 18 people, she has a lot of experience around creative uses and interpretations of agile methods and coaching of teams.
She is keen on experiments and focused on individually required solutions. In her years of experience as a leader she has successfully designed and implemented many changes.
Heike is a Certified Scrum Master, Product Owner, certified in ITIL, CMMI, EFQM and for three years a lecturer at the University of Passau.
Heike is business partner of improuv.
Conny Grieshaber ist Marketingkauffrau und hat viele Jahre für verschiedene IT-Unternehmen in den Bereichen Marketing und Assistenz gearbeitet. Sie unterstützt uns im Marketing sowie im Back Office, u.a. in der Kommunikation mit unseren Kursteilnehmern und interessierten Unternehmen. Conny ist Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO).
Eliminate obstacles, get things moving, move mountains together and rock projects: Christoph Mair, an agile coach and consultant, supports companies on their way to successfull projects. He can look back on more than 15 years of experience in classical and agile project management in mechanical engineering, medical technology and Fintec. His favourite fields are agile scaling and agile hardware and system development.
Christoph is a Professional Scrum Master (PSM), a Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO), a Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS), a SAFe Certified Program Consultant (SPC), a Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds a Diploma in Industrial Engineering (FH) and MBA.
Christoph Mair is cooperation partner of improuv.
Susanne Most is a systemic coach and has many years of experience in the field of organizational development and change management. She uses Scrum in their projects since 2008 and helps organizations, teams and managers on their way to a resource, solution and goal-oriented change. Susanne is Certified Scrum Master (CSM).
Susanne is cooperation partner of improuv.
Martin Ströbele is innovation Coach and consultant with long-time experience working with agile teams and organizations. He assists companies with their digital transition - both in the development of new products and business models and the sustainable transformation of organizations. Martin is certified innovation coach, Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO). He worked as product owner, division manager and COO for leading companies of the digital industry.
Martin is cooperation partner at improuv.
Dennis Wagner ist Software-Entwickler aus Leidenschaft. Als Agiler Coach, Team Lead, Entwickler, Product Manager oder Scrum Master beleuchtet er seit vielen Jahren erfolgreich Wege, wie man Software besser entwickeln kann und soll. Er ist zertifiziert als Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Product Owner (CSPO und Certified Scaled Agile Framework Agilist (SA). Dennis ist Kooperationspartner von improuv.