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Gunther Verheyen

Gunther Verheyen is a longtime Scrum practitioner. After a career as a consultant, in 2013 he started shepherding the Professional series of Scrum.org, while also leading its European operations. Gunther left Scrum.org in 2016 to further his path as an independent Scrum caretaker. Gunther ventured into IT and software development after graduating in 1992. His Agile journey started with eXtreme Programming and Scrum in 2003. Years of dedication followed, of using Scrum in diverse circumstances. As from 2010, Gunther became the inspiring force behind some large-scale enterprise transformations. Gunther left consulting in 2013 to partner with Ken Schwaber, Scrum co-creator, at Scrum.org. He is Professional Scrum Trainer, shepherded the 'Professional Scrum’ series, worked with Scrum.org's global network of Professional Scrum Trainers, and is co-creator to Agility Path and the Nexus framework for Scaled Professional Scrum. Gunther left Scrum.org in 2016 to continue his journey of Scrum as an independent Scrum caretaker. In 2013 Gunther published the acclaimed book "Scrum – A Pocket Guide (a smart travel companion)", translated to Dutch in 2016 as "Scrum Wegwijzer (een kompas voor de bewuste reiziger)". Ken Schwaber recommends his book as ‘the best description of Scrum currently available' and 'an extraordinarily competent book'. In 2016 the Dutch translation of his book was published as "Scrum Wegwijzer (Een kompas voor de bewuste reiziger)".
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re.vers.ify: The Need for Agility in the Face of Perplexity

Posted by Gunther Verheyen on Dec 12, 2019 11:11:47 AM

Your iceberg is melting. Your cheese is being moved–at light speed. The balance
of society has rapidly shifted from industrial (often physical) labor to digital (often virtual) work.
It profoundly changes the fabric of society and our social systems. The industrial paradigm is rendered useless. The need for agility is bigger than ever. Hence, the value of the Agile paradigm, today and in the foreseeable future.

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Topics: Agile Transformations

Measuring Success, Measuring Value: Performance Management in a Scrum World

Posted by Gunther Verheyen on Nov 28, 2019 11:35:14 AM

Scrum drives us toward enacting the first principle of the Agile Manifesto,“Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software.” We are invited to look for ways to actually deliver “value.” Although “value” in itself is hard to quantify, we can absolutely measure to improve how we effectively deliver it.

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Topics: Agile Transformations, Digital Strategy