Gunther Verheyen is a longtime Scrum practitioner (2003). After a standing career as a consultant, he became partner to Ken Schwaber, co-creator of Scrum, as Director of the Professional Scrum series at Scrum.org (2013-2016). Gunther nowadays engages with people and organizations 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, years of employing Scrum in diverse circumstances. As from 2010 Gunther became the inspiring force behind some large-scale enterprise transformations. In 2011 he became a Professional Scrum Trainer.
Gunther left consulting in 2013 to found Ullizee-Inc and partner exclusively with Ken Schwaber, Scrum co-creator. He represented Ken and his organization Scrum.org in Europe, shepherded the ‘Professional Scrum’ series and guided Scrum.org’s global network of Professional Scrum Trainers. Gunther is co-creator of Agility Path, EBMgt(tm) (Evidence-Based Management) and the Nexus framework for Scaled Professional Scrum.
Since 2016 Gunther continues his journey as an independent Scrum Caretaker; a connector, writer, speaker, humanizer. His services build on 16+ years of experience, ideas, beliefs and observations of Scrum.
Gunther created the acclaimed book “Scrum – A Pocket Guide” in 2013. A 2nd edition was published in 2019. Ken Schwaber recommends his book as ‘the best description of Scrum currently available’. Several translations of this work are available. In 2020 Gunther published the book “97 Things every Scrum practitioner should know”, holding essays from field experts across the world.
When not travelling for Scrum, Gunther lives and works in Antwerp (Belgium).
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