Nils Oud is a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST), Professional SAFe Trainer, Agile Coach & Transformation Consultant within AgileVisor.
Prior to AgileVisor, in his positions as Agile Delivery Manager and Tribe Lead, Nils founded and managed dozens of Scrum teams, which allows him to bring that unique on-the-job experience into his trainings and consulting services.
Within Incrementor and AgileVisor, Nils has delivered many trainings and Agile Services to participants worldwide. Through being a professional SAFe trainer and Liberating Structures trainer as well, Nils always brings additional value to his classes.
Nils is truly passionate about Agile and Scrum and manages large agile communities and agile conferences, such as Agile Amsterdam and Agile Munich. In 2018, he achieved his MBA with his thesis ‘Scrum in the classroom’, proofing the enormous positive impact Scrum, as a learning method, can have on students, teachers, and school boards.
Within Scrum.org, Nils is an accredited, licensed trainer for the following trainings: PAL-E, PAL-EBM, SPS, PSPO, PSPO-A and APS
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Some Happy Participants of Nils's latest trainings:
- 'A great training from a great, great trainer - thank you very much'.
- 'The content of Nils's training put the knowledge on Scrum that I had so far in a much better perspective as regards to the management “around” Scrum teams – and that was a real benefit for me! And I had fun during exercises'
- 'Thank you again for the inspiring seminar!'
What students say about Nils
Mar 21, 2023
The training was very dynamic, full of interesting discussions, and (funny) exercises, which gave to the training an overall relaxed but still professional atmosphere.
Mar 2, 2023
PO training review
Nils is a really good trainer, and he gave us an excellent overview of the entire scrum framework.
Feb 28, 2023
Great APS training!
I would like to thank Incrementor and more specifically Nils Oud for the APS training I had! The training was very insightful, helpful as well as highly interactive which helped in understanding and being able to process information! Kudos for Nils as a trainer, great job!
Feb 25, 2023
Interactive and insightful
Multiple practical ideas which can be implemented right out of the box.
Jan 30, 2023
Product Owner Role
Understanding of the PO's values, main points of this important role
Dec 20, 2022
Great professionals that made easier to understand a good practice of PO.
Great instructor and the participants also made it very enjoyable.
Each participant share plenty of experiences and best practices that made easier to understand the content.
Dec 15, 2022
I highly recommend Nils' trainings
Thank you very much Nils Oud for the excellent PAL-E training! No additional prep was needed and I was able to achieve this on first run with 93.6%. I highly recommend Nils' trainings
Dec 15, 2022
Recommended for all PO'S or product managers
Very well organized and a lot of useful methods for daily doing.
Nov 30, 2022
Successfully completed Xebia's PSPO-A training. Nils really speaks from experience and comes with many practical examples. During the training, you will also be well prepared for the assessment. Because of this, I got it right the first time. I would definitely recommend this training to anyone who wants to take their PO skills to the next level.
Oct 23, 2022
i have learn a lot
i have learn a lot
Oct 13, 2022
Good Knowledge and patience in explaining
Aug 29, 2022
For everybody who wants to dive deeper…
For everybody who wants to dive deeper into the SCRUM framework but without all the theory. An excellent hands-on course where you do exercises with the other attendees. The teacher is more like a medium than a preacher which is good in my opinion.
Jul 14, 2022
Great PSPO course with Nils!
I did the PSPO course with Nils Oud from Incrementor and I can highly recommend him as a trainer! Nils is really nice and gave the class in a way that was both understandable and fun. We discussed real-life scenarios and worked on some interesting exercises, and Nils allowed ample time for questions and further discussion. We were also provided with enough resources for further reading in order to complete the exam. Overall, I really enjoyed the course, I learned a lot, and I feel more confident in my role as Product Owner now.
Apr 14, 2022
Amazing coach & great slides
Amazing coach & great slides
Mar 28, 2022
Interactive and practical PAL-E…
Interactive and practical PAL-E training which focussed on our experience and daily struggles. Lots of discussions and fun!
Feb 11, 2022
Excellent Class - Can highly recommend Nils Oud as your PAL-E Trainer
I took the 2 days preparation class for the PAL-E in person. The experience I made with our trainer Nils Oud was outstanding. He was very structured and brought a lot of real world applicable cases to the table that helped me to better understand how to successfully apply an agile leadership to your organisation.
Therefore I can highly recommend Nils for taking him as a trainer for the PAL -E class.
Jan 27, 2022
I had my doubts because the course was…
I had my doubts because the course was 100% virtual. But Nils Oud did a great job. The course was very interactive and super informative. There is so much to learn... :)
Jan 27, 2022
Invaluable tips and advice
The course "Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO I)" with Nils Oud was very useful as it was a practical mix between theory and the experience of the attendees. Without a doubt, it is a course for which you must have a foundation of concepts or a little practice, since it does not delve much into theory. Nils makes the hours go by quickly between dynamics and exercises, that's very nice. In the end one is left wanting more since two days is not enough to cover all the material. But the tips and advice to pass the certification exam are invaluable.
Dec 30, 2021
Great coach, amazing classmates and a lot to learn
Great coach, amazing classmates and a lot to learn ;-)
Dec 26, 2021
Great training with a lot of practice…
Great training with a lot of practice and ability to try out scrum in action.
Solid foundation on the way towards Agile transformation.
Thank you Nils!
Nov 14, 2021
Nils has made it interesting and entertaining, it was just fun to learn with him.
Nov 10, 2021
Nils is a brillant Trainer
Nils is a brillant Trainer! The course was real fun!
Nov 4, 2021
Very interesting and informative presentation. I got good initial insights of how Scrum works from the workshops.
Nov 2, 2021
Leuke en leerzame training met veel interactie
Leuke en leerzame training met veel interactie.
Had wel verwacht dat we de eerste dag iets meer theorie zouden doen. Zeker omdat ik er de tweede dag even niet bij was. Maar gaat vast helemaal goed komen.
Oct 25, 2021
Excellent experience. Good practical course.
Oct 20, 2021
The class was a pleasure to attend
The class was a pleasure to attend.
Nils did a lot of exercices that made us understand the priciple on the fly.
We had alot of discussions which clarified also the methods and principles.
I understood if everybody is following this Scrum way of managing projects in our company we will improve our efficiency immensly.
Many thanks Nils for the enlightenment
Oct 13, 2021
PSPO I training with Nils Oud
Excellent training learned a lot of new stuff and successfully passed the assessment. The class contains some theoretical slides, but a big part of it is the discussions that start from these slides and have a lot of applied value, which I found the most useful. Would definitely recommend doing this class with Nils
Oct 11, 2021
PSPO I Training by Nils Oud - 23-24.09.2021
The 2-day training I have attended with Nils's class was such valuable experience. It was more like a workshop during which we had done a lot of interactive exercises and little projects. Through these Nils navigated us very proficiently to the key points and take-aways of the PO role and the entire Scrum framework and made us actually ponder over the theory and real-time applications that we could take with us for our future career as product owners. This class also helped with my PSPO exam which I've passed with a very high score:) All I had to do after
class was making sure I absorbed the Scrum Guide and reviewing the things we've discussed during the class. Thanks again for such comprehensive and enjoyable training.
Oct 8, 2021
PSPO I Training
PSPO I Training
I have been impressed with Nils during the PSPO training. The combination of extensive theoretical information, combined with practical examples and loads of (small) exercises resulted in two very inspiring days! I can definitely recommend both Nils and the PSPO training!
Jul 12, 2021
The class was well organized from…
The class was well organized from beginning till end! Nils did a great job. We not only learnt a great deal about Scrum, but also had a good exchange and good fun in our virtual classroom!
Jul 1, 2021
PAL-E training by Nils Oud
The PAL-E training by Nils Oud ticked all the boxes. The group size (8) was large enough to have some discussion and differing opinions, but small enough to be able to discuss with the entire class. The contents were shared in a structured and constructive manner, while being supportive for areas that needed more or less attention. Nils was open for input and managed to include the individual learning goals during the class.
Jun 28, 2021
This was a great class
This was a great class. I was apprehensive about my first remote training course, but Nils is an incredible facilitator and it was a complete success. We were a small group (8 in total) which worked really nicely for group work in pairs or groups of four.
Jun 22, 2021
Well tuned to the participants
There was lots of space for reflection and sharing experiences in addition to the necessary theory. We didn't linger on things that were obvious to all and went in deeper in topics that were of interest to the group.
May 17, 2021
SPS online training - Nils Oud
The training was not only about theory but with concrete and interactive exercises that led to interesting questions being raised and to interesting discussions with the other attendees.
Thank you Nils for this amazing training and for providing us with tools that will help us in the future implementation of Nexus with our Teams.
May 11, 2021
PSPO-A training by Nils was amazing
The PSPO-A training was very well organised and hosted.
There was a perfect balance between the theory and interesting practical tasks where people could interact and actively participate.
Nils is an excellent host and can create awesome space for adapting the scope to the needs, interests of participants to make sure they get the most out of it. I can and will recommend it to every PO who will be interested in taking that class.
May 6, 2021
PSPO-A Class with Nils Oud was very interactive and fast.
I joined the PSPO-A Class of Incrementor with trainer Nils Oud.
This training adds a lot of value above other sources that I used to become a better Product Owner. This class is filled with a lot of break outs in smaller teams, which helps to really THINK about the content and learn from others and their companies at the same time. The class was totally 'virtual' but breaking out and coming back went very fast and smooth. Also collaborating on shared digital whiteboards went well.
Nils Oud does not waste time.
May 6, 2021
Nils has been a great coach throughout the two-day training on SPS. He is very good at communicating and sensing the needs and challenges the group might face and addressing those.
May 3, 2021
Really good training
Really good training! Great group and great trainer!
Apr 23, 2021
Informative and well structured SPS online training
The Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS) training with Nils Oud was my very first online training. I’m happy that I was a part of this course despite my doubts about joining an online training.
The theory was supplemented with practical examples that led to easier understanding and encouraged me and the other participants to actively discuss the topic of the training. No questions remained unanswered.
Nils personally impressed me with his knowledge and his social interaction with all participants.
All in all, I found the training very interesting especially the part where Nils explained how to ensure that dependencies between teams get minimalized. I can’t wait to put this into practice and support my teams as a Scrum Master.
I really enjoyed the training and can recommend it to everyone who is interested in how to work with more than two teams.
Apr 22, 2021
Scaled Professional Scrum
I followed the training Scaled Professional Scrum with trainer Nils Oud. Nils is an experienced trainer with a lot of knowledge on this topic. The training was very interactive, I learned how it can be used in practice. Thanks Nils.
Apr 1, 2021
Great PSPO training by Nils Oud
I attended the PSPO training by Nils Oud which was very well structured, much more comprehensive than I expected and far exceeded my expectations. A very good preparation for the certification from my point of view, but above all very practical with a lot of time for exchange and practical application. I can recommend the training to anyone who wants to learn more about the exciting task of the Product Owner and prepare for the certification. Really enjoyed the class and many thanks, Nils.
Feb 12, 2021
PAL-E Training w/ Nild Oud
Thanks to Nils Oudfor the great workshop - I can highly recommend his trainings as preparation to ace the Scrum.org Professional Agile Leadership or any other assessment! Good focus on hands-on learning through collaborative case studies.
Jan 26, 2021
Agile Leadership (PAL-E) with Nils Oud
Insightful two days on the subject of Agile Leadership with Nils Oud. Despite a pandemic, Nils managed to provide my colleagues & me with a wonderful workshop exploring the space for agile leaders in our organisation, thus not only preparing us for our (PAL-E) certification with scrum.org, but even more so for the part of our agile journey that still lies ahead. I would highly recommend bringing Nils into your organisation, if you want to start a better dialogue on agile leadership, leaderhsip styles and maturity of leaders in your organisation and many more topics in the space between a leader and self-managing teams.
Nov 21, 2020
Was a really good session
Was a really good session. Despite being fully virtual, Nils was able to keep us fully energetic without losing focus on the subject. As an Agile leader, it was nice to learn various techniques & also gain knowledge from experts from different facets of the industry. Overall, I recommend this for anyone pursuing Agile Leadership, or the PAL-I certification.
Oct 18, 2020
The training was an excellent learning experience
The training was an excellent learning experience, it helped very much in starting into the PO path and also in clearing the Assessment effectively. I would recommend the training. However it would have been better to cover more of the practical exercises and the class projects mentioned in the material.
Sep 21, 2020
I liked the examples and discussions
I liked the examples and discussions. For me the conclusion was, there is no Right or wrong answer. You always have to decide what works for the situation and the peole involved.
Courses taught by Nils
Applying Professional Scrum
Professional Agile Leadership - Essentials
Professional Scrum Product Owner
Professional Scrum Product Owner - Advanced
Scaled Professional Scrum
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