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Martine Devos is an Organizational Development Consultant and trainer, with over 30 years of managerial experience in both traditional and Agile environments. She is a passionate thought-leader of Agile methodologies, coaching over 25,000 people in the theories and practices behind Scrum, Extreme Programming, Lean Software Management and Kanban.

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    Martine's courses are built on 30+ years of experience, ideas, beliefs, challenges and experiments, successes and some disappointing 'do- not-try-this-at-home' scenarios. After starting a career as teacher (business, economics and early computer science), she accepted the challenge to help change the way schools in Belgium interact with government and the public. Long-term contracting 'the good old way' did not work. She decided it was time to try a new approach. Based on a publication in the Harvard Business Review (The New New Product Development Game (Scrum) -- 1996, Nonaka and Takeuchi) she introduced iterative and incremental development into the Belgian government ICT. She published the technical approach (one of the first adaptable frameworks) and the iterative and incremental Scrum patterns.

    For her early Scrum adoption work in the Belgian education department she received the title of ICT manager of the year in 1998. When Ken Schwaber started his certification program, she was invited to become one of the first qualified Certified Scrum Trainers. Martine mastered successive waves of technology innovation and has been hacking code for longer than she likes to admit. She has had the opportunity to work with CleanCoders/Agile Manifesto founders Bob Martin and James Grenning at Objectmentor in large scale transformation efforts in sectors from medical to telecom. Nowadays Martine engages with people and organizations as independent advisor. A trainer with comprehensive business background and strong analytical skills, she has a passion for detecting and solving tough problems.

    As an assertive thought-leader she brought many product development efforts back on track in both the public and private sector. She has more than 30 years managerial experience in both traditional and agile environments. She has proven experience conceptualising, designing and deploying mission critical business-focused ICT solutions in Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies and in the public sector.

    Her offerings include:

    • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
    • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
    • Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)
    • Lean and Kanban
    • Private consulting
    • Bespoke Agile training
    • LeSS (Large Scale Scrum)

    Martine's courses and workshops provide PDUs for PMI and Scrum Education Units (SEUs) from the Scrum Alliance. As well as a selection of courses offered as public classes at Skills Matter. Martine's courses can also be delivered privately and adapted to your company's specific requirements.

    Martine is a regular contributor and co-author of articles and white papers on Scrum, Agile and related best practices and ideas. Download the articles below by following the links:

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