About Javier

Javier Perez is an internationally accredited agile coach and trainer with more than 10 years experience building and working within agile environments.

He has a proven track record helping diverse organisations adopt Agile Values and Principles. Within the lasts years he coached and supported more then 100 agile teams within numerous industries. Javiers strategic thinking and adaptive coaching style based on the group context in complex environments enable the organisations to significant improve their learning speed, influence cultural change and positive transformation.

He has reached worldwide recognized accreditations and certifications in the fields of Agility and professional coaching including Certified Team Coach (CTC) by the Scrum Alliance and Ontological Business Coach by the International Federation of Professional Ontological Coaching. I am also trained as Organization and Relationship Systems Coach (ORSC) by CRR Global and as an ORGANIC agility professional.

  • Javier is a deep listener, very reflective and engages with great empathy. One of the most enjoyable aspects when working together with Javi, is that the system is in the foreground, his heightened awareness of the interconnections and the ability to apply these insights to the approach with leadership and teams.

    Michèle Twomey

    Public Health Researcher

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    Scrum Mastery Pathway™️ May DK 2023

    Thu, May 4 to Fri, May 5, All Day

    Javier Perez


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      Scrum Mastery Pathway™️ May DK 2023

      Thu, May 4 to Fri, May 5, All Day

      Javier Perez



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    About Russ

    Tell me, I will forget. Show me, I may remember. But involve me, and I will understand…

    This ancient Chinese proverb captures the essence of the Agile Mastery Institute. Only through experience, with a guide and mentor, do we truly reach the level of mastery. The agile mastery pathways provide the guidance necessary to truly become a great Scrum Master or Product Owner.

    As an experienced Agile Coach and Trainer, I love guiding organisations, leaders and teams to transform themselves to deliver high-quality products and services. I have around 30 years of experience working in various industries, covering internet services, online media, digital broadcasting, telecommunications, Agile training and coaching. I am a CEC and CTC with the ScrumAlliance.org and Accredited Kanban Trainer with the Kanban University.

    I operate out of Berlin, Germany, and partner with clients throughout Europe and sometimes further afield. I actively contribute to the Scrum and Lean/Kanban communities and participate in regular events and conferences across Europe.

    • “Strong intrinsic motivator and truly a game changer” is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about Russell. As an agile coach Russell earns my highest recommendation and would be an asset to any executive and organization.

      Jan Koschitzki

      IT Director

      Deutsche Bahn


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      About Niels

      Niels Verdonk is Partner and Agile Change Agent at Better Change and has a long standing track record in software development, development management and IT operations.

      Niels has coached many teams and organizations to deliver high quality software by embracing Lean and Agile approaches such as Scrum, Kanban and eXtreme Programming. His background includes experience in software development, development management, system architecture and IT operations. He is active in the Dutch Agile community and continuously evolves his approach to coaching, participating at meet-ups with other coaches around the world. He is a regular speaker at local and international conferences.

      Specialties: Scrum, Kanban, Lean & Agile Software Development, TDD, Software Architecture, eXtreme Programming, Continuous Integration, Build Automation, Automated testing, Software Quality.

      • Niels offers his clients a full package: On one hand, he has hands-on and long-term experience as a developer himself with global enterprise clients and hence, practical understanding of developer teams, their needs and challenges. On the other hand, his experience as a manager allows him to clarify the importance of empathy in leadership. Niels is highly professional, result-driven, efficient and a great consultant who provides personalised advise to course participants questions and issues. If you're looking for a great coach, this one's for you.

        Marie G

        Customer Success Manager


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        Virtual Scrum Mastery Pathway™️ May 2023

        Mon, May 15 to Tue, May 16, All Day

        Niels Verdonk

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        Product Mastery Pathway™️ May 2023

        Mon, May 8 to Tue, May 9, All Day

        Niels Verdonk


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          Virtual Scrum Mastery Pathway™️ May 2023

          Mon, May 15 to Tue, May 16, All Day

          Niels Verdonk

          Virtual Online

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          Product Mastery Pathway™️ May 2023

          Mon, May 8 to Tue, May 9, All Day

          Niels Verdonk



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        From IT support, Programming through to UX Design, Kevin has dabbled in it all and somehow stumbled into the role of an agile coach. He loves being part of the community and enabling people to be the best they can be.

        Chris Stone is the Managing Partner of Virtually Agile and otherwise known as The Virtual Agile Coach, a speaker, podcaster, blogger and Enterprise Agile Coach. He is passionate about continuous improvement, retrospectives, making time for fun in the workplace and being human centric. For over a decade he’s been fostering an environment for success of high-performing teams and organizations through the use of the agility, working across a wide range of industries and with some of the largest organizations in the world, as well as with smaller, more lean enterprises.

        As The Virtual Agile coach, he intends to enable frictionless innovation, regardless of location. He’s therefore a firm believer in enabling agility whilst working virtually.

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        • Chris is an excellent agile trainer and an empathetic and extremely effective coach. Most importantly, he created a safe environment for us to speak up by being a person ‘safe’ to talk to – even frankly with fears and concerns.

          Ginta Lescinskaite

          Senior Product Manager

          Rank Interactive


          Emma has over 10 years’ experience in Product Management, working across a variety of industries. Through her consultancy and training business, she enjoys working with people to solve problems, listening to understand their pain points and working collaboratively to design solutions that resolve them.

          With particular strengths in developing product strategy, leading teams and creating products users love, she has lots of real life experience to bring to the classroom.


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          • Working with Emma is always genuinely beneficial and a pleasure. Emma can break the steps that need to be taken to a digestible level with jargon always reduced to an absolute minimum. She is flexible when needed but is also prepared to hold firm to help us progress in the right way.

            George Rook

            Octopus Investments

            To experience is to learn

            Coaching has been part of Tony’s practice since the late 1990’s.

            As a qualified UEFA B Football Coach, Life Coach and Certified Agile Coach, having a different set of skills in his toolbox allows for relevant experience to be shared during his sessions.

            As a Project Manager, stumbling across Scrum changed the way Tony wanted to work and this built an enthusiasm for working with teams to experiment and improve their expected outcomes.

            Currently working as an Agile Coach for a services company, with a background in Utilities, Finance, Aerospace and Government, Tony can bring a wealth of real-life stories to the room to assist in the practical aspects of the course.

            I love to learn and teach by experiential or visual practice, as it allows me feel like I have gained experience during the session.

            He is also an advocate for training content that supports dyslexic learners and advising on how to enable teaching for visual and kinaesthetic learners.


            • "Tony developed the team into a mature, constantly delivering agile team and built a trusting relationship with each team member, enabling them to grow into their role, adapt to the change that agile bought and become trusted to voice their opinions in a safe environment within the team."

              Jason Wheatley

              Program Director


              • Leigh is an ICF Accredited coach and a passionate trainer looking to help individuals and teams improve in their day to day practices. With experience as a Developer, an Engineering Manager, a ScrumMaster, a Trainer and a Coach, Leigh brings a very rounded view on how teams operate in an Agile environment.
                Leigh Griffin

                Lloyd Katz

                Who is Frankie?


                Frankie is an experienced agile practitioner who strongly believes in the importance of having a mentor to achieve the highest levels of Mastery.

                Agile concepts often look deceptively simple. It’s only when put in practice that they reveal their true complexity. That’s where the presence of a mentor can help spot mistakes and accelerate a deeper understanding.

                Frankie has experience of mentoring agile practitioners at all levels: from Scrum Masters in their first experience of supporting teams to coaching squads of a dozen professionals as the lead of an agile transformation for a department of 700+ people.

                He has recently started combining mentoring with coaching and training leveraging the Scrum Mastery and Product Mastery Pathways.

                In 2019 Frankie discovered the magic of Visual Thinking and since then he has made visualization a foundational aspect of his facilitation & coaching work. He believes that the use of visual techniques can help drive engagement and ensure alignment on topics that are often very abstract and so very prone to be misunderstood or overlooked.

                As a nice side effect his sessions are always imbued with fun.

                Frankie's Testimonials

                • "Francesco finds a way to see the best in everyone and motivates them to bring the best version of themselves to their professional and personal relationships."

                  Kevin Glynn

                  Chief Technology Officer

                  Marsh McLennan

                • "Francesco is an awesome coach and mentor. He has helped me through my agile journey, inspired and encouraged me and helped me navigate challenges With ideas I wouldn’t have thought about. Full of ideas, tools and inspiration and amazing with visual story telling and empowering and encouraging people. A fantastic coach and a fantastic person. Would recommend Francesco as an awesome agile coach who really knows his stuff."

                  Becca Francis

                  Agile Coach