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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    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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        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

          • 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.
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            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


            Robin looks to put the ‘fun’ into addressing and removing ‘dys-fun-ctions’ through the use of creative tools, techniques and analogies. He is now taking this a step further by delivering Scrum Master training with LEGO as a medium for learning, helping to create the building blocks of skills and knowledge in those that attend his courses.

            Robin began his Agile journey as a Product Owner in 2011 with zero knowledge of Agile or Scrum. This role proved to be pivotal in his career, setting him off in a new direction. After experiencing a new approach to getting work ‘done’, he did not look back embracing a new way of working. Now he wants to help and guide you on your journey.

            Robin is an experienced Agile Coach and Scrum Master. He has worked with a variety of organisations across multiple sectors helping them to visualise current processes and practices, identify areas for continuous improvement and deliver agile training, which has led to him delivering Scrum Master training with LEGO.

            Robin is passionate about supporting individuals, teams and organisations on their Agile journey and is now supporting the growth of Scrum Masters through the Scrum Mastery Pathway. But that’s not the only Agile training that Robin offers, he also supports the development of Product Owners through the Product Mastery Pathway.

            Robin is the CEO of Enigma Consulting and Solutions


            • The Explorer workshop was an engaging training course, with open discussions, exercises and self-reflection time. I have come away wanting to adapt and incorporate some of these into my ways of working with my Scrum Team. It was much better than typical classroom training.

              Sara P

            • The opportunity to engage in ten further fortnightly follow-up sessions with our cohort provided a valuable forum to discuss the real-life experiences and challenges of fulfilling the Scum Master role, far beyond what can be covered in a few days of intensive training. I welcomed the advice and guidance of our facilitator and guide Robin, and the willingness of the group to dig-into their Sprint-to-Sprint experiences.

              Stuart S

            • "Robin is an empathetic trainer with tonnes of experience and knowledge. Through his creative, enthusiastic, and down to earth approach, Robin has helped me to better understand complex problems, and enabled me to succeed in my role as a Scrum Master”

              Lukasz M

              Agile Coach

            • "Robin is an excellent trainer and coach. His knowledge and expertise is un-matched but what sets him apart is the respect and compassion with which he works with others. It feels great to work with someone who can empathise with us and empower us with knowledge that helps us excel in our role as SM. Plus, there's never a session with Robin where you wouldn't learn something new and fun!"

              Pragya N

              Agile Lead

            The first German-speaking Scrum Mastery Pathway Guide

            Peter is passionate about helping teams and organizations become better. Offering the Scrum Mastery Pathway for Scrum Master in Switzerland and other “Deutsch” speaking countries is one way for him to achieve this.

            Peter’s goal is to enable each team member to reach their potential and find better ways to work together efficiently. Currently he is working with Scrum Master in Switzerland to support them in creating amazing teams who deliver great products for their teams

            Early in his career, he learned how important it is to have someone coaching and mentoring him. Hence, he now loves to offer the same to individuals new to the world of Agility, be it through coaching, mentoring, or by conducting a training program like the Scrum Mastery Pathway. He also thinks that by giving a course, he, at the same time, is taking the course for himself. 

            “I wanted to say…thank you Peter for setting this training up. It’s so enlightening and valuable not just for work but for my personal life as well.”

            Peter’s courses can be found here.


            • “I wanted to say...thank you Peter for setting this training up. It's so enlightening and valuable not just for work but for my personal life as well."


              Scrum Master

            Who is Martin Lambert?

            Martin is a Scrum Master mentor who has been involved with Scrum since 2010 and has worked closely with over 50 teams as Scrum Master or Agile Coach in the Digital domain.

            Martin loves  spinning up a new team and guiding them in their use of Scrum, Kanban and general agile thinking.  He also takes on the role of agile coach – where he focuses on helping the organisation’s leaders make the changes needed to free their peoples’ potential.  

            Martin chose to use the Scrum Mastery Pathway as a vehicle for his Scrum Master mentoring because of his belief in the importance of helping Scrum Masters reach their potential, enjoy their job, and be the change agent the role originally envisaged.  

            “I know the importance of real-world experience,” he says.  “This is why you will still see me working hands on in a team. You’ve never seen it all, and those essential attributes of being respected, empowering and adaptable need to be continuously worked. I can’t teach it with integrity, if I’m not living it. “

            This recency of practice means Martin has a genuine appreciation of the scenarios faced by the Scrum Masters he mentors, and the Navigator sessions in particular are well grounded in real world experience.

            You can find Martin, along with his instinctive pragmatism, straight talk, honest answers and frank reflections, in South Lakeland, Cumbria. 

            Join him on the Scrum Mastery Pathway in the North of England, or from anywhere remotely.



            • Martin is a man of integrity and determination who applies a pragmatic approach. What would be the right course of action in this particular situation? (as opposed to following a rule book). As a relatively newly qualified Scrum Master, I was able to benefit enormously from Martin's example of how to adapt and deliver Scrum in an environment where not all stakeholders were advocates of the agile framework.

              Rob Cole

              Project and Programme change specialist