April 8, 2011

About Paul

PaulHeidema-2014-Profile-Modified squarePaul J. Heidema
Transformation Leader and Agile Guide

Paul J. Heidema loves collaboration, learning, and hugs. Since 2007, he developed in the agile world as a Coach, Trainer, Mentor, and Consultant while using Kanban, Scrum, OpenAgile, and Extreme Programming. Currently, Paul is working on his 1st book about learning and collaboration. His skills flourished by writing articles on LinkedIn which have 8,700+ views and 600+ likes. Connect to Paul via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulheidema/ — “Life is change, growth is optional.”

Paul’s Training Experience

Agile/Scrum Training, 2008 – Present
Paul has extensive experience in training ScrumMasters in public and in-house seminars. Some of these were done with Mishkin Berteig (Certified Scrum Trainer) and others were by Paul alone. Paul has trained using Scrum, Lean, OpenAgile, and Kanban, and has received highly favourable feedback of his training style and breadth of knowledge.

Team Training, 2008 – Present
Paul has had many opportunities to train teams in the methods of Agile/Scrum. These teams ranged from beginners to experienced, and from software teams building new products to non-profit social development teams.

Paul’s Coaching Experience
Individual Coaching, 2008 – Present
Paul has helped many individuals become proficient Agile team members, ScrumMasters, and Product Owners. This is achieved by helping individuals overcome obstacles, adopt a learning mode, and begin to understand their strengths and capabilities.

Team Coaching, 2009 – Present
Paul has aided, guided and walked with teams to help them get through the four stages of team development. He has also helped those teams to become more unified, productive, and performing.

Management Coaching, 2010 – Present
Paul has worked with all levels of management to get a vision for Agile/Scrum transformation within their organization. This work includes how to be an effective manager in an organization without managing the Agile/Scrum team.

Paul’s Consulting Experience
Organizational Consulting, 2009 – Present
Paul has been asked to consult and share experience on how to overcome organizational obstacles when trying to change a culture.

Paul’s Certifications
Scrum Fundamentals Certified (SFC), SCRUMStudy  – 2016
Yellow Belt in Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD), Disciplined Agile Consotium – 2015
Profesional Scrum Master 1 (PSM1), Scrum.org – 2014
Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Scrum Alliance – 2010
Certified Scrum Professional(CSP), Scrum Alliance – 2009
Master of OpenAgile, OpenAgile (M-OA) – 2009
Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Scrum Alliance – 2008

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