In Spring 2012 he has founded his own coaching company, REDpill Ltd.. He is dedicated to helping companies and teams to adopt agile principles. He likes to use his own deepseed approach to coaching: embedded within a team in need of help, together with good coaching buddies, he wants to bring real change. He does not like to coach in homeopathic doses. Up to now he helped companies with 10 to 4000 employees.
Before he was working for nearly 9 years with Löwenfels Partner AG in central Switzerland. He was responsible for the software development process of the company, but at the same time still wrote some code as an architect. Having more than 30 years of experience as a software developer, architect, project lead and head of development he has gone through many ups and downs of our profession.
Since 1999, when he heard Kent Beck have a provocative talk advocating something strange called XP at the OOP conference in Munich, he was fascinated by a development and project management style, that put people back at the center of the process. Ever since he has tried to persuade his colleagues and upper management, that it was worthwhile to step back from what we were doing till then and that we should return and let common sense guide us, when we try to make things work.
On the way he has seen failures and successes. He worked as Agile change agent within his organization and as Agile Coach for much larger companies. He has spoken at conferences like Scrum Gatherings, XPDays London and Germany, SET Zurich or JAX and published numerous articles on Agile “DOs” and “DON’Ts” mainly in the German speaking area. He has written a book called “Agile Processes – Implementation pitfalls and how to avoid them” that appeared in German in November 2009.
He is a Certified Scrum Master since the First Scrum Gathering in Vienna in 2004 and was the 2nd Certified ScrumMaster (Practicing) in Switzerland.