About us

Team & Values

Our Values

These are the values we strive for in everything we do – our work, actions and behavior:

Courage

We show courage by accepting big challenges. Courage by challenging the status quo. Courage by embracing change as an opportunity to improve. Courage by trying exploring new ways of business and life. Courage by living these values every day.

Commitment

We commit to be professional, responsible and respectful. We commit to do our best. We commit to focus on value for companies, for people and for our planet. We commit to inspect and adapt. We commit to these values.

Focus

We focus on value for our clients, for people and for our planet. We focus on outcomes over outputs. We focus on getting better and always finding ways to improve. We focus on creating transparency to inspect and adapt upon. We focus on always producing finished work.

Respect

We show respect for our clients, their rich history and diverse backgrounds. We respect that change is difficult, and often people need time to accept change. We respect that everyone is unique with different skills, expertise and insights. We respect the big picture ‐ societies, communities and the environment ‐ in which our customers operate. We respect these values.

Openness

We are open about our work, progress, learning and challenges. We are open to change. We are open to people and their personal backgrounds, experience and opinions. We are open to collaborating with our client’s partners. We are open to sharing and accepting feedback.

 

Our Team

Christopher

I first heard about Scrum & agile principles in a TV show. I was fascinated by how the characters managed projects and I wanted to learn more about it and bought the book "The Power of Scrum".

I have worked in a lot of industries including working as an E-Commerce Manager, Customer Relationship Manager and finally as a Scrum Master. The first company I worked for was a huge international organization with over 200,000 employees. I noticed that the way the company worked was very set in stone and inflexible, and wasn't very customer centered. I think this is probably why customers still have so many problems with their products. This left me wanting to work in a company which was more flexible. That was the reason I moved to a smaller company, where I was able to bring about change by using Scrum for the very first time in the company. As a Scrum Master, I was responsible for 3 Scrum Teams and coached them in how to self-manage and use Scrum effectively by delivering Done Increments every Sprint.

This is also where my mindset came from: Make what we are doing now clear for everyone (Transparency), understand why we are doing it (Inspection) and finally challenge it to make it better (Adaptation). This mindset is one of the main reasons I decided to join Amazing Outcomes, because everything they do is based on these pillars: Transparency, Inspection and Adaptation. The other reason that attracted me to the company was their focus on sustainability. I want to leave the world in a better place for future generations than we found it.

More about Christopher

  • Professional Scrum Master (PSM I)
  • Apprenticeship in IT System Electronics (Ausbildung zum IT-Systemelektroniker)
  • German: native language
  • English: fluent

Martina

I have always been fascinated talking to other people from different backgrounds and cultures. That is why I chose translation studies and spent a semester in Spain studying.

Afterwards, I worked as a project manager in several translation agencies. I didn’t know about Scrum then, but looking back I can identify some concepts and values that were already present in my daily work: The project manager role involved working with many people from different areas (internally and externally) in order to deliver the best possible product for the customer, and also included frequently consulting on process optimization with everyone involved. This cross-functional collaboration provided valuable insights and let me get a feeling for different perspectives and needs. On top of that, for some time I was able to experience working in a self-organized team, with our team leader embracing servant leadership and facilitating personal growth of the team members.

What attracted me the most about Scrum was that it is built upon these values and concepts and actively encourages us to live up to them. That is why I chose to become a Scrum master. In this role, I want to contribute to making the workplace a more people-centered and creative space, and help people to collaborate with their full potential. At a larger scale, I am striving to promote sustainability, both in my private and professional life. It should be clear to everyone that we have no Planet B.

More about Martina

  • Professional Scrum Master (PSM I)
  • BA + MA Translation Studies (EN, ES) (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg)
  • Sworn translator for the Spanish language (Hessen)
  • German: native language
  • English: fluent
  • Spanish: fluent

Isabell

The first time I heard about Agile was when I was working for a small company and my manager sent me an article about agility. Ever since then I have been fascinated about agility. Over the past years I worked in event management as well as in the film industry and faced many complex challenges. Looking back, I can now see how agile principles and practices could have helped overcome these challenges.

As I learned more about Scrum along the way, my goal became to work in a company where agility and Scrum were not only practiced but also lived. Today, I am proud to work for Amazing Outcomes as a Scrum Master. Goal achieved! One of the things that attracted me to Amazing Outcomes was their focus on sustainability. I am a strong believer we should leave the world in a better place than we found it and we should work towards impactful changes, otherwise we will lose everything, as we don’t have much time left to fix the big problems we face.

I think one of the possibilities to make the world a better place is through agility as it gives us the chance to react faster and create impact quicker. That is why I love helping teams and companies with agility.

More about Isabell

  • Professional Scrum Master (PSM I)
  • Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II)
  • Certified Project Manager (ATV GmbH)
  • B.A. Media Literacy, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
  • German: native language
  • English: fluent

Oliver

My first contact with Agile was in 2003 where I worked as a software developer. I learned the advantages of short feedback loops and noticed how successful we had been.

I continued my journey in a web agency where I learned the limitations of classical project management. This is also where I was convinced that agility is also the best way to create amazing products.

People are at the center of my actions. How can we empower people to work in a way that is driven by meaning and value? I believe people are motivated to create great products. I help them build the environment they need to be creative and productive by helping people learn from each other. That's what agility is about: continuous learning.

Every day I try to end the day leaving the world a little bit better than it was yesterday. If we don't change the way we live it will have serious environmental consequences for the planet. This means we have to change today, and not wait until tomorrow.

More about Oliver

  • Professional Scrum Master (PSM I+II)
  • Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS)
  • Professional Agile Leadership (PAL I)
  • Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK)
  • Professional Scrum with UX (PSU)
  • Professional Scrum Developer (PSD)
  • Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO I+II)
  • Certified SAFe 5 Program Consultant
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
  • Certified Product Owner (CSPO)
  • Certified Scrum Professional - Scrum Master (CSP-SM)
  • Certified Scrum Professional - Product Owner (CSP-PO)
  • Management 3.0 Co-Owner
  • Management 3.0 Supporter
  • Management 3.0 Facilitator
  • Kanban Management Professional (KMP I+II)
  • German: native language
  • English: fluent

Lea   

My first experience of being part of a collaborative and customer-oriented team was during my job as a bartender and shift leader at the age of 18. As I had always been driven by a curiosity toward culture, communication and change, I then decided to study languages, business and anthropology and took the opportunity to live on four different continents.

Soon after starting to work in the corporate world in the field of communication and marketing, I wanted to replicate my earlier experiences of collaboration, continuous improvement, and customer-focus in these much more complex working environments. Looking for ways to do this, I jumped into the world of agile and eventually trained to become a Design Thinking Coach and Scrum Master.

Today I support organisations and teams by creating a collaborative work culture, and by making impactful outcomes through agile ways of working. I act on the principles of human-centred design, that is, employing empathy and placing people at the centre of what we do, whether it is team members, customers or users. I love change and the opportunities come with it. That’s why I am a big fan of the inspect and adapt mindset of Scrum and have put it to the test myself many times.

More about Lea

  • Professional Scrum Master (PSM I, PSM II)
  • Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS)
  • Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO)
  • Design Thinking Coach
  • Liberating Structures Facilitator
  • German: native language
  • English: fluent
  • Spanish: fluent
  • MA (Arts) in Modern Languages, Cultures & Business Studies, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen

Stephen

I first learned about teams, and how they work effectively when I was 18. I captained my local rugby team to victories in both the national league and the national cup and "scrummed" before I was a Scrum Master.

My career started in a call center for a national bank in Northern Ireland. I worked my way from being a call center agent to leading a team of 8 people. 2 years later, I took the opportunity to work as a personal account manager in the Channel Islands and learned how to surpass customer expectations by tailoring customers products to make their life better.

I loved my job in the bank, but decided I needed a greater challenge. I moved to Germany, studied for, and became an English teacher. I spent my time in companies learning about every kind of industry and teaching every kind of employee from shop floor worker to board level directors. It was here I learnt about Scrum.

I realized Scrum is what brought all the things I learnt about together in a framework that was easy to understand, but when implemented would deliver exceptional value. Developing self-organizing teams, focusing on things that have value, delivering finished work and most importantly being a servant leader.

After completing a full stack web development bootcamp and completing my Professional Scrum Master certification, I began my journey as a Scrum Master. At the same time sustainability became more important to me. Most people who know me would probably say they didn't think environmental concerns were one of the things that I get excited about. The truth is that in the past they would have been right. As I have got older, got married, got a dog I also realized how important it is to conserve the things we have. All it takes is a look at the news to see how bad a job we as a society are doing as acting as good stewards for our planet. That is why I'm proud to be at an organization that is part of the solution, and not the problem.

More about Stephen

  • Professional Scrum Master (PSM I, PSM II)
  • Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS)
  • Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO I + PSPO II)
  • Professional Agile Leadership (PAL I, PAL-EBM)
  • Professional Scrum Developer (PSD)
  • Professional Scrum with UX (PSU I)
  • Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK)
  • Certified SAFe 5 Program Consultant
  • GE WorkOut Practitioner
  • Full Stack Web Development Certificate (Spiced Academy)
  • English: native language
  • German: fluent (B2)
  • CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Johannes

I’ve always been curious about how the world works. As a child, I took things apart just to see how they worked. Luckily for me, my parents always encouraged my curiosity.

I first learned to program computers in 1991. All it took was for my uncle to give me a handful of floppy disks about a programming language. 5 years later, I was developing business software and built my first commercial website.

In 2005 I graduated from law school and became a consultant for the pioneering digital consultancy Sapient. It was here I learned that agility was the answer to one of our most important questions: How do we help people in organizations deliver greater value? I soon became a Scrum Master and later an agile coach for Sapient which brought together everything I enjoy about my job: building a business, using technology and creating value for people.

After I completed my Executive MBA, I took the next step in my journey and started my own business in 2013 with the aim of helping organizations turn complex challenges into sustainable solutions for their business, for people and for our environment. One of my first clients came to me with a project in crisis. We used Nexus to scale Scrum and delivered what was needed on time and within budget. The success of this Nexus project is detailed in a case study by Scrum.org. In 2018, Scrum.org asked me if I'd be interested in working with them. This started another exciting stage in my Agile Coaching career, which led to me becoming a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) with Scrum.org in 2019 and teaching Professional Scrum and Professional Agile Leadership courses since then.

Throughout my work, I see organizations do Agile to produce outputs instead of becoming agile to create valuable outcomes. That is why I made it my mission to help organizations, their teams and leaders to create amazing outcomes for their business, for people and for our planet.

More about Johannes

  • Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) at Scrum.org
  • Scrum.org PSM III, PSM II, PSM I, PSU, PSPO I, SPS, PSK, PSD, PAL, PAL-EBM
  • Enterprise Kanban Coach (EKC), Dr. Klaus Leopold
  • Kanban Management Professional (KMP), LKU
  • Organization & Relationship Systems Coaching at Work™ (ORSC)
  • Certified Facilitator of LEGO SERIOUS PLAY methods & materials
  • Design Sprint Facilitator
  • JD-equivalent (1. Jur. Staatsexamen), Freiburg University
  • Executive MBA, Steinbeis University Berlin, DePaul University Chicago and Indiana University Bloomington
  • German: native language
  • English: fluent

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We know we are up to a complex challenge: Helping companies create amazing outcomes for their business, for people and for our planet. That is why we are grateful for our amazing partners who share our values and who support us with their expertise in our mission.

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