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About me

I accompany and support agile teams and companies on their journey to continuous improvement.

I have been working for a variety of e-commerce companies as a software developer, team leader, product owner and agile coach for over 20 years now and have been responsible for individual teams as well as IT locations and agile transformation projects.

I am a certified Scrum Master, product owner and trained systemic coach.
What is particularly important to me in teamwork is to exemplify values and working methods and make them tangible.

I am said to be very open and determined.

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Scrum Expert

I have been a certified Scrum Master since 2002 and see delivery as the clear goal of this role.

Autonomous teams, trust and focus are just some of the cornerstones that help achieve this.
I have established this in numerous teams and act both as a coach and as a mentor in order to fill the role internally in the long term.

Continuous flow

Getting products to customers quickly and developing step by step with the customer requires more than just agile teams. Business agility is the keyword here, which enables an entire organization to continuously generate value. To achieve this, I don't just start with the teams, but also far before them.

I use suitable patterns from different scaling models depending on the given context. Every environment is different. I value this and adapt the methodology to create transparency at all levels and to increase added value.

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Systemic coach

As a trained systemic coach, I help people in companies to reflect on the necessary changes and to contribute to them in a positive way. It's particularly important to me to take everyone with me wherever they are. 

Management 3.0

Change starts with management and must be demonstrated. As a licensed Management 3.0 Facilitator, I help you create the right environment in which teams can grow and self-organization can flourish.

Get in touch

Do you need support in various areas on your way to an agile organization? 

My services 

  • Scrum Professional

  • Coaching

  • training

  • Business agility

  • Retrospectives


Mobile: +49 (0)172 367 91 31

My experiences

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Self-organized teams empower individuals to collaborate, make decisions, and manage their own work. They foster creativity, agility, and accountability, leading to increased productivity and innovation. In today’s dynamic and complex work environment, self-organized teams enable adaptability, rapid problem-solving, and better employee engagement, driving overall organizational success. Management 3.0 Facilitator Markus Schmitz discusses how to create ownership and commitment to delivery in self-organized teams.

Customer reviews

That's what the customers say

It's been an absolute privilege to work closely with Markus over the past couple of years. As agile coaches, we've prepared several workshops and brainstormed many ideas together, which has been a deeply enriching experience. Markus stands out as a phenomenal sparring partner. He has an exceptional ability to offer constructive feedback, consistently highlighting aspects I hadn't considered. Every conversation with him left me with a "oh yeah, good point... I hadn't thought of that!" moment, which speaks volumes about his insightfulness!

What truly sets Markus apart is his natural talent for systemic thinking. For many, zooming out to see the bigger picture is a challenge, but for Markus, it's seems like second nature. This ability makes him incredibly effective in his role, effortlessly navigating complexities

Beyond his professional prowess, Markus is, without a doubt, one of the best mentors and line managers I've ever had the pleasure of working with. His genuine care for personal growth and learning is evident in every interaction. He doesn't just aim to lead; he aims to uplift, making a significant impact on those fortunate enough to work with him.

I can wholeheartedly say that anyone would be lucky to have Markus as a colleague, mentor, or leader. His blend of skill, insight, and genuine supportiveness is rare and invaluable.

I had a great time working with Markus. He is eloquent, decisive, and detail oriented. He has a deep understanding of people and he is dedicated in helping our organization to achieve organizational excellence. What impresses me the most is that Markus not only manages the holistic overview as a director, but also spends quality time on connecting with the teams and people. I find his on-the-ground work very valuable and that results in highly relevant insights towards improvement areas. He's leadership style is direct and candid with good intention. I greatly enjoyed working with him.

I've been working with Markus in one, multinational team, where he held roles of Product Owner and Delivery Coordinator. We had a chance to work on the project since its beginning, for 18 months, so we had plenty of opportunities to meet and talk. I must sincerely admit Markus was the best Product Owner, Delivery Coordinator, Analyzer, Knowledge Base Center, Go-to Person, Problem Resolver, Team advocate, and Obstacles Remover I've ever been working with within my 12-year professional career.

His ability to stay so focused, pragmatic, and aware of what is happening in the team's daily work is remarkable. Imagine the situation of being the Product Owner for three scrum teams (6 people in each) and still have the ability to recall 99% of facts from a few months ago (like business requirements). The missing 1% of answers were often delivered 30mins after asking the question. I don't know how he does this, but it works wonders for the team performance. To our team, Markus was the assurance of smooth, well-defined work. There was no problem he can't help us with.

Working in Markus's team was challenging, yet very fun. He has great technical skills to understand the product, vision that may make this product great and - probably most important - he can orchestrate a bunch of people to become one team with one common goal to achieve. I wish you all the best.


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