Gunther Verheyen

Gunther Verheyen is a longtime Scrum practitioner. After a career as a consultant, in 2013 he started shepherding the Professional series of Scrum.org, while also leading its European operations. Gunther left Scrum.org in 2016 to further his path as an independent Scrum caretaker.

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Gunther ventured into IT and software development after graduating in 1992. His Agile journey started with eXtreme Programming and Scrum in 2003. Years of dedication followed, of using Scrum in diverse circumstances. As from 2010, Gunther became the inspiring force behind some large-scale enterprise transformations.

Gunther left consulting in 2013 to partner with Ken Schwaber, Scrum co-creator, at Scrum.org. He is Professional Scrum Trainer, shepherded the 'Professional Scrum’ series, worked with Scrum.org's global network of Professional Scrum Trainers, and is co-creator to Agility Path and the Nexus framework for Scaled Professional Scrum.

Gunther left Scrum.org in 2016 to continue his journey of Scrum as an independent Scrum caretaker.

In 2013 Gunther published the acclaimed book "Scrum – A Pocket Guide (a smart travel companion)", translated to Dutch in 2016 as "Scrum Wegwijzer (een kompas voor de bewuste reiziger)". Ken Schwaber recommends his book as ‘the best description of Scrum currently available' and 'an extraordinarily competent book'. In 2016 the Dutch translation of his book was published as "Scrum Wegwijzer (Een kompas voor de bewuste reiziger)".

When not traveling for Scrum and professionalism, Gunther lives and works in Antwerp (Belgium).

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Contact Gunther at Gunther.verheyen@mac.com. Find Gunther on LinkedIn, on Twitter or read more of his musings on Scrum on his blog.