The focus of my work is to: Enabling Agile Development on the Organizational Level.
I am an experienced independent coach, consultant, and trainer from Braunschweig, Germany, for agile software development. My know-how in agile processes is based on over fifteen years experience in project and product development. I am an experienced agile process coach and trainer. I have worked with teams using agile processes successfully on medium-sized to large mission-critical projects. As a coach I'm focusing on the process as well as on the quality and on soft factors like communication. I work also as a facilitator for retrospectives. With retrospectives I help my clients to improve their way of working.
I have presented work in my main areas at different European and American conferences. I am a member of the AgileAlliance (I have served the board of directors from 2003-2007), a supporter of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development and a member of several Interest Groups. I am a partner of IT communication.
Brand new! I published my findings on Retrospectives for Organizational Change. The co-author of Fearless Change, Linda Rising praised it as: "Of course, there are other books on the protocols and exercises for retrospectives, but these don't share the 'whys'of this important ritual. What Jutta has done for us is provide real experience reports that show how useful retrospectives can be and share her research around using retrospectives to lead change in an organization. Get this book and read it!"
Besides engineering software I have been designing and teaching OT courses in industry. Having completed a course of teacher training and led many 'train the trainer' programs in industry, I focus also on techniques that help to teach object technology and I am a main lead in the pedagogical patterns project. We recently published our collection of pedagogical patterns - our collected advice for educators! Please find here the version for the kindle, here for the IPad and now brand new here in print!!!
The first book I published is called Agile Software Development in the Large, published by Dorset House (find the ebook here). I published my experiences with global agile teams in Agile Software Development with Distributed Teams: Staying Agile in a Global World, by Dorset House (find the ebook here). There are free sample chapters available - if you are interested in challenges in large or in global settings.
German Versions: Mein erstes Buch wurde von Nicolai Josuttis übersetzt und ist beim DPunkt.Verlag erschienen als: Agile Softwareentwicklung in großen Projekten: Teams, Prozesse und Technologien - Strategien für den Wandel im Unternehmen. (Inzwischen in der 2ten überarbeiteten Auflage). Auch mein Buch zu globale agilen Teams ist beim DPunkt.Verlag erschienen und zwar als Agile Softwareentwicklung mit Verteilten Teams.
I've recently been elected into the Top 100 most important persons of the German IT!