I help companies and individuals to be more successful.
Teaching teams and their managers how to be more efficient, how to provide better quality and how to communicate and organize teams so that people have fun, they are motivated and have high commitment.
I help them to find out how to handle customer relationship so that the customer satisfaction is much higher than it used to be.
Agile is not only a new methodology, it's a culture which is hard to implement if you haven't experienced it yourself. I had implemented it many times already, in many different companies, so I can help you to implement it in your environment, the way you need it.
Project management, Agile methods, Scrum process, Kanban, Agile communication, Company strategy and culture, Coaching, Change management, Learning organization, HR strategy, Communication and negotiation, Personal grow
Zuzi has over 14 years of commercial experiences in IT, beginning as a software designer/engineer and moving up into project management, program management, and into executive management at a company provides SW services for international customers (USA, Germany, Austria, Great Britain, …) that operating in mission critical and life critical sectors – i.e. air traffic control management systems, extensive healthcare applications, and public safety systems.
She started with Agile and Scrum back in 2005, where she was involved in implementing the Agile methods at Medtronic, USA. From that time, she was responsible for Agile transformation and implementation of Agile and Scrum to many companies and teams.
She works as Agile coach, consultant and trainer for both large and small organizations. She is regular speaker at Agile international conferences. She is also a founder of the Agile Association (Agilni Asociace, agilniasociace.cz) Czech Republic, organizing the Agile Czech community and annual Agile Prague Conference (agileprague.com). She is regular speaker at international conferences.
Agile transformation, consultancy, agile coaching, trainings and workshops, open and company trainings focused on Agile methods, Kanban and Scrum process in software companies, banks, insurance companies, plants, telecommunications, marketing agencies, ...
Zuzana managed the Czech portion of a large software development project to convert Medtronic implantable cardiac device applications to run under Windows XPe. Her team worked very closely with a similar team of Medtronic engineers based in Minnesota, USA for almost three years . I believe all would agree that it could not have been successful without the outstanding contribution of the team. Zuzana's coordination, planning, and communication skills were key to the success of her team.
An essential component of this cooperative effort was the use of Agile principles to enable the two teams - seven time zones apart - to work together effectively.
“At our company, Kros, we have kept an eye on agile methods and especially Scrum for a long time, but nobody really believed that it could actually work. How can we just let people choose what they want to do and how much they want to do! How are we going to plan? (To tell the truth our planning has been very unreliable up till now.) How are we going to know if people are working enough?
In the end we told ourselves we would give it a try, and after an initial partial success, we had all the developing teams involved in the development in accordance with Scrum. Zuzka helped us at our regular meetings by giving feedback and suggestions for further improvements of our work. Today, after nearly a year of operation, there is still room for improvement, but we know for sure that we managed to solve three major problems that we had had - the quality of products delivered to customers, scheduling and estimating the range of tasks that can be accomplished in a given period, and last but not least, we have supported our teams, for which the scrum was a new incentive to improve their work, the work conditions, mutual relations and gave them satisfaction from success.”
The next CSPO - Certified Scrum Product Owner training in Prague will be on September 22-23, 2016 just after annual Agile Prague conference. This training is planned in English.read more
The next CSM - Certified ScrumMaster training in Prague will be on September 19-20, 2016 just after annual Agile Prague conference. This training is planned in English.read more
It took me more than a year to finish my new book The Great ScrumMaster - #ScrumMasterWay with deep focus on Scrum Master’s job and role. The book is published now and it’s available online at Amazon for your Kindle. Paperback version will be available during Agile Prague conference in limited numbers. I hope you’ll enjoy it.read more
Jurgen De Smet - Certified LeSS Trainer is coming to Prague to deliver the awesome three days "Certified LeSS Practitioner" workshop on September 14-16, 2016. It's just after annual Agile Prague conference.read more
We are planning several public certification courses - CSM Certified Scrum Master and CSPO Certified Scrum Product Owner (always certifications from the American Scrum Alliance) for 2016 year. Most of the training will be in Czech but there are also English ones. All Certification Training will be delivered personally by Zuzana Šochová who is Certified Scrum Trainer CST by Scrum Alliance.read more
CSM - Certified ScrumMaster and CSPO - Certified Scrum Product Owner classes are becomming more and morepopular and valuable to get a new job in IT sector. So who can train Scrum certification classes? Scrum Alliance has for these courses certified trainers - Certified Scrum Trainer, CST. I’m honored to have this certification so I can teach both of those courses in English but also in Czech.read more