coaching / consultancy / process audits

agile methods, scrum, kanban, extreme programming, project management,
process audits, agile development, leadership, agile & enterprise coaching, transformations

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.

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Zuzana Šochová

Zuzana “Zuzi” Šochová is an independent Agile coach and trainer and a Certified Scrum Trainer with more than fifteen years of experience in the IT industry. She started with Agile and Scrum back in 2005, when she was implementing Agile methods in the USA. From that time, she has been credited with Agile transformation and implementation for many companies and teams around the world.

As a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) with Scrum Alliance, Zuzi has trained thousands of ScrumMasters and Product Owners. By creating and sustaining Agile leadership, Zuzi believes the worlds of work and life can be made happier and more successful.

She is an author of The Great Scrum Master: #ScrumMasterWay book (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Cohn)) and inventor of the #ScrumMasterWay concept.

She is a member of the Board of Directors of Scrum Alliance.

She is a founder of the Agile Association (Agilni Asociaceagilniasociace.cz) Czech Republic, organizing the Agile Czech community and annual Agile Prague Conference (agileprague.com). She is a regular speaker at international conferences.

Zuzana Šochová - Agile and Scrum workshops and trainings

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References - Agile Coaching, Trainings and Workshops

Agile transformation, consultancy, agile coachingtrainings and workshops, open and company trainings focused on  Agile methods, Kanban and Scrum process in software companies, banks, insurance companies, plants, telecommunications, marketing agencies, ...

AcisionHPAVGT-MobileLMCKBČSOBKBCCleverlanceDirect PojišťovnaČeská SpořitelnaKerioKrosSun MicrosystemsMatherRockwell AutomationAutodeskCAWall Street SystemsEtneteraSeznam.czCentrum.czŠkoda autoPosAmComGateDlubalPrins SoftwareGMC Software TechnologyIDCAsekolProfinitDHISimplewayBluelinkMediatelAdastraK2 AtmitecNexum TrilogMagicWareAtlas CopcoDoxologicUSU SoftwareESETDHLCEZKvadosTescoSWScanservice
...and many more corporations and small companies and their employees in the Czech Republic or abroad - i.e.  USA, Germany, UK, The Netherlands, Latvia, Estonia, Vietnam, India, Slovakia, ....
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Reference - Kros

“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?

Kros

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.

Janka Haderková, Head of development economic programs, Kros

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Reference - Medtronic

Reference - MedtronicMedtronicZuzana 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.

Michael Whitchurch, Principal Engineer, Medtronic, MN, USA

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News

Leverage your ScrumMaster skills to become the great ScrumMaster

To become a great ScrumMaster is a journey. A journey filled with leaning and gathering experiences. I wrote about my journey the book The Great ScrumMaster: #ScrumMasterWay where I described my path and my milestones I have to pass. I sharing my knowledge not only in the book but in workshops and trainings as well.

If you are already working as ScrumMaster and you are already experienced, why not to push your knowledge on the next level. Just for you, I prepared the A-CSM Advanced Certified ScrumMaster workshops. You can join me in 2019 in the following places:

All trainings are on-site and facilitated by me. Grab the seat and register just now.
 

The next CSPO - Certified Scrum Product Owner training in English in Prague is on September 23-24, 2019

The next CSPO - Certified Scrum Product Owner training in 2019 will be in Prague on September 23-24, 2019. Come to join me and to learn more about Product Ownership and start your path to be the great Product Owner. A unique experience in one of the nicest city in Europe.

You can get early bird price if you register until August 23, 2019. 

CAL1 - Certified Agile Leadership I back in Prague - 19.-20.9.2019

We are preparing the next run of CAL - Certified Agile Leadership I in Prague. The class will be on 19-20 September 2019 in English. It's just after the annual Agile Prague conference. The training is focused on building a modern Agile Organization and to support the personal growth of Agile leaders, emphasizes the right culture of the self-organization, ownership, and responsibility while keeping safety and trust as a prerequisite. Agile leadership is one of the critical aspects of every successful Agile transformation in any organization.

You can get early bird price if you register until August 19, 2019, or check the discounted combo with Agile Prague conference registration,

Agile Prague 2019 Conference registrations are open

The registrations for the 9th season of Agile Prague conference are already open. The early bird period ends on June 30, 2019 so don’t forget to secure your seat for a discounted price. We also offer interesting combo registrations:

Agile Prague 2-days registration plus CSM – Certified ScrumMaster / A-CSM - Advanced Certified ScrumMaster / CSPO – Certified Scrum Product Owner / CAL1 – Certified Agile Leadership ILeSS - Certified LeSS Practitioner. All classes will be in English.

CSM - Certified ScrumMaster training in English in Prague on 9-10 September 2019

The next CSM - Certified ScrumMaster training in Prague is on September 9-10, 2019. This class will be in English. Come to join me and to learn more about #ScrumMasterWay concent and start your path to be The Great ScrumMaster. A unique experience in one of the nicest city in Europe.

Interview With Author Zuzana Sochova

I made an interview for server nfreads.com mostly about book writing and my inspirations. If you are interested in check it out.