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 customer satisfaction is much higher than it used to be.

Certifications Agile Scrum Coaching Leadership

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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Project managementAgile methodsScrum processKanbanAgile communicationCompany strategy and cultureCoachingChange managementLearning organizationHR strategyCommunication, and negotiationPersonal grow

Zuzana Šochová

Zuzana “Zuzi” Šochová is an independent Agile coach and trainer and a Certified Scrum Trainer with more than twenty years of experience in the IT industry. She started with Agile and Scrum back in 2005, when she was implementing Agile methods in a large USA corporation. 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 The Agile Leader (Addison-Wesley, 2020) books, 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

ICP-ACC - ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Coaching - training in Prague on 21-22 September 2022

Date: 21-22 September 2022

Duration: 2 days

Early bird price: 23 000 CZK plus VAT (21%) valid until  30 days before the start of the training

Regular price: 28 000 CZK plus VAT (21%) otherwise

Place: Prague, Czech Republic

Language: English

Training is delivered by John Barratt accredited ICAgile trainers.

CAL1 - Certified Agile Leadership (CEL-E+O) on 21.-22.4.2022

We are preparing the next run of CAL - Certified Agile Leadership (CAL-E+O). The class will be on 21-22 April 2022 in English and virtual delivery. 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.

Register here. Let me know if you have any questions.

A-CSPO Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner training - April 11-12, 2022 in English

The A-CSPO Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner is a workshop where you can leverage your Product Owner skills. You will practice Agile product ownership and become more familiar with the Product Owner role.

After completing CSPO - Certified Scrum Product Owner certification the journey of great Product Owner is just starting. The A-CSPO is the next education step that can help you to become The Great Product Owner. Join me during this workshop and learn more about the Product Owner role.

The workshop will be delivered online on April 11-12, 2022 and will be facilitated in English. Register here. If you have any question feel free to contact me.

CSM Certified ScrumMaster and CSPO Certified Scrum Product Owner trainings in English - April 2022

The next two Scrum certification training will be in April 2022. The CSM – Certified ScrumMaster will take place on April 4-5, 2022 and the CSPO - Certified Scrum Product Owner will take place on April 6-7, 2022. Both trainings are planned in Englis and will be delivered online.

Register here for the course or send me an email if you have any questions. Feel free to ask if you need training in Czech on English onsite - we are ready to travel again. We also organize private company CSPO/CSM trainings for larger groups (Czech/English) as well.

A-CSM Advanced Certified ScrumMaster training - March 29-30, 2022 in English

The A-CSM Advanced Certified ScrumMaster is a workshop where you can leverage your ScrumMaster skills. You will practice Agile facilitation, Agile coaching to become more familiar with  ScrumMaster  role.

After completing CSM - Certified ScrumMaster certification the journey of great ScrumMaster is just starting. The A-CSM is the next education step which can help you to become The Great ScrumMaster. Join me during this my workshop and learn more about #ScrumMasterWay concept and my path to become the Great ScrumMaster.

The workshop will be delivered online on March 29-30, 2022 and will be facilitated in English. Register here. If you have any question feel free to contact me.

LeSS - Certified Large-Scale Scrum Practitioner training back in Prague on 14-16 November 2022

Are you working in a Scrum environment and are you interested in how to introduce Scrum to multiple teams? Do you want to know more about organizational change, lean, system thinking, and advanced practices?

Join Jurgen De Smet, certified LeSS trainer, for his LeSS - Certified Large-Scale Scrum Practitioner training on 14-16 November 2022 in Prague. In this 3 days class, you will learn a lot about Scrum, scaling, lean thinking, systems thinking, product ownership, Huge Scrum, and many more. Training is in English, in person, and you can register here.