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We, the improuv team, are experienced Agile coaches, change experts and software developers who love working with our customers. While working together as a company representing the same values we constantly focus on keeping our diversity and learning within our own field of interest.

Martin Brendel

Martin Brendel is Agile Coach and Trainer. He successfully uses agile methods in companies to optimize prevailing processes, with respect for sustainability and space for innovation and creativity. He uses his many years of experience in various roles of agile software development to illustrate different perspectives on possible solutions, with a view on the rapidly changing markets.

Martin Brendel is Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Scrum Developer (CSD), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), SAFe Agilist (SA), Kanban Management Professional (KMP) and has a Diploma in computer scientist (FH).

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Hedi Buchner

Hedi Buchner is Scrum Master and Agile Coach. Since 2007 she has been working with Scrum teams in various roles: as a team member, Scrum Master, Product Owner and Agile Coach. She is especially fascinated by team and group dynamics - no matter if related to teams or whole organizations. Respecting the respective corporate culture she supports groups on their journey to agile.

Hedi is Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) and has her masters in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (M.A.).

Hedi is partner at improuv GmbH

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Jens Coldewey

Jens Coldewey is Agile Coach, Accredited Kanban Trainer (LKU) and Management Consultant. He has been using agile approaches for over 15 years.

He is certified as Kanban Coaching Professional, Human Systems Dynamics Professional, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner and Certified Crystal Practitioner. Back in 2003 he was member of the Agile Alliance management board and was involved in developing the "Enterprise Agile Adoption". He is Senior Consultant for the Agile Product & Project Management Group, Cutter Consortiums, Boston, USA.

Jens Coldewey is partner at the improuv GmbH.

Phone +49 89 500 352 51


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Angelika Drach

Angelika Drach is principal agile coach at improuv and supports organisations and teams as Scrum trainer and agile coach. She is an expert in agile transformations and product owner coaching and has a background in project management, requirements engineering and as Scrum Master. Her special talent is helping teams and organizations to focus on the right goals and to move forward. She loves diversity and self-organisation.

Angelika is Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) and Project Management Professional (PMP) and Managing Director with improuv GmbH. 

Phone +49 89 500 352 41

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Stuart Fish

Stuart Fish is an agile coach at improuv engaged in agile methodologies and scrum. With over 20 years experience in management and agile roles working in demanding international environments, Stuart supports teams, project owners and organizations in their agile journey, from start-ups to scaling agile within large organizations.

Stuart is a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4) and a Certified Engterprise Coach (CEC).

My favourite quote related to implementing frameworks "Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own"  - Bruce Lee :)

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Inge Hartwig

Inge Hartwig specialized from the beginning of her career to assist in the international media industry. As our Office Manager, she is responsible for administration, organization of events and maintaining contact with our customers. Inge is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM).


Sebastian Heglmeier

Sebastian Heglmeier is Software Developer, Agile Engineering Coach and Trainer. Sebastian is an enthusiast who sees his challenge in un-complicating software development, loves communicating and inspires his surroundings with his unconventional ideas. He strives for technical excellence by teaching and applying XP practices, TDD, Clean Code, Continuous Integration - pragmatic development in general. As a true software engineer he also makes building the right product his responsibility. He supports teams by improving their development process and fosters close communication and short feedback cycles with the Product Owner and customers.

Sebastian is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) and teaches CSD courses. He speaks at conferences and organizes events for the agile and software communities in Munich.

Sebastian Heglmeier is partner at improuv GmbH.

"Feedback from real customers is so important for motivation, focus and quality that I try to get it from day 1 .. or sooner"

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Stefanie Herbert

Stefanie Herbert supports teams as a Scrum Master. She has previous experience as a project manager in the finance and services industries, working for large publicly listed corporations.

While studying business administration, she specialized in the topics of self-organization and servant leadership in agile organizations, conducting extensive research. Stefanie focuses on continuous personal development and learning – topics that are also important to her in any collaborative work. Stefanie is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO).

Stefanie is an employee at improuv.





Björn Jensen

Björn Jensen is an Agile Coach and Trainer with a background as a software developer. 

Since 2001 he has practiced eXtreme Programming with growing enthusiasm. In 2005 he developed an entirely different perspective on the software development through its activities in the software configuration, build and release management: he became aware of the importance of the human factor. This experience lead him to Scrum, which he then gradually introduced in his projects. Since 2008 he took on responsibilities as project and department manager for operation and maintenance projects and used Scrum and Kanban in these projects. Björn is Certified Scrum Trainer (CST).


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Markus Kling

Markus Kling is a professional software developer and has been working with agile methods since 2002. He loves programmimg himself, but just as much enjoys supporting others in implementing the principles of the Agile Manifesto. In addition to Scrum and XP he also applies  Kanban and Lean software if suitable. It supports companies as Scrum Master or Agile Coach.

Markus Kling is a cooperation partner at improuv.

Markus Langenegger

Markus Langenegger is an Agile Software Engineering expert. He has been working as architect, business analyst, developer and coach in projects for international companies and public institutions since 1992. He supports teams to adopt agile engineering practices such as test-driven development, refactoring, clean code, CI/CD, DevOps transformation as well as designing software architectures. Markus is Certified Scrum Master (CSM)Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) and certified in TOGAF 8 Enterprise Architecture

Markus Langenegger is partner at improuv GmbH.

Alexander Marquart

Alexander Marquart ist Agiler Coach, Scrum Master und Product Owner und unterstützt Projekte und Teams bei der Einführung und Optimierung von Scrum. Seine Arbeitsschwerpunkte sind Large Scale Scrum mit LeSS und Agile Produktentwicklung.  Sein Motto:  "Das Erstellen von Software ist das komplexeste Unterfangen, das die Menschheit je in Angriff genommen hat." (Craig Larman). Dieser Komplexität zu begegnen, ist die tägliche Aufgabe der Menschen, mit denen ich arbeite."

Alex ist Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, zertifizierter Projektmanager GPM und Large Scale Scrum Practicioner (LeSS). Alex ist Mitarbeiter von improuv.

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Christoph Mathis

Christoph Mathis is Coach, Mentor and Trainer. He is been using agile methods since 2001 and Scrum since 2003. Christoph is certified as Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Certified Scrum Coach (CSC), Certified Agile Leader Instructor (CAL) and SAFe Program Consultant (SPC).

Christoph Mathis is Managing Director with improuv GmbH.

Phone: +49 89 500 352 31



"I am passionate about innovative technologies and methodologies, teamwork and open exchange of know-how and experiences in the agile community."

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Susanne Most

Susanne Most is a  systemic coach and has many years of experience in the field of organizational development and change management. She uses Scrum in their projects since 2008 and helps organizations, teams and managers on their way to a resource, solution and goal-oriented change. Susanne is Certified Scrum Master (CSM).

Susanne is cooperation partner of improuv.

Taghi Paksima

Taghi Paksima is a Software Engineer, Agile Engineering Coach, and Tech Lead. He has been in software/IT industry for the past 15 years and has served different roles on agile teams since 2008. He brings a valuable mixture of technical and agile experience from fortune 500 organisations to start-ups. In addition to helping teams and projects as an agile coach, he also supports teams to adopt engineering practices such as DevOps transformation, CI/CD, metric-driven development, technical debt management, XP, TDD, continuous refactoring, as well as software and cloud architecture. Taghi speaks at public events promoting a holistic approach to agile transformation involving a strong focus on both people and technical excellence and the union of the agile principles and engineering practices. He is a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), Certified Scrum Master (CSM).

Taghi Paksima is partner at improuv GmbH.

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Philipp Rautenberg

Philipp Rautenberg works for 12 years in agile projects. Retrospecive, his efforts reflect the digital change - technological, structural, cognitive. From experience, Philipp shapes agile transformations, slips into diverse roles within the agile environments, and conveys the customers point of view to teams - in order to optimize the entire value creation chain.

Philipp especially emphasizes implementing agile methods into the working culture of organizations. Fast feedback loops strengthen customer focus and enhance the natural cognitive learning curve. This keeps employees at their daily business on the road to success by ensuring organizational learning for their organization.

Philipp is mathematician, information- and neuroscientist (PhD). He works mainly as systemic & agile coach and is employee at improuv.

Phone: +49 163 4847 666

"I'm fascinated by catch22-solving & insight-engineering, coaching the organizational transformation: digital, systemic, cognitive - the agile way."

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Anja Stiedl

Anja Stiedl is a trainer and coach with many years of software engineering experience.

Since 2008 she share her experience and knowledge of agile software development and project management in trainings and as coach. She helps teams with her empathic and open communication to effectively and efficiently use agile methods to achieve their goals. Fun at work is her secret recipe.

Anja is Certified Scrum Professional (CSM, CSPO, CSD, CSP), Kanban Management Professional (KMP) and Business Coach.

Anja is employee of improuv.

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Alisa Ströbele

Alisa Ströbele is Agile Coach, Trainer and Consultant. Since 2011 she has been working with agile teams and supports them on their way to self-organization, continuous improvement and innovation. Alisa is passionate about effective team collaboration in complex product environments and defines her role as Change Catalyst - both on the organizational and personal level.

Alisa is a Certified Systemic Business Coach (dvct), Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS).
Alisa is an employee at improuv.

Martin Ströbele

Martin Ströbele is innovation Coach and consultant with long-time experience working with agile teams and organizations. He assists companies with their digital transition - both in the development of new products and business models and the sustainable transformation of organizations. Martin is certified innovation coach, Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO). He worked as product owner, division manager and COO for leading companies of the digital industry.

Martin is cooperation partner at improuv.

Dennis Wagner

Dennis Wagner ist Software-Entwickler aus Leidenschaft. Als Agiler Coach, Team Lead, Entwickler, Product Manager oder Scrum Master beleuchtet er seit vielen Jahren erfolgreich Wege, wie man Software besser entwickeln kann und soll. Er ist zertifiziert als Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Product Owner (CSPO und Certified Scaled Agile Framework Agilist (SA). Dennis ist Kooperationspartner von improuv.

Bettina Wrase

Bettina Wrase is Business Psychologist (B.A.) and has a long professional experience in the field of marketing and corporate communication. As Marketing Manager she will be responsible for the corporate image as well as the organization of events. In addition Bettina is a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO).

Daniel Zappold

Daniel Zappold is Scrum Master, Agile Coach and Agile Engineering Coach. Since 2006, he supports projects and teams in the implementation of Scrum. While still being passionate about agile engineering practices such as test-driven development, refactoring, clean code and Continuous Delivery he also supported teams as Scrum Master and Coach. He loves working in a team and the open exchange of expertise and information. 
Daniel is Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) and Certified Scrum Developer (CSD)
Daniel Zappold is partner at improuv GmbH.
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