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.

Laura Birdmann is Scrum Master and Work psychologist. Her focus is to foster team learning through coaching and training. Her approach is to create a safe and supportive working environment throuph mindfulness and communication to support teams to work more efficiently. She brings a strong intercultural competence trough her international studies and uses her skills to enable intercultural understand in international environments

Nadine Bleck is a bank clerk and has worked in various areas such as private and corporate client consulting. Since August 2018 she has been supporting us in sales and in the back office, among other things in the organisation and administration of in-house trainings. Her team spirit, customer satisfaction and continuous learning are particularly important to her. Nadine is Certified Scrum Master (CSM).

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

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 improuv GmbH.


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 Enterprise 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 :)

Stuart Fish ist partner at improuv GmbH

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"

Stefanie is an Agile Coach and a systemic Business Coach. She fosters teams and organizations with agile practices. 

Stefanie attaches greatest value and importance on learning and development. In order to help the creation of innovative products, she coaches teams towards self-organization, continuous learning and continuous improvement. Her experience in large corporations and in the services industry, alongside a degree in business administration enable her to always keep a economical view.

Stefanie is certified systemic Business Coach (dvct), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Agile Leader (CAL 1), SAFe Certified Agilist and has attained Kanban System Design (KMP I).

As Head of Marketing, Sigrid Hoffer-Wehselau is responsible for strategic marketing development, corporate branding, communication and the planning of all marketing activities. She is interested in future-oriented topics, in particular digital transformation and agile approaches.

She has many years of marketing experience with large and medium-sized customers, expert knowledge in account based marketing and project management. Sigrid is Certified Scrum Master (CSM).


Stefan Knecht is an agile coach and trainer with reasonably wide experience in agile methods like Scrum or Kanban. As a bureaucratic therapist and managemet trainer, he flanks agile transformations, product and platform developments.

Stefan is a certified Scrum Master, CSPO (Certified Scrum Product Owner), CSP (Certified Scrum Professional), CAL-1, Management 3.0 Trainer and studied cognitive sciences and psychology  studiert when modems still were state of the art. He co-founded a geodata startup and brings in experiences from smaller settings and multinational corporations.

Sometimes he tweets as #knechtomat and randomly tlks about »OS-H — the human operating system«.

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 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.

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 at improuv GmbH.

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

As Head of Organisational Development and Sales, Zoi Natsiopoulou is responsible for the strategic orientation and development of our markets. She is also responsible for structural organization and cooperation with our cooperation partners. After 16 years of experience in sales and channel management in the software industry, she moved on to study business psychology and came into contact with agile topics. She is particularly interested in Digital Transformation, Objectives and Key Results as well as the concept of the learning organization.

Zoi is Business Psychologist and a Certified Scrum Master (CSM).

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.

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.

Heike Brätschkus has been successful for years in an agile environment within a variety of organizations. Her focus is on leadership. In different disciplinary and content leadership roles with team sizes up to 18 people, she has a lot of experience around creative uses and interpretations of agile methods and coaching of teams.
She is keen on experiments and focused on individually required solutions. In her years of experience as a leader she has successfully designed and implemented many changes.

Heike is a Certified Scrum Master, Product Owner, certified in ITIL, CMMI, EFQM and for three years a lecturer at the University of Passau.

Heike is business partner of improuv. 

Conny Grieshaber ist Marketingkauffrau und hat viele Jahre für verschiedene IT-Unternehmen in den Bereichen Marketing und Assistenz gearbeitet. Sie unterstützt uns im Marketing sowie im Back Office, u.a. in der Kommunikation mit unseren Kursteilnehmern und interessierten Unternehmen. Conny ist Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO).

Eliminate obstacles, get things moving, move mountains together and rock projects: Christoph Mair, an agile coach and consultant, supports companies on their way to successfull projects. He can look back on more than 15 years of experience in classical and agile project management in mechanical engineering, medical technology and Fintec. His favourite fields are agile scaling and agile hardware and system development.
Christoph is a Professional Scrum Master (PSM), a Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO), a Scaled Professional Scrum (SPS), a SAFe Certified Program Consultant (SPC), a Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds a Diploma in Industrial Engineering (FH) and MBA.

Christoph Mair is cooperation partner of improuv.

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.

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 cooperation partner of improuv.

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 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.