Hire Me

As a self-employed professional, I can help you train and set up your Scrum Team(s), coach your developers in Agile software development practices or write awesome software for your project or startup. Especially for small businesses (<50 employees). Interested? Check out my profile or contact me.

Scrum and Agile training

With over 14 years of experience in software development, and over 6 years of experience with Scrum (PSM-I certified), I can help get your Scrum Teams up and running. I have done so for dozens of companies, ranging from VDMi, HROffice, Liones, W3S to ProRail, Eiffel and ABN Amro. Customers rate my workshops and training sessions with an average score of 8.6 and appreciate my practical approach, realistic examples and low-key workshops.

I can help you with:

  • A day-long Scrum Workshop that teaches your (will-be) Scrum Teams the basics of Scrum and gets them up-and-running to start their first project with Scrum
  • Tailor-made workshops or series techtalks on Scrum, Agile software development, estimation, backlog management, continuous delivery or soft skill training
  • Coaching and training for teams that are already working with Scrum, but would like someone who offers advise and asks critical questions needed to help the team move forward

Interested? Check out my profile or contact me.

Software development

As an avid and experienced (lead) software developer, I always enjoy challenging projects. I have experience with many modern frameworks (.NET and otherwise), including .NET (all versions, C#), Entity Framework, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC (all versions), NServiceBus, Selenium, Node.JS, Bootstrap and Angular.JS. I write my code with Agile development practices in mind, such as design patterns, automated tests (UI, unit & integration) and continuous delivery (AppVeyor, AppHarbor, Azure, Octopus Deploy, TeamCity).

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Some references

Frans van der Meer, owner of VDMi:

Christiaan has very effectively helped our team to get up and running with SCRUM in a matter of weeks. Firstly because of his deep understanding of the theory behind SCRUM. Secondly through his experience in translating theory into practice. And thirdly by his ability to make people enthusiastic about SCRUM.

Floris van Woudenberg, owner of Studio Fonkel:

Als Studio Fonkel hebben we een beroep op Christiaan gedaan om on Scrum-team te helpen de principes van deze geweldige methodiek toe te passen binnen een reeds bestaand project. Christiaan heeft ons input gegeven en begeleid bij het in de praktijk brengen van de principes, waardoor we als team een enorme vooruitgang hebben geboekt om het (zeer complexe) project beter te laten verlopen. Hij heeft ons daarin nog meer enthousiast gemaakt over Scrum dan we al waren. Ook tussen de trainings-sessies door toonde hij betrokkenheid door de voortgang te volgen en vragen te stellen. Unaniem zijn we als team en de klant van mening dat het een zeer goede stap is gewesst om Christiaan te benaderen. Met als bijkomend voordeel dat hij niet alleen een vakman is met passie, maar ook een heel prettig mens in de omgang!

Gjalt Wijma, software architect at Liones:

Christiaan has very effectively helped our team to get up and running with SCRUM in a matter of weeks. Firstly because of his deep understanding of the theory behind SCRUM. Secondly through his experience in translating theory into practice. And thirdly by his ability to make people enthusiastic about SCRUM.

Pricing

I offer services at market conform rates. My rate is reduced by 25% for small businesses or non-profit projects. I strongly believe in the innovative power of small companies and startups, filled with creative people, and enjoy helping them forward. The same applies to non-profit projects.

Interested? Check out my profile or contact me.