Gunther Verheyen is a longtime Scrum practitioner (2003). After a longstanding career as a consultant, he partnered with Ken Schwaber, co-creator of Scrum, and Director of the Professional Scrum series at Scrum.org (2013-2016). Gunther nowadays engages with people and organizations as an independent Scrum Caretaker.
Gunther ventured into IT and software development after graduating with a degree in electronic engineering from the Antwerp University. in 1992. His Agile journey started with eXtreme Programming and Scrum in 2003. Years of dedication followed, years of employing Scrum in diverse circumstances. In 2010 Gunther became the inspiring force behind some large-scale enterprise transformations. In 2011 he became a Professional Scrum Trainer.
Gunther left consulting in 2013 to found Ullizee-Inc and partner exclusively with Ken Schwaber, Scrum co-creator. He represented Ken and his organization Scrum.org in Europe, shepherded the “Professional Scrum” series, and guided Scrum.org’s global network of Professional Scrum Trainers. Gunther is co-creator to Agility Path, EBMgtTM (Evidence-Based Managing of Software), and the Nexus framework for Scaled Professional Scrum.
Since 2016 Gunther has continued his journey as an independent Scrum Caretaker -- as connector, writer, speaker, humanizer. His services build on more than 15 years’ worth of experience, ideas, beliefs, and observations of Scrum.
Gunther is the author of the acclaimed book Scrum – A Pocket Guide in 2013, and a second edition was published in 2019. Ken Schwaber recommends that book as “...the best description of Scrum currently available” and “extraordinarily competent.” Several translations of his work are available.
He is also the author of “97 Things Every Scrum Practitioner Should Know”.
When not travelling for Scrum and professionalism, Gunther lives and works in Antwerp, Belgium.