Thomas van Aken

Tel +49 611 20 50 80

Curriculum Vitae

Thomas van Aken is an agile trainer and coach. He has been working in software development for 20 years. Since 2008 he works exclusively with and in agile teams. Since 2012 he has been giving trainings and workshops as Trainer & Coach on the topics Scrum, Kanban, agile requirements management, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and Lean User Experience. In addition, he advises managers and takes on the role of an agile coach in the context of agile changes.

Training and coaching on the topics:

  • Scrum
  • Kanban
  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Lean UX, Agile UX
  • Agile requirements management

Transition and change management

Management consulting in the context of agile transformations

Agile organisational development


Release Train Engineer (SAFe) for a Big Data and Machine Learning Platform

  • Support during the introduction of SAFe
  • Coaching of Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Business Owners and stakeholders
  • Facilitation of important SAFe events

Agile coach in a scaled product development environment

  • Agile coach in an agile transition with 10 teams
  • Trainings, workshops on Scrum and Agile@Scale
  • Coaching of the C-Level
  • Coaching of Scrum Masters, Product Owners and Stakeholders
  • Coaching of the User Experience Design Team
  • Coach of the Agile Transition Team

Training and coaching for a pharmaceutical company

  • Leadership Training
  • Agile Basics Trainings
  • Agile requirements engineering training
  • Squad Coaching
  • Introduction Flight Level II Portfolio Management
  • Moderation of Squad Retrospectives
  • Consulting of the Leadership Team

Introduction of Scrum at a Travel-IT-Startup

  • Scrum Master in two development teams
  • Scrum training including preparation for certification
  • Coaching of the management in the change process
  • Coaching of the product owners 
  • Introduction of Kanban-based project portfolio management
  • Moderation of requirements management workshops