Gunther Verheyen is a longtime Scrum practitioner. After a career as a consultant and director of the Professional series for Scrum.org, as from 2016 Gunther is furthering his path as an independent Scrum caretaker and Professional Scrum Trainer.
Gunther ventured into IT and software development after graduating in 1992. His Agile journey started with eXtreme Programming and Scrum in 2003. Years of dedication followed, of using Scrum in diverse circumstances. As from 2010 Gunther became the inspiring force behind some large-scale enterprise transformations.
Gunther left consulting in 2013 to partner with Ken Schwaber, Scrum co-creator, at Scrum.org. He shepherded the ‘Professional Scrum’ series, worked with Scrum.org’s global network of Professional Scrum Trainers, and co-created the Agility Path and the Nexus framework for Scaled Professional Scrum.
Gunther left Scrum.org in 2016 to continue his journey of Scrum as an independent Scrum caretaker and Professional Scrum Trainer.
In 2013 Gunther published his much-praised book “Scrum – A Pocket Guide (a smart travel companion)”, by Ken Schwaber recommended as ‘the best description of Scrum currently available’ and ‘an extraordinarily competent book’. In 2016 the Dutch translation of his book was published as “Scrum Wegwijzer (Een kompas voor de bewuste reiziger)”.