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SMK coaches your Scrum teams

SMK coaches your Scrum teams

You want to work with Scrum in the future? - Would you like to optimize your work with Scrum?
We support you in implementing Scrum and setting up your Scrum team.
Scrum Master Martin Künkele analyzes the work of your existing Scrum team, draws up suggestions for improvement and discusses them with the team members. Let us train you beyond Scrum!

Agile training

Agile training

Let us train you beyond Scrum!
Scrum is a procedure model of software development. Scrum starts when the Product Backlog is filled. How do you get to a well-filled Product Backlog? The PSI - the Potentially Shipable Increment - is the goal of a Sprint. What happens once it has been realized and could go into production? Scrum Master and Agile Coach Martin Künkele teaches these aspects in a two-day training course.
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Cooking with Scrum

Cooking with Scrum

Yes, cooking events can also be optimized with Scrum. The brochure explains clearly how Scrum works using the example of a cooking team preparing a dish. Would you like to order a copy? Please get in touch with us and we will be more than happy to send you one.

The Managing Director of SMK Software Management Kommunikation GmbH is an enthusiastic, highly motivated Scrum Master with 30 years of IT experience. He supports companies with their "Agile Transition" plans.

SMK developed software systems for banks for many years, always using iterative methods and in close cooperation with customers. In 2006, Martin Künkele worked on an agile software development project for a company in Bern, where he discovered his enthusiasm for agile values. He is convinced: With agile-developed software, customers get exactly the system they really need. For one particular advantage of the agile approach is that it requires continuous client feedback. In this way, customers are integrated into the development process and any change or adaptation requests can be taken into account and implemented promptly. A further benefit is the very fine and small-step implementation of customer requirements. This does not reduce complexity, but it is easier to manage.

Martin Künkele enjoys working with people, and is in his element as an agile Scrum Master. As counterparts he has the team members themselves, i.e. the software developers, the Product Owner, and the other stakeholders of an agile project: customers, line management and sponsors. As a Scrum Master he has to face a variety of challenges, which makes this role very interesting and varied. It demands inventiveness, persuasiveness and a certain perseverance. All qualities that Martin Künkele brings with him and that are vital if the agile transition is to succeed. Martin Künkele firmly believes that successful software development today is no longer possible without the intensive involvement of the customer in the development process, neither internally nor on the market. Today's software development has to take many more parameters into consideration than ever before. This makes such undertakings far more complex than they may have been in the past.

Software for devices of different sizes and operating systems must be able to communicate with each other.

This requires specialists in the development teams with very different, sometimes disjointed skills. Especially when data has to be stored in different databases, interfaces to other systems need to be operated, and the requirements for the security of the systems have top priority. Furthermore, testing these systems must go hand in hand with their development.

Fortunately, concepts, frameworks, and tools already exist for many of these questions. In most cases, the knowledge of these skills first has to be acquired. This can only be achieved through internal or external training in courses, workshops etc. This means that part of the development team is always in education.

An experienced Scrum team is unbeatable. Members must be able to trust each other blindly. They all know each other's specialties closely and are always able to communicate and exchange information with each other without any reservations. The Scrum Master ensures this is possible, and requires a high level of empathy and authenticity. Martin Künkele has both, which has been confirmed on frequent occasion in the past by his customers.

With his help, agile transition can succeed. Get in touch!

Use cases

Migration of an article master to SAP Retail

How does Scrum work?

Scrum is an agile project management framework. It was developed in the 90s by Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber.

Toolset for the successful Scrum Master

Agile work has to do with visualization, moderation, communication, motivation, transparency, leadership, reflection, etc. A variety of methods that form the Scrum Master's tools have been developed to implement these goals and values. These agile approach and Scrum instruments can be found here.

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