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Good day, good people!
First, let me introduce myself. My name is Anton Zotin. I'm an independent trainer, coach, mentor, facilitator and change agent. I love what I do, and the reason is simple: my passion is to make software development less painful, more efficient and in this way to help people to be a little bit more happy.
If you want to know more about me, feel free to visit the
About Me page.
How Can I Help You?
I offer a wide range of services in Agile coaching sphere. Note what I can offer to you.
Help your agilists to grow
Your ScrumMasters have all the certificates but they still don't know how to bridge the gap between knowing the theory and being able to apply it in practice? Or, you're an Agile Coach who needs regular, external supervision to avoid the trap of getting stuck? With these, I can help you! And it's not limited to just regular sessions where you bring what's important to you. There will be pairing-up, shadowing, lectures, small group workshops and whatever will be needed to help you.
Facilitate your session
Facilitating a simple, 5 man-hours meeting is not a big deal. But what if there is a cold-war conflict among the participants? Or what if this is a C-level meeting? Or it's a 5-day strategic session? Or there are not 5, but 250 participants? Or it's online? Or a crazy mixture of all the aforementioned? Do your Agile Coaches have the guts to handle such a case? If not, I can help you, and also pair up with your people so that next time they will be a little better-prepared!
Run a training
As you know, I run regular, public Advanced Management 3.0 trainings. But you can easily ask me to do this in-house. It will be cheaper, on the dates that suit you, at your location, or even online. But that's not all. I have other trainings in my portfolio: Agile Fundamentals, Scrum Framework, Kanban, Coaching & Facilitation, and Agile @ Scale. But that's not all, either! Do you have some very specific needs? Contact me and I will create a custom-designed training session that will address your specific needs!
Consult in a holistic way
Do you need advice from an experienced agilist? Or do you need help in (re)launching a team? Or do you have a scaling issue and don't know what to do? Or maybe you need an organizational audit to know how Agile you are? Or maybe you've decided to run a systemic organizational Agile transformation? Then let's talk and find the best way how to help you! Don't expect a "one size fits all" approach from me, or a "let's do this because it's written in the book" attitude - I have a holistic and empirical approach so you can achieve real results, not just receive some beautiful PowerPoint slides.
I love my clients
I travel all over the world working with different clients and amazing people. Do you want to know some names or to read what people think about my work? The Testimonials section is ready to share this information with you.
Michael Oznobkin
CTO
Anton is a person who had introduced agile to me around 7 years ago. Thanks to him now I'm an agile believer and practitioner. He's a very good coach and trainer and what's really great about him is that he is never boring, what he explains is always clear and easy to understand. I definitely recommend him as best agile trainer and coach.
Cristina Carrillo
Planning Manager
Anton is a really engaging speaker. I took a Fundamentals of Agile course with him and not only I learnt a lot, but his passion about the subject was contagious as well. He uses interactive methods and learn by doing exercises that make the learnings stick better and make you be constantly active. I would recommend him to anybody that wants to learn more about Agile Methodologies.
Diego Arteaga Posada
Lead Software Developer
Going from an old-school software developer to an enthusiastic product developer, is a journey that changed my perception of my role and my mindset to fully enjoy my life and start discovering my full potential as a human and professional developer. Anton with his patience, professionalism and immense joie de vivre, was the perfect ignition to start this journey and also the perfect accomplice and guide through it… Together we witnessed the powers of transformation, on a personal and team level… as professional reviewers would say… Anton is Thrilling, exhilarating, a magic box of tools and good vibes to bring you and your team's full potential!
Joanna Szymczak
Senior QA Engineer
The training gives a lot of explanation and background of agile. In a great deal it is about "why", and not only "how". Working in an agile framework (e.g. scrum) now feels like experiencing a front-end while going through the training feels like discovering the back-end. The way it was conducted did not leave any room for boredom or tiredness. It was fun and engaging. What I really like is that on many occasions the knowledge was elicited from us and not only transferred to us.
I would definitely recommend this training to all who want to understand agile more in an engaging and active way.
Viktor Weyde
Agile Coach
Anton is a great agile coach and one of the most engaging trainers I've ever worked with. I learned lot more from him than the pure mechanics and methodologies: he was able to teach me the real Agile mindset that gave a significant boost to my career as a scrum master.
Guillaume Sauvé
Product Owner
Anton is one of the most inspiring people I have met recently. He was coaching our Scrum Team and me as Product Owner. You will understand what an outstanding Agile Coach is when you meet him. Anton does not give you direct answers but helps you and your team come up with the right questions taking you to these answers. Ask Anton about the power of your office walls (physical visualization), as a tool to engage the team and facilitate collaboration; this was a game changer for me.
Andrea Rossi
Software Engineering Manager
I definitely recommend taking this training, wether you are new to Agile or already familiar with it. I've always been drawn to the idea and have been doing some kind of Agile development before, but this training actually gave me a better understanding of what it means to be Agile, beyond the specific tools and techniques. In addition, Anton is the best Agile coach I ever had the pleasure to work with and the standard I hold other coaches up to, so.. go for it!
Oleksandr Vasylenko
Team Leader
Word "Agile" is now forever associated with Anton in my mind. It's not about framework, it's not about skills, it's all about people. Thanks Anton for opening my eyes.
His approach is truly unique in adoption of Agile mindset. To be fair the best quote which can describe Anton is from Bruce Lee: "Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it".
That's how Anton works. He doesn't insist, instead propose - observe - adopt. Having Anton is a unique chance to apply Agile and improve your own knowledge of it.
In the end he's a real Agile Coach - for team/department/company.
Katerina Apostolova
Product Owner
I have learned some of the greatest lessons through the work with Anton. He's the kind of person who keeps his calm even in the most complex of situations. He rolls up his sleeves and starts tackling the obstacles one by one. His coaching was invaluable during the web day at Here Technologies, where we were running self-organized, cross-functional, cross-platform teams.
Anton's superpower is his passion for agile - he's a walking and talking agile encyclopedia, always enthusiastically sharing his insights. His classes are interactive, well-organized, inspiring. Every little detail is thought of. He manages to break the ice between the participants almost immediately, so they open up and bring out their work challenges and frustrations which he then interprets throughout the lens of agile. I left his sessions and training inspired and full of new practical tools and know-how.
This is all backed up by Anton's long and diverse work experience. Not only he's an agile practitioner in real-world businesses, but he's also an active part of the agile community, speaking at conferences and training professionals. Story mapping, star maps, awesome team building activities, facilitation with lego, visualization of the Scrum principles, you name it - and Anton has done it and can explain it in the most accessible and fun way.

Agile and Scrum consulting and training in Berlin, Germany, EU

Still not sure or have some question?
Just contact me and I would be happy to talk to you!