In addition to gaining hands-on experience and to enjoying an excellent university education, I have been participating in extremely useful training, workshops, and seminars. Especially those training courses taught by leading experts – like Jeff Sutherland, Don Reinertsen, Roman Pichler, Peter Hruschka, Alistair Cockburn, and others – allow resolving difficult questions. Training on top of that allows exchanging experiences with participants who have perspectives from different angles.

The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge.

Thomas Berger


Badge Certificate Certification Authority Year
Badge: Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) Certified Scrum Professional® (CSP) Scrum Alliance 2017
expires on 2019-06-22
Badge: Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO) Roman Pichler, it-agile, Munich, Germany / Scrum Alliance 2016
expires on 2019-06-22
Badge: PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® oose, Hamburg / Project Management Institute 2016
expires on 2019-06-27
Badge: Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) Jeff Sutherland, Scrum-Events, Berlin, Germany / Scrum Alliance 2015
expires on 2019-06-22


Course Organization Year
Workshop: Leading and Coaching Agile Teams incl. solution-focused retrospectives Ralph Miarka and Veronika Kotrba, sinnvollFÜHREN, Austria 2018
Workshop: Lean Change Agent Markus Gärtner, it-agile, Germany 2017
Workshop: Agile Advanced Masterclass Alistair Cockburn 2017
Program: Agile Change Master CosmosDirekt in cooperation with edutrainment company 2017
Workshop: Peak Performance Barbara Theobaldt 2016
Workshop: Lean Product Development Flow Don Reinertsen, Reinertsen & Associates 2016
Workshop: Agile Requirements Engineering Dr. Peter Hruschka, Atlantic Systems Guild 2016
Seminar: Personal Leadership Training OFFBOX+, St.Ingbert, Germany 2014
Seminar: Patent Research KWT / Saarland University 2011
Seminar: Advanced Leadership and Communication Graduate School of Computer Science / Saarland University 2010
Seminar: Project Management GradUS / Saarland University 2010
Workshop: Corporate Strategic Planning Simulation – General Management KWT / Saarland University 2009
Seminar: Leadership and Communication Graduate School of Computer Science / Saarland University 2009
Workshop: Conflict Management KWT / Saarland University 2009
Rhetoric course for PhD students GradUS / Saarland University 2009
Workshop: Corporate Strategic Planning Simulation – HighTechBikes KWT / Saarland University 2008
Workshop: Team Building University Sports Centre / Saarland University 2005
Seminar: Consulting IWi, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. A.-W. Scheer / Saarland University 2004
Workshop: Project Management KWT / Saarland University 2002
Seminar: The languages of the World Wide Web (DIA) Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz Center for Informatics / Germany 1998

Explanatory notes on above organizations:

GradUS is a quality assurance and networking program for doctoral researchers at Saarland University.
The institute for information systems (IWi) at Saarland University.
The Saarland University Knowledge and Technology Transfer Liaison Office.