My first computer and self-developed software in primary school, my own web portal at high school. Out of my insatiable curiosity for software and the Internet, I founded my first company at the very beginning of my computer science studies. Through the intertwined work in client projects and studies I learned how to lead complex, innovative projects to success. Based on my PhD I founded Testfabrik AG. The internationally award-winning company transfers top level research into the market and offers highly innovative software products in the area of test automation.

On this journey I have pinpointed the key factors for business success in a highly dynamic world: high adaptability to ever-changing requirements, successful collaboration in team structures, and an effective leadership culture that supports people. This is how, for example, I led Germany's largest direct insurance company to more effectiveness and even shorter time to market in this highly competitive market.

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Ich durfte mit Martin Burger bei einer Versicherung zusammenarbeiten. Er hat eine extrem schnelle Auffassungsgabe und findet auch in unübersichtlichen Situationen Wege seine Ziele zu verfolgen. Er hat die Transition eines projekt-und effizienz-optimierten, hin zu einem lean und agile Unternehmen begleitet und dadurch die Reaktionszeiten dieser Versicherung am Markt weiter verbessert. Insbesondere erste crossfunktionale, agile Teams als Scrum Master begleitet und diese in einem skalierten Umfeld in die Selbstverantwortung und Autonomie geführt.

Kurt Jäger, Senior Management Consultant, Partner & Member of the Board at KEGON AG

I had the pleasure to work with Martin on a significant proof of concept and implementation project. Martin was the overall project manager from the client side. I am happy to confirm (and still impressed) that the workshops hosted by Martin probably were the best in my career so far. He managed to orchestrate a variety of differently focused stakeholders whilst getting the maximum output of this kind of melting pot workshop. He is very goal focused and stands strong in front of others. I hope to work with Martin in future again. He is my first choice whenever I need external project management.

Jan Ropers, Director - Head of Technology Consulting Services German and CEE at Willis Towers Watson

Martin has adopted Scrum in the fastest and most natural way I have ever seen the last ten years being in the business. He asks the right questions, he has the right mindset, and indeed, he lives Scrum. Not only because of his profound knowledge in agile and information technology, it's a pleasure to discuss and practice Scrum with him.

Jochen Dinter, Agile Coach


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