What I do

Training Courses

Certified training courses on behalf of Scrum.org and Lean Kanban University


Custom made workshops designed to address specific topics


Advisory on business agility

What others say about me

Moti Geva

Moti Geva

Director project management - Comscore

"A few years ago I have joined a PSMI course given by Matthijs. The course was given in an extremely professional way both on the material that was taught, the way it was taught and time management. All Scrum principles were explained in a very clear way using multiple examples from the daily routine of a Scrum Master. Matthijs was very knowledgeable in the agile world in general and in the Scrum world in particular and although I already practiced Scrum for a few years as a Scrum Master, the amount of knowledge I gained in those few days is priceless. Furthermore, Matthijs is a great person who teaches the material in a very positive and friendly environment which gave me as a student lots of motivation to explore more in the agile world."

Davorka Ruskac

Davorka Ruskac

Senior Agile Coach

"Matthijs was engaged to provide Scrum Master and Product Owner training for Dutch Central Bank where my role was Senior Agile Coach. Matthijs demonstrated a high level of flexibility and creativity and was able to engage the attendees by running the training like an agile project. A lot of very colourful posters were giving the training a distinct “Matthijs” flavour. Matthijs has a lot of real-life experience and knows in depth where the real challenges in agile adoption exist. Matthijs provided excellent demonstrations and cases for the training. We were solving real problems and dealing with day-to-day issues. That made the training really “stick” with the audience."

Gert-Jan van Kempen

Gert-Jan van Kempen

Product Owner AI for employees - ABN Amro

"I've had many trainers during my professional career, but Matthijs was refreshing! In 2018 I followed the Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO I) course. The training itself was setup as a Scrum Sprint, all topics were handled as Product Backlog Items, the training schedule was the roadmap, and so on. Not your everyday Powerpoint slide training, there was even no Powerpoint at all. Great! And on top of that, Matthijs is an experienced Product Owner so he knows what he's talking about. Learn Scrum from the best, learn from Matthijs."

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Fraser Hill

Digital Executive Leader - Shell

"I participated in Professional Scrum Product Owner Training which was facilitated by Matthijs. This was the best content and facilitated training that I have ever had. Matthijs balanced the complexity of the material with the need to handle questions from the delegates in a flexible and enjoyable way. Far from the normal “dry” training that I have had in the past."

Kinshuk Kale

Kinshuk Kale

Change agent, Agile and Innovation Coach

"Matthijs is without a doubt one of the best trainers. He not only has mastered all the theory behind Scrum, but he has vast experience in applying that knowledge in the enterprise world. In his training courses he doesn't just spout the agile platitudes at you, but deals with the real-life messy business of applying agile ideals to the day to day work. Matthijs' trainings are invaluable if you are planning to actually be agile instead of just learning about Scrum."

Recommended resources for agile practitioners

My blog


How I became a Professional Scrum Trainer

Last year I reached a very important goal I had set for myself: I became a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) on behalf of Scrum.org. But why was this so important to me, and how did I get on this path?


Update Scrum Guide: what else is new?

In my previous blog post I highlighted 5 common misconceptions about Scrum that are set straight in the latest release of the Scrum Guide. But what else is new? A quick overview for active Scrum practitioners.


Values matter… a lot

To be successful as a team or organization you need to have some sort of moral alignment for constructive behaviour and daily decision making. Values matter.

Who I am

Matthijs de Booij

Matthijs de Booij

Trainer, Workshop Facilitator, Consultant, Blogger

My mission: inspiring others to discover new ways of working. Over the years, I have provided 100+ training courses and workshops in the fields of Scrum, Agile Product Development, Kanban, and personal leadership. I have advised and coached 15+ different organizations within various industries like banking, healthcare, and retail. Before becoming an external consultant, coach, and trainer, I have been 5+ years part of different Scrum Teams as a Development Team member, Product Owner, and Scrum Master.

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