Hallo, mein Name ist

Marcus A. Schürstedt

Ich bin ein Freiberufler, der sich auf die Themen Training und Coaching spezialisiert hat, um Sie und Ihr Unternehmen zu unterstützen. 

Ich kann auch bei Trainingsaktivitäten als Train-the-Trainer agieren. 

Ein Schwerpunkt meiner Arbeit sind agile und lean Methoden und Tools.
Einführung und Einsatz von SCRUM, Kanban, Prince 2 Agile oder Design Thinking.
Agile Tools von Atlassian (Jira, Confluence) oder Kanban Tools wie Kanbanize. 

Anwendung von Scrum und Kanban im Training als EduScrum bzw. EduKanban. 

Dozent für Intercultural Communication 
Dozent für Data Science

Ich fokusiere

Training Coaching Consulting Interkulturel Agile


Ich mache Trainings in jedweder Form. Webinars, Workshops als Train the Trainer, Agile Themen, grosse Trainingsprojekte für tausende Mitarbeiter und mehr.


Ich bin NLP Coach und habe eine Zulassung als Heilpraktiker für Psychotherapie. Daher kann ich auch in schwierigen Situationen das richtige Mittel finden.


Manchmal muss man nur wissen "Wie". Hier kann ich mit meiner Erfahrung beraten und unterstützen. Coaching und Consulting ergänzen sich hier.


Ich habe schon auf allen Kontinenten als Trainer und Consultant gearbeitet. Trainings müssen dem kulturellem Hintergrund angepasst werden.


It-guy -> Business & Marketing -> Psychologie von Software Development zu Business Development & persönlicher Entwicklung.

Über mich

Akademiker mit einem Abschluss in Informatik, International Marketing und einem Master in Business Administration. 

Zulassung als Heilpraktiker für Psychotherapie. Ausgebildeter NLP Coach. 

Zertifizierter SCRUM Master und Project Owner. Prince 2 und Prince 2 Agile Practitioner. Kanban und Design Thinking. 

Meditation Vipassana, Metta, Mindfulness.

Haben Sie ein Projekt in dem Sie meine Unterstützung brauchen?

my story

Skills auf die Sie
vertrauen können

Started with doing trainings as a student of computer science. Office, Pascal, Linux for NCR/AT&T. Never let training go. Just found my passion. 

Worked as sales rep (we made more than 20 billion turnover with PCs in our team), support specialist, consultant in the business process management area.

I worked as a therapist and NLP coach. 

When working for the small, but global operation BPM vendor, the trainings become global. Europe, USA, Canada, China, Middle East. Lot’s of cultural experience from that time. Started with eLearning quite early and a lot of experience with webinars (always use a pen!). 

As a continuous learner I am interested in the newest trends in training. I am using technology like pen input, but new training styles are very interesting too. With my work for the university I am free to experiment. 

Please download my profile to get more information. 

Per se I am not a planner. So agile thinking was my way always. 

  1. Look where you are and where you want to go
  2. Make a small step into the direction
  3. Stop and evaluate what you learned so far
  4. Goto 1

Rule: when you have two similar option choose the one which gives you more flexibility. 

Agile working starting in my very first projects as lead for a software development project for the German Army hospitals. Whil working as a BPM solution provide we worked with the motto: Agile Processes with Adaptive Process Discovery. An agile thinking in the BPM world. 

Recently I formalized this practical know-how in a more formal education and certification in Scum, Design-Thinking, Kanban, Lean Software Development.

This way I can know combine practical know-how with the latest trends and learnings of the agile world. 

A quote from a good friend and colleague: „Marcus has the ability to make 1+1=3. He sees combinations where we normal thinker see just the average.“

Quite amazing, but the Myres-Briggs type system explains a lot of myself: https://www.16personalities.com/intp-personality

I see more the drawbacks of this type personally, on the other hand there is a lot of potential I would like to bring in. 

I worked a lot with Moodle, as I speak PHP. Same for WordPress as a LMS system. 

Adobe captivate of course. 

SAP Enable now, a system I really like a lot. So much potential. 

I started with computer science. Know programming from the basics. Speak C#, PHP, Java, Python, Javascript and more. 

My philosophy: if I can understand it, I can program it. 

I have experience in the Windows world, but although in Linux and OS/X. Did some development for Android, less for IOS. 

Databases from Oracle, MS-SQL to MySQL. Some No-SQL as well. 

I did some work in the open-source sector, e.g. in the business open-source context. 

I love to play with the newest things in technology. Own an Amazon Echo since it came out in the US. Did some work with skill development, chatbots etc. 

I own VR equipment, 360° cameras. Love machine learning and AI (one of my hobbies). 

Nowadays I would not consider me a hardcore developer – more someone who knows how it is done. The time of Pizza nights is over :). 

Nevertheless, I can do:

    • *** .net project – transfer Salesforce based support solution into a BPM driven solution Asp.Net web application with ad-hoc live data migration 
    • *** php wordpress based solution – pilot show case for integration of wordpress and Microsoft AI tools – Microsoft QNA Maker and Microsoft Bot tools for automatic knowledge base building
    • *** javascript, node.js – pilot show case – open source kanban board control with mobile phone data entering via web sockets
    • *** .net, javascript – integration of quickbooks accounting software into Ultimus BPM to set up a workflow driven in-house accounting solution

Just to mention a few more recent one. 

Why do I write here about hobbies? 

Because I think you hire a person, not a machine. 

Even I am a lot into AI, machine learning and the philosophy behind it. 

As long term meditation practioner I have some interesting insights how our brain works. 

Marcus A. Schürstedt
Trainer & Coach
über 10
abgeschlossene Projekte

Questions? I have answers

FAQ - Ihre Fragen

Just head down to the contact form and drop me a message.

Sofern mein persönlicher Einsatz vor Ort benötigt wird, bevorzuge ich kurzfristige Engagements. 

Bei der Zusammenarbeit bei Trainingsinhalten, beispielsweise Kurserstellung stehe ich aber gerne auch als langfristiger Partner zur Verfügung. 

Sure, I do On-Site trainings and workshops. I do prefer Online or remote jobs so. 

Course development is done remote in my creative office – see next question.

Very good question. True is, that a small laptop is not a good environment to develop learning content. 

I have a laptop with pen digitizer for workshops or trainings.

Development is done in my creative office.

Here I have two 28 Zoll monitors, one 4k, one Full-HD. A i7-8700 powered computer with 32GB RAM and a GTX 2080 graphic card. 

My office is connected with DUAL Wan (Telekom and Vodafone) with a failover load-balancer. 

For testing I do have ipads, iphone, android phone and tablet, and a Apple OS-X environment. 

Furthermore I do have VR equipment, if you want to go further down the road. VR set plus 360° camera equipment. 

On the soft skill side, I worked with many different LMS, am profound in Affinity Photo (a photoshop replacement), have enough technical curiosity to work with any system. I like to learn new things and environments. 

You can ask my wife – I buy a new phone every two month to have something new to play. 

Definitely, feel free to use it and modify it as you see fit, in personal or commercial projects. No attribution is required, but appreciated.

Trainings Portfolio

From SME – subject matter expert – to a trainer. This workshops show the tips and tricks. Theory and praxis. Cover areas like eLearning and webinars as delivery platform as well. Highly customized to your trainer needs. 

From LMS based on WordPress or SAP Enable Now to Jira, concepts of machine learning using Microsoft Azure tools, or your own inhouse software – I can provide you with the content, structure, and execution of the trainings. Instructor-led on-site, or a webinar series. 

Agile methods like SCRUM, Design Thinking, Kanban are my current focus. 

Traditional topics like communication skills, negotiation skills, intercultural skills, conflict management skills, or resilience empowering – can be covered to your needs. 

Using an approach described by Jeff Sutherland and Scott Downey as Shock Therapy – Bootstrapping Hyperproductive Scrum I coach through the first steps into agile SCRUM.

More information about this on my SCRUM blog: https://scrum.schuerstedt.com.

You want to use Kanban in your projects, or you need more flexibility in your Scrum efforts? 

I can assist in the migration, and teach you and your team the best practices in using Kanban in projects. 

From team kanban, into the Kanban as a process improvement method to portfolio Kanban. 

If you need to get your vision and ideas first, before using agile delivery methods, Design Thinking is the way to go. 

I can facilitate your Design Thinking workshop, and lead you into the agile world by using Scrum or Kanban in your Design Thinking prototyping of your minimal viable product. 

I do like to explain things. Participants attest me, that I am able to explain complicated systems in a way, that one can understand it. 

Currently I am working on explainer videos a lot. See sample on my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqtKHyye-0mK1Gx7WGaK3uw

Ich bin ein grosser Fan von MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) Kursen, wie zum Beispiel dem Angebot von Coursera

In Deutschland noch nicht überall bekannt. 

Was ich mache, ist diese Kurse in meine eigenen Kurse zu integrieren. 

Der Lernende bekommt dabei die notwendige Unterstützung das Material auch wirklich zu erfassen. Die Abbruchquote bei solchen MOOCs ist sehr hoch. 

Im Gegenzug können professional aufbereitete Inhalte verwendet werden und gerade im Bereich der Methodik des „Flipped Classrooms = der Lernende bereitet sich Online vor und das eigentliche Training ist dann ein vertiefen des Erlernten) eine willkommene Abwechslung. 

Sprechen Sie mich an, welche Coursera Inhalte für Ihre Zielgruppe in Frage kommt. Die Themen sind sehr vielfältig. 


Marcus A. Schürstedt

67227 Frankenthal Pfalz, Schulstr. 19
E-Mail: marcus@schuerstedt.com

Telefon: +49 176 55 33 11 29

Lassen Sie uns über Ihr Projekt reden!