fa·cil·i·tate (v) : (1) to make things easier (2) to help (something) run more smoothly and effectively (3) to create an environment where feedback, adaptation and learning can take place.
In organizations on their journey towards agility, facilitation is a critical activity and competency to enable success. I am an Agile Facilitator. Welcome to my website.
From individual project teams to entire organizations – I will facilitate your Agile journey with experience, empathy and passion. Together we will develop your individual solutions to continuously deliver value to the customer, create transparency and focus, foster a collaborative environment and have fun doing so. Because when it comes to project management, there is no „one size fits all“.
The facilitation of workshops and events is a true passion of mine. Enabling teams and groups to develop and agree new solutions around a shared goal is an art and a craft at the same time. And it’s extremely exciting – whether it’s a team retrospective or a big room planning or a hackathon with more than 100 participants.
Over the years I earned a reputation of holding highly dynamic seminars, trainings and talks which are popular at conferences, companies and universities.
My current seminars include Agile, Scrum and working in distributed, intercultural environments.
Michael has been around in my professional environment for many years and I had only ever heard good things about him. This year, as part of my new position, I finally had the opportunity to experience him myself as a trainer in workshops and as a „Personal Coach“ in designing my own workshops, and I can only say that everything I heard was true! His way of approaching things interactively, actively involving every participant, devoting himself enthusiastically to every question and always being on hand with advice and support are qualities that make every collaboration a real pleasure.
Michael has accompanied us on our Agile transformation journey for a long time. He gave us decisive impulses, has a very wide range in his toolbox and a very good feeling for organization.
He was an indispensable sparring partner and with great perseverance has put a lot on the road.
Thank you very much, Michael!
Our company had the pleasure of spending a two-day seminar with Michael, who helped us tremendously in learning feasible strategies for improving our cross-department collaboration and overall project management.
His profound insights into a variety of sectors was particularly helpful when it came to dealing with the real-life challenges we face on a daily basis. Beside his excellent knowledge his way of teaching is very passionate and inspiring. Throughout the seminar, Michael elaborated on a broad range of methodologies and we will apply many of his suggestions in the upcoming year and beyond.
He’s an overall great guy to know and work with and someone we highly recommend. Thank you, Michael!
Working with Michael Cramer is simply fun. He inspires with his lively explanation of theoretical knowledge, lets the participants experience it directly through practical exercises and creates successful and lasting changes in teams and organizations through the creative combination of different methods. Since he keeps a cool head even in difficult situations and influences others with his serenity, it is always an delight to work with him.
Michael Cramer is the kind of Agile Coach you want. With his extensive experience and with a lot of instinct for situation and group he helps teams as well as individuals to take the right steps – pragmatically and effectively.
His knowledge of methods in Agile approach and facilitation is great, his inventiveness is always surprising. It was a lot of fun to work with him and it helped me and us to move forward.
During a first assessment Michael has „opened our eyes“ for many improvement possibilities in our Agile framework. I was particularly impressed by his analytical strength in identifying problems within a short period of time, recognizing their organizational context and making very valuable suggestions for improvement.
But Michael does not stop at „consulting suggestions on slides“, instead he actively challenges and promotes their implementation. One example is the preparation and implementation of scaling Agile with several teams, a highly complex project. I can wholeheartedly recommend Michael Cramer to those looking for an Agile Coach in order to make their projects really successful.
Michael is an all-rounder, not only when it comes to process models and methods in agile software development. He can do Scrum Master AND Agile Coach, he not only gives Scrum trainings, but has also developed an exercise that allows the participants to practice Scrum and experience the difficulties of Scrum in a scaled environment live – including integration of the functionality – that is quite ingenious.
As a Scrum Master he rolls up his sleeves and gets involved, as an Agile Coach he challenges and gives the right impulses. And he always meets people at eye level, no matter if it is towards developers, project leads or management.
Hi, I’m Michael. I am an independent Agile Facilitator, Trainer and Coach. And I love my job. My homebase is Munich, Germany. I am passionate about Agile, fun at work, great teams, music, serious gaming and my family.
- Born in 1972, Generation X
- M.A. media computer science, completed studies in Furtwangen and Tel-Aviv
- Working in the area of project management since 1998
- Independent since 2004
- Fluent in English and German
- Life- and work-experience in the USA, UK, Israel, Austria, Nepal, Mozambique and Argentina
- Certified Professional Scrum Master
Completed successful projects for more than 20 clients, especially in the fields of
- software development
- medical technology
- additive manufacturing
- mobile applications
- public health
- transportation & logistics
- TV & entertainment
- trade fairs
Passion for Projects
Here are some examples of my work. There’s much more. Let’s have a chat…
EOS GmbH, Krailling
Assessment of Agile approach, facilitation of the resulting improvement measures. Coaching of Scrum Teams, adaptation of Scrum to the requirements of mechanical engineering. Mentoring of Agile organizational development and scaling, facilitation of Big Room Plannings and Flight Level Architectures.
The PM-Camp is the leading „unconference“ around the topic of project management. PM-Camps are currently held in 10 cities every year throughout Europe.
As a member of the initial organization team, I was involved in the facilitation and establishment of the PM-Camp Munich until gratefully passing on the baton in 2019.
Public Health, Kathmandu
Facilitation of workshops for the Nepal Health Sector Programme 2015-2020 in Nepal, in collaboration with UN, World Bank, GIZ, USAid, DFID, local ministries and institutions.
University of Salzburg, MMT
Lectures on Agile and Scrum for Master students, preparation for Scrum Master PSM I certification.
Ingenium, TU Darmstadt
Helmholtz Center, Munich
Max Planck Institute, Munich
Seminars on Agile project management for PhD Students and Post Docs.
Facilitation of management initiative workshops, client retrospectives, marketplaces, bar camps, hackathons and Open Jams, where more than 100 developers in mixed teams have two days to work on their own projects.
Logistics & Transportation
Regular trainings on project management in international and intercultural environments.
Center for International Health, Munich
Regular seminars for international Ph.D. students, mainly from Africa, Latin America und Southeast Asia.
Design of project-management-guides, templates, presentations, flyers and marketingmaterial for the PMOs of both enterprise and IT department on behalf of parameta consulting.
The inspiring design of project management materials was one crucial factor for the bestowal of the GPM-Award 2009.
Keynotes & Conferences
I regularly speak at conferences and offer sessions. Find some of the proceedings in the Material section.
This is my music and maker project, together with Mr. Saschmo Bibergeil.
Check it out at
Escape the BOOM!
This is a collaborative mobile game I created together with Achim Stremplat. I use it mainly for team building and retrospectives. And for fun.
Check it out at