Mr Erik Yek
Erik Yek has over 20 years’ of combined work and practitioner experience in fields as diverse as business management, project management, executive and agile coaching, training and development, and DevOps. His main areas of focus include agile coaching, management development, information systems development, project management, business analysis, corporate strategizing, creative marketing, product positioning, practical research, leadership, team building, mind mapping, and other management “soft” skills.
Beginning in 2012 Erik has taken on the challenges of an agile coach and advisor and in this capacity he has since assisted over a dozen of mid- to large-sized private and government organizations to implement enterprise-level agile transformation initiatives with varying magnitudes of success.
In the capacity of an agile project leader Erik has helped numerous small and medium enterprises to conceptualize, initiate, deliver and deploy various categories of IT projects primarily through a combination of agile approaches such as Scum, Kanban, Extreme Programming, and Test Driven Development.
As a business developer, Erik has founded and managed a number of business startups, the latest of which is an IT consulting business specializing in marketing, project management, and systems solutions for the small and medium business segments in Singapore, Malaysia, and India. Previously, he led an international marketing firm in securing new business connections in the Middle East, China, India, New Zealand, Australia, and the U.S. Erik also has professional experience in turnkey project marketing, risk management, and executive education management.
Since 2013, Erik has obtained professional agile certifications in the forms of Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), ICAgile Certified Agile Project Manager (ICP-APM), ICAgile Certified Business Value Analyst (ICP-BVA), ICAgile Certified Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC), and Kanban Management Professional Level 1 (KMP-I). In late 2017 he received a Design Thinking certificate awarded by the Interaction Design Foundation of Denmark after graduating with distinction at the top 10 percent of the class. Since early 2018 Erik became certified as a DevOps practitioner and a DevOps coach.
Erik holds academic qualifications in the forms of a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Master of Applied Science degree, and a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration.
Erik also holds a professional trainer’s certification in Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) awarded by Singapore Work Development Agency.