André Heijstek

André has worked for the last 20 years in various functions, mostly within software development. His passion is to improve the way software development organisations work, be it through process improvement, coaching, craftsmanship development, organisation structures, etc.

André is certified CMMI Instructor and Lead Appraiser and Certified Scrum Master.

Detailed CV (pdf)


What do others say about André?

“Andre has the ability to bring the dull CMMi business alive. He has a pragmatic approach but keeps in mind the target. I strongly believe he will guide us to a CMMi maturity Level 3 before the end of the year. And that exactly what I asked him to do. Harmen” January 14, 2010
Top qualities: Expert , Good Value , High Integrity

Harmen Coops
hired Andre as a Business Consultant in 2009

“Andre knows a zillions ways to get the best out of people in work groups and meeting. He gets them to share experiences, stimulate each other in exploring new knowledge, and finding ways to deploy it and benefit from it. He has contributed to many SPIder workgroups and sessions, thereby supporting the SPIder mission to deploy and improve SPI and Quality.” January 31, 2010

Ben Linders , President , SPIder (Dutch SPIN)

Was with another company when working with Andre at SPIder werkgroep Invoeringsstrategieën.

“André is a very experienced, pragmatic expert in the field of engineering process improvement. To work with and learn from him is always a pleasure, not only because of his agreeableness but first of all because of his excellent work.” January 19, 2010

Top qualities: Great Results , Personable , Expert

Eberhard Huebner

hired Andre as a Process Improvement Consulting in 2006 , and hired Andre more than once

“As a consultant dealing with sensitive areas of change, it is important to be both confident and sympathetic and Andre's approach exemplified this. His extensive subject knowledge, thoroughness and enthusiasm greatly benefitted our clients. I can most heartily endorse Andre who is consistently professional and a real team player who keeps the focus on success for the customer.” September 22, 2005

David Covey , Senior Associate Consultant , Q-Labs

worked directly with Andre at q-labs

“André has worked with us as as a trainer and coach, and a lead assessor sw-CMM, in our process improvement efforts, educating approx 100 IT professionals and leading more than a dozen assessments. The results have been not just good (useful) feedback to the organization on their way of working, but also personal and professional growth for our IT staff. I highly recommend André. Wil Spronck” January 20, 2010

Top qualities: Expert , Good Value , High Integrity

Wil Spronck

hired Andre as a IT Consultant in 2003 , and hired Andre more than once 


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