Matthias Opitz (born 1958) is a graduate electrical engineer who started working in IT industry in 1988 as a software developer, and then with project management responsibility.
In 2010, with over 20 years of experience with various project methodologies – primarily in a PM role – Matthias took a chance to introduce agile software development with Scrum in his current work environment. Convinced by the results he continued working with Scrum. When perceiving the need for scaling agile Matthias attended a Leading SAFe training and initiated an evaluation of using SAFe for SW implementation projects at Deutsche Bahn. Since May 2017, he’s the RTE for BahnDirekt, an Agile Release Train responsible for the development and maintenance of bahn.de and the DB Navigator.Matthias holds SPC, PMP and CSM certifications.