Personal Profile


Tokyo, Japan

Seiji Kawakami works as a scrum master, agile coach with KDDI.

KDDI is one of the biggest telecomunication companies in Japan.

He had lead the first introduction of Scrum to KDDI and has been coaching multiple Scrum teams internally making KDDI one of the most well-known Scrum comapnies in Japan.

Scrum adoption process to a Japanese company was not easy.

The creed of Kawakami is "Shared recognition of business goals among PO and development team supports smooth progress of sprint", and strives to disseminate Scrum and business modeling with UML.

He's now focusing more about business sucess utilizing various techniques including Business Model Canvas/Lean Canvas, User Story Mapping and Lean Thinking.