The focus of my work is to: Enabling Company-wide Agility and (social, economic & environmental) Sustainability even in Large & Distributed Organizations.
I work as an independent coach, consultant, trainer, speaker, and author from Braunschweig, Germany. My know-how in agile processes is based on over twenty years of experience in project and product development. I am an experienced agile process coach and trainer. I have worked with teams using agile processes successfully on medium-sized to large mission-critical projects. As a coach, I’m focusing on the process as well as on the quality and the soft factors. I work also as a facilitator for retrospectives and help my clients this way to improve their way of working.
I have recently co-created an assessment for (agile) teams to gauge the environmental, social, and economic impact of their products and services. Besides that, I have published my experience in various books, having pair-written the most recent one with John Buck on Company-wide Agility with Beyond Budgeting, Open Space & Sociocracy (dubbed BOSSA nova).
I am a member of the AgileAlliance (having served the board from 2003 to 2007) and have recently founded the “Agile Sustainability Initiative” which aims at increasing the sustainability awareness of the Agile community’s possibilities to make a difference. I am a member of the program committee of many different American, Asian, and European conferences, where I have presented my work. I hold an M.A. in Business Coaching & Change Management, a Dipl.Eng. (MSc.) in product engineering, and am trained as a pollution control commissioner on ecological environmentalism.