Program Manager/ Project Lead, PMO, Agile Coach, Interim Manager, SAP Expert, available

Program Manager/ Project Lead, PMO, Agile Coach, Interim Manager, SAP Expert,

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  • 85604 Zorneding Freelancer in
  • Graduation: Master of Technical Engineering and Business Administration (UAS)
  • Hourly-/Daily rates: not provided
  • Languages: German (Native or Bilingual) | English (Full Professional) | Spanish (Elementary)
  • Last update: 13.11.2020
Profileimage by Anonymous profile, Programm-/Projektleiter, PMO, Agile Coach, Interim Manager, SAP Experte
Professional Experience
  • More than 20 years of experience as freelance consultant, project lead and coach in managing projects, products and processes
  • Many years of practical expertise in agile project management with focus on strategy implementation, requirements management, process engineering and business transformation
  • Comprehensive know-how of best practice approaches and procedures in ERP and agile software development
  • In-depth knowledge of SAP products, focus on ERP financials
  • Extensive branch expertise in automotive, media, retail & consumer goods, machine and plant construction, services, fashion, high tech & IT, telecommunication and health care
  • International project assignments in South Africa, Colombia, USA, Germany, England, Romania, Turkey, Russia and Ukraine

  • Programme/ project and process management
  • Agile coaching of management & teams
  • Consulting in implementation and scaling of lean & agile methods and processes (Scrum@Scale, Kanban, LeSS, Nexus, Spotification, DAD, Scaled Agile Framework, Design Thinking etc.) to build governance and manage business initiatives
  • Transformation, turnaround und re-organization
  • Project Management Office (PMO)

Education & Training
  • Master of Industrial Engineering and Business Administration (UAS)
  • Certified SAP Consultant
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM), trained by Jeff Sutherland
  • SAFe Scaled Agile Program Consultant (SPC), trained by Dean Leffingwell

Language Skills
  • German (mother tongue)
  • English (fluent)
Latest Projects (Details)
  • Automotive, Southern Germany
    Agile coaching und consulting on implementing and scaling lean & agile methods and processes in transformation program to digitalize homologation processes
    • Project volume (indirect responsible): approx. 80m €
      Program members (FTE): approx. 80 in 22 teams (thereof six cross-functional), one community
    • Project mgmt. budget (direct responsible): 1,4m €
      Team members: 3-5
    • Assessment of the individual projects within the program regarding project management and agile working practices. Selection of a best practice method, design of a big picture and development of next steps.
    • Creation and development of change agents as driver and multiplier for the cultural and methodical transformation. Development of a mission statement, goals and tasks of the change agents.
    • Conceptual design of a transformation roadmap. Methodical supervision and coaching of chance agents, e.g. by establishing recurring project meetings or organizing of motivational speeches.
    • Development, deployment and establishment of requirements management process incl. methods (i.e. WSJF) and tools (e.g. Confluence).
    • Initiation and design of a cross-product release planning (SAFe) for the initiative.
    • Company of the program leads (coaching and recurring meetings) as well as the management core team (i.e. retrospectives).
    • Coaching und consulting with the initiative leads on migration of the program into the product and domain structure of the group organization (roles, events and artefacts). Application of SIPOC and Current Reality Tree (TOC).
  • Automotive, Southern Germany
    Design, deployment, operation & establishment of agile management practices on worldwide transformation program to replace the central assembly parts applications (materials management)
    • Project volume (indirect responsible): approx. 500m €
      Project members (FTE): approx. 150 in 26 teams (thereof four cross-functional), four communities
    • Project mgmt. budget (direct responsible): 3m €
      Team members: 8-12
    • Setting up and leading an agile project management team (resources, processes, events and artefacts). Development of mission statement, goals and tasks for the PM team (Scrum/ Kanban).
    • Coordination of a stakeholder analysis and communication strategy for the agile PM team.
    • Analysis and assessment (SWOT) of the program management practices (processes and tools) as well as development of recommended actions of best fit (agile) program management methods and policies.
    • Analysis, development and deployment (Design Thinking) of an optimized communication process and tools (i.e. Confluence) for reporting, decision making and escalation to management circles and boards by lean and tool-based workflows and templates.
    • Implementation and migration of task management for the cross-functional teams as well as management teams into the agile tool chain (Confluence and Jira).
    • Conceptual design, piloting and implementation (Design Thinking) of an agile risk management process (ROAM) and tools (Confluence). Established group standard for agile projects.
    • Conceptual design und incremental implementation of (aggregating) project management metrics into a developed template (management cockpit) to report to cross-functional teams, management teams and steering committees.
    • Conceptual design of an optimized and integrated release planning board (from idea to development to roll-out) via program Kanban and OKR.
    • Conceptual design of an agile budgeting (vision driven) and controlling (Kanban flow) process and tools.  
    • Periodical organization, coordination and conduction of big-room release planning workshops (best-fit) with up to 150 participants (organizational budget approx. 50K. €).
    • Organization, facilitation and postprocessing of (to some extent of several days' duration and/ or external) regularly management workshops (Open Space, World Café etc.) incl. speaker for key notes and motivational speeches (e.g. top athletes).
    • Preparation and postprocessing of periodical chief department manager committees, division manager committees and punctual items on the agenda of board meetings (identification of reporting and/ or strategic decision-making requirements incl. story line). Coordination and review of contents.  
    • PMO and company of a cross-functional management teams for business and IT integration.
    • Cross-linking and interchanging with other strategic group initiatives.
    • Implementation of regularly feedbacks (reflections and satisfaction surveys) to iterative optimize project management processes and tools.
    • Creation and publishing of success stories.

Additional Projects (Overview)
  • Automotive, Southern Germany
    Management of coaches and scrum masters on group program to re-engineer components/ parts management applications (ItO, OtO, OtD and DtCC)
  • Automotive, Southern Germany
    Project management lead and multi project management (PMO) on group program to re-engineer components/ parts management applications (ItO, OtO, OtD and DtCC)
  • Automotive, Southern Germany
    Project management lead on group process and application implementation to identify and trace assembly parts
  • Automotive, Southern Germany
    Project management lead for conceptual & IT design on manufacturing ramp up project in Thailand (high sea sales), India and China
  • Media and retail, Southern Germany
    Coaching and piloting scrum on development project of a SAP credit note processing cockpit
  • Furthermore, upwards of 50 successfully completed SAP projects as project lead and consultant in automotive, media, fashion, retail & consumer goods, machine and plant construction, high tech & IT, services, telecommunication and health care since 1998. Details on request.
  • 01/1998 - Present

  • Consultant, PMO, Project Manager, Agile Coach, Interim Manager

world-wide available; Munich area preferred
with possibility of 80% on-site; remote possible