digitalien.org — Stefan Knecht
I support Product and Platform Development, digitalisation, new working modes or decomissioning with SMA Solar Technology AG.
Finding robust solutions for good problems: adequate organisation, agile behaviour nudges or interim management.
Industrial and Organisational Psychologist, University Diploma
Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC)
Certified Agile Leader (CAL-1+2)
Scrum Professional (CSP)
Kanban Systems Design (KMP1)
Product Owner (CSPO, CSP-PO)
Professional Scrum Master (PSM)
Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
Methods: Impact Mapping, Story Mapping, Organizational Development, Scrum, Kanban, Scrumban, Lean Startup, Large Group Formats / Open Spaces, Conflict Mediation, Appreciative Inquiry, Requirement Engineering, Beyond Budgeting, OKRs, Flight Levels, Design Thinking, (…)
As an experienced project manager, industrial and organisational psychologist and certified agile coach, I master all important classical and agile management frameworks and hybrids.
We jointly find a suitable and sustained approach, then implement it.
From requirements gathering to priorisation in a transparent backlog towards a minimum viable product — across Impact Mapping or OKRs if you need them: deliver value sustainably.
Organisational development works on hindering circumstances.
No one likes to be changed. Through elaborating own insights, negotiating enablement and practicing competencies and ability, roadblocks vanish. Effective change and sustainable transformation only happens driven by employees.
This enablement to self-organise and Diese Befähigung zu Selbstorganisation und responsibility is an empirical social process: acceleration grips with deeper and broader experience.
Coaching and training for teams, specialists and managers are more effective with applicable reference to their own organisational environment.
Learning happens best and sustainably within your manifest environment: Lean, Scrum, Kanban, project and programme management using Confluence and Jira – remotely or in presence, practical and immediately useful.
My trainings for agile practices and adapted methods come right out of the corporate reality — slight doses of humor instead of ready-mades.
Organisational development and coaching for development, DevOps, sales and marketing in teams and management levels
Playbooks and training concepts for the introduction and operational use of SAFe as a scaled agile method
Global appliance manufacturer
Coaching of the global marketing teams for efficient agile methods and formats
program lead for a large health publisher and its transformative reorganisation of structures, workflows, methods and SaaS/cloud tech; individual, team and leadership coachings; requirement gathering, priorising
Medical device manufacturer
Coaching and trainings to shift from waterfall organisation to Scrum
For several mid-size companies, start-ups and international corporations
Trainings, advisory and operational support: introduction and implementation of agile methods for both existing and new projects
Establishing, training and hardening self-organising practices and tooling to quickly develop an MVP
For several international corporations
Concept, structure, set-up, administration, training and operation: introduction of project tracking for up to 600 users per installation; same for robust intra/extranets.
Global Insurance Group
Lead Scrum Master for the first Scrum-based product development, crisis moderation and mediaton, agile basics trainings for lead roles and managers, introduction of Kanban systems zu optimise flow, core product development projects, decomissioning of legacy systems
Project consulting and implementation support: refactoring of a grown code base into a modular structure
International market research company
“Global Lead Location Intelligence”, concept and product development: integration of geo data and spatial analysis into behavioural research and insight generation
Geo data start-up
Co-founder and CIO of a venture capital funded start-up: algorithmic conflation of vectorised geo data into hi-res, multimodal maps; conception and production of six early iPhone Apps »Walk & Ride«; quality assurance, sales and marketing
Diversified media conglomerate
“Head of Media Intelligence”, program lead: data driven behavioural research and analysis, pattern recognition and machine learning to extend linear program planning to secondary screens
Largest german eCommerce
Programme management: planning and priorising of strategic development projects
Culture and event management
Commercial redevelopment of a privately financed arts and cultural centre in a former schnapps factory at Praterinsel, an island amidst the river Isar
Sales and development of a semantic tool for professional corporate knowledge management and dissemination
Several special interest publishers
Concept and operational production of portals and magazine sites