Claus Rothenburg

Management Consultant

claus.rothenburg(at)kegon.de
Tel +49 611 20 50 80

Curriculum Vitae

Claus Rothenburg studied law at the University of Heidelberg. After working in civil law law firms, he first worked for a management consultancy, where he learned agile methods and then switched to the product management of a market-leading software manufacturer in the field of public service. There he took part in the company-wide agile transition to Scrum and, as a certified product owner, bore the economic responsibility for a complex business service. In the course of his work, he regularly held lectures on legal and agile issues and held expert group meetings with representatives of the federal and state governments. As a management consultant and agile coach at KEGON AG, Claus accompanies various companies in the introduction of agile methods and values at team and management level. He is a certified Product Owner, Scrum Master and Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant.


Knowledge and main topics

  • Introduction of agile methods
  • Teamcoaching
  • Change- und Management Consulting
  • Product Owner Coaching
  • Agile methods: Scrum, Kanban, Management 3.0
  • Legal and contractual consulting for agile projects


Project experiences (selection)

Scrum Master/Agile Coach in the Digital Campus of a German Bank

  • Scrum Master in two teams of an agile cluster (scaled agile team of teams)
  • Ability of all cluster members to carry out a two-day large-scale planning according to ideas of the Scaled Agile Framework with approx. 100 internal and external stakeholders
  • Facilitator/Coach of the planning conference
  • Appointment to the core team of the cross-departmental program for training internal Scrum Masters

Agile Coaching for stakeholders in a German bank

  • Agile Coach for Lean & Agile Mindset on team- and management level
  • Agile preliminary studies and workshops on Agile Requirements Engineering
  • Implementation of Change and Product Backlog
  • Product Owner Coaching for employees in the specialist area 

Assessment on agile projects of an airline

  • Conception of Assessments
  • Coaching of the Chief Product Owner
  • Conducting individual interviews in the specialist area
  • Preparation of the final report with suggestions for improvement

Scaling of agile teams and processes in a logistics group

  • Creation of common objectives with managers and definition of a transition roadmap to a SAFe-development organization
  • Conducting value stream analyses with various development teams and supplementary individual interviews with executives from various specialist areas
  • Consulting the Portfolio Board on the introduction of comprehensive management and evaluation of large development projects using kanban-based methods

Coaching an agile transition in a German bank

  • Conducting workshops on lean & agile mapping of weak points to agile methods
  • Creating change and product backlog
  • Coaching the designated Product Owner

Product Owner at GIPmbH, Offenbach

  • Legal and technical analyses
  • Creation and maintenance of the product backlog
  • Common estimation and prioritization of requirements
  • Portfolio management
  • Coordination with other POs, configuration management and the company-wide release board
  • Customer information on upcoming features
  • Conduction of specialist group meetings with internal and external participants