Claus Rothenburg

Management Consultant

Tel +49 611 20 50 80

Curriculum Vitae

After studying law, Claus Rothenburg switched from legal activities to the technical department of a software company that is a market leader in the public sector. During a company-wide agile transformation, he was trained as a Product Owner and developed economically successful business services with interdisciplinary teams. 
His enthusiasm for Lean & Agile eventually led him to KEGON AG, where Claus Rothenburg has since supported many companies as an Agile Coach, Trainer, Management Consultant and Scaled Agile Practice Consultant (SPC6) in change processes at all levels.

Knowledge and main topics

  • Lean-Agile mindset and methods (Scrum, Kanban); Management 3.0
  • Lean Portfolio Management
  • Methods for scaling agile teams (SAFe, Scrum of Scrums, LeSS)
  • Change- and Management consulting 
  • Accompanying agile transformations through training and workshops, interim assumption of roles or appropriate coaching

Project experiences (selection)

Various trainings and workshops at different customers, mostly focusing on the Scaled Agile Framework, Product Management and Organizational Development

Preparation and execution of standard trainings of Scaled Agile Inc.; design, preparation and execution of customer specific trainings and workshops in the context of several SAFe Transformations.

SAFe implementation at a German automotive group 

  • Coaching five of the company's internal method owners
  • Developing a transition roadmap with the method owners 
  • Conducting preparatory management briefings for SAFe implementation
  • Team self-assessments (SAFe Measure & Grow workshops) and retrospectives with teams to obtain a baseline and derive improvement measures for the change backlog
  • Conducting SAFe Value Stream Identification Workshops (identification of Operational Value Streams and Development Value Streams)

SAFe implementation at an automotive manufacturer (not passenger cars)

  • Training and workshops on agile principles and SAFe (Leading SAFe and SAFe for Teams training)
  • Coaching of key roles and teams of an Agile Release Train during the second and third Planning Interval

Agile Coach in the context of a bank’s transition

  • Facilitator of team events and scaled meetings at programm level 
  • Workshops on the identification of value streams, objectives, roadmaps and change backlog
  • Customised Product Owner and Product Manager trainings with the following focal points:
  • Customer Centricity: Personas, Costumer Journeys and Story Maps
  • Agile requirements management: from Epics to Features to User Stories
  • Agile estimation methods 
  • Techniques for splitting requirements 
  • Prioritising requirements
  • Product Owner coaching 
  • Interim assumption of the role Scrum Master within a team
  • Management support and management coaching 
  • Customised workshops on SAFe and scaled agility  

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