David Baer

Management Consultant


Curriculum Vitae 

David Baer (born in 1973) has a degree in computer science engineering from ETH Zurich. From the beginning of his professional career he was interested in agile methods and approaches, first as a software developer, later as a project manager, team leader and in building up a testing department.

For many years, he has been involved in the agile community in Switzerland as co-organizer of the SwissICT Agile Breakfast and co-founder of the "Agile HR" and "Business Agility.

David Baer spoke at various conferences and on various topics in the context of agility. He is especially interested in the adaptation of agility in areas outside of software development.

Since December 2016 David Baer is certified as SAFe Practice Consultant (SPC) and has given countless trainings and accompanied many SAFe implementations.

Skills and main topics

  • Scaled agile organization

  • Organizational Development

  • Lean portfolio management

  • Software and product development

  • Team development

  • Agile HR & Business Agility

Project experiences (selection)

Next Step Agility, Introduction of DevOps and Business Agility for Swiss Industry/Logistics companies

  • Value Stream Orientation
  • Agile Coach for product management and management
  • Coaching of Scrum Master and Product Owners
  • Coaching of functions outside of IT: HR, Marketing
  • Introduction of OKRs (Objectives and Key Results)
  • Introduction of a Program Kanban

Introduction Lean Portfolio Management Swiss Federal Office

  • Agile Coach
  • Moderation of the Big Room events with 50+ participants
  • Coaching of the management personnel
  • Introduction of the Kanban system

Digitization initiative of a medium-sized telecommunications company

  • Agile Coach
  • Implementation of Scrum-Inhouse Trainings
  • Coaching of management, Scrum masters and product owners

Introduction of scaled agility at a Swiss financial software manufacturer

  • Agile Coach, SAFe Coach
  • Start of two Agile Release Trains
  • Facilitator in the SAFe ceremonies
  • Distributed Communities of Practice for Scrum Master and Product Owner
  • Trainers for trainings