Dr. Michael Diefenbach

Management Consultant

Tel +49 611 20 50 80

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Michael Diefenbach is a graduate engineer and information scientist. After studying information science, he earned his doctorate at the University of Giessen at the Institute for Medical Informatics. After his doctorate he worked in various companies as a technology consultant and management consultant. His main areas of activity are the analysis of complex facts and the conceptual processing of strategic questions up to the development of IT architectures and IT strategies. In addition, he has extensive experience in the management of IT projects in difficult project contexts and in temporary management. Michael is SAFe® Program Consultant SPC4.

Knowledge and main topics

  • Introduction of agile processes
  • Major projects and interim management
  • IT strategy and architecture management
  • Logistics systems
  • Automotive, banking and insurance, logistics, healthcare, IT service companies

Project experience (selection)

Development of an agile project organization according to Essential SAFe in the automotive sector program with approx. 120 employees

  • Agilisation of the project organisation based on Essential SAFe Implementation of 12 Scrum teams in a Release Train

Coaching of a prioritisation process in a cross-departmental development project in a tourism company

  • Conduction of several workshops with product owners and Scrum Masters
  • Coaching of the central development consisting of several Scrum teams in a Release Train, Teams and 6 product owners
  • Implementation of a comprehensive prioritization process (according to WSJF procedures)

Management workshop for the agile transformation of the project management organization and the decentralized resource management in the automotive sector

  • Conduction of a workshop Agilisation project management organization and resource management
  • Focuses were the topics "Scaling agile projects" and "agile resource management"
  • Management in large organizations

Supporting the establishment of an agile DevOps organization in finance

  • Survey and structuring of the DevOps processes and the current tool chain in an assessment
  • Systematization of the existing DevOps processes and identification of improvement measures

Execution of an "Agile Assessment" on team level and program level in the automotive sector

  • Introduction into SAFe structures
  • Showing scaling options
  • Conducting interviews and workshops
  • Evaluing the results

Team coaching during the implementation of a "big room planning" at a financial service provider

  • Intensive coaching of the teams during a meeting lasting several days for strategic project planning in the form of a big room planning