Dr. René Hussong

Management Consultant

rene.hussong(at)kegon.de
Tel +49 611 20 50 80

Curriculum vitae

René Hussong got his Ph.D. in Computer Science (M.Sc.) in 2010 from Saarland University, 
Saarbrücken, Germany. Following interdiscipli-nary research with fellowships in the US and Luxembourg, Dr. Hussong is focusing on agile software and product development since 2013. He held positions as Product Owner, Scrum Mas-ter and Senior Project Manager – in scaled, agile environments, as well as in classical project set-tings. Dr. Hussong is management consultant and partner at KEGON AG, certified SAFe® pro-gram consultant (SPC) und SAFe® Release Train engineer (RTE). In the last years, he has coached and driven agile transformations with numerous, globally acting customers in various industry sectors.  


Knowledge and key topics

  • Scaling, e.g. using SAFe®
  • Agile software and product development
  • Scrum and agile leadership
  • Agile transformation and transition
  • Coaching and training 


Project experiences (selection)

Intelligent energy transmission & distribution – a stepwise implementation of SAFe

  • Agile coach and management consultant
  • Creation of a context-specific, highly individual transformation roadmap
  • Coaching the LACE team

Global automotive supplier – Cross-domain SAFe® initiative

  • SAFe® trainer, coach und consultant
  • Co-training/-coaching with internal coaches

Energy Automation

  • SAFe® trainer and coach
  • ART preparation, launch and coaching
  • Preparation & execution of a fully virtual value stream workshop for multiple locations
  • Stepwise extension to a SAFe® Large Solution

Automobile manufacturer – SAFe® ART Launch 

  • SAFe® trainer and coach
  • ART identification and setup 

Global automotive supplier – SAFe® implementation

  • Analysis of existing implementation, preparation of multi-project scenarios, derivation and implementation of a change backlog, ART relaunch and restructuring of the PI planning, coaching the execution phases
  • Consulting & coaching w.r.t the OEM interface & the collaboration model
  • SAFe® trainings
  • Training and coaching of internal SAFe® Program Consultants (SPCs)

Medical Engineering – SAFe® implementation

  •      SAFe® trainings on management and PO/PM-level to support on-boarding of employees

SAFe® Coaching at an international automotive supplier

  • Coaching of an individual large solution with two internationally active and distributed Agile Release Trains (ARTs)
  • Implementation of SAFe® Trainings

Agiles Coaching and consulting in a logistics company

  • Establishment of a new, agile project structure across distributed locations and several teams

Team Lead in an e-commerce direct insurance

  • Product Owner and Senior Project Manager
  • Scrum Master and Agile Coach
  • Project-specific implementations of agile scaling, using SAFe® Essential, partly in combination with a classic project environment

Agile Transformation in an IT Direct Insurance

  • Process design and change management
  • Introduction and development of agile teams (Scrum and Kanban)
  • Initiation of DevOps and development of continuous integration and test automation