Felix Rüssel

Management Consultant

felix.ruessel(at)kegon.de
Tel +49 611 20 50 80

Curriculum Vitae

Felix Rüssel is a graduate computer scientist (FH) and industrial engineer (FH) with many years of experience in agile methods and classical project management. Since 2014 he has been working as a management consultant for KEGON AG. Felix has been working intensively with agile approaches in the field of classical organizational structures for a long time. With his certification as Scaled Agile Framework® Program Consultant (SPC) Felix was the first consultant for this method in Germany, he is the first certified SAFe® Release Train Engineer and since April 2019 also SAFe® Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT). His professional activities focus on the optimization of product development processes in large organizations according to agile principles as well as the improvement of communication between business departments and product development.


Knowledge and main topics

  • Agility in large companies (agile@enterprise™, SAFe®)
  • Change management, agile transitions
  • Requirement analysis and management
  • Introduction of agile procedures
  • Role coaching and workshops on agile procedures
  • Project management
  • Optimization of product development processes


Project experiences (selection)

Introduction of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) at a Tier 1 supplier in the automotive sector

  • Trainer and consultant for the Scaled Agile Framework, Agile and Lean
  • Coach for the Release Train Engineer and the Line Management incl. Workshops for Executive Level
  • Execution of Value Stream Workshops and Design of the Process Organization
  • Establishment of new agile delivery organization ("Agile Release Trains") incl. adaptation to customer context with globally distributed teams and organizational units
  • Support in the preparation, execution and follow-up of PI Planning Meetings with more than 150 participants, partly with several globally distributed locations
  • Support in setting up further implementations/hubs/organizational units
  • Consulting Product Management and Product Owner with regard to structuring and handling the demands

Introduction of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) at a manufacturer of supply chain management solutions

  • Training the top managers of the entire group in the basics of SAFe®
  • Identification (value stream analysis), design and implementation of new agile delivery organization ("Agile Release Trains") S
  • upport in establishing a Lean Portfolio Management

Implementation of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) in a large logistics group

  • Trainer and consultant for the Scaled Agile Framework, Agile and Lean
  • Coach for the Release Train Engineer and the Scrum Master in the agile teams
  • Support in preparation, implementation and follow-up of PI/Release Planning Meetings with more than 100 participants
  • Conduction of various trainings and workshops for different customers, mostly with a focus on the Scaled Agile Framework, Product Ownership and organizational issues

Lean Consultant and Agile Coach for three pilot projects for testing agile approaches in a direct bank

  • Coaching of Scrum Master and Product Owner, teaching the basics of agile methods and practices
  • Coordination of the consultant colleagues and consolidation of the results from the pilot projects

Work as Scrum Master and Agile Coach for a project team in the aviation industry to develop information systems for pilots of an airline training and coaching the project team in agile fundamentals, formulation of a process for requirements analysis and management.