Johannes Kling

Management Consultant

Tel +49 611 20 50 80

Curriculum Vitae 

After his studies in information design, Johannes Kling gained professional experience as a project manager and business analyst at an engineering service provider as well as in the insurance industry and medical technology, in Germany, Switzerland and the US. Since 2016, Johannes has been focusing on agile approaches. He has worked as a Product Owner and as a Scrum Master, among other roles, and has been a SAFe® Practice Consultant since 2016. He shares his practical experience with lean-agile approaches on team level and in scaled agility as an agile coach, trainer and organizational consultant.

Skills and main topics

  • Agile Transformation
  • Training and Agile Coaching
    (Team Level and Scaled Agile with e.g. SAFe®, LeSS, Nexus, Scrum@Scale, Disciplined Agile etc.)
  • Alternative organizational forms (Sociocracy 3.0, Collegial Leadership, ...)
  • (Lean) Project Portfolio Management
  • Business Process Engineering
  • Business Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Leadership Coaching (self-leadership and personal effectiveness, among other things on the basis of non-violent communication according to Marshall Rosenberg)

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.

Machine manufacturer - Launch of an Agile Release Train

  • Training of teams in agile methods
  • Coaching of Scrum Masters and Product Owners on ART and team level
  • Support in preparing the ART and the first PI Planning
  • Management consulting

Pharmaceutical company – adoption of agile approaches in marketing

  • Training of teams in agile methods
  • Coaching of Scrum Masters and Product Owners
  • Management consulting

Major German bank during the transformation to a digital tech company

  • Execution of agile formats for several teams at distributed locations in different time periods
  • Coaching of the teams in agile topics such as Backlog Refinement, Definition of Ready/Definition of Done, T-Shaping etc.
  • Onboarding of new employees (internal/external) with regard to agile methods
  • Coaching of teams regarding cross-team work (following SAFe®, LESS etc)
  • Developing and implementing metrics
  • Supporting the teams in the use of Atlassian Confluence & Jira
  • Support of other Scrum Masters

Agile Coach at a passenger transport service company

  • Agile coaching on the team and team-of-teams/program levels
  • Consulting of key people (department managers, budget controllers, product owners)
  • Process design and change management
  • Facilitation of regular cross-team events for synchronization, reviews and continuous improvement 
  • Consulting and support for the implementation of KPI and appropriate metrics

Agile coach for the Agile transformation of the manufacturer of a smart home solution

  • Coaching of a first interdisciplinary distributed team
  • Consulting of CEO and CTO
  • Scrum trainings
  • Coaching of key people (e.g. Scrum Master and Product Owner)
  • Introduction of Lean Portfolio Management
  • Training of the WSJF method

Agile Coach during the Agile Transformation of a telecommunication service provider

  • Lean/Agile coaching on the team and team-of-teams/program levels

  • Transformation of teams and projects/Agile release trains in different value chains

  • Conducting trainings and consulting and coaching of key people (e.g. Scrum Master and Product Owner, project and line managers, partly intercultural between Switzerland/China)

  • Partial temporary assumption of the Scrum Master role

  • Management and coordination of a consulting team