Nikolaos Kaintantzis

Management Consultant


Curriculum Vitae

Niko Kaintantzis holds a degree in computer science engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) as well as a degree in systemic coaching and organizational consulting. 
During and after his studies he worked with international teams on the development and design of business-critical Java Enterprise applications. He made a name for himself as a UI technology expert. He trained course participants in requirements engineering and usability techniques. He is author and co-author of two teaching materials for computer science trainees. And is certified by the Swiss Association for Adult Education (SVEB) to conduct events with adults.
In 2006 he was in charge of Scrum and Kanban implementations for Swiss customers. Due to his many years of experience in the conception and development of complex software solutions with several distributed teams, he dealt with the scaling issue early on and was one of the first SAFe experts and LeSS executives in Switzerland. Since 2019 he is additionally SPCT and trains other SAFe trainers.
In January 2018, he received the certificate as a systemic coach and has been conducting coaching sessions since then, especially leadership coaching. He deepened his training and graduated in January 2020 as a systemic coach and organizational consultant with a diploma recognized by the Swiss Professional Association for Supervision and Organizational Consulting (BSO). 

Knowledge and main topics

  • Role coaching, consulting and implementation support in SAFe, LeSS, Scrum, Kanban, RUP and DevOps
  • Agile organisation in SMEs and large companies
  • Portfolio Management 
  • Systemic coaching of managers and employees
  • Leadership and moderation of workshops and large group formats
  • Agile and user-centric requirements elicitation and documentation

Project Experiences (Selection)

SAFe® consulting and coaching of key roles for various teams of a telco provider

  • Support in coaching the SAFe transformation
  • Setting up the Agile Release Trains including training of the team and key roles
  • Role clarification and coaching in the roles
  • Planning and support of the first two PI planning sessions, support in preparing and conducting workshops

SAFe-Assessment for a public safety organisation

Years after starting with SAFe, after three ARTs and after establishing the portfolio level, the customer wants an outside view of his company.

  • Design and preparation of the assessment for portfolio and all ARTs
  • Conducting interviews
  • Aggregation of the findings
  • Presentation of the results 

Introduction and establishment of Agile and SAFe techniques in a major project in the financial sector 

  • The introduction (planning and moderation) of the first four PI-Plannings and Inspect and Adapts
  • Coaching of the teams on Scrum level
  • Coaching of the project management
  • Setup of the RTE and handover