Stefan Engels

Agile Coach, OKR Coach


Phone +49 611 20 50 80

Curriculum Vitae

Stefan Engels draws on many years of experience as an Agile Consultant and IT Manager/CTO. He has successfully supported company-wide agile transformations and change projects for various companies in the digital economy. His focus is on the implementation of company-wide agile scaling frameworks, agile program and portfolio management, and the establishment of cross-functional and distributed engineering teams. He pays special attention to the holistic accompaniment of a company to its business agility through the process model OKR (Objectives & Key Results). 

Main consulting areas

  • Agile Transformation & Change Management
  • Business Agility
  • Establishment and training of agile cross-functional and distributed engineering organizations
  • Agile program and portfolio management including product and engineering strategies
  • Establishment of operating organizations/infrastructures and/processes
  • Interim CTO/ CPO

Project experiences (selection)

Agile transformation of industry leading machine builder

  • Support of a business unit with focus on software development with approx. 120 FTE towards an agile organization
  • Leading the agile transformation team
  • Establishment of transformation backlog and support of all measures for successful transformation
  • Executive coaching for a better understanding of agile and servant leadership
  • Cultivation of the agile community of practice

Introduction and optimization of agile goal planning framework OKR

  • Analysis and based on that development of optimization measures for optimal OKR deployment
  • Execution of OKR training
  • Executive coaching for a better understanding of agile leadership
  • Support of all participants in the OKR process

Agile transformation of 30 decentralized product teams of a major bank

  • Training and coaching internal Agile transition team
  • Development and management of the iterative change model
  • Supporting the transformation on team, portfolio and program level
  • Support senior management for Agile Leadership

Publishing house - optimization of agile process models

  • Analysis and assessment of current agile majority degree in relation to workflows in software engineering and software & system architecture.
  • Elaboration and initiation of concept for optimization measures

Internet/Healthcare - Establishment of decentralized development location in Munich

  • Set up engineering teams including scrum master
  • Alignment of company-wide workflows for engineering, product management and operating for decentralized setup
  • Establish and continuously improve processes across sites
  • Establish measurability & visibility of team performance of the decentralized team through remote dailies/reviews