• Volkhard Kantner

    Management Consultant

    Language(s): German, English
  • Brief profile

    Volkhard Kantner has been working in the IT industry for more than 25 years. As a software developer and team leader of development teams in the banking environment, he learned the practical basics of agile approaches in the USA. Since 2001 he worked in Germany for a large telecommunication company. Initially, he worked as a project manager (PMP) and Six Sigma Black Belt until he became familiar with agile process models in 2008. Since then, he has gained experience in the agile transition of large companies and is a sought-after discussion partner as a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP). As product owner of an agile coaching and training team, he was able to accompany and help shape the culture change of a company at close range. He knows first-hand the work of a Scrum Master from several years in that role in the IoT space. As a Scaled Agile Practice Consultant (SPC), he trains, consults and coaches on scaling development teams. Mr. Kantner holds a degree in social science and is a communications programmer.

    • Agile Transformation 
    • Training and coaching of teams and executives
    • Dovetailing of agile and plan-driven processes
    • Agile mindset and cultural change
    • Training of agile role understanding

    • Adaptation of agile scaling concepts to enterprise context and implementations
    • Establishment of enterprise-wide communities of practice (architecture, scaling, scrum master, testing)
    • Execution of multi-week training programs for extended training of Scrum Masters, Product Owners and executives
    • Introductory event on agile approaches and agile mindset
    • Coordination of an agile delivery index

    • Active support and consulting on agile portfolio management and use of agile tools
    • Preparation, planning and execution of large reviews and planning events
    • Iterative further development of processes and procedures
    • Support of development teams

    • Conception and execution of trainings with focus on Scrum and Kanban
    • Scope Coordination of coaching activities and performance review with stakeholders
    • Identification and addressing of company-wide impediments
    • Participation in the creation of an agile company agreement