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Michael Kuesters


CTO, SE-Consulting GmbH

Location: Köln / Cologne, Bonn, Düsseldorf / Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, München / Munich - Germany / DACH


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified Scrum Developer
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner



Michael Kuesters is a strongly quality oriented IT consultant.

His operational background is Quality Assurance and DevOps, though he also worked in analytical and development roles for long.

As Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, he shuddered when he first saw the Agile Manifesto - but later wholeheartedly agreed and ever since has been on a mission to enable organizations to work better, faster and more efficient by adhering to Agile principles and implementing Agile structures.

He participated in Agile teams as regular Developer, Scrum Master, Product owner and is now a CSM, CSPO and CSP.

He successfully implemented Scrum in multiple organizations, convincing even highly skeptical stakeholders by coaching self-organized teams who now deliver stellar results.


Work experience

SE-Consulting, Senior Manager
March 2006 - Present, Cologne

Consultant for Expert for Software Quality, DevOps, Quality Management (Lean Six Sigma)

Head of Business Solutions

Introduced Scrum as a management philosophy.  Champion and Key Change Agent of the Agile Reorg.

Consulted for various customers in Agile Context in the past, assuming different roles:
- Mar. 2008 - Apr. 2009: Local Telco Provider (Scrum Developer)
- Mar. 2010 - Mar. 2012: International Telco Provider (DevOps)
- Apr. 2011 - Nov. 2012: National Telco Provider (Introduced Scrum into Test team "under the radar")
- Jan. 2013 - Oct. 2013: National Telco Reseller (Changed IT structure to Scrum as Interim Director)


Articles I've written

Contract Negotiations in a Scrum Team
Many software developers think that contracts are something outside their domain. Sales people and executives sign contracts. The legal department writes them. Wrong!


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