Scrum Professional, Interim Product Owner, Interim Scrum Master, Interim OKR Master, Scrum Co-Trainer, Agile Coach, PMO Advisor, Mentor.
Rolf Irion, MBA is a CERTIFIED SCRUM PROFESSIONAL (R). He works as freelance Agile Coach, based in Leipzig, Germany, co-trained with Simon Roberts from AGILE CENTRE LLP, an agile methods consultancy and is cooperation partner of HEUPEL CONSULTANTS GmbH & Co. KG, Germany, a management consultancy providing senior advise on PMO and Process Management.
His agile journey started as Managing Director, Chief Product Owner and DIY Agile Lead of hiscout.com.
As a Management Consultant Rolf worked for organisations in various industries from SME to large (DAX-listed) corporations. He studied in Mannheim, Paris and Dublin and is an international M.B.A. graduate of two leading European business schools.
Rolf comes with 20+ years of professional experience. He started his consulting carreer by improving, changing and managing process flows and organisations be it with standard business software such as SAP or based on the ARIS framework. He went himself through the "dilbertese" of purely efficiency driven process improvements, helped many companies to reduce and control the associated risks, leading to equally dilbertesque risk and control management systems for which he provided software support to ease the pain (without getting rid of the root cause).
Scrum and agility finally led to his "epiphany" providing a management and leadership approach appropriate for complexity, with enough speed and flexibility and bult-in risk reduction,error prevention and subtle control. Since then he is passionate about and convinced of agility and agile leadership working freelance, mostly as Scrum Master (interim), consulting, mentoring or coaching Scrum Professional or co-trainer.
Rolf activiely contributes to the agile community by leading the official SUG Agile in Leipzig (Germany's 10th largest city) and by organizing the annual Agile Leipzig barcamp with 120-150 participants.
Freelancer, Agile Coach
April 2016 - Present, Berlin, DE
Agile Coach, Interim Scrum Master, Interim Product Owner, Project Advisor, Mentor.
Scrumcenter Ltd., Agile Coach
July 2015 - December 2016, London, GB
Agile Coach, Scrum Trainer (REP).
HiScout GmbH, Co-Founder, Managing Director, Scrum Product Owner, Chief Agilist
July 2009 - March 2015, Berlin, DE
Head of Product, Marketing & Sales. Agile Transformer.
Mega International S.A., Country Manager | Vice-President
July 2007 - June 2009, Paris, FR
Head of Germany/Austria/(German-speaking part of) Switzerland
IDS Scheer Consulting GmbH, Business Unit Manager
October 1996 - June 2007, Saabrücken, Frankfurt/M., Vienna, AT
Last position: Head of ARIS Consulting Austria and GRC-Solution Germany/Austria/Switzerland