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Stephan Neck

  

CEO, n-project Neck Consulting

Location: Amlikon, Switzerland

+41 79 216 2660

Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner

Biography

Stephan K. Neck

Information Systems Engineer/Agile Coach
self-employed entrepreneur

Focus:
- agile project/entreprise transformation (scaling)
- agile/scrum coaching and assessments

Stephan started his agile journey in 2009 as head pmo experiencing how a large program transformed (over 120 team members) into a success driven system which produced regular product increments by adopting Scrum on team level and installing a program product backlog.
After completing his formation and certification as scrum master and product owner in 2010 the next challenge ahead was dealing with distributed teams (Poland, Switzerland).
The next stage led to Scrum assessments and mentoring of more than 20 teams/Projects and line entities for a large insurance company in Switzerland.
Scaling Scrum in an entreprise was always a main issue while introducing an agile mindset, agile principles and behaviour in the daily work.
In 2014 Stephan achieved his certification as Certified Scrum Professional followed by a 4 day formation in 2015 as SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)successfully finishing with the certification as SPC an re-certification in 2016 as SPC4 (SAFe Version 4.0 - major release).
The quest for agile excellence will lead to the next step becoming a Certified Entreprise Coach.

Work experience

AXA Insurance, SAFe 4.0 Program Consultant (SPC4)
May 2016 - Present, Winterthur, ZH, Switzerland
Training and preparation for an Agile Release Train (ART) with 6 product teams and diverse shared services (architecture, security, UX, test management, ...). Execution of the first PI (Program Increment) Planning with over 80 people during two days: - managing inter-team dependencies (program board) - overall and team risk management - Management Review Session (immediate decision making to support the planning process) Post-planning actions: - Scrum-of-scrums for Scrum Masters, Product Owners and Business Owners - Management of the dependency board Pre-planning actions (next PI): - Initiation of the program calendar - advice for the formation of product owners, product managers & business owners - "train-the-trainer" supporting the Agile Transformation Team

AXA Insurance, Agile/Scrum Coach
October 2014 - Present, Winterthur, Switzerland
External consultant/coach (agile frameworks SAFe/Scrum/Kanban)

AXA Insurance, Scrum coach/mentor
September 2013 - December 2013, Winterthur, ZH, Switzerland

Scrum coach/mentor

- set-up of a progam (evolving from an actual project)
- support of the project manager in defining the scope (work areas/epics)
- monitoring the estimation game of the initial program backlog

AXA Insurance, Scrum Coach
March 2013 - December 2013, Winterthhur, ZH, Switzerland

Coaching/Mentoring

- Assessment of a running scrum project (3 weeks) followed by scrum coaching (3 months)
- set-up of a new project with scrum (after 4 months of prototyping phase)

parm ltd, Scrum coach/master
July 2011 - April 2013, St. Gallen, SG, Switzerland

Support scrum

- scrum coach
- scrum master (distributed teams Switzerland/Poland)

ESTV Eidg. Steuerverwaltung, Scrum master/head pmo
April 2009 - December 2010, Bern, BE, Switzerland

Scrum master

- head pmo
- support scrum of scrums
- release management

 

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