Agile Leadership for Business Managers I

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Utilize the Principles and Benefits of Agility

Digitization is the central driver for rapidly-changing markets, customer expectations, business models, and the way we lead and work together. All big trends like Sustainability, New Mobility or Smart Cities are data driven. Thus, it is of utmost importance to understand the principles and benefits of Agility and how it helps you as a leader to master the challenges of digitization.

We will be working on getting an idea about different agile methods, learn how to scale these and what it takes to start an agile transformation process on company level.

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  • How is digitization changing customers and markets?
  • How does digitization affect your industry, your company and your products?
  • Agile Mindset & Methods: Overview of different Methods (Scrum, Kanban und DT) and scaling models
  • How to start agile transformation and how to set up a transformation team?

Your Coach


Gereon Hermkes

Personal Information

  • Diplom-Kaufmann (FU Berlin, Grenoble School of Management)
  • Certified Trainer for Scrum, Scrum@Scale, and Kanban
  • „It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.“
    (W. Edwards Deming)

Professional Career

  • 2018 – today Agile Coach & Trainer
  • 2006 – 2018 Project and Operations management

Focus and Experience

  • Agile coaching (banking, energy & startups)
  • Trainer for Agile Leadership
  • A published author on Business Agility


Located in the heart of the German and European economy, Mannheim Business School (MBS), the umbrella organization for management education at the University of Mannheim, is considered to be one of the leading institutions of its kind in Germany and is continuously ranked as Germany’s #1.


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