Rudolf "Ruedi" Gysi

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Agility is a form of culture, not a tool!

I am enthusiastic about accompanying people, teams and organisations on their way to a meaningful, value-creating and successful working world.

I started as a developer. I experienced how nice it is when a customer is happy about the new product. My first Scrum product.
After that, I continued to research how to build better products and worked for a long time as an IT quality manager on the topic of software quality.

As a milestone, I was able to experience what it feels like when a large organisation changes towards agility: I was there as a guide when the IT department of the Swiss Federal Railways switched to agile ways of working. After this milestone, I wanted to help other organisations to master the change towards more valuable work environments and products that inspire customers.

Since 2018 I have been working as a coach, trainer and facilitator in various consulting companies.

I have been a pioneer of the agile movement for many years

  • Flight level coach from start-up to traditional company or multinational corporation
  • Sparring partner and consultant for decision-makers in digital or agile transformations
  • Trainer and coach and mentor of managers in agile roles
  • Guest lecturer at the FHNW CAS Change Processes in Organisations
  • Talent scouting in the client company and development of internal agile communities
  • Accompaniment of hardware Scrum projects and innovation in product development
  • Establishment of Agile Communities in Switzerland with a total of more than 1000 members
  • Building an Agile Coaching Team in the context of a large company (Coaching, Training, Mentoring, Scrum, Kanban, Design Thinking, Lean Startup, Agile RE)
  • Accompanying teams at all levels in starting joint cooperation and introducing learning processes on the product/project as well as on cooperation in the process
  • Development of new thinking models and frameworks (Iteration Zero) that provide solutions to complex problems
  • Guest lecturer at the Bern University of Applied Sciences Engineering and Information Technology for agile product development

My services

With my deep experience in guiding people, teams and organizations, I offer tailored services aimed at increasing the agility and efficiency of your business. Here are some of the areas in which I can support you:

Agile transformation: I accompany your organization on the way to an agile way of working, from initial strategy development to implementation and anchoring in the company. I use proven agile frameworks and my experience from supporting many organizations of different sizes. (from start-ups to multinational corporations)

Coaching and mentoring: As a certified enterprise coach and team coach, I am available to managers and agile teams as a coach, mentor and sparring partner. I support them in their personal development in agile roles and in overcoming challenges in their daily work.

Training and workshops: With certifications as Kanban Trainer, Flight Level Guide, Leadership Guide at (ALJ) and extensive experience as a guest lecturer, I offer practice-oriented trainings and workshops for teams and organizations. Topics include Agile methods, Scrum, Kanban, Design Thinking and Lean Startup.

Building agile communities: Benefit from my experience in building and maintaining large agile communities. I support you in establishing a lively, agile community in your company that promotes exchange and continuous learning.

Product and project support: I support your teams from brainstorming to successful implementation. I place particular emphasis on innovation in product development and the introduction of effective learning processes.

Development of individual solutions: Together with your team, I develop customized frameworks and models (e.g. Iteration Zero) to solve specific challenges in your context.

Let's shape your path to a more agile and successful working world together. Contact me to discuss how I can support you.

Inspiring talks for your conference or company

In addition to my expertise in agile transformation and coaching teams and organizations, I also offer inspirational talks for public conferences, consultancies and in-house events for your clients. My talks are tailored to motivate and inspire your audience and provide practical insights into the world of agility.

Lecture topics include:

  • "Agility beyond methods " - An in-depth look at how agility as a culture and mindset lays the foundation for innovation and success beyond traditional methods and tools.
  • "The journey to an agile organization " - Inspiring insights and lessons learned from my support of major transformations, including the conversion of the IT of the Swiss Federal Railways to agile working methods.
  • "Innovation through agility " - How agile practices and mindsets are revolutionizing product development and leading to real innovation.
  • "Leadership in the agile world " - The evolution of the leadership role in the context of agile transformations and how leaders can lead teams and organizations to success.
  • "Building and maintaining agile communities " - experiences and best practices for building lively, knowledge-sharing communities in your company.

Each presentation is tailored to the needs of your audience and includes not only theoretical knowledge, but also practical examples, personal experiences and interactive elements to fully engage the audience.

Why book me as a speaker?

  • Experience: Years of experience as a speaker on various platforms, from international conferences to specialized workshops.
  • Interactivity: My presentations are known for actively involving the audience and leaving a lasting impact.
  • Customization: Each presentation is customized to provide the most value for your specific audience.
  • Inspiration: I not only share knowledge, but also inspiration and passion that will motivate your team and spur them on to top performance.

Let's work together to create a memorable and valuable contribution to your next conference or corporate event. Contact me for more information and to discuss your requirements.

Trainings and certificates

  • Enterprise Coach of the Scrum Alliance
  • Certified Team Coach of the Scrum Alliance
  • Kanban Trainer of the Kanban University
  • Kanban Enterprise Coach
  • Flight Level Coach
  • Scrum Certified Professional
  • Lego Serious Play Facilitator
  • CAS Team Dynamics under Change
  • Diploma of Advanced Studies FHNW Organizational Dynamics