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Stephan Kraus, MSc

Consultant next level consulting

My main duties

As a Scrum Master and Agile Coach, I’m particularly interested in developing effective teams, which are placed in complex domains. The past years I focused on virtual teams in a scaled environment.

I try to support my clients in different ways: starting from facilitation and moderation of meetings ensuring a creative atmosphere for all participants to reducing dysfunctions of teams. I prefer using methods for fostering team dynamic and self-organization, with the goal of emerging valuable solutions. 

My qualifications

  • Computer Scientist (M.Sc.)
  • Certified Scrum Master (PSM-III)
  • Well-founded practical knowledge in the scaled Scrum environment (LeSS, Nexus, SAFe)
  • Perennial experience as a Scrum Master and Agile Coach in a software development environment

My experience

  • Servant leadership of several localized and distributed agile teams. With strong focus on facilitation of innovative tool-supported remote Scrum ceremonies (Daily, Review, Retro, Planning)
  • Co-supervisor of eight domain teams in a scaled Scrum environment while using different practical approaches from the scaled Scrum frameworks “LeSS” and “Nexus”
  • Conception and moderation of several Sprint Review Bazaar meetings with more than 90 participants
  • Coaching and consulting using the Scrum framework

My private interests

I like to spend my free time in nature and prefer to end my day with a good movie. In autumn, I tend to spend three weeks as a servant-leader (waiter) at the Oktoberfest.

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Stephan Kraus
+49 228 28926-0

next level holding GmbH.

Floridsdorfer Hauptstrasse 1, 1210 Vienna

Tel: +43/1/478 06 60-0

Fax: +43/1/478 06 60-60