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Mirko Kleiner

Thought Leader in Lean-Agile Procurement, international Speaker, Co-Founder flowdays, Agile Enterpri

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My little-known fact is that I'm a hobby barista. What's yours?

My guiding principles in life are "BE the change you WISH to see in the world" and "WHAT IF...?". Early in my life I came into contact with different cultures, such as those of India and Russia. This was the best thing that could have happened to me and it changed me for the good, both as person and as an entrepreneur.

I'm the thought Leader in Lean-Agile Procurement®, CIPS Award Winner 2018, international Speaker, Author, President of LAP Alliance®  - The none-profit organization to make complex Sourcing simple, co-founder of flowdays - The Agile Cooperative in Germany & Switzerland, Agile Enterprise Coach, Certified [email protected] Trainer®

I started out as a manager involved in developing youngculture® into an international software sourcing provider with 200+ employees in six countries. In learning to scale Agile in 2006 we made all the mistakes you could possibly imagine. But by meeting these challenges we increased productivity by 200+% and customer and employee satisfaction likewise. As a former leader of this and other large E-commerce programs I have worked at the coalface and know the challenges of agile teams, scrum masters, product owners and stakeholders at first hand.

Today in everything I do I'm looking to apply an integral, co-creative approach that will increase business value significantly, by 100+%. As an Agile Enterprise coach, I enjoy collaborating with people from all levels, from all industries, and from companies of all sizes. By preference I start at the C-level, as the best way to achieve the largest sustainable business impact. "Allow me to question your STATUS QUO, or we'll BOTH be wasting our time."

I am active globally as entrepreneur and founder of  WAI.O.BLUE, flowdays and LAP Alliance. As a certified trainer I give master classes in Lean-Agile Procurement® and Scrum at Scale®.

I have been prominent in "The procurement magazine", received a CIPS Award in 2018, and have been a speaker at international Agile and Procurement conferences in New York, Moscow, London, Berlin, Istanbul, Zurich, and others. I am proud to have had the honour of collaborating in one talk with Dean Leffingwell, creator of SAFe.

I love to lecture at the EIPM, support the Business Agility Institute NY and advise the CIPS Switzerland Committee & ICAgile Finance Track.

I am currently working on such topics as De-Scaled Agile, Adaptive Partner Ecosystems, and the question "WHAT IF we create our own money?".

Talks at YOW!

The “P” in RfP stands for Participation - How we've sourced an ERP in just 2 days! - Business Agility Australia 2019

The success story of the Swiss Casinos Group is a striking lesson in how to achieve significant improvement in time-to-market by simply bringing the right people together. Learn how we've sourced a new ERP System in just 2 days, having 3 vendors in one room simultaneously for 2 days running a proof of concept and co-creating an agile contract so that the agile team could continue working on the third day. This case was hosted and followed by Microsoft as they see advantages in our approach too. “This was the fastest sales pitch ever!” - Patrik Dragicevic, Territory Channel Manager - Business Applications at Microsoft.

The Swiss Casinos Group is a Swiss gambling and casino company, #1 in the market with 800’000 visits, 500 employees an annual revenue of $161 million. It is still in the early stages of transitioning to business agility. For the introduction of a new ERP they decided to try a radically new approach. This had an unexpected positive impact in areas that had not been on their radar at all.

Learn more about the approach Lean-Agile Procurement (short LAP) and download the Lean Procurement Canvas (FREE)

Read the Success Story (Whitepaper) that has got awarded in 2018 by the global Procurement Association:

Check out why LAP became a Plugin to [email protected] and even 2 members of Scrum Inc (the company of Jeff Sutherland, co-creator of Scrum) became Certified LAP Trainer

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