Dr. Boris Kneisel

Inhaber, Enterprise Business Coach (Agile Change & Turn-Around Mgmt), Projekt-Sanierung & Turn-arounds, Produkt & Service Entwicklung, Digitalisierung

Region Rhein-Main-Neckar, Germany


Large-scale business transformation
Agile Methoden
Agile contract / Agiler Festpreis
change acceptance
rapid prototyping
pilot builts
agile product mgmt
agile project mgmt
Lean Construction
service strategy
service productization
innovation portfolio mgmt
creative problem solving
structured invention
business process management
process mining
process optimization
Six Sigma
customer experience innovation
User eXperience (UX) / Interaction eXperience (IX)
Usability Engineering
User-eXperience Architecture
UX strategy
creative destruction
continuous improvement
Toyota Production System
quality mgmt
supply-chain risk mgmt
lean administration
lean product development
second generation product development
Certified Professional Scrum Master® (SCRUM.ORG)
Agile Scale Up
Certified Scrum Product Owner
scaled agile framework


Professional experience for Boris Kneisel

  • Current 6 years and 3 months, since May 2018

    Sr. Coach Business Agility (BEX /OPEX)

    herontix GmbH

    Ich erziele Verbesserung in Business Excellence (BEX / OPEX) Initiativen, für die ich Transformation Set-up und Change Program Mgmt übernehme. Hoher Solution-Fit der BEX-initiativen und gute Verträglichkeit zur jew. Unternehmens-Kultur. Hybride Baustein-Kombination mit Agilem Kern (Kanban, Scrum incl. Scaling) & Lean Sigma zzgl. etwas Design Thinking zur Erreichung signifikanter Innovations-Quanten-Sprünge erzeugt regelmässig Kurzfrist COST-BENEFIT-ratio bis 1:10 und Langzeit-RoI bis zu Faktor 3X.

  • Current 12 years and 4 months, since Apr 2012

    Dozent für Innovation & Technology Mgmt


    Teaching next-generation M.Sc. / post-graduate students on innovation, technology management, and IP-generation focussing "Design Thinking" and well-resonating methodologies for NPDI.

  • Current 16 years and 3 months, since May 2008

    Enterprise Business Coach (Agile Change & Turn-Around Mgmt)

    Projekt-Sanierung & Turn-arounds, Produkt & Service Entwicklung, Digitalisierung

    P.U.R.E. Services: productivity improvement & product discovery | usability engineering & UX innovation strategy | requirements engineering, risk mgmt, RoI optimization | evaluations on effectiveness, efficiency & evolution of emotional design (hedonics)

  • 3 years and 11 months, Jun 2014 - Apr 2018

    Director Innovation Excellence - Transition Lead Agile Scaling

    SAP SE

    Sr. Coach Agile Scaling & User Interaction eXperience (UX / IX) Agile Design Thinking (ADT) Team of Products & Innovation

  • 2 years and 2 months, Apr 2012 - May 2014

    Sr. Manager Agile UX Scaling & CIP

    SAP AG

    XXL-scale (>8.000 people) business transition on "Lean & Agile" using Scrum / KanBan, Design Thinking & hybrids of Lean Construction, Lean Product Development & Theory-of-Constraints (CCPM). Scaling run by Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), LargeScaleScrum (LeSS), and Path-to-Agility (P2A).

  • 2 years and 9 months, Jul 2009 - Mar 2012

    Sr. Manager R&D Operations

    SAP AG

    Large- & small-scale business transition on "Lean & Agile" leveraging method-range from Scrum, ScrumBan & Kanban striving for LEAN operations & administration.

  • 1 year and 6 months, Oct 2008 - Mar 2010

    Program Manager CIP / LEANsigma

    SAP AG

    Led Continuous Improvement Program (CIP) for Business Process Mgmt (BPM) at Managed Services (SaaS) operations for a global service supply-chain (combined off-shoring & out-sourcing scenarios).

  • 2 years and 4 months, Mar 2007 - Jun 2009

    Director Service Strategy & Portfolio Mgmt

    SAP AG

    Installed extended research network with external institutions, leveraged momentum through early-stage prototypes for disruptive new productized business concepts on "Service Innovation".

  • 2 years and 11 months, Apr 2004 - Feb 2007

    Product Manager / Solution Architect

    SAP AG

    User-requirements engineering & mgmt for SaaS-based SME-SW-suite. Evaluated state-of-the-market, ran white-spot detection, designed scalable, gap-closing state-of-the-art business analytics KPI-framework.

  • 1 year and 9 months, Jul 2002 - Mar 2004

    Business Development & Partner Manager

    SAP Deutschland AG & Co. KG

    Defined value-engineering sales strategy program (VBM), case-study lead for customer software-invest justification (RoI / NPV-studies).

  • 1 year, Jan 2002 - Dec 2002

    Global Key-Account Manager

    SAP Deutschland AG & Co. KG

    Global key-account manager professional services for brand-manufacturer (FM-CPG, Fortune Global 500).

  • 4 years, Jan 1998 - Dec 2001

    Project Manager

    SAP Deutschland AG & Co. KG

    Consultancy on integrated supply-chain solutions. Project lead process red-design & IT-implementations (SCM, global process-harmonization).

Educational background for Boris Kneisel

  • 1 year, Jan 2010 - Dec 2010

    Usability Engineering (UE)

    artop (Inst. @ Humboldt University Berlin)

    (User-eXperience (UX) innovation, usability & design strategy)

  • 2004 - 2006

    General Management

    Frankfurt School of Finance & Mgmt | HfB

    (Portfolio Strategy, Investment Mgmt, Capital Budgeting & Business Finance)

  • 2004 - 2006

    General Mgmt

    Henley Business School (aka Henley Mgmt College)

    (innovation management, competitive intelligence, international business culture, marketing dynamics & branding, change advisory & business transformation)

  • 1995 - 1997

    Natural Sciences

    University of Karlsruhe (TH)

    cluster-formation, catalyst-poisoning, nano-structures. key-lock-principle

  • 1993 - 1993

    Natural Sciences

    University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

    "bait & trap"-models, (III-V) donor-acceptor-relations

  • 1990 - 1995

    Natural Sciences

    Georg-August-University Goettingen,

    Chemistry (organic, inorganic, bio-sciences), Crystallography (material sciences)


  • German

    First language

  • English


  • Spanish


  • French



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