Dr. Andreas Rein
Vita, education and awards

I am an expert in agile transformation and organisational development. My work focuses on modern management methods and the design and embedding of agile and hybrid methods in corporate cultures. After working as “Head of Development and E-Commerce”, “Product Manager Billing Systems” and “Product Manager Search”, I worked for various consulting and software companies in the areas of project, product and process management before I decided to start my own career in 2009. I support teams and organisations in a wide variety of business contexts – since 2012 almost exclusively in agile environments.

I studied Information and Communication Management with a degree in Computer Science (FH) in Darmstadt, Business Administration with a degree in Master in Business Administration (MBA) in Hamburg, Business Law with a degree in Master in Commercial Law (LL.M. (Com.)) in Gießen, Kaiserslautern and Saarbrücken and Business and Communication Psychology with a degree in Master of Science (MSc.). Furthermore, I was awarded a Doctorate in Business Administration from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh for my research in agile leadership methods.

I am a Kanban Coaching Professional (KCP), Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT), Enterprise Kanban Coach (EKC) and LEAN Six Sigma Master Black Belt. I am also a certified Scrum Master (PSM I), Product Owner (CSC), Project Management Professional (PMP) and Prince2 Practitioner. I hold a Master’s Certificate in Project Management and an Associate’s Certificate in Agile Practice from George Washington University, Washington, DC.

In addition to teaching international business law at a Hamburg university for 8 years, I held interim positions as Vice President b2b for a Wiesbaden-based software company, Chief Legal Officer for a Munich-based travel portal and Chief Technology Officer for a Siegen-based surveillance startup.

Despite, or perhaps because of, my theoretical background, I attach great importance to pragmatism and applicable solutions.

In tabular form

2004 – today

rein-digital – Dr. Andreas Rein

Flow Maker. Flight Levels Guide. LEAN Agile Professional. Accredited Kanban trainer and consultant.

2019 – today

LEANability GmbH, Vienna

Kanban Trainer. Flight Levels Guide.
2018 – 2020
Brainbirds GmbH, Munich

Trainer for Agile Methods, Agile Leadership, Agile Project Management with Scrum, Kanban

2012 – 2013
m:pro IT Consult GmbH, Wiesbaden
Vice President b2b
2012 – 2016
Bilbaoo GmbH, Munich
CLO – Chief Legal Officer
2010 – 2018
Europäische Fernhochschule Hamburg
Junior Professor for international Business Law
2014 – 2018

TwentyEighty Strategy Execution (formerly ESI), Frankfurt

Trainer for Scrum, classical project management, business analysis and communication.

Among others, I was active for:

Aktion Mensch
Bellin Treasury
Boehringer Ingelheim
British Telecom
buch.de internetstores
Cosmos Direkt
Deutsche Post
Deutsche Telekom
T-Com Zentrum Endgeräte
Wagner Group
Witt Weiden
Yello Stom

2010 -2013
Heitsch + Partner GmbH, Holzgerling

Trainer for leadership development, communication and project management.

2007 – 2009
Sapient GmbH, Düsseldorf
Sr. Programme Manager
2005 – 2007
United Internet AG, WEB.DE GmbH, Karlsruhe

Product manager of the search products of the brands 1&1, web.de and GMX.

StoreView, Herborn

CTO – Chief Technology Manager

2004 – 2007
CrewManager, Siegen

CTO – Chief Technology Manager

2002 – 2004
Orgatex GmbH, Wetzlar
Product Manager Billing Systems
2000 – 2002
RiCoNet GmbH – Internet Agency
Head of Development and E-Commerce
1999 – 2000
T-Nova GmbH, Darmstadt
Software Developer
1997 – 1999
AOL Bertelsmann GmbH, Hamburg
Screen Developer

Certificates and training

Flight Levels Guide
Flight Levels Academy, Vienna
Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Six Sigma College, Düsseldorf
MSc Enterprise and communication psychology
Akademisches Lehrinstitut für Psychologie/FHWien, Vienna

Accredited Kanban Consultant

Kanban University (KU), Seattle

Accredited Kanban Trainer

Kanban University (KU), Seattle
Kanban Coaching Professional
Kanban University (KU), Seattle
Enterprise Kanban Coach
LEANability GmbH, Vienna
Kanban Management Professional
Kanban University (KU), Seattle
DBA – Doctor of Business Administration
Edinburgh Business School – Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh
totalSDI Level 1 Qualification
Personal Strengths (UK) Ltd.
Master’s Certificate in Project Management
The George Washington University – School of Business, Washington D.C.
Associate’s Certificate in Agile Practice
The George Washington University – School of Business, Washington D.C.
Professional Scrum Master (PSM I)
PgCert BR – Postgraduate Certificate in Business Research Methods
Edinburgh Business School – Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh
PMP – Project Management Professional
Project Management Institute (PMI), USA
Product Owner
CSC Deutschland Akademie, Wiesbaden
LEAN SIX SIGMA (6σ) Black Belt
Game Change Ltd, UK
PRINCE2 Practitioner
APM Group, UK

Certified and accredited trainer and coach

Heitsch & Partner GmbH, Holzgerling
Master in Commercial Law (LL.M. (Com.))
Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Europäischen Fernhochschule Hamburg (in Cooperation with ESB Reutlingen)
Certified Academy Studies – Automated Speech and Knowledge Processing
Fernuniversität Hagen
Diplom – Informatiker (FH) – Information and Communication Management
Wilhelm-Büchner Hochschule, Darmstadt