Author’s page

Malte Foegen

Ich setze mich dafür ein, dass Menschen und Organisationen wachsen.

Malte Foegen worked for many years in the IT industry. He worked for 5 years with IBM. He was responsible for a large change management program within IBM. After his IBM career, Malte joined wibas. Since more than 20 years Malte is one of the board members of wibas and Chief Operations Officer.

Within wibas, Malte works as a Product Owner and thought leader.

With clients, Malte usually works with the management level. He helps to structure agile transformations and to address the cultural shifts when adopting Agile or New Work. Malte is known for his ability to break down complicated topics into clear elements. He is also sought for his ability to communicate with all levels in an organization.

Malte especially loves to merry the openness of systems thinking with the structuredness of agile.

Malte uses the full range of agile methods. He is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) for CSM, CSPO, A-CSM and CSP. He is a SAFe Agilist and SAFe Program Consultant (SPC). He is a LeSS Practitioner. He is a Kanban Management Professional (KMP). Malte uses all these methods because there is no silver bullet for Agile, Lean and New Work – but many useful tools, methods and frameworks.

Estimation with Normalized Story Points? Really?
I heard a discussion about normalized Story Points in SAFe®. People were saying that normalized Story Points are not agile […]
A tricky slide about Story Points and Capacity in SAFe® – and how to get it right.
In the SAFe® training courses, there is a slide on Story Points and Capacity that is quite tricky. This slide […]
Agile Estimation in SAFe: Debunking Myths and Clarifying Practices
The Agile world is rife with misconceptions about SAFe®, particularly around estimating with Story Points. That leads to bad practices […]
SAFe 6.0: Improved Flow and Business Agility in the Scaled Agile Framework
The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) has consistently been in a pioneering role of innovation. It provides solutions that enhance business […]
SAFe is not the Problem
I read a lot of SAFe bashings lately. But SAFe is not the problem, it isn’t. Let us see why – and what we could do better.
How do you “scale” agility? An interview with Malte Foegen.
How do you decide which agile approaches to take out of the agile toolbox when it comes to creating an […]
SMART Goals in Scrum
The recommendation to formulate ‘SMART’ goals can be found everywhere in the literature. The SMART criteria are regarded as the […]
Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or Professional Scrum Master (PSM)? An honest comparison.
CSM and PSM are the two recognized Scrum Master certifications. What’s the difference? There are many one-sided “comparisons” out there. […]
X no longer marks the spot – Y we believe in something else
Theory X and Y describe two contrasting models of workforce motivation and behavior. They were created by Douglas McGregor in […]