Alena Keck

Head of Lean-Agile Center of Excellence

Themenschwerpunkt: Agile Leadership & Change

Sprache/n: Englisch, Deutsch

Stadt: Stuttgart

Bundesland: Baden-Württemberg

Land: Deutschland

Themen: agile transformation, agile leadership, scaling agile, organizational change management, business agility, change management und veränderungen

Ich biete: Vortrag, Interview

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Persönliche Anmerkung:

As a Lean-Agile Transformation Leader I am passionate to help large global companies to reach the full potential of Business Agility and overcome challenges of Agile Transformation at Scale.

My Motto is "Transformation is a Team Sport".

My MISSION is to be a strong change agent and power-up Digital Transformation by creating strong transformation teams and growing Lean-Agile leaders, capable to drive the change by taking an active role in removing transformation roadblocks and becoming lighthouses brightening the path to success.


Alena Keck started her agile journey at Daimler’s corporate incubator known as “Lab 1886”. Later on she was a strong catalyst of Agile Transformation at the Digital Solution Center at Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA, bringing energy, fun and delight to the first large scale transformation initiative.

Following that as part of the engineering leadership team she led lean-agile transformation in 5 locations in the US and Mexico with over 1,000 software developers and engineers at Aptiv.

Upon her return to Germany she became Senior Manager at MHP - A Porsche Company, where she led a team of agile coaches, grew Agile Training offerings and supported Lean-Agile Center of Excellence of a premium OEM, connecting the transformation to the Strategy 2030 and implementing Lean Portfolio Management as Enterprise Lean-Agile Coach.

After dedicating over 13 years of her career journey Automotive transformation challenges, she took on a new challenge as Head of Lean-Agile Center of Excellence at Vodafone.

Together with her team of Agile Coaches and trainers she drives Agile Transformation at Vodafone on Enterprise level and chairing Enterprise Lean-Agile Center of Excellence.

Vorträge / Referenzen:

Embracing The Agile Way of Leading – Agiles Führen aus verschiedenen Perspektiven
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Interactive discussion between Alena Keck and Katharina Vollus about Agile Leadership on stage at the MHP Festival 2022.

Dieser Vortrag ist auf: Deutsch
Porsche Lean-Agile Transformation Journey

Co-presenter at the Global SAFe Summit 2021 talking about how the legendary automotive brand approached Lean-Agile Transformation by building the Digital Product Organization.

Dieser Vortrag ist auf: Englisch
Interview: Spitzenfrauen Baden-Württemberg | Internationale Frauenkarrieren

Interview for Spitzenfrauen Baden-Württemberg Portal about International Women Career Journeys. The goal of the interview series powered by Steinbeis Innovation Center. was to get a deeper understanding of the differences in career opportunities for women in different countries and to collect best practice examples for Germany.

Dieser Vortrag ist auf: Deutsch

Podcast Episode from Digital Enterprise Society Podcast with Craig Brown and Thom Singer.
Focus on discussing the benefits and challenges of Agile Transformation in the Automotive industry as well as some strategies to overcome those.

Dieser Vortrag ist auf: Englisch
Interview | Challenges of Agile Transformation in Automotive Industry

As Speaker of the Vehicle Electronics & Connected Services Conference 2020, I provided interview about the Challenges of Agile Transformation in Automotive Industry.

Dieser Vortrag ist auf: Englisch
Podcast | LACE & Transformation Teams: How to Set Them Up for Success

During this Women in Agile Podcast episode, Alena Keck and Emily Lint peel back the curtain on successful Transformation teams: how they look and what makes them successful.

Dieser Vortrag ist auf: Englisch
Webinar: I am an SPC and I Head a LACE
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In this webinar, Applied Frameworks SAFe Practice Lead Phil Gardiner and Vodafone’s Head of Lean-Agile Center of Excellence (LACE) Alena Keck discuss what it means to lead a successful LACE team and drive Enterprise-wide Agile Transformation at Scale.

Dieser Vortrag ist auf: Englisch
Article: How to Prepare Your Lean-Agile Center of Excellence for Success

Co-authoring an article, providing practical insights on how to set up your Lean-Agile Center of Excellence (LACE) for success.

Dieser Vortrag ist auf: Englisch