Company

kyona, architects for agility

We understand agility as a system. An agile design of working methods (CollabWORK), appropriate training and coaching of employees (CollabMIND) and the use of agile software solutions (CollabWARE) lead to the desired success when they are used in a consistent manner.

CollabWORK

kyona Collaboration Services is your local contact for consulting and services for agile collaboration in innovation management (product and software development) and corporate transformation (e.g. PMI, agile/remote SAP S4/Hana implementation, Industry 4.0).

CollabWARE

kyona IT Services is a software developer and service provider for methods, infrastructure and IT services (internal & external) for Agile Collaboration, as well as for the operation and hosting of platforms for cross-location collaboration.

CollabMIND

kyona Academy is a provider of training and coaching for all Scaling Agile Enterprise topics for clients as well as within the kyona Group itself. It ensures the introduction of new employees and the long-term development of agile and digital skills.

What unites us at kyona:

We believe in an agile and thriving culture of collaboration between people who want to develop together with others.

Coordination team

We don’t particularly like the word management team at kyona. We prefer the term leadership team, or even better coordination team. Through kyona’s own agile team organisation, our coordination team consists of Agile Coaches, Agile Enterprise Architects and Inspirers.

We love what we do. And it shows.

People in the centre

Robert Barth focuses on processes. What is important to him is how people work in the company and how they do this as efficiently and together as possible.

In addition to the view of agile collaboration, the right mindset of the employees and the manager also plays a central role, which is reflected in the services offered by the kyona Academy. His empathy enables him to work with different people – regardless of which culture or hierarchical level they come from – and to lead teams towards common goals.

After studying industrial engineering with a specialisation in mechanical engineering, he first developed and operated an individual accounting and control system for a company in the textile industry. He worked for several years as an IT and organisation manager for a medium-sized textile company.

Since 2010, he has been involved in projects of the kyona Group and has helped to establish the kyona Academy GmbH since 2017. He currently works in various roles in agile projects and is a certified trainer for PRINCE2® project management and ITIL® (IT Service Management).

Key Note Speaker

Rainer Borg is fully committed to the topic of Scaling Agile Collaboration in organisational and product development.

Before that, he worked for 10 years with consulting and development work in a large auditing and management consulting firm and as a board member of a start-up. As an industrial engineer and trained agricultural machinery mechanic, his focus is on the pragmatic development of agile structures for complex challenges. With well-founded expertise in scaled agile enterprise architectures, he dimensions agility from the individual team to the entire corporate group. Rainer Borg has set up and coached project programmes organised according to Kanban principles with up to 2,000 employees for medium-sized companies.

His passion is to accompany companies in their transformation, to initiate structures that enable management to master and control the complexity of change initiatives on the one hand, and on the other hand enable employees to get involved and actively shape the company.

Rainer is unbeatable as an impulse generator and speaker for congresses, seminars or company events.

Top Coach

Michael Eckolt is interested in dealing with change at all levels – from organisational development, effective teamwork to individual coaching.

Since 2004, he has focused on organisational development / human change management and has successfully supported numerous change projects in companies.

In a total of over 20 years, he has gained extensive experience in project management. The focus here is on mergers & acquisitions, IT introductions & roll-outs, strategic realignments and process optimisation projects.

He has been working on projects with the kyona Group since 2011 and has helped to establish the kyona Academy since 2017. He currently works internationally as a trainer & coach, as well as continuing to actively work on projects, and was recently named one of the top coaches in Germany.

After studying economics, he initially gained experience in medium-sized companies and large corporations in the areas of sales, marketing, logistics, consulting, business development and as an executive assistant for more than 15 years, including several years in Asia.

With further additional training as a trainer, business coach, mediator, Reiss® Master and project manager, among others, as well as in current topics on agility, Theory U and positive leadership, he supports his personal development and internalises the concept of lifelong learning.

System Enabler

Dirk Heuschen hat schwerpunktmäßig die Themen Organisationsentwicklung, Produktentwicklung und Agile Collaboration methodisch ausgearbeitet.

It was further developed in an Atlassian Jira-based kyona collaboration environment and today serves as a blueprint for customisation or for implementation on other technology platforms such as MS SharePoint.

He sees himself as a solution architect of an enterprise configurator for agile working structures and culture, enabling a controlled transition from traditional ways of working to modern agile ways of working that are more suitable for the increasing complexity of our world.

Dirk complemented his studies in industrial engineering, specialising in mechanical engineering, at the TU Darmstadt and UC Berkeley, enhanced with studies of psychology. Working in an intercultural environment, pronounced analytical-conceptual skills and great resilience are among his strengths.

He has extensive experience in team and organisational development, process management, software development and various project management methods, like waterfall, agile, task force and recovery.

Partner

Our partnership with Wargitsch & Comp. AG is based on a similarly systematic view of transformations and allows kyona Collaboration Services to jointly accompany larger initiatives, especially for clients from the automotive environment.

The Wargitsch Transformation Engineers support clients in a balanced transformation of the system people – organisation – technology.

syracom AG was supported by kyona Collaboration Services in its agile transformation. This customer relationship eventually turned into a partnership.

syracom regularly receives the Best Consultants Award from brand eins and Statista and we are proud to have such a strong partner with whom we work together with customers with a special focus on banks and insurance companies.

The ISLC of Prof. Dr. Dennis Lotter develops committed leaders and employees. Our partnership thus complements the respective portfolios of the ISLC and the kyona Academy.

We find the combination of proximity to science and practical application inspiring and enriching in our long-standing partnership.

VMEdu is one of the world’s largest training and certification providers.

As a VMEdu Authorised Training Partner, the kyona Academy complements its training portfolio specialised in Agile Collaboration.

SAFe is the leading framework for enterprise agility. SAFe integrates Lean, Agile and DevOps into one operating system.

As an authorised Scaled Agile Transformation Partner, the kyona Academy complements its training portfolio specialising in Scaled Agility Collaboration and Digital Transformation.

Atlassian launched their first version of Jira in 2002 to support software development teams with a tool for their task management. Atlassian is now a multinational publicly traded company.

kyona is an official partner for software development in the Atlassian Marketplace.