Agile @ HR: Implementation of agile methods and frameworks in Human Resources (Author Interview)

Can you tell us a little about Agile @HR?

In the book I am trying to explain the most common agile working methods and frameworks and give the readers some advice how to implement them in their daily business as well as when is the best time to do so.

What motivated you to write the book?

You know in our times everybody now wants to work agile but what is mostly forgotten is that it is quite a journey  till your employees start developing the right mindset to accept those changes in  their daily business that are needed to really BE agile. When I was hired at my company one of my tasks was to bring an agile approach to the teams I work with and I was lucky that my bosses also see that it also takes time to reach that culture change that is needed to get those teams to perform. Anyway I needed to write a concept for that whole project and what resulted was that book.

What type of reader did you write the book for?

To be honest it can be interesting for everybody who is interested in the agile approach, but as i am examining the way how to implement those methods in Human Resources it will be most useful for HR Managers or Professionals who are willing to change the way they work with their teams.

How long did it take you to write Agile @HR?

Actually not that long – I started with the idea when I started my new position. Overall it took about 6 months.

How did you come up with the title for the book?

I wanted to have a easy to remember and “hip” title and so I sticked to those three words read just like an email address.

Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing Agile @HR?

As is wanted the book to be a guideline for those willing to work Agile in Human Ressources it was quite hard not to dive to deep into each method or framework and sticking to the plan just to give a high level intro into each topic.

What do you like to do when not writing?

Apart from my work, family comes first. I love spending time with my wife and my two kids along with the dogs and our horses. Also I am a passionate volunteer firefighter at the town we live in.

Where can readers find out more about your work?

I also speak at conferences about this topic. In the near future there are two events already confirmed for Germany. For those who have LinkedIn, they can connect to my profile there where I will be giving updates. And finally there is a Facebook page for the Book at

I heard you have plans for each copy sold.  What would that be about?

As Nature and environment are a big topic for me, I decided to plant a tree for every copy sold. I am supporting the “Eden Reforestation Project” in Madagascar. Readers who contact me via the Facebook page and send a  picture of the book or the receipt and their email address will be given a sponsored tree on their name. 



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