Work and Lead Remotely

Introduction into Remote Work – for teams, managers, and leaders.

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Typical Projects

Introduction to Remote and Distributed Work

  • Analysis and evaluation of existing tools
  • Adjustment to tool setup where possible and necessary
  • Interdisciplinary trainings (leadership, employees, suppliers)
  • Tool and process optimisation for remote and distributed work
  • Stock taking
  • Process analysis
  • Incremental improvements

Management Training

  • Mentoring
  • Supervision
  • Agile Coaching


  • Planning, Execution, Moderation
  • Agile Tools
  • Team Development
  • Process Development
  • Organisational Development

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Collaboration, Living Change, Cloud Strategy and Transition

Remote and distributed leadership

Working in the cloud often means working distributed as well. This poses new challenges to leadership and teams when they need to use their known tools in a different way; but also if they need to introduce new tools to live up to the New Work realities.

Due to my experience working remotely in distributed teams at Google, as well as managing fully remote employees, I know the vagaries of distributed work from all points of view. Based on these experience I support you in sorting through your collection of processes and tools, and where required I help you introduce new tools.

Team and Organisational Development

At the beginnning of every transition to the Cloud, teams annd organizations often face the challenge that they need to re-define the way they are working. Drawing on the experience I made in small and large businesses, I consult and accompany you, your team, or your organisation, when you start taking the necessary steps to change. Together we develop the right mindset to establish DevOps or SRE workflows and bring them to life.

My practical experience with developing and growing teams is bolstered by being an Agile Coach.

Consulting and Developing Your Cloud Strategy

The change from classic on premises or machine centric operations to a cloud based one is often a strategic step to facilitate agile reaction to the ever changing circumstances in today’s chaotic and uncertain world. Together, we take stock of your status quo and develop a goal that will enable your services, products, and organisation to thrive in this environment.

In my work with and for customers I worked on the typical questions and developed solutions to help customers transform their business to be cloud ready.

Consulting on Your Cloud Transition

When cultural and strategic change have are well alive, the foundation for the technical transition has been laid. I supprot your team designing, establishing, and improving your Delivery Pipeline from the developer’s ideas to the cloud – no matter if the target is virtual machines, containers orchestrated with Kubernetes, or Serverless.


Harald Wagener

Harald Wagener


The story so far …

After more than two decades as an employee in scientific, media and IT companies, in small (less than 100 people) and large enterprises like Google, I decided against the offer of C level positions in successful German IT companies to strike out as a Freelancer. This way I keep an open mind, learn from many venues, and can share my experience and expertise with a large number of businesses and organizations.


  • Agile Coach since 2018
  • Leadership since 2016
  • Cloud Infrastructure since 2015
  • IT Security since 2010
  • DevOps and SRE since 2008
  • Linux system administration since 1997

More Than 20 Years of Experience

  • Freelancer (since 2020): Available for you
  • BIH-Zentrum Digitale Gesundheit (Center for Digital Health) (2020-ongoing): Group Lead Cloud
  • Innovo (2017-2020): Head of Cloud
  • SysEleven (2015-2016): Security Operations, CTO
  • Google (2007-2015): Interne IT, SRE, Security Operations
    • 2012-2015: Security Engineer, BeyondCorp
    • 2010-2012: SRE, Macintosh Fleet Management (25.000 mobile Endgeräte)
    • 2007-2010: Interne IT (Zürich, EMEA)
  • IT-Manager at SinnerSchrader 2007
  • IT-Administration at FCB Wilkens 2000-2006
  • Computer Science with Diploma in 2000


  • Diplom Informatik, 2000

    Universität Bremen

  • Agile Coach, 2018

    Beratung Judith Andresen

Appendix N

“People often act without reading the relevant books." – Franco Berardi

Here is a selection of books I enjoyed. I’d like to thank Judith Andresen, Karen Reilly, Kristian Köhntopp, and Tony Lyon for their many recommendations!

  • The No Asshole Rule by Robert Sutton
  • The Primes by Chris McGoff
  • The Art of Action by Stephen Bungay
  • Reinventing Organizations by Frederic Leloux
  • The Toyota Kata by Mike Rother
  • Drift Into Failure by Sidney Dekker
  • The Outstanding Organization by Karen S. Martin
  • Pre-Suasion by Robert Cialdini
  • Führen Leisten Leben by Fredmund Malik
  • Nonviolent Communication by Marshall B. Rosenberg
  • The Manager’s Path by Camille Fourier
  • Agiles Coaching by Judith Andresen
  • Der Weg zum agilen Unternehmen by Michael Lang and Stefan Scherber
  • Radical Candor by Kimball Scott
  • High Output Management by Andrew S. Grove
  • Erfolgsleere by Michael Andrick
  • Persönlichkeit, Entscheidung und Verhalten by Gerhard Roth
  • Miteinander Reden by Friedemann Schulz by Thun (Band 1-4)
  • Effective DevOps by Jennifer Davis and Katherine Daniels
  • The DevOps Handbook by Gene Kim, Jez Humble,