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Michael Tarnowski, Plays-In-Business

Complete Portfolio List

My project portfolio comes in two parts: I described all my projects extensively ordered by Years, whereas the sorting by Industries shows the excerpts with links to project ids only.



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  • Certified LeSS Practitioner - Large Scale Scrum (LeSS)
  • Certified Scrum Master (Scrum Alliance)
  • Certified ICAgile ICP-BAF (Business Agility)
  • Certified Innovation Professional (Verrochio Institute)
  • Certified Innovation Games Facilitator (Certified Collaboration Architect)
  • Certified Lego Serious Play Facilitator
  • Certified Prince2
  • Certified CobIT
  • Certified ITIL
  • Service

    • Management Executive Consulting & Coaching
    • Agile Coaching, Adaption, Transition and Scaling (Scrum, LeSS)
    • Consultancy in Innovation Management and Design Thinking
    • Lean Change Management and Organisational Design
    • Licensed Management 3.0 trainer & consulting
    • Lean Start-Up and Lean Product Management
    • Agile Games Facilitator
    • Large Group Facilitation (>100 people)
    • Software / Product development process management and improvement: Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), ISO 15504 (SPiCE, Auto­motive­SPiCE)
    • Process maturity assessments (organisational level, department level, or project level)
    • ITIL- or CobIT implementation support
    • Team building support
    • Acting and directing of business plays, event ­mana­gement

    Industry Sectors

    Automotive, Aerospace / Aviation, Airlines, Air Traffic Management, Defence, Banking / Finance, Logistics, Software development, Tourism.


    Bosch (via Communication Team GmbH), General Motors (Opel), Visteon, Volkswagen, Thales Electron Devices GmbH, Thales Defence Deutschland, German Post Service / DHL, German Railway (DB), First­Data, Software AG, European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS), Start Amadeus, German Air Navigation Service Provider (DFS), T-Systems Multimedia Solutions GmbH, Matrix42, Daimler AG, Magna Transmission Systems (former Getrag).

    Michael Tarnowski
    Fritz-Kalle-Str. 4
    D-65187 Wiesbaden

    E-Mail: info (@)
    Fon: +49-611-2056820 • Fax: +49-611-2056835 • Mobil: +49-172-6915261 • Fon/Fax to Email: +49-3212-1312401
    Skype: michael.tarnowski1 • Twitter: @PlaysInBusiness, @M_Tarnowski



    Since 2018 Trainer at Die Akademie für Führungskräfte, Überlingen, Germany for Agile, and Design Thinking and  Innovation Management.

    2016 trainer at Humbold Univ., Hannover, for the Lego Serious Play methode.

    Studies of Physics, Philosophy, Linguistics, and German Literature (Academic degree: Magister Artium, 1988). five years as a research fellow at Univ. Hamburg, Stuttgart, and Mainz (field: Computational Linguistics). Research fellow at IBM Center for Knowledge Based Systems, Stuttgart.

    Nine years industry experience as developer and project manager in the area of Air Traffic Management systems (ATC systems airport Karthoum/Sudan, Augsburg/Germany).

    Since 1999 consultant in: project mgt, quality mgt/assurance, requirement mgt, and software process improvement (CMMI, ISO 15504, Automotive SPiCE). Freelancer since 2010: Scrum master and Agile Coach, organisational Change Agent/Transformator. Addicted to gamified facilitation techniques: agile games, certified Innpovation Games and LEGO Serious Play facilitator.
    Speaker on international conferences and open space events.

    Certifications & Associations

    ISO15504 assessor, cert. consultancy: ITIL v3, CobIT, CMMI, Scrum master.

    Projects Summary

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    Complete Portfolio

    Projects by Years

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    Projects by Industries

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    Conference Talks, Workshops & Public Meetups


    Publications (Slideshare)

    See all my presentations at

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      Videos (Youtube)

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      Happy Salmon #p4a18
      Happy Salmon played at Play4Agile 2018, Germany, #p4a18.
      Crowd Event Happy Salmon at #play14, 2018
      More than 60 people play #HappySalmon simultaneously in a mass...
      p4a17 - PlayApplication
      Want to know why to attend #p4a17? - See this...
      Acting: Character Creation with Lego Serious Play and Moving Motivators
      Acting — Character Creation with Lego Serious Play and Moving... Marketing Video | Marketing Video | Portfolio Onepager Music: Jared C...
      #play14 2nd ed - Ball Point Game
      play14 is an international gathering for people who share the...
      20 Success Factors Of Agile Organisational Change Management
      Change is a process • Change is not an event...
      LEGO Serious Play® – Building Metaphors offers LEGO Serious Plays® (LSP) workshops for product development,...
      LEGO Serious Play® – Playing Emergence & Decisions offers LEGO Serious Plays® (LSP) workshops for product development,...
      LEGO Serious Play® – Building Landscapes offers LEGO Serious Plays® (LSP) workshops for product development,...
      LEGO Serious Play® – Finding Simple Guiding Principles offers LEGO Serious Plays® (LSP) workshops for product development,...
      Innovation Games — The Seriously Fun Way to Do Work!
      Innovation Games are a set of originally market research oriented,...
      LEGO Serious Play - Strategic Decision Making & Problem Resolution with Fun!
      LEGO Serious Play - Strategic Decision Making & Problem Resolution...
      Playpplication for P4A15
      Why I want to be part of it again My...
      "Zwietracht am Brunnen"
      park in progress, Stadtlabor unterwegs in den Wallanlagen - Brunnenfest...
      POChallenge -- Product Owner Challenge Game
      At #play14, Luxembourg, 14.-16.Mar.2014) Michael Tarnowski ( facilitated an open...
      Business Process Modeling with LEGO, Balls, and Strings
      At #play14, 14.-16.Mar.2014, Luxembourg, Virgina Anderson facilitated an open space...
      Luise & Mathilde
      Kammerspiel von Peter Schanz. Rita Rosen (Luise) • Hiltrud Hauschke...
      Lesung "Erotische Lyrik aus fünf Jahrhunderten"
      Michael Tarnowski,, liest "Erot. Lyrik aus fünf Jahrhunderten" in...

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