Werner Lieblang is the globetrotter among our trainers. As Senior Managing Partner and Authorised Representative of trendig technology services GmbH, he has over 30 years’ project experience in English as well as German in the areas of (test) process analysis and assessment (TPI and SPICE), systematic testing and test management, software quality assurance, project management, agile methods and soft skills. Werner has helped to co-develop several training courses focusing on testing and agile methods, and, as a certified group worker, is a much sought-after workshop coach and experienced team coach. As a work-group leader, he also works on behalf of the German Testing Board. From the automotive and rail industries, e-commerce, banking and insurance, through to publishing companies, telecommunications and heavy industry, Werner has a broad range of industry experience in several countries.
Werner is therefore often just passing through when he is in Germany. His true self yearns for the warmth of the divers’ paradise that is the Maldives, or the Australian outback, his home from home. The main thing is that there is sunshine and casual clothing. That’s because nothing is worse for Werner than feeling constrained: whether that’s in a suit, in his thinking, in a discussion, or in hierarchies. This is also why Werner sees himself less as a trainer and more as a partner who, through occasional improvisation rounds, motivates his course participants to spend a little time away from the beaten tracks of the training course.
At least 20 years mentally younger than his birth year might suggest, Werner is still always on the lookout for new people, new ideas and new insights. This, he says, is because if he has learned one thing during his coaching career, it’s that people generally have better insights as a group than he does as an individual.