Sven Carlstedt

Sven Carlstedt

I have held leading positions at various levels and are an experienced line manager and change agent. I first came across agile development practices in 2006 and has since strived to make organizations benefit from those.

2018 - Present

Senior Agile Coach

In roles such as Agile Coach and Trainer, Transition Leader or Interim Manager, Sven helps leaders and teams to learn and leverage their organizational capabilities. 


2015 - 2018

R&D Manager

Sven led an R&D unit of 25 persons (Mechanics, Electronics and Software) responsible for development of Pedestrian Door Automation Solutions for a global market. 

At ASSA ABLOY Sven was the Change Leader for several activities aiming to increase predictability within Product Development. This included: 

  • Implementation of structures and ceremonies based on Lean and Agile Principles for the global R&D organization including Supply Chain.  
  • Definition and implementation of strategies for Product Development and Test.  
  • R&D Strategy support to CTO  
  • Implementation of a Community of Practice for System Architecture within ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems. 

@ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems AB

2013 - 2015

Senior R&D Manager

I was heading the System Management Project Office  

At Ericsson I was also a key coach and transformation lead in the core team that led a 12-month transformation into Scaled Agile ways-of-working (influenced by SAFe). 

Results were excellent: significantly improved delivery reliability and completely new standards for flexibility and transparency allowing fact-based decisions at all R&D levels.   




SAFe 4 Agilist


ITIL® Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management


Professional Scrum Master – PSM I


What People SAy ?

I have had the privilege to work with Sven both as a colleague and having him as my direct manager. It has been great to work with Sven, as he has many competence areas in which he excels including both technical and organisational skills. He is a people oriented person, with the ability to support as well as challenge you to do your best while, at the same time, "walking the extra mile" himself. I would welcome an opportunity to work with him again.
Susanne Regnell
Group Leader Control System Software at European Spallation Source ERIC
I have had the pleasure to work with Sven in a number of different positions during the Ericsson and ST-Ericsson period. Sven is a very strong leader that combines an excellent technical understanding with a leadership based on sound values and a genuine interest in the people he manages. Sven is good in building organizations with clear goals and vision and transforms it to excellent result. Sven has always been a highly appreciated and respected colleague within the different teams he has been managing and in the rest of the organization. Sven was one of the key players in the Agile transformation project within Ericsson R&D. He was both driving the change within System Management as well as being one of the main contributors to the overall setup. The actual transformation was a huge success that enabled high flexibility with the possibility to always work on the most important features/functionality based on customer requests. Sven has a deep knowledge in Agile/Lean with a lot of experience in how to apply in large R&D organizations. I strongly recommend Sven would very much like to cross roads working with him again.
Jörgen Henningsson
Line Manager, Project Manager, Lean & Agile, Operational Development, Change Leader, Certified Scrum Master
I have had the pleasure to work with Sven in a customer - supplier relationship. He has been great to work with. Great technical knowledge always giving all to deliver above expectations. Sven has always been helpful also going an extra mile to deliver outside of his own responsibility. My strongest recommendation to anyone that crosses his path. /Robert
Robert Ruzicka
Senior Manager at Sony Mobile Communications, Responsible for Real estate, Travel, Facility management and various IT areas Global or European responsibility