Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it. (Alan Perlis)
A passionate agile practitioner with 25 years of experience in software engineering and 8 years of experience as a software delivery lead, project manager and agile coach.
Pragmatic, striving for simplicity, direct collaboration and fast and honest feedback.
Culturally aware, with a proven track record of effectively leading multinational projects and distributed teams.
Open minded, with the ability to adapt to different organizational environments, from small startups to large enterprises.
Experience in a nutshell
software delivery lead • project manager • scrum master • agile coach • consultant • startup founder • software engineer
e-commerce • insurance • automotive • energy trading • NGO • biotech
corporate environments • startups • local teams • distributed teams • offshore software development (Vietnam)
Diplom-Informatiker (equivalent to master of computer Science) • PMP certified
mgm technology partners
Established of an offshore office in Vietnam, managed multinational projects, coached team leaders
Managed an eCommerce project, introduced agile procurement and management methods
Leader of an agile team and proxy product owner in a large scale e-commerce project
Scrum master and developer, building a product configuration and quotation system
Thinking Research Instruments
Software delivery lead, designing and implementing a frontend for an AI-based image analysis system
Software architect and developer, designing and implementing a time series data management system for energy trading
Founder, Senior Consultant
Founded a small software development consulting company based in Vietnam that helps startups in their early stages with designing and building prototypes and minimum viable products (MVPs).
Worked with a German biotech startup to bring their product beyond the prototype stage. Designed the UI for a complex, AI-based expert system and implemented the software with a small, highly effective development team in Vietnam.
Designed and built the prototype of a fashion design app for a European startup. Provided additional product strategy consulting, which led to a radical redesign of their previously unsustainable business model.
Software Delivery Lead
mgm technology partners Vietnam2018-2020
Established the first Vietnamese office of a German software development company, recruited more than 100 developers, facilitated cultural alignment, and developed standards for effective remote collaboration.
Managed Vietnamese and international scrum teams. Facilitated the transfer of projects from Europe to Vietnam and later the handover of the project leadership to Vietnamese colleagues.
Coached team leaders and scrum masters and improved existing organizational structures and processes to reduce friction between Asian and European teams.
Project Manager, Scrum Master, Software Engineer
mgm technology partners GmbH2009-2017
Led several projects as a project manager or a proxy product owner after joining the company as a software engineer and becoming a team leader and scrum master.
Took over three complex projects in a row and brought them back on track by introducing agile project management methods and modern software development practices.
Streamlined the introduction of the agile methods in other projects previously managed in a classical style. Helped convince conservative clients of the benefits of incremental product development.
System specialist, DWH Developer, Requirements Manager
Greenpeace e.V. Germany1999-2009
Coordinated the development, maintenance, and operations of software systems related to fundraising, donors, and donation management.
Developed and maintained the data warehouse used for fundraising and donor engagement analysis.
Responsible for managing requirements for a new implementation of the ERP/CRM and DWH systems.