06/23 – ongoing
Goal: To successfully lead and manage the implementation of Data Mesh and an integrated data ecosystem throughout the organization. This includes conducting the Discovery Phase, orchestrating workshops for data product development and the creation of the Data Mesh Experience Plane content, overseeing change management, establishing value stream chains, conducting user interviews, and utilizing various exploration tools. The overarching objective is to define a comprehensive strategy with measurable metrics for the development of a robust data ecosystem portfolio.
Frameworks & Skills used: Scrum, Kanban, Design Thinking, Business Modeling, Liberating Structures, Adaptive Strategy, Product Field, Playing to Win, IKIGAI, Lean Product Development, Future Organizations & Digital Innovations, Platform Design, Lean Value Tree, Opportunity Solution Tree
11/22 – ongoing
Goal: To provide effective supervision and leadership to multiple teams, guiding them in the development of a shared vision and cohesive strategies for aligning with that vision. This initiative involves overseeing four teams, each consisting of approximately six team members, with the aim of fostering a collaborative environment and ensuring that the teams work towards a common, well-defined vision and strategy for structural alignment.
Frameworks & Skills used: Scrum, Kanban, Design Thinking, Business Modeling, Liberating Structures, Adaptive Strategy, Product Field, Playing to Win, IKIGAI
05/22 – 09/22 DHBW Karlsruhe
Achieved Goal: Effectively mentored and supported first-year students in the roles of a Scrum Master and Coach, contributing to their educational journey and personal growth through the application of Scrum practices. This accomplishment extended to collaboratively designing an optimal learning environment that fostered a conducive atmosphere for students‘ development and success. The goal was realized by providing guidance, coaching, and practical support to the first-year students, ensuring their educational experience was both enriching and impactful.
Frameworks & Skills used: Mentoring, Scrum Master, Learning Environment Design
06/19 – ongoing
Goal: To offer strategic consultancy to department management, focusing on areas such as organizational structures, organizational development, and strategies for becoming a learning organization. The aim is to provide expert guidance and recommendations that help the department optimize its organizational framework, foster growth through continuous development, and cultivate a culture of learning and adaptability.
Frameworks & Skills used: Organizational Consulting, Organizational Development, Strategy Development, Learning Organization
04/20 – 09/20 diva-e Advertising GmbH
Achieved Goal: Successfully drove the development of a foundational structural proposal and implemented innovative collaboration models in close partnership with the board, management, and team leaders. This achievement included the identification of relevant metrics and the introduction of progressive monitoring techniques. It also involved providing coaching to team leaders and addressing significant obstacles within the organizational structure and team collaboration dynamics. The overarching objective was to enhance efficiency, promote teamwork, and improve overall performance within a multi-team environment, each consisting of approximately six team members.
Frameworks & Skills used: Structural Proposal, Collaborating Modesl, Metrics Identification, Team Leadership, Organizational Obstacle Identification, Linked conversations, Kanban, Holacracy, Design Thinking, Business Modeling, Liberating Structures, Playing to Win, Learning Organization
06/20 BAUER XECL MEDIA Deutschland GmbH
Achieved Goal: Successfully established and led a high-performing Product Office team comprised of four dedicated members. The primary accomplishment was the creation of a well-functioning Product Office that efficiently managed product-related activities, facilitated cross-functional collaboration, and played a pivotal role in driving the organization’s product strategy and development processes. This achievement contributed to enhancing the organization’s product management capabilities and overall effectiveness.
Frameworks & Skills used: Scrum, Kanban, Design Thinking, Lean Product Development
06/19 – 11/22 dmTECH GmbH
Achieved Goal: Successfully established a collaborative value chain that comprised six teams, all working collectively to achieve a common goal. This initiative involved scaling departmental structures to accommodate the expansion, fostering the creation of a shared identity among the teams, defining a unifying vision, and jointly creating a roadmap for success. Additionally, it included providing training and support to Product Owners and other responsible parties within the value chain, while also driving organizational development efforts. Each team was effectively structured with approximately nine team members, contributing to the achievement of the established goal.
Frameworks & Skills used: Value Chain Identification and Establishment, Structrual Scaling, Vision Development, Roadmapping, Product Owner Training, Scrum, Kanban, Design Thinking, Lean Product Development, Playing to Win, Adaptive Strategy, Service Design Blueprint, Dialogue Culture, Learning Organization
08/18 – ongoing
Goal: To seamlessly integrate two teams into a value chain within the Customer Relationship Management area, aiming to create a more responsive and efficient organization. This involves introducing flexible structural models to facilitate the integration, implementing Design Thinking and Kanban methodologies, and promoting Lean Product Development practices. Additionally, the goal includes providing consulting and training to Product Owners and driving organizational development efforts. The entire endeavor will encompass a team of approximately 15 members.
Frameworks & Skills used: Team Integration, Structural Model Introduction, Customer Relationship Management, Kanban, Design Thinking, Lean Product Development, Business Modeling, Value Proposition Design, Dialogue Culture, Service Design Blueprint, Adaptive Strategy, Learning Organization
09/16 – 08/17 OSP GmbH
Achieved Goal: Successfully integrated a remote team into a team alliance as part of a scaling project. This initiative included two teams, each with approximately five team members, and a separate team consisting of four teams, each comprising about five team members. The integration was executed seamlessly, fostering collaboration and coordination between teams to meet the project’s scaling objectives.
Frameworks & Skills used: Remote Team Integration, Scaling Project Management, Scrum, Kanban, Design Thinking, Lean Product Development
08/17 – 10/17 xbAV GmbH
Achieved Goal: Conducted vision workshops for both management and team leaders, fostering a shared understanding of the organization’s future direction and goals. These workshops served as a platform for aligning management and team leaders on a unified vision, which is essential for effective leadership and coordinated efforts to achieve the organization’s objectives.
Frameworks & Skills used: Vision Workshop, Futuring, Design Thinking, Lean Product Development, Business Modeling
10/14 – 07/18 Otto GmbH & Co.KG
Achieved Goal: Successfully scaled Scrum within the OTTO Business Intelligence Department, taking on a multifaceted role as an Agile consultant. This encompassed coaching individuals in various roles, including management and department heads. Key accomplishments include the introduction and implementation of innovative tools for creating product visions, such as the Business Model Canvas and Value Proposition Design, along with implementation plans utilizing Impact Mapping and Story Mapping techniques on the business side. Additionally, this initiative involved introducing the concept that an organization is a service product of the company, existing to help its employees fulfill the company’s vision and mission. The restructuring of the organizational model from a matrix to product-oriented units was a pivotal change, along with the introduction of design sprints, innovation games, and Improvement Kata practices within the department. This transformational effort involved a business unit of 140 employees and significantly enhanced the organization’s agility and ability to innovate.
Frameworks & Skills used: Scrum Implementation, Agile Coaching, Business Intelligence, Product Vision Development, Agile Organizational Transformation, Design Sprints, Design Thinking, Human Centered Design, Innovation Games, Innovation Kata, Agile Management Coaching, Agile Consultant.
07/13 – 07/14 Otto GmbH & Co.KG
Achieved Goal: Successfully introduced the Scrum framework and provided coaching to transition organizations from traditional waterfall methodologies to agile software development methods and agile organizations, particularly within the Business Intelligence environment. A notable achievement was the first implementation of Scrum within OTTO Business Intelligence (BI). This initiative involved playing a pivotal role as a Scrum Master and Agile development coach for a large-scale Business Intelligence project, with a dedicated team of 12 employees. The introduction of Scrum and the shift towards agile methodologies marked a significant milestone in enhancing the organization’s agility and adaptability.
Frameworks & Skills used: Scrum Implementation, Agile Coaching, Business Intelligence, Product Vision Development, Design Sprints, Design Thinking, Human Centered Design, Innovation Games, Innovation Kata
07/11 – 08/14 iBrahms GmbH & Co.KG
Achieved Goal: Successfully transitioned organizations from traditional to agile software development practices. This involved the development of custom methods, utilizing Scrum as the foundational framework. A comprehensive workflow was created to streamline processes across all departments. Integral to this achievement was providing coaching to both management and development teams. The introduction of Scrum as a development methodology was executed in three different departments. The role of Product Owner was developed and coached, contributing to the effective implementation of agile software development methods. Notably, this initiative included the introduction of agile practices to two teams, each comprising six developers, making a total of four distributed teams. This transformation was pivotal in enhancing the organization’s agility, collaboration, and adaptability to change.
Frameworks & Skills used: Agile Transition, Custom Method Development, Workflow Design, Agile Software Development, Agile Coaching, Agile Team Development
06/13 – 07/13 Quipu GmbH / IT service provider for ProCredit Bank
Achieved Goal: Successfully introduced and coached Scrum practices, leading the transition from traditional waterfall methodologies to agile software development practices within a Business Intelligence environment. This transformation significantly improved the organization’s adaptability and efficiency in delivering Business Intelligence solutions. Furthermore, conducted a feasibility study to evaluate the applicability of Scrum as a software development methodology within the IT department of a bank. This assessment aimed to provide valuable insights into the potential benefits and challenges of implementing agile practices in the specific context of a financial institution. In this role, acted as a Scrum Master and coach for agile software development, facilitating the adoption of agile principles and practices across the organization. This initiative marked a pivotal step towards fostering agility and innovation in a traditionally structured industry.
Frameworks & Skills used: Agile Transition, Agile Software Development, Agile Coaching, Scrum Master
09/12 – 12/12 ARD Digital Play-Out-Center Potsdam
Achieved Goal: Successfully conducted a feasibility study for the development of a browser-based platform designed for change tracking and program data research in collaboration with public television broadcasters. This study provided valuable insights into the technical and operational aspects of the project, assessing its viability and potential impact. The study involved consulting with key stakeholders to gather requirements, identify challenges, and define the project’s scope. By analyzing the needs of public television broadcasters and considering the technological landscape, this feasibility study aimed to determine the platform’s potential to address the industry’s evolving demands. The ultimate goal of this endeavor was to lay the foundation for a data-driven, user-friendly platform that would enhance change tracking and program data research, benefiting both broadcasters and their audiences. Frameworks & Skills used: Product Owner Ship, Lean Production, Agile Coaching, Customer Interviews, Design Thinking
11/11 – 12/12 Kreative Zahnschmiede – Matthias Birkner
Description: Introduction of agile management, lean production. Consultant, management coaching, coach for agile software development. Team: 8 on-site employees.
07/12 imk Privates Institut für Marketing und Kommunikation
Description: Evaluation and implementation of a control and monitoring system at a private university (Consultating).
12/11 – 03/12 ARD Digital Play-Out-Center Potsdam
Description: Development of a browser-based application for automatic provision of program information in EPG and StruPPI formats (Product Owner). Team: 2 developers, multiple products.
Technologies / Methods: EPG, STRUPPI.
08/10 – 05/11 it-function software GmbH
Description: Coaching and development of agile development teams, management consulting, risk consulting, and administration of an IT service provider. Coach, consultant, Scrum Master, coach for agile software development. Team: 8 employees + 4 employees in nearshore Poland.
Technologies / Methods: SCRUM.
09/10 – 03/11 it-function software GmbH
Description: Introduction of agile software development methods to a team in Poland – nearshoring. Consultant, Scrum Master, coach for agile software development.
Technologies / Methods: SCRUM.
12/10 – 03/11 ARD Digital Play-Out-Center Potsdam
Description: Development of a browser-based application for structured storage and management of program flags.
10/10 – 02/11 it-function software GmbH
Description: Creation of a browser-based application for trade fair management and coordination (Scrum Master).
Technologies / Methods: SCRUM.
10/10 – 01/11 IT Consulting
Description: Implementation and customization of Jira as a platform for tracking program content changes. Introduction of agile software development methods, including workshops for the Product Owner and management (Product Owner).
07/09 – 04/10 Automotive and Telecommunications
Description: E-Discovery. Review of documents in collaboration with German and American law firms.
03/08 – 05/09 it-function software GmbH
Description: E-Discovery. Project and team management, operational support (case preparation, data collection, data backup according to FRCP requirements, data review, handover of case- relevant data to lawyers, post-case follow-up).
Technologies / Methods: FRCP.
10/07 – 02/08 it-function software GmbH
Description: Archiving guidelines. Development of legal framework for long-term archiving strategy, taking into account existing internal organizational instructions, principles of data access and audibility (GDPdU), principles of proper computerized accounting systems (GoBS), Signature Act (SigG), and proposals of the Association for Organizational and Information Systems (VOI).
Technologies / Methods: ACT, VOI, GDPDU, GOBS.
03/07 – 02/08 it-function software GmbH
Description: Electronic evidence collection. Evaluation of various E-Discovery software, preparation and implementation of a proof of concept in the USA, creation of specifications for specific software procurement, project management, operational support for E-Discovery cases, development of a schematic workflow overview from lawsuit initiation to handover of relevant data for E-Discovery cases, ensuring communication between involved business groups.
Description: Design and implementation of E-Discovery software based on MS SharePoint. Introduction of agile software development. Scrum Master, Product Owner, coach for agile software development.
Technologies / Methods: MS SharePoint, SCRUM.
01/06 – 02/07 Neoxxline International GmbH
Description: Development, establishment, and distribution of a new tennis racket. Project management in the areas of patent research, marketing strategy, structure, development, design, and distribution.