Reiner Kühn

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Reiner Kühn


21.08.1965 in Villingen, now Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany






1972 - 1976 Warenberg Grundschule in Villingen


1976 - 1986 Gymnasium am Romäusring in Villingen: Diploma from secondary school qualifying for university admission


1988 - 1993 Fachhochschule Furtwangen: Graduate in Technical Computer Science , MSc (Diplom-Ingenieur (FH))




03/1994 - 12/1999: Gillardon financial software GmbH,
Bretten, Germany




Software Developer in financial & insurance software.




Project manager of development projects.


Design and implementation of interfaces to 3rd party systems (banking backoffice, financial calculators, etc.).


Coaching application developers in implementation and bug-finding & fixing issues.


Technology task-force for troubled customer projects.


Responsible for extending and supporting the enterprise application framework based on zApp and Microsoft Foundation Class MFC resp. IBM Visual Age.


Design and implementation of tools (e.g. configuration frontend, licencing tools) in C++, enterprise-wide used installation framework and programs in InstallShield and C++.


Responsible for IT infrastructure based on Microsoft client OS, Novell Netware, IBM LAN Server, and Microsoft networking platforms.






01/2000 - 11/2008: Infor Global Solutions GmbH,
Karlsruhe, Germany




Software Developer, Team Manager, Project Manager, Program Manager in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software development.




Development Manger responsible for application development of the Infor ERP COM product line.




Responsible as program manager for the roll-out of new software releases. Includes: Planning and controlling across divisions, managing workshops with professional services and customers (up to 120 attendees) in German and English and coordinating program deliverables across all development locations in Germany, UK, Switzerland, and India.


Managing up to 100 people.


More than 8 yrs. experience in managing software development teams with 10 to 34 members at 5 locations. Responsible for planning and controlling, strategic alignment, professional development, coordinating interfaces to professional services, support, and customers.


Coaching and training of project managers and teams.


Consulting of development manager, product management, and senior management in project management related issues.


Responsible for setup and customisation of a Microsoft Project Server 2003 environment for the development department. Serving as Program/Project Management Office. Publishing best practices and improving departments project management policy.


Code reviews in C++, LJ4, Delphi, including review trainings in Hungary and UK subsidiaries in English.


Responsible as project owner of more than 30 development projects in my team.


Performed more than 30 development projects, usually with high visibility to senior management. Responsible for scope, time and resources. Including cooperation with QA and documentation department, beta customers, hand-over to support, etc.


Implementation of functional enhancements to standard ERP suite InforCOM in LJ4 (proprietary 4th generation programming language).


Design and implementation of automated tests using Rational Robot.






04/2009 - 06/2011: Symbios AG,
Karlsruhe, Germany




Head of Operations. Responsible for Software Development of the Mobility product lines. Including project and product development, services, consulting, support, and quality management.




Managing 10 employees and various freelancers


Resource planning, controlling, and reporting


Responsible for project management processes (traditional and agile)


Escalation management in troubled projects


Performed various projects, also with international customers


Requirements analysis, creation of proposals and contracts




08/2011 - current: 1&1 Internet AG,
Karlsruhe, Germany




Project Controlling & Project Management Competence




For the department 'Development Mail&Media' with 210 employees in three locations, responsible for Controlling, Budget, Reporting.


For the same department and more, helping, coaching, training in agile and traditional project management methodologies and methods.


Estabilishing an agile community inside the organization.


Assessing usage of Agile by conducting an anual survey.







Military Service

1986 - 1988 Training for Radar Maintenance Engineer, Assistant of Maintenance Officer.




German: Native


English: Fluent


Spanish: Fluent


French: School knowledge



Experiences & Knowledge

Project Management


Software Development


Other IT Experiences


General Management Experiences





Professional Organizations

Member of the Project Management Institute PMI


Member of the Munich and Frankfurt chapter of PMI


Founder of the Limited WIP Society Karlsruhe - Kanban User Group

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