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Personal information Born 1965 in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany
Married, two sons.
University 1988-1993 Fachhochschule Furtwangen: Graduate in Technical Computer Science , MSc (Diplom-Ingenieur (FH))
Professional career 1994-1999

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 and 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.

 

  2000-2008

Infor Global Solutions GmbH
Karlsruhe, Germany

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


As Department Manger responsible for application development of the Infor COM ERP  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, Hungary, 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 topics.
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 C-level. Responsible for scope, time and resources. Including cooperation with QA and documentation department, beta customers, hand-over to support, etc.

 

   2009-2011

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

   2011-today

1&1 Internet AG, 1&1 Mail & Media Development & Technology GmbH
(within the United Internet group)

Karlsruhe, Germany

Agile Coach, Facilitator, Trainer, Change Agent

Supporting individuals and teams on all levels in applying agile methods like e.g. Kanban and Scrum, but as well in change processes.

Giving trainings on Agile Basics, Scrum, Kanban, Product Owner, Agile Estimating and for Retrospective Facilitators.

Supporting the implementation of an Agile Portfolio Board and the implementation of OKRs in Mail & Media.

Designing and facilitating workshops on all levels from a couple of hours to three days, from 5 to more than 50 participants, in German or in English.

Co-founder of the 1&1 TEC Campus, an internal professional development initiative from tech people for tech people. 

Founder and member of the United Internet Agile Coach Community.

Organizing various internal conferences with up to 300 participants, 30 sessions and 40 speakers. E.g. PASK conference (Project Agile Scrum Kanban) and TEC Day for development and ops topics. Acting as speaker.

Initiator and member of the United Internet Consultancy Community.