Interim Leadership | IT Project Management | Agile Coaching
Aktualisiert am 01.11.2023
Freiberufler / Selbstständiger
Verfügbar ab: 06.11.2023
Verfügbar zu: 90%
davon vor Ort: 80%
Agile Coach
Agile Softwareentwicklung
Requirements Engineering


Potsdam (+100km)


1 Jahr 4 Monate
2022-08 - heute

Consulting for IT and tech organizations

Managing Director & Senior Consultant
Managing Director & Senior Consultant
Consulting for IT and tech organizations focused on:
  • Setting organizations up for growth by establishing scalable processes in areas of product management, design, agile software development, data science, talent acquisition / recruiting, IT operations and organizational governance
  • Interim leadership for IT and software engineering heavy departments
  • Supporting IT and tech leadership teams with project management and operational challenges
  • Transitioning toward partial office usage and fully remote work setups
  • Fostering collaboration of interdisciplinary teams in context of agile software development projects (e.g. product, tech, data science, design, marketing, sales)
  • Technical due diligence of software engineering departments and artefacts as part of mergers, company acquisitions and venture capital investments

Havel Digital GmbH
1 Jahr 1 Monat
2022-09 - 2023-09

IT Project Management and Support for Product & Tech Leadership

Customer: market leading online classifieds platform in Germany

  • Orchestration of larger development project for a new product with high number of dependencies between departments and functions
  • Setup software development capitalization projects and reporting to capture capitalization relevant engineering efforts according to international financial reporting standards (IFRS)
  • Operationalize headcount management of product and tech organization considering investment cases, budget constraints, reporting needs, people strategy and individual team situations
  • Organize and moderate off-site workshops and events for product & technology leadership team
  • Moderate retrospectives of cross functional teams to strengthen best practices and identify collaboration improvement potentials
  • Project management for collaborating with a local university on a student project to ideate in areas of technology and business model innovation
  • Manage replacement of external product and tech services with new permanent internal staff

1 Jahr 1 Monat
2021-07 - 2022-07

Leadership of software engineering teams

Software Engineering Manager
Software Engineering Manager
  • Leadership of software engineering teams as part of a matrix product development organization consisting of software engineers, data engineers and data scientists
  • Support team members with defining focus areas and professional growth opportunities along their career ambitions
  • Acting as a servant leader to help continuously improve team internal processes based on agile software engineering principles
  • Drive products to enable (1) off-platform marketing for professional car dealers to advertise on social media & web pages, (2) integration between and eBay Kleinanzeigen marketplaces and (3) machine learning based predictions on
  • Define objectives and key results (OKRs) as part of interdisciplinary teams to focus department efforts on strategic topics
  • Help to explore creative employer branding methods and streamlined recruitment processes to support large scale hiring initiatives
  • Establish a new trainee program for job changers and recent graduates to tap into new talent pools in light of tough talent market situation
  • Manage partnership with external ad tech technology provider including contract negotiation, defining priorities and monitoring operations
  • Act as privacy champion to ensure General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance as part of a big data project
1 Jahr 10 Monate
2019-03 - 2020-12

Leadership for a design team

Design and Engineering Manager
Design and Engineering Manager
Similar role to previous engineering manager position with additional responsibilities for:
  • Leadership for a design team supporting a product development organization consisting of three product lines with design thinking, research, user experience design, usability testing and visual design
  • Professionalizing design operations and establishing design systems to increase efficiency of design related processes
  • Development of corporate real estate solutions to support new work office usage concepts like shared desks, neighborhoods and IoT sensor based utilization tracking
  • Acting as a parental leave substitution for a senior management role of a global product development organization developing finance, corporate real estate and healthcare solutions
  • Beginning of Covid19 pandemic: transition engineering departments in multiple countries toward partial office usage and fully remote setups
3 Jahre 4 Monate
2015-11 - 2019-02

Leadership for cross-functional agile software development teams

Engineering Manager
Engineering Manager
  • Leadership for cross-functional agile software development teams consisting of software engineering, product management, design, documentation, site reliability engineering, business development and agile coaching including people, budget, product and operations responsibility
  • Supporting development teams and individual team members as a servant leader with their challenges at hand and professional growth
  • Recruiting new colleagues to evolve the team structure along changing business needs including measures to attract good candidates in a highly competitive talent market
  • Introducing objectives and key results (OKR) framework as departmental leadership toolkit to align on priorities and trade-offs
  • Leverage new technology innovations (e.g. in-memory data bases, machine learning, JavaScript frameworks and cloud native architectures) to develop solutions for finance departments in context of SAP S/4HANA Cloud to 1) drill down on financial KPIs to line item level, (2) simulate impact of business changes to profit and loss statement and (3) predict financial outcomes based on historic accounting data
SAP Innovation Center
1 Jahr 7 Monate
2014-04 - 2015-10

Develop a digital board room experience for senior leadership teams

Product Manager
Product Manager
  • Product owner as part of an agile development team to develop a digital board room experience for senior leadership teams to (1) intuitively navigate an analytics software interface live during a meeting, (2) analyze real time financial results across departments and regions and (3) capture action items
  • Design Thinking based requirements engineering with corporate customers across Europe and the US to explore business challenges and ideate on solutions
  • Use wireframes and paper / clickable prototypes to validate ideas with end users
  • Break down development needs into Sprint compatible user stories for the engineering team and define acceptance criteria to probe for completeness
  • Support creation of physical conference prototype to make long term product vision tangible (SAP Digital Boardroom)
  • Manage engagement of finance related topics of a large international key account
SAP Innovation Center
7 Jahre 7 Monate
2006-08 - 2014-02

Production of 4K time lapse videos

Freelance Software Developer and IT Project Consultant
Freelance Software Developer and IT Project Consultant
  • Production of 4K time lapse videos for large construction sites using custom hardware housing with DSLR cameras & LTE connectivity and custom developed image post processing algorithms (e.g. palace in Potsdam / Landtag Brandenburg)
  • Development of payroll software for a small construction business to implement salary incentive models based on construction site specific profit margins
2 Jahre 10 Monate
2010-11 - 2013-08

Development of a Python based benchmark suite

Software Developer
Software Developer
  • Development of a Python based benchmark suite using Gatling load simulations and Cucumber tests to compare performance of popular web development frameworks
  • Development of a Java based tool to automatically tune extract-transform-load (ETL) processes e.g. by pushing filters to earlier process stages
1 Jahr 6 Monate
2010-10 - 2012-03

Mentorship for multiple student team

Agile Coach
Agile Coach
  • Mentorship for multiple student teams building a customer relationship management (CRM) software for educational purposes as part of a scaled Scrum setup with ~100 engineers
  • Educating student teams about Scrum ceremonies, scaling Scrum, backlog management, writing user stories, GitHub best practices and test driven development (TDD)
3 Monate
2011-02 - 2011-04

Development of a prototype logistics platform

Software Developer | Internship
Software Developer | Internship
  • Development of a prototype logistics platform and mobile clients to receive real time updates for shipping instructions using Java, JavaScript and Ericsson WARP
  • Analysis of production readiness of SAP?s cloud infrastructure JPaaS with prototype applications
4 Monate
2010-07 - 2010-10

Requirements analysis

IT Technology Consultant | Internship
IT Technology Consultant | Internship
  • Requirements analysis, implementation and roll out of an online training platform for employees using Moodle and virtual server infrastructure
Bethesda USA

Aus- und Weiterbildung

2 Jahre 6 Monate
2011-10 - 2014-03

IT Systems Engineering

Master of Science, GPA 1.3, Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam
Master of Science, GPA 1.3
Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam
  • Specializations: IT-Systems Engineering, Business Process & Enterprise Technologies, Operating Systems & Information Systems Technology
  • Master thesis on request
4 Jahre 1 Monat
2007-09 - 2011-09

IT Systems Engineering

Bachelor of Science, GPA 1.8, Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam
Bachelor of Science, GPA 1.8
Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam
  • Specializations: (Cloud) System Architectures, Internet-Technologies
  • Bachelor thesis on request
13 Jahre
1993-08 - 2006-07


Abitur, GPA 1.2, Gesamtschule with gymnasialer Oberstufe in Rheinsberg
Abitur, GPA 1.2
Gesamtschule with gymnasialer Oberstufe in Rheinsberg
1 Jahr
2003-08 - 2004-07

High School Year Abroad

US GPA 3.9, Oshkosh North High School in Wisconsin USA
US GPA 3.9
Oshkosh North High School in Wisconsin USA



Agile Coach Projektleitung Teamleading Agile Softwareentwicklung Managementerfahrung Produktdesign Requirements Engineering Anforderungsanalyse Scrum UX-Design IT-Betrieb SAFe

Produkte / Standards / Erfahrungen / Methoden


Interim Management & Support for Leadership Teams

  • Leadership at team and organizational level
  • Regular 1on1s, goal setting, career development
  • Setting organizational focus topics
  • Objectives and Key Results (OKRs), Flight Levels
  • Headcount and budget management
  • Employer branding and recruiting operations
  • Special team building events, e.g. on the Havel river

Product Management, Design Thinking and Design Operations

  • Design Thinking for ideation and rapid prototyping
  • Requirements engineering
  • Creation of wireframes and clickable prototypes
  • User story definition and backlog management
  • Integration of user research and design into agile software development processes
  • Cross functional collaboration

Setting Organizations up for Scale

  • Evolve early prototypes to globally offered software products and services
  • Scale operations related to research, design, product management, software development and IT operations
  • Agile coaching for leadership and development teams, e.g. based on Scrum and Kanban
  • Scaled agile models, e.g. based on LeSS and SAFe

Management of Complex IT & Software Development Projects

  • Identifying dependencies and making them transparent
  • Aligning on interfaces and timelines with contributing teams
  • Stakeholder management
  • Operationalizing big data and data science projects
  • Technical due diligence of organizations and solutions


  • Google Office (Drive, Docs)
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)
  • Slido
  • Collaboration using 
  • Zoom
  • Google Meet
  • MS-Teams
  • Outlook
  • Gmail
  • JamBacklog and project management with 
    • Jira
    • Jira Portfolio
    • Asana 
    • Confluence
    • MS Project
  • Virtual white boarding with Miro and MURAL
  • Business software: 
    • S/4HANA
    • Workday
    • Concur
    • SmartRecruiters
  • BPMN process documentation with Signavio Process Editor and Camunda Modeler

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