Program Manager/ Project Lead, PMO, Agile Coach, Interim Manager, SAP Expert, available

Program Manager/ Project Lead, PMO, Agile Coach, Interim Manager, SAP Expert,

available
Profileimage by Anonymous profile, Programm-/Projektleiter, PMO, Agile Coach, Interim Manager, SAP Experte
  • 80538 München Freelancer in
  • Graduation: Master of Technical Engineering and Business Administration (UAS)
  • Hourly-/Daily rates: not provided
  • Languages: German (Native or Bilingual) | English (Full Professional) | Spanish (Elementary)
  • Last update: 26.05.2020
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PROFILE PICTURE
Profileimage by Anonymous profile, Programm-/Projektleiter, PMO, Agile Coach, Interim Manager, SAP Experte
SKILLS
Professional Experience
  • More than 20 years of experience as freelance consultant, project lead and coach in managing projects, products and processes
  • Many years of practical expertise in agile project management with focus on strategy implementation, requirements management, process engineering and business transformation
  • Comprehensive know-how of best practice approaches and procedures in ERP and agile software development
  • In-depth knowledge of SAP products, focus on ERP financials
  • Extensive branch expertise in automotive, media, retail & consumer goods, machine and plant construction, services, fashion, high tech & IT, telecommunication and health care
  • International project assignments in South Africa, Colombia, USA, Germany, England, Romania, Turkey, Russia and Ukraine

Skills
  • Programme/ project and process management
  • Agile coaching of management & teams
  • Consulting in implementation and scaling of lean & agile methods and processes (Scrum@Scale, Kanban, LeSS, Nexus, Spotification, DAD, Scaled Agile Framework, Design Thinking etc.) to build governance and manage business initiatives
  • Transformation, turnaround und re-organization
  • Project Management Office (PMO)

Education & Training
  • Master of Industrial Engineering and Business Administration (UAS)
  • Certified SAP Consultant
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM), trained by Jeff Sutherland
  • SAFe Scaled Agile Program Consultant (SPC), trained by Dean Leffingwell

Language Skills
  • German (mother tongue)
  • English (fluent)
                                     
Latest Projects (Details)
  • 11/2018 to 11/2019, Automotive, Southern Germany
    Agile coaching und consulting on implementing and scaling lean & agile methods and processes in transformation program to digitalize homologation processes
    • Project volume (indirect responsible): approx. 80m €
      Program members (FTE): approx. 80 in 22 teams (thereof six cross-functional), one community
    • Project mgmt. budget (direct responsible): 1,4m €
      Team members: 3-5
    • Assessment of the individual projects within the program regarding project management and agile working practices. Selection of a best practice method, design of a big picture and development of next steps.
    • Creation and development of change agents as driver and multiplier for the cultural and methodical transformation. Development of a mission statement, goals and tasks of the change agents.
    • Conceptual design of a transformation roadmap. Methodical supervision and coaching of chance agents, e.g. by establishing recurring project meetings or organizing of motivational speeches.
    • Development, deployment and establishment of requirements management process incl. methods (i.e. WSJF) and tools (e.g. Confluence).
    • Initiation and design of a cross-product release planning (SAFe) for the initiative.
    • Company of the program leads (coaching and recurring meetings) as well as the management core team (i.e. retrospectives).
    • Coaching und consulting with the initiative leads on migration of the program into the product and domain structure of the group organization (roles, events and artefacts). Application of SIPOC and Current Reality Tree (TOC).
  • 12/2018 to 09/2019, Automotive, Southern Germany
    Design, deployment, operation & establishment of agile management practices on worldwide transformation program to replace the central assembly parts applications (materials management)
    • Project volume (indirect responsible): approx. 500m €
      Project members (FTE): approx. 150 in 26 teams (thereof four cross-functional), four communities
    • Project mgmt. budget (direct responsible): 3m €
      Team members: 8-12
    • Setting up and leading an agile project management team (resources, processes, events and artefacts). Development of mission statement, goals and tasks for the PM team (Scrum/ Kanban).
    • Coordination of a stakeholder analysis and communication strategy for the agile PM team.
    • Analysis and assessment (SWOT) of the program management practices (processes and tools) as well as development of recommended actions of best fit (agile) program management methods and policies.
    • Analysis, development and deployment (Design Thinking) of an optimized communication process and tools (i.e. Confluence) for reporting, decision making and escalation to management circles and boards by lean and tool-based workflows and templates.
    • Implementation and migration of task management for the cross-functional teams as well as management teams into the agile tool chain (Confluence and Jira).
    • Conceptual design, piloting and implementation (Design Thinking) of an agile risk management process (ROAM) and tools (Confluence). Established group standard for agile projects.
    • Conceptual design und incremental implementation of (aggregating) project management metrics into a developed template (management cockpit) to report to cross-functional teams, management teams and steering committees.
    • Conceptual design of an optimized and integrated release planning board (from idea to development to roll-out) via program Kanban and OKR.
    • Conceptual design of an agile budgeting (vision driven) and controlling (Kanban flow) process and tools.  
    • Periodical organization, coordination and conduction of big-room release planning workshops (best-fit) with up to 150 participants (organizational budget approx. 50K. €).
    • Organization, facilitation and postprocessing of (to some extent of several days' duration and/ or external) regularly management workshops (Open Space, World Café etc.) incl. speaker for key notes and motivational speeches (e.g. top athletes).
    • Preparation and postprocessing of periodical chief department manager committees, division manager committees and punctual items on the agenda of board meetings (identification of reporting and/ or strategic decision-making requirements incl. story line). Coordination and review of contents.  
    • PMO and company of a cross-functional management teams for business and IT integration.
    • Cross-linking and interchanging with other strategic group initiatives.
    • Implementation of regularly feedbacks (reflections and satisfaction surveys) to iterative optimize project management processes and tools.
    • Creation and publishing of success stories.

Additional Projects (Overview)
  • 10/2018 to 12/2018, Automotive, Southern Germany
    Management of coaches and scrum masters on group program to re-engineer components/ parts management applications (ItO, OtO, OtD and DtCC)
  • 03/2017 to 12/2018, Automotive, Southern Germany
    Project management lead and multi project management (PMO) on group program to re-engineer components/ parts management applications (ItO, OtO, OtD and DtCC)
  • 02/2017 to 02/2018, Automotive, Southern Germany
    Project management lead on group process and application implementation to identify and trace assembly parts
  • 03/2015 to 12/2017, Automotive, Southern Germany
    Project management lead for conceptual & IT design on manufacturing ramp up project in Thailand (high sea sales), India and China
  • 04/2015 to 08/2015, Media and retail, Southern Germany
    Coaching and piloting scrum on development project of a SAP credit note processing cockpit
  • 02/2015 to 08/2015, Automotive, Southwestern Germany
    FI consultant (taxes) on process optimization for global pick-up customers via Dubai
  • 08/2014 to 12/2015, Media and retail, Southern Germany
    FI und treasury process & implementation consultant on miscellaneous projects (SAP upgrade EHP7, consolidation and several optimizations)
  • 12/2012 to 07/2014, Media and retail, Southern Germany
    SAP FI und treasury process & implementation consultant on SEPA implementation with mandate management
  • 01/2013 to 02/2015, Automotive, Southwestern Germany/ (Russia and Ukraine)
    CO project leader und FI consultant (taxes) on roll-in of the local subsidiary in a global template
  • 08/2012 to 12/2012, Automotive, Southwestern Germany/ (Portugal)
    CO consultant on roll-in of Portuguese local company in global ERP system
  • 07/2012 to 08/2012, Medical/ Pharma/ Health Care, Southwestern Germany
    SAP expert and solution consultant on system assessment for SAP landscape implementation
  • 03/2012 to 07/2012, Automotive, Southwestern Germany/ (Turkey)
    CO consultant on roll-in of Turkish local company in global ERP system
  • 04/2011 to 06/2012, Automotive, Southwestern Germany
    FI, FSCM, CA and CO consultant on standardization & enhancement of the SAP ECC 6.0 systems w/ integration in an ALE grid           
  • 11/2010 to 03/2012, IT and telecommunication, Southern Germany/ England
    FI and FSCM team lead and consultant on maintenance and strategic development Financials; Analysis and conceptual study for FSCM In-house Bank IHB development, responsible for the FI team
  • 10/2009 to 10/2010, IT and telecommunication, Southern Germany
    FI team lead, coordinator and consultant on cross release development of interfacing group loan & wage (ADP Global View) and travel expense systems (ADP Travel) to the central/ local SAP FI systems
  • 09/2009 to 03/2010, IT and telecommunication, Southern Germany
    FI und TR team leader and consultant on implementation of silent factoring and conceptual interface design/ realization (COFACE)  
  • 02/2009 to 09/2009, Fashion, Southern Germany/ USA
    CO team lead and consultant on conceptual design, configuration and global implementation of ECC 6.0 IS AFS (turnaround); responsible for the CO team
  • 07/2008 to 12/2008, IT and telecommunication, Southern Germany
    FI und FSCM team lead and consultant on conceptual design and carve-out of a group company  
  • 04/2008 to 03/2009, IT and telecommunication, England
    Finance team leader and consultant on an upgrade of a R/3 4.0b installation to ERP CC 6.0 and migration into a headquarters system; responsible for the area finance (FI, AA, CO, HR, TR and CA)
  • 01/2008 to 10/2008, Automotive, Southern Germany / Romania
    FI team lead and consultant on roll-in ECC 6.0 template IS Automotive; responsible for the FI team
  • 11/2007 to 03/2008, IT and telecommunication, Southern Germany
    FI/ FSCM/ CA team leader and consultant on an Unicode conversion of an ERP CC 6.0 system, responsible for the areas finance and treasury including interfaces
  • 10/2007 to 11/2008, Automotive, Southern Germany
    FI team leader and consultant on an international roll-out and implementation of Financial Accounting and Asset Management, responsible for the FI team                
  • 06/2007 to 10/2007, IT and telecommunication, Southern Germany
    GoBS specialist and consultant on preparation and realization of an extended GoB/ GoBS audit of Material Management, Sales and Distribution as well as Project Systems
  • 05/2007 to 08/2007, IT and telecommunication, Southern Germany
    SOX expert and consultant on re-design of Sarbanes-Oxley Act (404) controlling processes
  • 04/2007 to 10/2007, IT and telecommunication, Southern Germany
    FI/ FSCM team lead on process harmonization in financial accounting; responsible for the FI/ FSCM team including the areas Treasury and Financial Accounting
  • 10/2006 to 03/2007, IT and telecommunication, Southern Germany
    FI/ FSCM consultant on upgrade SAP R/3 4.5b to mySAP ERP 2005 (ECC 6.0), responsible for the FI/ FSCM team including the areas Treasury and Financial Accounting
  • 07/2006 to 11/2006, IT and telecommunication, Southern Germany
    FI-AA/ IM/ PS consultant on IFRS (IAS) implementation of a corporate solution, responsible for Project System, Investment Management and Asset Accounting
  • 04/2006 to 09/2006, IT and telecommunication, Southern Germany
    FI/ FSCM consultant on carve-out of a business area in SAP R/3 from an industry group with enterprise foundation; responsible for the FI/ FSCM as well as CA (interfaces) teams; implementation of Treasury and Financial Accounting
  • 05/2006 to 09/2006, IT and telecommunication, Southern Germany
    FI consultant on change of accounts structure; responsible for the FI/ CO/ PS team
  • 02/2006 to 08/2006, IT and telecommunication, Southern Germany
    GoBS coordinator/ project lead on preparation and realization of a GoB/ GoBS audit; responsible for project realization/ project team
  • 08/2005 to 01/2006, IT and telecommunication, Southern Germany
    PS/ CO/ FI coordinator and consultant on migration of master and transaction data as well as implementation of business processes for a new business area v4.5b/ v4.7
  • 08/2004 to 07/2005, IT and telecommunication, Southern Germany
    SOX coordinator and consultant on implementation of Sarbanes-Oxley Act (404) ICS
  • 03/2004 to 10/2004, IT and telecommunication, Southern Germany
    FI/ CO consultant on replacement of the service procedure in R2, responsible for FI team. Process responsibility for transfer/ implementation of master and legacy data as well as for business processes (value flow)
  • 02/2004 to 12/2004, IT and telecommunication, Southern Germany
    BW (SEM) and CRM consultant and overall coordinator of BW implementation team (BW v3.1, SEM v3.5) on Partner Relationship Management (Analytical CRM); responsible for implementing marketing reports and surveys
  • 09/2003 to 04/2004, IT and telecommunication, Southern Germany
    FI/ CO/ PS consultant and responsible for the FI team. Process responsibility for value flows, maintenance and further development of the business processes (R/3 v4.6c)  
  • 03/2003 to 08/2003, IT and telecommunication, Southern Germany
    CRM consultant on implementation of CRM v3.1 Internet Sales and integration to the backend, ramp-up v4.0
  • 02/2003 to 08/2003, IT and telecommunication, Southern Germany
    BW consultant, responsible for conceptual design and realization of user activity reports on BW v3.0
  • 02/2003 to 07/2003, IT and telecommunication, Southern Germany
    FI/ CO/ PS coordinator and consultant on system consolidation (R/3 v4.0b and R/3 v4.5b) and CO processes (value flow), responsible for FI team at
  • 10/2002 to 01/2003, IT and telecommunication, Southern Germany
    FI/ CO/ PS consultant, process responsibility for cross-system value flows, maintenance and further development of business processes for two R/3 SAP procedures (v4.0b, v4.5b)
  • 01/2002 to 09/2002, IT and telecommunication, Southern Germany
    FI/ CO consultant on partial replacement of a legacy procedure for order processing, migration of business processes to an R/3 ALE network (various v4.0b and v4.5b); responsible for FI team
  • 07/2001 to 12/2001, IT and telecommunication, Southern Germany
    FI/ CO consultant on sub-replacement of a legacy procedure for the order processing, process responsibility for the migration and integration into an R/3 ALE network (various v4.0b and v4.5b systems)
  • 01/2001 to 06/2001, IT and telecommunication, Southern Germany
    FI/ CO consultant on partial replacement of a legacy procedure for order processing, module responsibility for the migration and integration into an R/3 ALE network (various v4.0b and v4.5b systems)
  • 05/2000 to 12/2000, IT and telecommunication, Southern Germany
    FI consultant on implementation of US GAAP into the system network v4.5b (parallel accounting), joint responsibility for the FI/ CO processes
  • 05/2000 to 10/2000, IT and telecommunication, Southern Germany
    FI/ CO module coordinator and consultant on SAP system separation and connection in R/3 ALE network (various v4.0b and v4.5b), responsible for the FI and CO module
  • 03/2000 to 04/2000, IT and telecommunication, Southern Germany
    FI module consultant, joint responsibility for the migration of financial accounting, allocation of business areas R/3 v4.5b
  • 01/2000 to 02/2000, Management consultancy, Southern Germany
    PS module consultant on in-house project, PS training and coaching
  • 10/1999 to 01/2000, Machine and plant construction, Columbia
    PS module coordinator and consultant on roll-out and adjustment of an international template R/3 v3.1h, responsible for the PS module team,
  • 12/1998 to 08/1999, IT service provider, Southern Germany
    PS module coordinator and consultant, responsible for the PS module team and solution development
  • 08/1998 to 11/1998, Telecommunication, Southern Germany
    Core team member and PS module consultant on SAP R/3 (v3.1) development of the Project System (PS) module for an international template
PROJECT HISTORY
  • 01/1998 - Present

  • Consultant, PMO, Project Manager, Agile Coach, Interim Manager

TIME AND SPATIAL FLEXIBILITY
world-wide available; Munich area preferred
earliest from June 2020 (with possibility of 80% on-site); remote possible
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