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Last update: 18.02.2020

Project Manager, Product Owner, Project Manager

Graduation: not provided
Hourly-/Daily rates: show
negotiable depending upon possibility for remote work
Languages: German (Native or Bilingual)

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I am an experienced consultant, working with customers across multiple industries, envisioning business and technical perspectives to develop practical solutions, typically as part of a transformation initiative.
I have 20 years of project delivery experience, from building both teams and systems from the ground up to functioning as a Senior Senior Program Manager, Technical Project Manager, Product Owner, Software Development Manager, Software Developer. Certified PMP, Scrum Master.

Project history

08/2019 - Present
Senior Program Manager
Forcepoint (5000-10.000 employees)
Internet and Information Technology
  • Delivering Cloud Platform projects within the cyber security market.
  • Providing program vision and overall leadership in a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) environment with 10 scrum teams, interfacing with Product Management, Go To Market, Engineering Leadership and Operations.
  • Coordinating with Cloud Operations, Product Owners and Engineering, while managing dependencies and risks.

01/2016 - 07/2019
Product Owner
SAP Digital (>10.000 employees)
Internet and Information Technology
Scrum (LeSS) environment with 8 scrum teams, interfacing with C-level, Portfolio, GTM, Operations
across 5 separate business units.
  • delivering features and functionality in a Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) environment with 8 scrum teams, interfacing with C-level, Portfolio, GTM, Operations across 5 separate business units.

01/2015 - 01/2016
Project Manager
  • Project Manager, SAP Digital, first hybris/HANA implementation for SAP, managing multiple distributed development project teams. This was the largest and most important project at Striped Giraffe, also the paragon for SAP.
. This was the largest and most important project
at Striped Giraffe, also the paragon for SAP.
Achievements:
* Official release of SAPStore.com at SAPPHIRE releasing in-app functionality and cloud products
for SAP Digital.
* The only external IT PO in SAP's flagship e-commerce Hybris store on HANA, with 99.9%
availability, +80% YOY growth.
* SAP Store is in the Top 10 run simple projects that accelerate SAP's digital business through
enterprise transformation.
* Enabled direct purchase and fulfilment of SAP and partner products in under 5 minutes with
checkout as a service.

01/2015 - 12/2015
Project Manager
Striped Giraffe - SAP Digital (50-250 employees)
Internet and Information Technology
  • Project Manager, SAP Digital, first hybris/HANA implementation for SAP, managing multiple distributed development project teams. This was the largest and most important project at Striped Giraffe, also the paragon for SAP.

08/2006 - 01/2015
Project Manager
DeCare Systems Ireland (50-250 employees)
Internet and Information Technology
* Work closely with C-level business leadership and project stakeholders taking full responsibility
for application design, development, delivery and support.
* Project Manager for multiple concurrent software development projects primarily in the Health
Insurance industry.
* Reporting Manager for up to 20 resources for implementation and delivery, including Creative,
Architects, Software Developers and Test (USA, Ireland). Project tracking and reporting based on
assigned tasks in MS TFS and MS Project.
* Hands-on involvement in specification and development of .NET and Java enterprise systems,
including application level architecture and database modeling, while providing product ownership
and being a client advocate.
* Track and manage project status, budget, issues, risks, decisions in close communication with
senior management.
* Use of Agile and traditional methodologies as required based on the project needs and business
process requirements.
Achievements:
* Pinnacle Award for building the second largest US national dentist network and fee
processing system which I designed and my team implemented.
* Chaired Technical Subcommittee of C-level stakeholders on a national network for Blue Cross
Blue Shield Insurance.
* Quoting and Rating Life and Disability Insurance system for Anthem/WellPoint resulting in revenue
gain of $5m.
* Implemented a fully automated Dental Insurance system for DeCare/VHI Ireland allowing entry
to European market, 20K new members first year, with no operational staff increase.
* Re-engineered Commissions Management and Payment process, for Virgin Vie, to a fully
automated system reducing time and associated cost from 10 days to 8 hours monthly.
* Delivered projects on-time and within budget: Enrollment system (EDI and Web) for DDPMA;
Claims Adjudication system for DentaQuest, Online Store selling senior Medical Insurance for
Anthem BCBS.

11/2005 - 08/2006
Team Leader / Feature Team Manager
Motorola
* Managed development teams of local and offshore developers (Ireland and India) delivering
Wizard based Java applications into large Telecommunications programs during a turbulent time at
Motorola Ireland.
* Implemented best practice and improved development processes within the team of software
developers - coached, mentored and trained along with existing career planning, development, and
performance reviews processes.
* Estimation and Development schedule planning for feature work. Project tracking via MS
Project and Primavera.
* Maintained Resource budget allocation for 27 Developers.
Achievements:
* Project Managed a feature team delivering to two CDMA projects, on schedule and to high
levels of quality: 1. Java based Rich Client application deploying multiple Wizards within the
Eclipse run-time environment; 2. A JEE Web application containing these Wizards using Java Server
Faces (JSF), AJAX and EJB.

06/2000 - 11/2005
Senior Developer
DDSI
* Project Lead and Software Developer in a customer-facing role as a software consultant to
U.S. and European clients, primarily Ecommerce for the Retail industry.
* Developed and managed key development projects from requirements to implementation with
involvement throughout the planning, executing, controlling and closing phases.
* Business Analysis including facilitating customer requirements meetings, developing data
models, designing applications, developing project plans, integrated working relationship with
clients and coordinating a team of overseas software developers and testers (Ireland, Hungary,
UK) through the software life cycle.
Achievements:
* Project Lead an enterprise Marketing Analysis and Planning system for Avon, automating
manual processes for marketing campaigns and strategic/tactical planning, also reducing time and
cost from 15 days to 3 days monthly.
* Project Lead and Developer for major international B2B and B2C E-Commerce web applications
for Avon; Customer Contact System for Fingerhut, National Dental Network for DDPA.

03/1998 - 05/2000
Systems Analyst II
Supreme Court of New Mexico
* Software Developer and Technical Lead for projects; maintenance of internal applications;
Webmaster.
* Systems Analysis, design and development of three-tier, web based and desktop applications.
* Object Oriented and database design and development, report writing and statistical
analysis.
Achievements:
* Successfully implemented and published a repository of court cases and details on the web;
* Collaborated with law-enforcement to compile and share a National protective order registry
for domestic violence cases.

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