So who am I exactly and how would I be able to help you out these days ?Well, basically I’m a professional IT consultant with 20 years of experience in software engineering and development. On top of that, I have several years of experience in subjects such as team & project management, agile coaching and scrum.
In recent years, I have been involving myself in several startup companies, as I always like the dynamics that come with such environments. In some cases, I contributed to development of the project, in other cases, I helped coaching the team and applied agile methodologies and acted as a Scrum Master (PSM I Certified).
When I’m not doing ‘stuff’ for a particular client, I like to experiment with 360° photography or make an exploratory flight with one of my drones. Don’t worry: as I have a professional drone pilot license, I’m allowed to do this ! Apart from these, I have a never-ending passion and interest in aviation, I’m an AFOL (Adult fan of LEGO) and I’m never afraid to grab a good book for reading. Checkout this site to learn more about drone & 360° photography !
As an experienced scrum master and product owner, I can assist with managing and facilitating your scrum teams and improve the related processes where needed, or alternatively, train your people to become a proficient scrum master or product owner and follow up when they bring their new knowledge into practice.
Often, startup entrepreneurs do all kinds of things at the same time: programming, project follow up, business development, you name it, they all do it. As a result, there’s a lack of focus which results in things going far too slow. In a startup, going (too) slow is not an option. Why don’t you ask me to do the project management and follow up so that you gain time to do what you really need to do: making the business take-off.
Many companies, both startups and established organisations, still don’t work in an agile way. Those that do want to start with it, often struggle with how to organise and set it up. Scrum, SM, PO, Squad, Tribe, Chapter etc. are just a few names that add up to the complexity of the processes. As an agile professional, I can guide your organisation through the many aspects and help you with setting up your agile processes.
Sven joined Seaters for several months, during this time I had the opportunity to work closely with him, he has demonstrated great expertise and a positive attitude towards accomplishment. Both qualities that have made him a valuable member of our team.
We had to develop a web UI for an embedded device, but lacked the skills & competences in the team. Summer holidays were just in front of us, and we had to quickly find a candidate that could start & deliver just after the holidays. It took Sven’s cv & one telephone interview, to decide to bring Sven on board.
And we were glad we did, he quickly picked up the task at hand, but didn’t stop there. He introduced us to the AngularJS framework, and proposed to use Angular Material as basis for components of the UI. And he did all this within the project timing.
If I would have another web design project, I wouldn’t hesitate to ask Sven for the job again.
Sven and I worked together for the past 3 years on a complex product and project that involves software development teams across multiple continents.
Sven, in charge of the Shanghai Development Team, was a major factor in the success of coordinating this team, the associated tasks and integration with the other teams. He is a very experienced Team Lead, with great understanding of both the technology and the business environment.
Sven is concise and persistent, has exquisite creativity skills absolutely mandatory in our project, manages time and other resources well, and stays focused on what is important in the project and the task at hand. He maintains a professional approach at all times, it is a pleasure and fun to work with Sven.
While I started work with Sven as liaison, the task was to create Shanghai team from a small and inexperienced team to a well organised development center in AGFA healthcare world.
What we were facing was not only time difference, culture difference, but also people’s preconception.
With Sven’s dedicated and team working attitude, he decided to make things from impossible to possible and he MADE it! Look at now, it is not only possible, but also excellent!
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