Theo van Lieshout
I am a product owner at Redhotminute in the Netherlands. Currently I am a product owner for two of our customers thus increasing the level of difficulty in maintaining the optimal commitment to the products.
Redhotminute is an online agency working for large corporate accounts like Kia Motors Europe (with 18 markets on one platform), Van der Valk Exclusief (one of the best known hotel groups in the Netherlands) and Landal GreenParks, part of the Wyndham Group. Redhotminute specialises in online marketing, online applications and mobile apps. Our specialists can help with frontend, backend, testing, user experience, graphical design and information analysis.
I began my online carreer as a developer and CMS expert. I started working with the Smartsite CMS in classic ASP and VB6. Later I shifted to the Sitecore CMS and .Net. After a few years I wanted to shift my work to the functional part of the project and became a Functional Designer. At the time I was the only one in the company and created a setting in which the functional designer was a must for all projects.
In June 2013 Redhotminute made the transition to work with Scrum. The complete company, then with around 60 employees, started working in sprints. During the transition I became the Scrum Guru for the company and helped with the transition. Since Redhotminute was in need for a product owner I took up the challenge and since Januari 2014 I have been an official product owner.