Gerald Weith is an Agile Product Coach at leanovate GmbH in Berlin, Germany.
Skills: integration (systems and people), product management, processes, project management, jokes, agile mindset, Scrum, Kanban, lean principles
He has been in touch with agile Frameworks since 2006.In the first 3 years on the other side of force as Head of an Professional Service Department responsible for software implementation and integration projects in eHealth. During this period he got the experience of how it feels to be in touch with Scrum without beeing part of it. Since 2009 he changed the side as a product owner at ImmobilienScout24 the biggest real estate exchange platform in Germany. He got his CSPO Certification in 2010 and started to be responsible as an PO for 2 scrum teams. Mid of 2010 Gerald started to build a new department for reusable services within the organization. The focus in this time was to scale scrum up zo 4 teams working on different microservices like SSO, Checkout, GIS or the middleware of the standard inhouse systems. He introduced an EPIC Board (Kanban) for a weekly PO stand up to ImmobilienScout24 and implemented Jira as the standard backlog for all teams at the company. He was part of the administration group (ScrumMasters, ProductOwners, Developers and inhouse IT) of Jira for 3 years. In 2014 all teams of the service line plattform were using scrum or kanban. All Epics got reviewed based on KPIs and an estimated business value (PO estimation). There was a monthly review within the service line and quaterly within the company.
Since 2014 he is coaching and teaching agile teams with a focus on agile mindset, lean principles, product and agile leadership. Giving trainings on product ownership advanced level and tools like lean startup.
Leanovate GmbH, Agile Coach
August 2014 - Present, Berlin, Berlin, DE
Gerald Weith is coaching and teaching agile teams with a focus on agile mindset, lean principles, product and agile leadership. Giving trainings on product ownership advanced level and tools like "lean startup", moderating C-Level workshops with product or strategic focus.
ImmobilienScout24, Product Owner / Head of Product
November 2009 - July 2014, Berlin, Berlin, DE
Starting as a product owner on 1 development team in 2009. I build a service line of platform services for ImmobilienScout24. In the year 2014 the service line has been raised up to 4 teams responsible for the Single Sign On, Checkout, GeoInfo Service, Fraud and Spam Recognition, REST API (developer.immobilienscout24.de) and the Enterprise Service Bus. As Head of Product, I was responsible for the vision of the service line and the 4 product owners.
I implemented Jira with Greenhopper at ImmobilienScout24. All the 22 Teams of the company used the tool for bugs, stories, epics in scrum and kanban. With a group of 6 people (Developer, Operation, Product Manager and Scrum Master) we administrated Jira and normalized issue tracking within the company.