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Timon Fiddike

  

Agile Coach, Freelance

Location: Berlin, Berlin

Biography

Timon Fiddike works as a freelance Scrum Master and Agile Coach, has previously worked as a trainer for developers and has a Ph.D. in computer science. While pursuing his Ph.D., Timon led his first team (5 people with strong intrinsic motivation) as a servant leader, took trainings on leadership, process moderation and management and generally enjoyed work very much. The next step on his career path was a managerial position at Bayer AG (120.000 employees) where he realized that this environment followed theory X and that we was unable to change that. He promptly set out to try many different types of work: He founded a startup and worked as a Product Owner. Later he and his colleagues restructured the company and he took on a developer role and part of the time also a Scrum Master role. Afterwards he worked as a freelance developer and Scrum Master, discovered his passion for the Symfony framework and went on to work as a trainer for web application development for more than 30 different companies. Almost all trainings were conducted at the respective client's site and lastet for 3-4 days, so Timon learned quite a bit about how these development teams worked. He was shocked to realize that 8 out of 10 teams were unhappy with their way of working and decided to change the focus of his work to contribute primarily in the areas of agility, productivity and satisfaction. He took a CSM training and intended to work as a Scrum Master, but then received a quite different offer and took this opportunity: As a Product Owner in a multi-team setting at a fast growing startup, he worked closely with two Scrum Masters to transition from component teams to feature teams. Following this assignment, he started his present work as a freelance Scrum Master and Agile Coach.

 

Work experience

Freelance, Scrum Master / Agile Coach
July 2017 - Present, Berlin, Berlin, DE
I work as a freelance Scrum Master / Agile Coach. My customers are small and medium-sized enterprises who want to transition to Scrum or improve their Scrum implementations. Anton Skornyakov and I often pair up for client work.

Semigator GmbH, Scrum Master
September 2016 - July 2017, Berlin, Berlin, DE
Semigator GmbH was founded in 2007 and has 45 employees. Semigator.de is the largest portal for professional training in German-speaking countries and includes more than 50.000 offers by over 1,500 organizers. Semigator Corporate allows corporate customers to offer a tailored catalog of professional trainings to employees via their intranet.

Freelance, Scrum Master / Agile Coach
September 2015 - September 2016, Berlin, Berlin, DE
I work as a freelance Scrum Master / Agile Coach. My customers are small and medium-sized enterprises who want to transition to Scrum or improve their Scrum implementations. Anton Skornyakov and I often pair up for client work.

Lovoo GmbH, Product Owner
March 2015 - August 2015, Dresden, Dresden, Germany
Lovoo GmbH was founded in 2011, has 180 employees and develops the Lovoo smartphone-app, which allows to connect with new people nearby. It includes a live radar from which chat requests can be initiated. In the German App-Store, LOVOO is the top grossing non-gaming app.

Freelance, Trainer for developers
August 2013 - March 2015, Berlin, Berlin, Germany
As a trainer for web application development, I worked with development teams from more than 30 different companies all over Germany. They wanted to make their software development more agile and productive. Popular topics were test driven development, software architecture, frameworks, performance, security, tools and work flows.

Netdudes GmbH, Developer and Scrum Master
March 2013 - August 2013, Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Netdudes GmbH is the technology partner of the SAP consultancy People Consolidated GmbH. Netdudes' primary product is the Universal Units suite of tax compliance tools for multinational companies. Universal Units includes the Tax Assessment Monitor, Tax Compliance Monitor, Deferred Tax Management and Transfer Pricing Management.

WebsiteWerkstatt, Developer and Scrum Master
November 2011 - March 2013, Berlin, Berlin, Germany
When we discovered that two other companies had recently started to offer products that were solving every problem that ie4mac (see separate work experience description below) wanted to solve, we made a tough decision: We decided not to continue our work on the ie4mac product, but stay together as a team and do client work instead.

ie4mac, Product Owner
October 2010 - November 2011, Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Originally we had set out to develop a tool that would allow web developers to test web applications in all major browsers. We later rescoped to: ie4mac allows web developers using Apple Mac OS X to interactively test websites and web applications in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6-11.

Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Managerial Employee
June 2009 - February 2010, Berlin, Berlin, DE
My main responsibilities were conducting projects in the area of machine learning / data science and managing the data collection for the development of models.

TU-Berlin, Team Leader
February 2015 - May 2009, Berlin, Germany
While pursuing my Ph.D., I led my first team (5 people with strong intrinsic motivation) as a servant leader, took trainings on leadership, process moderation and management and generally enjoyed work very much.

 

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