How I can help you:

Product Design
through user research, early validation and detailed specifications

I design digital products, mostly for the enterprise environment. My deliverables can reach from a usability report to detailed wireframes and product specifications your developers can work with.

Product Strategy
through user research, market- and competitve analysis

With a background in business, technology and design and three years of experience in product management I can help you to optimize your product/market fit and also refine and implement your product strategy.

As a Product Owner
through well scoped user stories, deep knowledge in agile and story maps

I can help you to get from business goals to a prioritized backlog of detailed user stories. I'm experienced in leading large Scrum teams and enjoy facilitating between designers, developers and management.

Startups
through product optimization, design management and processes

Even though I don't come from a startup environment, I've gone through a lot of challenges in creating and selling digital products. If you're a startup and have a specific problem, get in touch :)

About Me:

Publications

Story Maps as a Tool for Communication in Different Directions

"People who are responsible for creating and maintaining digital products in an organisation often have to communicate in different directions [...]"

Usability Labs: If you’re not testing, you’re guessing

"In diesem Blogbeitrag erkläre ich einige Aspekte, die bei der Durchführung von Usability Labs wichtig sind und wieso jeder ein Usability Lab durchführen sollte [...]"

Experience

  • 2012 - 2015 Product Manager for pirobase at imperia pirobase gmbh
  • 2014 - 2015 Co-Organizer of the #UXCGN meetup in Cologne
  • 2009 - 2012 European University of Applied Sciences, B.Sc

Awards

  • 2014 Design Management Europe Award with pirobase

Get in Touch!

Write me an email or follow me on twitter: @smichaelis