Stefan Voigt

What You Get

  • Experienced Freelance Senior Project Manager
  • Agile Coach, Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO Scrum Alliance), hard-boiled (😊) Scrum Master
  • Versatile project manager for international and local IT projects of all kinds
  • True ambassador and man of action für serious organizational change
  • Lectureship for Management at Hochschule Darmstadt, Department Interactive Media Design
  • Coach / Trainer at Agile Business Coach
  • A guy focussed on
    • getting complex things done,
    • mid- and long-term roadmapping + moderation between stakeholders,
    • writing user stories according to genuine Scrum,
    • large and mid-size CMS and web projects,
    • introduction of Scrum, Agile and Management 3.0 as a way of working,
    • introduction and maintenance of global and european platform management with multiple markets/ stakeholders / countries,
    • projects for automotive industry, global brands and the 'Mittelstand'.
  • Deepened knowledge about Kanban, DevOps, TDD, OKR, Lean, Servant Leadership
  • Advanced use of JIRA & Confluence
  • A creative maker with an agile mindset and extensive knowledge about technologies, team organisation and motivation, agile frameworks, markets and successful project management
  • A passionate cyclist and offshore sailor.

Leading Pieces of Wisdom

  • "90% of the functionality delivered now is better than 100% delivered never." Brian W. Kernighan & P. J. Plaugher on planning, productivity, releasing
  • "If you're not sure what to do with the ball, just pop it in the net and we'll discuss your options afterwards." Bill Shankly, Manager Liverpool F.C.

Selected Projects

  • since August 2019 Scrum Master for API project in public business development bank
  • March - August 2019 Agile Coach ti&m AG
  • June - October 2018 Triplesense Reply: Product Owner / Senior Project Manager — implementation new portal for Burda Community Network. CMS TYPO3, Atomic Design with Pattern Lab, backend import of complex copy books for initial + updatable data
  • 2017 - 2018 ETECTURE: Product Owner / Senior Project Manager — migration to a shared platform for all brands of Radeberger Gruppe (CMS FirstSpirit)
  • 2016 -2017 Fidelity International: Senior Consultant / Agile Coach / Change Agent — organisational change and implementation of agile ways of working for European platform management (CMS TeamSite)
  • since 2015 Associate Lecturer for Management at h_da Hochschule Darmstadt, department Interactive Media Design — management and coaching for projects in the field of simulations, mobility and Internet of Things (IoT). Further teaching activities about Kanban, Scrum, Agile, project management.
  • 2015 Neuland + Herzer: Agile Coach for Neuland + Herzer and Senior Project Manager — migration of BASF EN (CMS Adobe AEM) and consulting for Social Media in the field of B2B Marketing and Social Selling
  • 2014 ETECTURE@Ogilvy: Agile Coach and Consultant - global platform management for development of Nestlé Global Infant Nutrition (CMS Drupal); Ogilvy One: Scrum Master Relaunch R+V Versicherung
  • 2012 - 2014 Kia Motors Europe: European Platform Manager E-Business Technology - main responsibilites:
    • cost efficiency of all web activities and further development of a pan-European platform,
    • CMS Sitecore + Kia Car Configurator and underlying infrastructure,
    • strategic decisions concerning SEO, tag management, semantic web content, monitoring tools,
    • connecting business needs from After Sales, CRM, Marketing and Dealer Network with web technology,
    • integration of global IT projects, e.g. global domain consolidation, URL policy, global campaigns, monitoring and tracking needs,
    • selection and steering of external service providers and agencies,
    • coordination and requirements management for 19 European markets on the platform,
    • introduction of Scrum and agile management techniques.
  • 2012 OgilvyOne, ETECTURE: implementation & launch "Volkswagen. Mein Auto"
  • 2011 Scholz & Volkmer: interim unit direction, several projects for Mercedes
  • 2010 Neuland + Herzer: implementation & launch BASF Simplify for BASF AsiaPacific
  • 2007 Hansenet: consulting platform management
  • 2006/07 Deutsche Telekom: consulting
  • 2005 Peter Schmidt Group: implementation of several iBrams projects
  • 2000-2002 GFT Technologies / Pixelfactory: Relaunch Mercedes eMB, several projects for Mercedes divisions

The Person

  • 1992 Freie Universität Berlin: German Philology, Political Science, Linguistics
    Magister Artium »Sehr gut«
  • 1997 Ph.D. Freie Universität Berlin
    Dr. phil. »magna cum laude«
  • 1997 Autodidactic learning of HTML (HTML 3.2!, those where the geeky times...), freelance author and HTML developer, e.g. for a computer based training (CBT) for DaimlerChrysler
  • 1998 - 2000 Head of text & editorial services and project manager at eskatoo, Nuremberg
  • 2000 - 2002 Project manager at Pixelfactory, subsequent GFT Technologies, Frankfurt am Main
  • 2002 Head of e-learning unit at M.I.T newmedia, Friedrichsdorf
  • 2003 Consultant with main focus on online services and e-learning at Avinci, Frankfurt am Main
  • since March 2004 Freelance agile Coach, senior project manager, CSPO and consultant

In a Nutshell

  • An Agile Coach and an agile minded Senior Project Manager and Consultant for numerous projects >500T€ for DaimlerChrysler, DCVD, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Telekom, BASF, Hankook, Volkswagen, Kia Motors, Nestlé, Fidelity International and others in the fields of IT, software, platforms, online applications and services, brand sites and e-Learning.
  • Languages: German, English, Tacheles. Some French, Swedish and Korean.



Or in a nutshell: advice and experience. Is your project a mess? Looking for a manager to get things done? Maybe the 'next big thing' on your website? Need a seasoned leader, project manager and product owner for your IT or online project and your business requirements, for the long-planned web relaunch with this hilarious — but not-so-realistic — deadline?
You, your team and your company can benefit from my experience in IT and online projects of every scale, preferable in an international atmosphere with agile project structures.
Get a manager who can flawlessly plan and oversee end to end projects, collaborate and influence internally/externally, motivate your team and deliver with strong attention to detail and focus on your business requirements.

Project Management

Projects are always communication projects. Open conversations with all participants make projects successful in time & budget.
Sounds simple, but it's not — because we are carbon-based life forms or, more precise: humans. We are designers, developers, information architects, marketing guys, lawyers, technologies, traditions, professions, standards, crafts, moods, experiences, stories, opinions, feelings, technical and financial requirements.
Get me in your project and I will bring the talent, methods, and management consulting acumen needed to help manage your global or multi-national projects.


Does your team need a thought partner to bounce ideas off, get further input and refine existing processes to reach the best solution? Did you lost the general conspectus? Don't you get all your ideas, departments, stakeholders and requirements organised?
Ask for a structured approach, an open revision of your project situation or your next move on the digital field. If you want a real online strategy with substantial progress on your projects with agile methodologies and a pragmatic approach: I can work as your project manager, product owner, platform manager, online strategist or web strategy director — permanently or temporary, let's talk about it.


I'm available for freelance work. I want to hear more about your projects.
Write to me at s.voigt@houseofuser.com or use this form:


ScrumAlliance Certified Scrum Product Owner
  • Senior Project Management100%
  • Consulting90%
  • Scrum / Agile100%
  • JIRA / Confluence100%
  • Online Strategy90%
  • Information Architecture60%
  • Hot Air Production0%
  • HTML5 / CSS3 / RWD 80%
  • Editing60%
  • E-Learning60%