Hello! My name is

Patrick T. Chmielewski

and I am

Product Owner • Scrum Master • Agile Coach • Systemic Business Coach

Profession

What are some of the highest risks in modern projects? Well, you can always argue that it is the time, the budget and the quality. But when you look a little bit under the surface, those problems mentioned are only symptoms for deeper going issues. Issues, which are mostly caused by human nature: Lack of communication (skills), social conflicts, different types of individual motivations, to name a few, are often hindering experts from achieving their project goals. To solve those problems in a most pragmatic way - thats what is the most interesting part of my job.

My journey in agile software development environments has been going on for more than 15 years now, and I had the chance to work in different roles: Starting as frontend and backend developer, Scrum Master, Product Owner, project manager up to higher management - I was able to challenge and continuously widen my skills. But there is no practical application without theoretical foundations. During my studies of computer science and psychology (with a focus on software engineering as well as industrial and organizational psychology) at the beautifully located Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin, I acquired the necessary foundations. Last but not least, I completed further training to become a Systemic Business Coach.

Passion

A hobby of mine is to do stuff related to smart homes and home automation. As a part of this quite huge topic, I started building and programming my very own ESP8266 based IoT sensors, but also doing rapid prototyping with FDM aka 3D printer. It is amazing, how far one can get with few bucks and some great actively maintained open source projects. #DIY #FTW

Relaxation

There's nothing better than to relax by cycling across meadows and forests or jogging a lap towards the sunrise - sometimes with music, sometimes without. At the end, I not only have a clear head, but sometimes also new ideas.