Holger Obst - Experience

As IT project portfolio manager in the department IT projects and strategy, Holger is responsible for IT project controlling, definition and maintenance of IT project management methods and tools as well as training and coaching of IT project managers.

Holger is an long-time expert in IT business, focusing on IT project management, IT project portfolio management, IT architecture and individual software development. He has a proven track record of designing and implementing successful architectures for complex programmes with large IT budgets and leading software development teams. By working in projects (Microsoft, database, Java, Web) with mainly economic and business process oriented background, Holger has a strong awareness of quality software in heterogeneous systems. With his practical project experience in all phases of the software development process of requirement specification over the implementation up to test and acceptance procedure. Holger is reliable and flexible applicable for the development of complex software development projects.

Industry focus of Holger are service providers, insurance companies and the energy industry (utilities). Holger has gained through projects in different european countries international experience.

Key skills

IT project portfolio management: 3 years

IT project management: 10 years

Department management and team leadership: 4 years

IT contracts and IT offers: 3 years

IT software engineer: 10 years, including IT Requirements Engineering, IT Architecture, Java development and design experience (Java/J2EE), Microsoft development and design experience (Microsoft .NET), Database development and design experience, Business Intelligence, IT Quality Management and Process support Tools

Degrees and certificates: Diplom (FH) in Computer Science, Certified Project Management Associate GPM/IPMA Level D, Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering (CPRE)

Technologies and methodologies

My background includes the following technologies and methodologies:

IT project management: Microsoft Project

Core development: Microsoft Visual Studio, BPM, Visio, Web Services, XML, WindowsForms

Key languages: Java, C#, VB.Net

Databases: Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL

Configuration management: Subversion, Microsoft Team Fondation Server (TFS)

Task management: Bugzilla, Jira

Collaboration: Microsoft Teams, Microsoft SharePoint, Open Text Livelink ECM

Customer relationship management: Microsoft CRM, Siebel

Standard packages used: Microsoft Office, SAP IS-U, SAP R3, SER

Release management: Ant, MSBuild

Qualitiy management: JUnit, JMeter, CruiseControl, NCover, Design Patterns, Scrum

Certified Project Management Associate (GPM/IPMA Level D)

Certified Project Management Associate (GPM/IPMA Level D)

Exam Objectives:

Technical competences: Project management success, Interested parties, Project requirements & objectives, Risk & opportunity, Quanpty, Project organisation, Teamwork, Problem resolution, Project structures, Scope & deliverables, Time & project phases, Resources, Cost & finances, Procurement & contract, Change, Control & report, Information & documentation, Communication, Start-up, Close-up

Behavioural competences: Leadership, Engagement & motivation, Self-control, Assertiveness, Relaxation, Openness, Creativity, Result orientation, Efficiency, Consultation, Negotiation, Confpct & crisis, Repabipty, Value appreciation, Ethics

Contextual competences: Project orientation, Programme orientation, Portfolio orientation, Project programme & portfolio implementation, Permanent organisation, Business, Systems, products & technology, Personnel management, Health, security, safety & environment, Finance, Legal

Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)

Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)

Exam Objectives:

Basics of the Scrum framework


Scrum Team Member


ArtifactsService Design

Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering (CPRE)

Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering (CPRE)

Exam Objectives:

Foundation of Requirements Engineering

Scope, Context and Interfaces in RE

Elicitation of Requirements

Specification and Documentation

Validation of Requirements

Management of Requirements