I currently work as Product Owner at a leading automotive manufacturer. My job is to collect requirements, prioritize them on the product backlog according to my stakeholders' and business needs and my personal take on the product and its development challenges, keep communication flowing and make my team engaged, productive and aligned to the delivery plan.
I am a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) who had a development-to-management career progression, starting from a hands-on software developer role with increasing responsibility and then moving my focus to the process first (I am a Certified ScrumMaster - CSM) and eventually to the product. I’m an enthusiastic Agilist, with experience in waterfall and Agile working methodologies gained working for nearly 20 years in many roles, companies and businesses over the entire Software Development Life Cycle (from requirements collection to deployment).
As a product person I strive to bridge the gap between the developers and the customers by acting and thinking as the latter, trying to understand what they want, what they don’t and what the pain points are.
As an agilist I believe that quality can be achieved by a creative and autonomous group of people working together with the right process, aimed at delivering often and regularly and getting qualified feedback in order to continuously adjust the product and the process.
My ideal job is as coordinator of other Product Owners or as a Senior Product Owner responsible of a large product.
Automotive, Agile, Scrum, Kanban, ScrumMaster, Product Owner, User Stories writing, lean, Software Life Cycle Management, Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), eXtreme programming, pair programming, code reviews and pair reviews, Test Driven Development (TDD), Continuous Integration; requirement engineering, Atlassian Confluence and Jira, Agile coaching, people recruiting.
Organization skills, Time management, Team management.
Product Owner, BMW Car IT, Ulm
2019.09 - present
Product Owner, Agile Coach and Development Manager ad interim, SatProf Engineering, Almere
2014.06 - 2015.01
Scrum Master, Cognizant Technology Solutions - ASG Agile CoE, Amsterdam
2014.02 - 2014.04
Scrum/Kanban Product Owner, eVision Industry Software, Den Haag
2013.05 - 2014.01
Scrum Product Owner, Scrum Master, Sr SW Engineer, Irdeto Access, Hoofddorp
09.2008 - 04.2013
Scrum Product Owner
Software engineer, Motorola, Melbourn UK
11.2006 - 08.2008
Software engineer, MBI Group Pisa, IT
02.2006 - 11.2006
Lead software engineer, Università di Pisa, Pisa, IT
01.2005 - 01.2006.
Principal Engineer, galaxis technology ag., Lübeck (DE)/Livorno (IT)
10.2000 - 01.2005
Certifications and education
2016 Hood Group, Ulm, DE
IREB CPRE Certified Professional for Requirement Engineering certification.
2016 Scrum Alliance
Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Professional certification.
2013 The Knowledge Academy, Amsterdam, NL
Prince2 Foundation certificate.
2013 Mountain Goat Software, London, UK
Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Product Owner with Mike Cohn.
2011 Learning Tree International Hoofddorp, NL
Best practices in Java programming: hands-on.
2011 Xebia, Amsterdam, NL
Scrum Alliance Scrum Master certification (#128662) with Jeff Sutherland.
2009 TUDelft, Hoofddorp, NL
Applied cryptography certificate.
2008 ISEB/ISTQB, Melbourn, UK
Software testing-for-quality foundation certificate.
2007-2008 Motorola, Melbourn, UK
Various training on quality software design, development and test (Motorola’s Quality Yellow Badge obtained).
2004 Università degli Studi, Pisa, IT
Bachelor Degree in Computer Engineering (BEng).
Italian - Mother tongue (ILR 5).
English - Full professional proficiency (ILR 4).
Dutch - No proficiency (ILR 0).
German - Elementary proficiency (ILR 1).