I am responsible for defining the why, when and what of the product that we build with our skilled engineering team. This means I lead a cross-functional team from a product's conception all the way through to its launch.
The challenge is to make sure our products fit the needs of our clients, not only in The Netherlands and the UK, but globally. This makes my job a lot more interesting. Being part of an international group of motivated people, is the best working environment you can wish for.
Edwin: Our Product Owner
A product owner is an interesting term, don’t you think? If you look it up you will find a product owner is the leader responsible for maximizing the value of the products created by a scrum development team.
Besides it will tell you a product owner takes on several roles such as business strategist, product designer, marketing specialist, analyst, customer liaison, and project manager. So basically this means I can do a bit of just about anything….
“Every day has different challenges, but with my team I know we can fix everything”
Passion & Inspiration
What I love most about my job is the fact that it’s always evolving, never a day is the same and the occasional firefighting which is just part of the IT business. I have the unique position that I get to work both behind the scenes and right on stage!
On this ‘stage’ I mean I get to meet our clients in person and discuss their specific needs. This is one of the more rewarding parts of my job. I love to hear the wishes of our clients and being able to deliver the most custom made solutions.
I am what you would call a passionate IT geek and I’m proud of it! I love innovation and constant change. I like to keep my eyes on the goal(s) at all time. That means on a daily basis I am fully focused on developments, deadlines and launches. On a personal level I quite literally have my eye on the goal, because I love to play soccer in the weekends.
“Never trust a computer you can’t throw out a window” by Steve Wozniak
THe best thing
Since I started at PFM, we have accomplished a lot already! Our infrastructure is much more stable and reliable, allowing for secure and scalable storage of data. We have reached the first 100 client sites on our new applications! And that’s just the beginning!
Any last words
To use the words of the soccer Legend Cristiano Ronaldo: “I am not a perfectionist, but I like to feel that things are done well. More important than that, I feel an endless need to learn, to improve and to evolve.”