Digital Business | Discovery, Design, Delivery

I have successfully delivered large and small projects in various hands-on leadership roles in more than 20 years of work in consulting and IT services companies, including as a digital architect, (chief) product owner, delivery manager, operations manager, design manager and chief operating officer.

A rare combination of large functional breadth and substantial technical depth forms the foundation of my competencies and allows me to work successfully with highly diverse stakeholders — bridging business and IT, but also different domains within IT. My business background provides me with a good understanding for members of business departments and management while my technical expertise provides me with a good understanding for and a high degree of credibility to members of development teams.

I communicate complex business and technology concerns effectively to partners in different roles and at different levels in the organisational structure — in conversations and in writing, in English and in German.

I have many years of experience working in large enterprises and I also enjoy working with small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Competencies

Project management (lean & agile, hybrid, classic)
Product management & product ownership

Enterprise architecture, business architecture, technology architecture
Project design, product design, service design, platform design, process design
Information modelling, semantic web, linked data, knowledge graphs

Strategy, roadmaps, concepts, implementation
Demand, discovery, delivery, operations

Lean & agile, technology and business transformation, change management
(also in classic organisations)

Initiation, execution, guidance, evaluation of projects
Consulting, interim management and crisis response

Manufacturing, trade, hospitality, telecoms, services
E-Commerce, data management, advanced analytics & machine learning
Hybris (SAP Commerce), ATG, Java, C++, databases and basics in Go, Elixir, R

Approach

I have a high level of self-motivation, responsibility and team-orientation. I use tools methods in a goal-oriented and lightweight, but also consistent and disciplined manner.

In my experience, two aspects are especially important for the sustained success of digital Initiatives:

Evolution:  making realized benefits support future platform and business development

Integration:  making the pieces work together as a cohesive whole

My services are also available in the context of smaller engagements.

Education

Master of Business Administration (with distinction), University of Liverpool, 2010
Datenverarbeitungskaufmann (vocational education), IHK Düsseldorf, 1993

Contact

Does any of this sound interesting? Would you like to discuss your digital initiative or challenge? Please just get in touch:

oliver@oliverbaierconsulting.eu
+49 171 9 865 865

I am happy to send you a detailed CV on request.