Hello, my name is Jan-Hendrik!
I consider myself to be very fortunate, because my job simply enables me to do what I love.

About me

I am spending a lot of my time in research and education. Do do that, I am doing my best to surrounded myself with amazing people, and this includes team members as well as clients. Sharing knowledge with them is always a pleasure.

Currently, I am living in Sissach, Switzerland

Professional

Since 1999 I have been around web development in various roles. Currently I am Co-Founder and CTO of Parashift AG and Accounto AG.

Teams and agile methods

Besides the tech stack, a large part of my work as an agency ownertechnical director and CTO has been spent on building up and leading teams to success, training and coaching them. Throughout the last years, this has been mostly based on agile methodologies and specifically Scrum. As a Certified Scrum Master, I am supporting the team as a servant leader. As a Certified Scrum Professional, I am helping teams to adopt agile thinking and develop workflows with them.

Product development

Part of my roles as agency owner, CTO and team lead has also been to manage product development. This included product managementconcept work and user experience as well as requirements engineering. I have also been supporting the development of products as a Certified Scrum Product Owner.

Tech

I have been a web developer from the beginning, and quickly found myself in the roles of a team lead and trainer doing development trainings. Throughout the years, I build up a large amount of experience around PHPRails and the frontend stack. I am happy to make use of my experience in these fields also in the roles of a scrum master and product owner.

Personal

I am a bike nerd and passionate about long distance rides. To quote Robert Louis Stevenson (1881): "For to travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labour". I like photography and most preferably landscape as well as black and white photos. Finally I am passionate about cooking. Cooking is like meditation for me. Do things slowly and seriously. And much like in the agile world: inspect and adapt. If things don't work out, just do it again.