Hi, I am Phillip.

As a freelance product owner, project leader, scrum master, or agile coach I help teams build great products. I am fascinated by technology, methodical product development, and team dynamics. I want to help you create valuable products.

The portrait of Phillip Starke, a freelance Product Owner

01. Freelance Services

Do you need a freelance product owner, scrum master, agile coach, or an (interim) project lead?

Product Owner

As a freelance product owner, I help you build valuable products. I help understanding user and customer needs, co-creating product vision and strategy, and making key product decisions. As a freelance product owner, I am also able to guide the day to day of the development team in achieving the product vision, whether it be creating a first prototype or scaling an MVP to a full fledged solution.

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Agile Coach
Scrum Master

As a freelance agile coach or scrum master, I help your teams understand agile development. I will support in setting up teams and roles. As a freelance agile coach, I help in ensuring day to day productivity by removing impediments and guiding the Scrum ceremonies.

(Interim) Project Leader

As a freelance project leader, I help in delivering results, on time, in scope, and within budget. I will take on project responsibility and coordinate all project activities, assess and mitigate risks, and manage communications with all stakeholders. As a freelance project manager, I help in ensuring productivity by closely working with the team on continuous improvement.

02. Projects

I have more than 7 years of experience in international automotive corporations as well as within the software development and data analytics business. In the past, I have scaled a B2B service from MVP to a pan-European solution, lead highly complex automtive projects, coached teams in agile product development, and served as interim scrum master.

I have successfully lead projects in automotive development and manufacturing, in software development, as well as within data analytics.

03. About Me

I studied mechanical engineering at TUM in Munich, began working in the automotive industry within project management. It was there that I got my first introduction to agile product development. This fascinated me from the start and I have since worked in the software and data analytics world as a product owner.

I am fascinated by technology and team dynamics. I feel at home right where those two meet. For me, the most rewarding outcome is helping a team grow and deliver truly valuable products for users.

04. Testimonials

“Phillip´s excellent project management skills made it easy for him to constantly be successful in a dynamic environment. With calm demeanor and willingness to go the extra mile he led several teams to great success.”

Christian Kohnen

Senior Manager
Robert Bosch Automotive Steering

Amongst customers, team members, and stakeholders Phillip was at all times respected as a valuable colleague and goal-oriented Product Owner, who managed expectations and tasks with a solution-oriented mindset and always a spark of fun.

Maximilian Bachmann

Director Product
Carfax Europe

“Phillip impressed with a high level of personal commitment and willingness to take on responsibility, also through decision-making skills, as well as leadership skills. His skill in working with agile teams he was at all times an asset.

Dirk Wollschläger

Director Customer Projects
Robert Bosch Automotive Steering

05. My Newsletter – The Backlog

The Backlog is a biweekly newsletter about the undervalued and overlooked in modern product development. It covers (agile) product development, self organization, and productivity. I include methods, books, and write about my own experience.

06. Let’s talk

Let’s talk about your project

Do you need a freelance product owner, scrum master, agile coach, or an (interim) project lead?

The portrait of Phillip Starke, a freelance Product Owner