I started with SAP in April 1994 and spent a lot of time attending training courses in Vienna and Walldorf in the beginning. I worked in the BASIS team installing/upgrading SAP R/3 systems starting with version 2.1 and then took on development projects as well.
I then became a senior consultant with Ernst & Young in Vienna (now Capgemini) and I am in consulting ever since.
I got trained in business process transformation and project management and worked on many interesting international SAP implementations - even on an R/2 project in Italy and Germany.
Since 2000 I focus on end-to-end delivery of SAP engagements mostly as Project Manager, Enterprise/Solution Architect or Technical Adviser. I have provided leadership and expertise on 7 full life cycle implementations of SAP as well as numerous upgrade and custom development projects. Most recently I have participated in SAP HANA engagements which is quite an experience working with bleeding edge technology.
I have amassed quite many certifications over the years (Basis, Abap, HCM, BW, ASAP) and also got the project management professional (PMP) certification which has become a requirement nowadays.
My extensive experience mixed with deep technical skills in both SAP infrastructure and development allows me to understand complex requirements and provide confidence to customers that they are talking to the right person. It also helps in dealing with client staff when you can show and proof that you speak their language and have been there and done that. I am also promoting UML (Unified Modeling Language) whenever possible as it helps during the requirements gathering process as well as solution development process.