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Kristian Tanninen

Interim Manager, Development Team Coach, SaaS Founder

  Project Management     Agile & Scrum Coaching     Productization  

I’m a senior project manager, development team coach and startup entrepreneur. With 20 years of work experience I help companies to produce better software and services. My passion is to lead professional teams to create new innovations that are changing the way we work and live.


Consulting, training and interim management. Available online across the world or on-site in Finland, Austria, Switzerland and Germany:

Project Management

I’ve been responsible for vast variety of teams of software developers, creative professionals and industry specialists. My certified project management skills and lean business development experience make projects to achieve goals. My approach in project management is to build self-managing teams that are capable to improve their own performance. It is enabled by transparent processes, regular inspections and constant adaptation. Recent years I’ve been specializing into distributed team management, outsourced teams and agile methodologies. I have witnessed how modern tools and processes allow to build remote teams that are performing even more effectively than local teams.

Agile & Scrum Coaching

Scrum is easy to learn, but difficult to master. That’s why even the best Scrum teams invest regularly on team coaching. Focused training sessions have a measurable impact on software development team’s productivity. It’s not only about processes or workflows. Instead, developers must get a positive attitude towards mutually agreed teamwork practices. This kind of team spirit can be enabled by sharing real life example cases and deep development knowhow - after all, I used to be a software architect. Agenda can be tailored from a quick Scrum team coaching to a full day process improvement workshop. Sessions can be held on-site or online for developers, Scrum masters, product owners and business managers.


Software product development, concept design and productization knowhow is the backbone of my services: Over 20 years of development projects, enterprise solutions and award winning SaaS products. I’ve designed new concepts from scratch and helped companies from small to large in innovation, requirements engineering, specifications and software architectures. The goal of the development management is always to strengthen your customer success, which is enabled by robust product design and solid services that are capable to sell themselves online.

I’m familiar with broad variety of technologies and methodologies:

#Java Enterprise Edition #Enterprise Application Integration #Business Intelligence #Business Process Management #Relational Databases #Design Patterns #Development Frameworks #Continuous Integration #Application Servers #Web Development #Mobile Development #User Experience #Scrum Development #UML Specifications #Amazon Web Services #Open Source


As a consultant I’ve helped teams in global companies such as CGI, General Electric, Swiss Re, KPMG and many others. I’ve also a long track record in dozens of startup companies from enterprise software products to large scale consumer services and virtual reality experiences.

Project feedback given via UpWork freelancer network:


"Kristian did a fantastic job in shepherding us from a half-baked, scrum-ish process to one where we are now running much more efficiently and effectively with the right tools and the right mind-set. Highly recommend Kristian whether its turning the ship in the right direction or just brushing up on scrum process."
Baltimore, US 2018


"Kristian, is a great guy and valued team member. He helped us to move heavy pieces of work and i will clearly hire him again."
Mainz, Germany 2018


"It was a superb idea to discuss my start-up project with Kristian. I was only looking for validation / invalidation of some assumption but we (quickly) ended up with a new concept that is much more focused and easier to implement."
Zurich, Switzerland 2018


"Kristian did a great job guarding the scrum process for our team and facilitating the sometimes difficult conversations during the initial storming and norming phases."
Zurich, Switzerland 2017


"Very pleased to work with Kristian. His communications are great, he is very proactive, he sticks to deadlines, delivers the quality of work I expect and responds well to feedback. Highly recommended!"
Vienna, Austria 2016


"Excellent to work with, highly recommended."
London, United Kingdom 2015


Two decades of software development projects, team leading and business development:

Interim Manager (Lumo Research), Founder of Growhold, Vienna, Austria
Project management, team leading, process improvements and startup development.

CEO and Founder of LumoFlow (Lumo Research), Graz, Austria
An award winning enterprise collaboration SaaS startup.

Product Manager, Project Manager, Logica CGI, Helsinki, Finland
Business unit manager and team leader responsible for Healthcare ERP solutions.

Software Architect, Valkeus Interactive, Helsinki, Finland
Requirements engineering, Java architectures and product development.

Consultant, Software Designer, Endero, Helsinki, Finland
Java EE development (lead developer) and architectures for large enterprises.

Consultant, Software Designer, Regex, Melbourne, Australia
Java EE development and architectures for large enterprises.

Software Developer, Satama Interactive, Helsinki, Finland
Search engine and web services development.


PSM-I Scrum Master Certification
2016 by Scrum.org

IPMA-C Project Management Certification
2008 by International Project Management Association

Situational Leadership II Training
2001 by Ken Blanchard Institute

Computer Science and Leadership
University of Helsinki from 1998 to 2001


Consulting, training and interim management:

85 € per hour

Scrum training starting from 1.650 € per team or 650 € per person

VAT is added for Finnish customers or EU customers without a VAT code.

Small projects can be paid online with credit card. Long term projects are invoiced biweekly or monthly.


Got interested? Let’s schedule a meeting or Skype call:

Kristian Tanninen
Skype: kristian.tanninen
Austria: +43 699 1720 4621
Finland: +358 50 394 8923

Lumo Research is a limited company registered 2008 in Helsinki
VAT code: FI-22025460

Copyright © Kristian Tanninen 2008-2018