What Can I Do For You?
Crass sales pitch:
My specialty is software applications that help you run your business:
I was part of a team of 2 implementing one of the world’s most successful knowledge management projects at one of the world’s largest companies, Siemens.
I was a lead architect on the team developing ACS, probably the most powerful web community and application toolkit out there.
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP):
I built a production planning and control system for a 25-people production of shop fittings.
I designed and implemented a time and project tracking product which was marketed by a software company and deployed in numerous installations.
I did a powerful workflow management system to help companies ensure the consistency of their processes.
I’m equipped to do most of the work involved in developing great software:
I know how to ask the right questions, so you can make sure we develop the software that meets the needs of the business and the people. And I can write it up, so there’s a chance it’ll actually get read and used.
Interaction and human interface design:
I was the Chief UI Architect on a team with 50 software developers building a web-based content management and commerce application.
Architecture and design:
I have a keen eye for the big picture: The right set of components, sensible interactions between them, performance and other implications.
Know what you want? I have deep experience with a range of databases, languages, platforms, tools, web and GUI, Windows and UNIX. And I know how to write code that’s robust, readable, maintainable, and fast.
Software project management:
I know how to make sure things don’t run off track, misunderstandings are cleared up early, and things are delivered on time.
If you’ve already written software, but you’re unsure how to proceed with it, I can review your code for architecture, robustness, maintainability, and performance, and give you a detailed and readable report telling you where the problems are and what the best way to proceed is.
Human interface reviews:
I can find usability problems in your software, either by reviewing it myself, or conducting a usability test for you. And in addition to giving you a report that’s readable, I can also implement the changes for you.
I can do informal training with you and your team in any of the areas I work with.
How we’ll work together
I usually work in small and targeted 1-5 week engagements.
I work out of my office in Copenhagen, Denmark, but a number of my clients are in the US.
I’ve been working remotely under various circumstances for a couple of years, and know how to stay on top of the communication even when we don’t meet face-to-face. I’m available for travels, too.
Need to hear more?
I have 15 years of experience in this field.
Here’s what a few select people have said over those years.
Herbert Huber at Siemens ICN, says:
”... what made us repeatedly bring him over from New York to Munich, was his ability to come up with creative, alternative and effective solutions to hard problems.”
Bruno Mattarollo, Systems Administrator at Greenpeace International, says:
“I am extremely pleased with the work done by Lars. It was highly professional, very detailed and fast! The recommendations proposed were very accurate and useful. The recommendations document coming out of the code review Lars did is a very valuable document for us. Thanks a lot!”
Richard Buck, SVP of Development at ArsDigita, says:
“He was very well respected as a developer, having led the design and implementation of our first workflow product, and he was also a keen UI and usability thinker. He had done much of our earliest work in collaboration, and his experience and insights were always helpful. I enjoyed working with Lars and would definitely hire him again.”
Kaj Grønbæk, Associate Professor at University of Aarhus says:
“Lars has shown an excellent performance on these programming tasks. He has also shown to be very clever at learning new tools and techniques that he was not familiar with on beforehand.”