Is the owner and CEO of InnoTivum Consulting which he founded in 2001. Before he was Director of SIZ GmbH (Computing Center of the German Savings Banks Organization) and Head of Software Product Management and Development units of IBM. He provides consulting, interim management, coaching and training on software product management and pricing (see Services). His training is based on ISPMA (International Software Product Management Association) of which Hans-Bernd is the chairman.
Hans-Bernd has published numerous articles and books (see Publications). He is Diplom-Informatiker (corresponds to M.S. in Computer Science) and certified as ISPMA Software Product Manager, as Scrum Product Owner (Scrum Alliance CSPO), and as Practitioner of the Project Management Standard PRINCE2. He is a member of ACM (Association for Computing Machinery, USA), GI (Gesellschaft für Informatik, Germany) and ASQF (Association for Software Quality and Further Education, Germany). Hans-Bernd is the chair person of ASQF's Special Interest Group on Software Product Management. He is located near Cologne, Germany.
In his spare time he keeps himself busy with his family, tennis, literature and his passion - jazz - which he has written about in numerous articles and reviews (see www.hansberndkittlaus.de, in German).