LEVEL UP YOUR PRODUCT MANAGEMENT
Your Product Management professional
Welcome to Product Fabrik
Thanks for visiting! I am a freelance product manager with years of experience across different industries, products and platforms. I am originally from Ireland but, after time in England, the Netherlands and Austria, am now based in wonderful Berlin, Germany.
I have a lot of diversity in my professional life and have worked for both digital agencies and software companies, with use-cases including e-commerce, programmatic advertising, real-estate, automotive, health-tech and more. I also have web, mobile, SaaS and on-premise experience. After 10 years of industry experience, I realised that I have achieved a level of expertise in product management that would allow me to support others in achieving their product goals- so here I am: freelancing for product glory!
I sincerely look forward to working with you,
I can help you to...
Leading a cross-functional team of developers, designers and growth experts to iteratively deliver features and improvements to a Mercedes-Benz aftersales iOS and Android app available in multiple countries and locales.
+ noticeable app store ratings increase
+ improved velocity and sprint goal achievement
+ introduced a collaborative, team vision statement
+ managed app roll out to new markets
+ introduced a scheduled release cycle
PSPO 1 certified (Product Owner Certification)
PMI-ACP certified (Agile Project Management)
User Experience certified
Risk management for medical devices certified
My Tooling Knowledge
JIRA, Confluence, Trello, Basecamp, Google analytics, Mixpanel, Countly, Shopify, Wix, Demandware, Crashlytics, Google suite, Microsoft apps, Front, Axure, Sketch, Figma, Miro, Zeplin, Facebook ads
My Soft Skills
''Kathryn is an irreplaceable member of any agile project. Her ability to analyse and overcome even the most difficult project management challenges in the shortest amount of time is truly exceptional...Even very complex stakeholder management and non-agile product portfolio frameworks she managed to bring in line with agile project management in software development with her patience and experience...She is a super team player and understands how to skilfully use her role as project manager/product owner to motivate and move the team in the right direction. I can recommend Kathryn to any project or company that needs a skilled and highly engaged agile manager/product owner to ensure that the project is successful in the short as well as long term.''
- PMO, Mercedes-Benz.io
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have a preference for the type of organisation you work with? What about the product?
No particular preference in terms of organisation or product to be honest!
What languages do you speak?
Native English, ein bisschen Deutsch and I am currently learning Spanish- yo hablo...inglés?
What happens if we use tooling you haven't used before?
I adapt to what you need and if I don't know it then I will learn it!
What if I don't need you to support in operational stuff, but just want some consultation?
If you just need some advice/basic consultation I am happy to do so! As long as what I do brings value, and supports your goals, I am open to many different types of product work.
What is your rate?
It really depends on the type of contract and a variety of other factors, but as a rough guideline (VAT exclusive):
How do I hire you?
Through the Hire me page; I will try to get back within 1 working day to let you know if I can support you.
What's your availability?
It can change on a monthly basis and in general it is best to just reach out to me via the Hire me page to see if we can figure something out.
Where are you based?
Currently I am in Berlin, Germany, but I am completely open to remote work and to travelling as needed.
Prioritise value in your product
I can help with OKR, KPI and value-driven roadmapping.
Outcome over output.
Ideate and create
I can help with design sprints, ideation workshops, functional specs, user stories and wireframes.
I can help set up & run Agile ceremonies, I can choose and configure Agile tooling,
and I can promote Agile best-practices and mindset.
Make the best first impression
I can help with focusing on core customers and use-cases. Build the right MVP.
Know the problems, grab the opportunities
I can help with user research planning and with discovery & validation models.
Manage the project, manage the stakeholders
I can help with estimations and timelines, with feature request and bug triaging, with budgets and resourcing, with communication strategies, and I can help with release/go-to-market planning.
Speaking the truth- diplomatically!
Problem solving and optimisation
Analytical and lean thinking
Servant leadership &
bringing out the best in people
Focus & getting things done
High delivery rate and strong prioritisation skills