Hi, my name is David Kolinek
and I’m 26 years old Product Owner currently working at Ataccama
I welcome every challenge with open arms, looking for the next big thing I will have to deal with. Love being in a position where I can make some impact, responsibility doesn't scare me.
06/2017 - present
After a year of cooperation with product owners on implementing design-driven development, I became a product owner myself. I quickly realized that defining what will be developed and preparing the roadmap is a great fit for me.
Due to the size of our team, I work both as a Product Owner and Product Manager. As a Product Manager, I'm talking with existing clients and prospects, discussing their use cases and our roadmap and also showing product demos. We also host two Customer Advisory Boards every year with around 40 customers which is a great place for us to talk to customers and reveal our plans.
I also have a lot of briefings and discussions with Gartner analysts in order to talk about the current state of the market and about our products. I attend (not only) Gartner conference and occasionally have a public talk.
My next responsibility is a strategic planning for Ataccama ONE platform development. Together with the product team, we are defining the next steps and also the long-term vision for the platform. Part of this responsibility is an internal communication of these plans into the whole company.
As a Product Owner, my role is to communicate the plan to the development team and making sure that everything is working is it should. I prepare user stories, work closely with the design team and after that with developers while they are implementing it.
08/2016 - present
After working closely with the design team in Socialbakers I realized I like the design phase even more than the implementation so I decided to change my main focus.
Ataccama was at the beginning of a new era. They have been developing desktop application used by experience technical users but there was a high demand for a self-service solution used by business users. My role was to build an interface for cloud collaborative data management platform that is used by business users while keeping the complexity from previous desktop applications.
Internal selling of design-driven development was one of the first things I had to do since Ataccama had no previous experience with designers being part of the development. This meant a tight cooperation with Product owners in order to deliver the best UX possible, the product specification was heavily affected by the design decisions.
While working on the platform interface I've built an in-house design team. We ended up with a team of 3 UX designers, 2 UI designers and myself as the team lead. My current role is to manage the design team and overlook the quality of the output. I occasionality design some screen but that is just for fun.
10/2014 - 07/2016
For the first 5 months, I've been part of the Product department working on microsites for the Engage conferences and Socialbakers.com website.
From there I moved into the Development department. My main responsibility was driving the front-end development of all our applications (Analytics, Builder, Dashboard). I was working closely with other developers and the design team on a unification of applications UI. Every product had a different UX designer, development team, style guide etc. so there was a strong push to unify it.
We ended up creating a shared UI library and implementing it into all products. This significantly helped us while implementing Socialbakers Suite platform introduced a few months later. This platform contained all Socialbakers products so unified UI was required.
07/2007 - 10/2014
Don't be confused by that fancy name, mivumedia was a small company I started a long time ago during my freelancing period. In the beginning, I did everything by myself, from product specification with the customer to the final implementation. Later on, I started to outsource backend development to a friend of mine and also UI design to another friend. This left me with communication with the customer (customer demands, product specification), designing wireframes for the best user experience and also front-end development.
Wanna go grab a coffee and talk about
what we are building at Ataccama? Feel free to contact me.