Balázs Kámán, Product Manager in Budapest, Hungary
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Balázs Kámán

Verified Expert  in Product Management

Product Manager

Location
Budapest, Hungary
Toptal Member Since
November 23, 2018

Since 2015, Balázs has been working in agile software development teams as a scrum product owner, UX engineer, and developer in healthcare, insurtech, and investment banking. Having worked with both greenfield projects and established products, he’s cultivated an effective, proactive leadership style. Balázs is also an experienced trainer and coach in lean/agile and lean startup methodologies.

Project Highlights

Dealogic | Instant Data Delivery
Led the product development of a B2B instant financial data delivery solution that is now used by leading hedge funds.
GE Healthcare | Athlete Management Solution
I acted as a product owner for two teams, successfully delivering the core functionalities of the base product on time.

Expertise

Work Experience

Owner | CEO

2019 - PRESENT
Érdraktár Kft
  • Started a self-storage company in Hungary using a lean startup method, achieving a CAGR of %600 now serving 60+ tenants with 70+ storage units.
  • Set up processes and automation to reduce manual work needed to run the business.
  • Created website, set up SEO, marketing strategy, company design language, and more.

Owner | CEO | Trainer

2019 - PRESENT
Nebulasoft Bt
  • Helped Hungarian and international companies embrace the agile way of working by organizing Scrum and Agile training.
  • Coached newly appointed product owners and scrum masters to facilitate agile transformation.
  • Worked with a few newly formed scrum teams to spearhead the agile transformation in an established large Hungarian architecture software company.

Senior Product Manager

2018 - PRESENT
Bind HQ
  • Helped a rapidly growing startup get more organized, improve continuously and deliver items with the highest value.
  • Understood the MGA industry and mapped out user needs based on user interviews and tools like Fullstory.
  • Owned an enterprise implementation project and interfaced with external customers driving requirement gathering and execution of a migration.

Senior Product Component Owner

2017 - 2019
Dealogic
  • Improved the established product offerings (an FTP-based financial data delivery and reporting software for investment banks and institutional investors).
  • Launched a new product offering to enable instant data delivery to clients.
  • Created the business case, a Lean Canvas (business plan), a go-to-market strategy, user stories.
  • Handled the backlogs of two teams by creating and grooming stories and prioritizing them.
  • Drove scrum meetings this included sprint plannings, standups, groomings, and sprint reviews.
  • Cooperated with multiple stakeholders including architects, product management, QA, and more.
  • Evangelized good agile practices by leading an agile community of practice and facilitating training and workshops.
  • Took part in the hiring process to assess the technical knowledge of candidates.
  • Made data-driven decisions based on usage metrics.
  • Improved processes by introducing rolling-wave planning with key stakeholders.

Senior Technical Product Manager | Digital Technology Leadership Program

2015 - 2017
General Electric
  • Created a shared product vision so the teams could work more effectively with tools like story mapping, Lean Canvas, and more. Successfully migrated with a team and was the first to AWS among the project teams, gaining valuable insights for others.
  • Attended leadership, agile software development, soft skill, and personal development training sessions like design thinking, lean startup methodology, Lean Canvas, storytelling, customer engagement, meeting facilitation, and effective feedback.
  • Used CA PPM (Clarity) to build a POC environment for GEHC for SAFe 4.0 idea channeling and strategic roadmap planning.
  • Acted as a senior technical product manager and scrum product owner. Collaborated with different functions (program, product, architects) to drive the creation of a SaaS Analytics Execution engine.
  • Acted as a senior technical product manager and scrum product owner off-program. Worked with two scrum teams in a highly regulated environment to coordinate the delivery of a medical SaaS electronic health record system.
  • Created a shared product vision so the teams could work more effectively with tools like story mapping, Lean Canvas, and more. Successfully migrated with a team and was the first to AWS among the project teams, gaining valuable insights for others.
  • • Worked as a UX engineer. • Created prototype sites (HTML, CSS, basic AngularJS). • Conducted usability tests. • Held university lectures. • Created an internal website for the UX rotation.

Dealogic | Instant Data Delivery

Led the product development of a B2B instant financial data delivery solution that is now used by leading hedge funds.

For this project, I oversaw the product delivery from the product discovery phase, contributed to the go-to-market strategy, worked closely with clients to finetune the offering to their needs.

GE Healthcare | Athlete Management Solution

https://www.ge.com/reports/olympic-healthcare-doctors-track-athletes-health-pyeongchang/

I acted as a product owner for two teams, successfully delivering the core functionalities of the base product on time.

For this project, I acted as the senior technical product manager (scrum product owner) for an easy-to-use electronic health record system for medical professionals dealing with professional athletes. The data gathered with the product enabled the International Olympic Committee to implement a data analysis that led to better and safer Olympic games.

GE Healthcare Analytics as a Service

Worked as a PO; cooperated with multiple scrum teams to deliver the first iteration of a medical device classified product.

For this project, I worked with two teams in a highly regulated enviornment to coordinate the delivery of the first iteration of a medical SaaS product. For the medical device classification, extensive testing was needed. I helped establish a shared product vision with tools such as story mapping, Lean Canvas, and so on. The team was the first, among the project teams, to successfully migrate to AWS and gained valuable insights for others.
2013 - 2015

Master of Science Degree (Summa Cum Laude) in Biomedical Engineering

Budapest University of Technology and Economics - Budapest, Hungary

2009 - 2013

Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechatronics Engineering

Budapest University of Technology and Economics - Budapest, Hungary

OCTOBER 2018 - OCTOBER 2020

Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)

Scrum Alliance

JANUARY 2015 - PRESENT

Certificate in IT Entrepreneurship

Acquincum Institute of Technology

JANUARY 2015 - PRESENT

Certificate in Machine Learning

KTH Stockholm

Tools

Azure DevOps Services, Rally, UX Tools, Prezi, Balsamiq, Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), Jira

Industry Expertise

Healthcare, Institutional Investors, Commercial Real Estate, Self Storage, Banking & Finance

Paradigms

Scrum, Agile, Agile Product Management, Agile Workflow, Kanban, Usability Testing, Design Thinking, DevOps, Microservices

Platforms

Azure

Other

Product Discovery, Coaching, Product Management, Business Analysis, Requirements, Product Strategy, Product Roadmaps, Go-to-market Plans, User Research, Product Design, Product Marketing, Product Frameworks, Innovation, Product Ownership, Product Delivery, Cloud, Product Portfolio Manager, Sprint Planning, Workshops, Feature Prioritization, Training & Training Content Development, Lean Canvas, Product Owner, Lean Startups, Training, Mentorship & Coaching, Documentation, Feature Backlog Prioritization, Technical Product Management, Ideation Workshops, Minimum Viable Product (MVP), Leadership, SQL, IT Projects, IT Project Management, Communication, Sales, IT Support, Usability, Project Management, Agile Transformation, Teams, Team Building, Story Mapping, New Business Development, Marketing, Web Marketing, Google SEO, Business Process Flow Diagrams, Data Migration, Healthcare IT, Electronic Health Records (EHR), Java, JavaScript, Agile Leadership, Business Models, Agile Certified Practitioner, Amazon Web Services (AWS), UX Research, UX Design, Customer Research, Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Scrum Master, Project Portfolio Management (PPM), Microsoft Office, Photoshop CC, Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Product Development

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