Thomas has a degree in Computer Science and Economics which he got from FHDW, Hannover, Germany and a Master of Information Technology in Software Engineering from Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. He has experience with a wide range of SAP software including the R/3 modules SM, SD and products like CRM 4.0, CRM mobile. He was responsible for introducing BSP applications at his former company and contributed quite a bit in that area on SDN. At the moment his current research interest is how development teams can master the growing complexity of developing and maintaining today's business software while staying agile and producing the most business value for their customers. He is passionate about educating his peers about agile development processes like XP or SCRUM and the development techniques which come with them.