When Thomas Müller, self-employed electronics engineer and Jochen Lutz, self-employed IT expert and historian met, it quickly became clear that they complemented each other's thoughts and ideas amazingly.
With the idea of a three-dimensional joystick and the development of its prototype both decided to found a company in 1998, the RADIX GmbH.
With their own mechatronic products and contract work the foundation of the company was strengthened.
In order to secure the financial basis of the company, Jochen Lutz began to work externally as a project manager. While Thomas Müller worked on government-sponsored projects and further products for self-marketing in his own Internet shop and on behalf, Jochen Lutz developed his expertise in the development of hardware and software products to sales maturity as a project manager.
After Thomas Müller had passed away due to tragic circumstances, Jochen Lutz took over his shares in the company and continued the business. Through the purchase of additional products, a complete product range was offered on the Internet. Also the experience with the CNC processing of plastics allowed the contract manufacturing of plastic parts in series.
In addition, Jochen Lutz started providing support services for a, at that time small IT company in the field of medical studies.
It turned out, however, that the sale of own products and also the contract manufacturing was not profitable enough to continue it in an economically meaningful way. For this reason, this division was wound up and the focus placed on consulting and support on a contract basis.
In the course of time, the experience in managing a customer support team deepened. This included in-depth technical knowledge many fields of actual IT environments like databases and XML. This knowledge was extended by data protection expertise, so that services could also be offered as an external data protection officer.
As the customer grew it needed support in technical product management, whose requirements included planning software versions in an agile process and moderating the often demanding communication between customers and management to the development team. Of course, this activity included a quality assurance process for the software with the help of a tester team.
This developed to taking the role of a Product Owner in the scrum development process.
Today the activities of RADIX include support as a product specialist, technical product manager, Product Owner, IT security officer and data protection officer, currently for a software company and two CROs.
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