Case Study

Innovative Product Management for the Energies of the Future

Successful development of an international corporate product management department. Experienced interim manager establishes division in record time.

By Stephan Franken, Dirk Niederberghaus

This article was originally written by DDIM and can be found at Innovatives Produktmanagement für die Energie der Zukunft - DDIM Mandate (

The Client

Boyden's client is a world-leading German company, globally successful and a pioneer in the production of renewable energy.

The Challenge

When the interim manager started at the company, he found the following situation:

In light of this, the manager set these milestones:

The Solution

During implementation, the interim manager drew on his many years of management experience in transformation projects and his enthusiasm for sales and product management, enabling him to successfully drive the goals forward with motivation and team spirit:

"This interim manager's extensive management experience proved his worth. Today, product management is one of the central driving forces in our company. In the new core team with sales, pre-development and product management, the interim manager was able to carry out the necessary preparatory work in a minimum of time and get the application through the committees at record speed. It is the right product at exactly the right time to match our company's capabilities." 

Boyden's Client

The Results

The results that were achieved include the following areas:

Excellence Award 2023

This project was awarded the Interim Management Excellence Award 2023 on the occasion of the 20th DDIM Congress 2023 on November 18, 2023 in Düsseldorf – the leading German Event for Interim Management and Interim Management Providers in the DACH region.

The picture shows: Uwe Brüggemann, Interim Manager, and Georg Larch, Managing Partner, Boyden, who accepted the award on behalf of Stephan Franken and Dirk Niederberghaus.

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