Kristian Melhuus Brandser

Kristian Melhuus Brandser

CEO / Partner at Knowit Quality Management Oslo AS

Oslo Area, Norway
Information Technology and Services

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Kristian Melhuus Brandser's Overview


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Kristian Melhuus Brandser's Summary

I enjoy doing product and business development in tech companies. In my work as a CEO and as a active consultant I get to do both!

Areas of particular interests are testing and quality management, agile/scrum, social media, incentive systems, global opportunities and human resources management.

My experiences are from public services, payroll systems, search, social media, project management, quality management, software development, web & open-source technologies, oil service companies, entrepreneurship, marketing research & business strategy development.

Specialties: Agile processes, Project management, Test management, Public procurement, Social media, International teamwork, Oil service software, Human resource, Business development, Open Source & Web technologies

Kristian Melhuus Brandser's Experience

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; KNOW; Information Technology and Services industry

January 2012Present (2 years 9 months) Oslo Area, Norway

Knowit Quality Management leverer konsulenttjenester innenfor test, testledelse og kvalitetssikring av IT-prosjekter.

Vi har en proaktiv tilnærming til kvalitet som gir Kunden vår bedre resultater, raskere gevinst og er med å sikre rett kvalitet til rett tid og rett pris.

Ta kontakt hvis du er interessert i å være på laget vårt som kvalitetsentusiast eller hvis du bare ønsker å høre mer om oss og tjenestene vi tilbyr.

Med vennlig hilsen
Kristian Melhuus Brandser
Knowit Quality Management Oslo AS

Senior Consultant

Know IT Objectnet

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Computer Software industry

August 2008April 2012 (3 years 9 months) Oslo & Kristiansand

Worked as a agile software consultant and project manager on several customer projects both in the public and private sector.

Consultant for the Oslo municipality in customerproject: "HR-prosjektet". Testing and Test management. Requirements analysis and implementation with the vendor for implementation project of new payroll og HR-system for Oslo municipality. Norways biggest system of it's kind with over 60.000 payslips processed every month in addition to HR, recruiting, scheduelling and time management functionality.

Project Manager for a customerproject: "". Web based business search product for finding entrepreneurs. Integration with several datasources both public and private. E.g. Brønnøysundsregistrene, Lindorff, Mesterbrev etc.

Project Manager for customerproject: "SkatteFUNN". Developed application for aiding the Norwegian Research Council in processing applications for the Norwegian innovation incentive tax exemption funding programme. Integration with Brønnøysundsregistrene, Innovation Norway.

Project Manager for Infocare customerproject: "Sunflower". Mobile and web application enabling ERP access to Infocare engineers while on the road and in backoffice. Integreation with legacy Progress 4GL system for business rules.

VP Sales and Marketing

Community Reborn AS

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

December 2006August 2008 (1 year 9 months)

Product and market development of online social multimedia networks.

Our primary market is European media companies. Customers include TVNORGE, Kanal5 and other broadcasters in the same medianetwork.

We have created a specialized social media solution based on state of the art web 2.0 technologies.

Field Service Engineer

Sense Intellifield

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Oil & Energy industry

January 2006December 2006 (1 year)

I did testing, installation, support, training and aftersales of the leading WITSML data collecting system in integrated operations around the world.

Consultant and Entrepreneur

Personal company

October 2004October 2005 (1 year 1 month)

Situated at a business incubator in Kristiansand, Norway ( Developing a startup in the eHRM field.

The startup period was financed by doing some work as an independent business development consultant and web developer at the same time.

Business Development

Girvan Institute of Technology

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

June 2004August 2004 (3 months)

Internship as part of the Norwegian School of Entrepreneurship

Doing business development of a high technological startup. Alongside taking classes in High-tech startup by Silicon Valley serial-entrepreneur and Cornell professor: John Nesheim

The business areas I worked in was telecom, aerospace and defence technology. Worked mainly on the strategy and the business plan.

Nonprofit; 201-500 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

June 2003July 2003 (2 months)

IAESTE Traineeship in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
Worked with webprogramming and designing in a company providing internet access to the developing areas in Tajikistan, a centralasian country.


Hong Kong Polytechnical University

June 2002August 2002 (3 months)

IAESTE Traineeship in Hong Kong SAR, China.
I did training and webdesign / programming for the Student Affairs Office of Hong Kong Polytechnical University the summer of 2002.

Summer Intern


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; ACN; Information Technology and Services industry

June 2000September 2000 (4 months)

Summer Intern at Accenture on a project called TTYL for Telenor. Did webprogramming, design and developement. I worked a lot on the server setup. Technologies: Java, JSP, jRun, Apache, HTML, XML, CSS

Kristian Melhuus Brandser's Courses

  • VP Sales and Marketing

    Community Reborn AS

    • ITM
  • Senior Consultant

    Know IT Objectnet

    • GILA

Kristian Melhuus Brandser's Certifications

  • ISTQB Foundation

  • Certified Scrum Master

Kristian Melhuus Brandser's Languages

  • English

    (Full professional proficiency)
  • Norwegian

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)

Kristian Melhuus Brandser's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Webdeveloper

      • Science and Technology

      Development of IAESTE international webpages and job exchange system

    • Leder

      IAESTE Norway
      • Education

      Initiativtaker og Leder for IAESTE Norges lokallag på Sørlandet ved Universitetet i Agder.

    • Leder av lokallag og Distriktskoordinator


      Koordinator for diskstriktsaktivitetenene til javaBin og leder av lokallaget på Sørlandet.

Kristian Melhuus Brandser's Skills & Expertise

  1. Test Management
  2. Integration Testing
  3. Performance Testing
  4. User Acceptance Testing
  5. Requirements Management
  6. Quality Management
  7. Software Project Management
  8. Business Development
  9. Entrepreneurship
  10. Social Media
  11. Agile Methodologies
  12. Testing
  13. Scrum
  14. ITIL
  15. Project Management
  16. Software Development
  17. IT Strategy
  18. Telecommunications
  19. XML
  20. Requirements Analysis
  21. Integration
  22. ICT
  23. Tender Management

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Kristian Melhuus Brandser's Education

University of Agder

Coaching & Management


Part time studies in Coaching. Solution-oriented pedagogic and psychological approach.

Also during part time studies I took the following subjects: maritime economics and human resource management.

Cornell University - Johnson Graduate School of Management

High Tech Entrepreneurship


Summer studies with Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University
Class NBA 675 - High Tech Entrepreneurship with Prof. John L. Nesheim

University of Agder

Master of Science in Industrial Economics and Information Management, Economic Management, Business Development, System Dynamics, Management Accounting, Business Strategy


My Master thesis on motivational effects from incentive pay-schemes got awarded "best in class".

Activities and Societies: IAESTE, TEKNA, LUFTSLOTTET, OHMPEN

University of Agder (UiA)

Master of Science, Industrial Economics


University of Agder

Bachelor, Computer Engineer


My bachelor graduate thesis was on a Java-based UML editor. I was responsible for the project management and it was graded among the top 5% paper.

Activities and Societies: IAESTE, LUFTSLOTTET, OHMP&BLÆDS

Kristian Melhuus Brandser's Additional Information


Web 2.0, Test and Quality management, Human Resource Management, Business development, Photography, Science Fiction

Groups and Associations:

Certified Scrum Master, ITM Alumni, Gründerskolen Alumni, IAESTE Alumni, javaBin, TEKNA, Luftslottet, Bondebrølet, Ohmp&Blæds

Honors and Awards:

My master thesis on incentive pay-schemes and it's motivational effects was awarded as "best in class".

My bachelor thesis on "Open-source UML editor" was graded among the top 5 % in the class.

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