About UsCreating the future of work with competence, trust, and self-organization.
The Story of iCombine: The Company behind Project Pad
With our Berlin-based startup, we contacted agencies, consultancies, and other companies, to inform our design decisions. Back then we discovered organizational challenges outside of recruitment that aligned with our initial product idea. We had an epiphany and re-designed our product to focus more on planning processes and competency profiles.
A clickable prototype was created to validate the new idea and it struck a chord with a lot of interested companies. Most of them already established flat hierarchies. With Project Pad, we accommodate an ongoing paradigm shift of modern work environments: a newly defined relationship between employees and their organization, based on competence, trust, and self-organized work.
Since late 2017 we have provided Early Access to Project Pad to interested companies. While we develop more exciting features, we are refining our product together with our early customers and partners, to make sure we align our vision with their interests.
What we believe
Teams and collaboration are key to a successful organization.
In our view, collaborative work is one of the strongest ties of mankind. It is the driver that motivates to work in groups with complementary skill sets to overcome difficult challenges. We believe that ad-hoc team structures reveal unused possibilities for every person and individual potential that drives constant learning. Teams accomplish complex achievements for themselves as well as the organization they are working for.
We see a high value in Bottom-up processes and fitting tools to engage each person during initiation, planning, execution, and analysis of an idea or project. While this creates a strong relationship between participating individuals, it also enhances the feeling of belonging and attracts new talent for the organization.
What we do
Meet the Founders
A friendship that goes back to 1999. The two founders combine more than 10 years of practical experience in HR consulting and software development to create Project Pad.
Co-Founder & CEO
M.A. International Business
University of Applied Sciences HTW Berlin
Richard has valuable working experience as Human Resources consultant. His focus areas are people development and recruitment as well as business development.
Co-Founder & CTOEducation
M.Sc. Information Management & Engineering
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Robert has extensive professional experience in software development and consulting. His focus areas are web-development, scalable service architectures and agile methodologies.
Our CEO Richard is convinced that project-oriented work is the answer to the needs of his generation. Companies can benefit from understanding the Millenial mindset and raise their attractiveness as employers. Learn how organizations can be enabled to offer exciting and diverse opportunities to employees while leveraging new competencies for the good of the business.
We happily introduce the next collaborative feature to increase employee engagement during the project planning phase. Now, planners are able to invite employees to express their interest for upcoming project roles. This feature increases the transparency inside an organization and represents a substantial step towards compiling motivated project teams.
The first version of Project Pad has launched! We share our development story, give insights about the project planning challenges modern organizations are facing right now and how we are providing a solution with Project Pad.