Adept Project Manager
Last active: 27 days ago
Greetings! Let me show you how I can help make your software projects run smoother, with timely communication, clear escalation of issues, and a friendly can-do spirit that helps rally contributors together to get the job done. I have experience with management, spec'ing, development, testing and design that enables me to quickly have a solid understanding of all aspects of technical projects, what needs to be done and how best to focus on both present and upcoming deliverables.
I have demonstrable skills and experience in a variety of software projects with most recent experience in web and mobile using industry standards such as Agile, Scrum and Workflow. Years of experience managing teams in excess of 20 members including both local and remote resources, and managing up to 4 leads simultaneously. I’ve served as a hiring manager, performed performance appraisals, and I enjoy a strong track record of guiding teams to increased performance all while keeping a close eye on retention.
This specific experience has been gained from over 10 years of managing distributed teams and environments across multiple time zones and cultural forums. I have worked in large corporations such as Microsoft and Expedia, to smaller 60 person companies and years of hands-on freelance experience. I have a thorough understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and how to keep projects on track and stakeholders constantly aware of status and on-going progress. Over these years I have used a wide variety of tools to manage and collaborate with teams including Excel spreadsheets, Microsoft Project, JIRA, Confluence, SharePoint, Google Docs, Basecamp, Slack, HackPad, and DropBox.
I have a professional, adaptable, and competent approach to both Resource and Stakeholder management. I am more than comfortable with working in an integrated IT environment or as a consultant. I feel that I am confident and excellent communicator and am completely at ease with interacting and influencing peers, partners, subordinates and executive management, both internally and externally to my working environment. Throughout my career, I have remained technically competent, most recently complemented by my training and experience with web and mobile development methodologies in a 12 week intensive ‘boot camp’ style web developers course in Bellevue, WA. My project management style is based on collaboration. I feel that trust and respect are the best keys to enable others to work well and pull together to make work both enjoyable and timely.