Rachel Metzger, PMP
PMI-Certified Project Manager (PMP)
I'm a friendly and easy-to-work-with PMI-certified Project Management Professional. My strengths include managing minute details while maintaining a clear big-picture view of direction and goals, and I excel and leading diverse teams to the finish line. I learn new systems and ideas quickly, and will always represent you to your clients professionally.
I enjoy working on a wide variety of PM, documentation, editing, and print and web design projects, keeping my skills sharp and ever expanding.
Presenting 15+ years of experience in:
* project management of software/website development
* product management beyond the development stage
* product development
* functional requirements documentation development
* interactive prototypes of websites and desktop / BI / SaaS apps
* training manuals, user guides as well as delivering the training and support to go with them
* scriptwriting and video production
* sales and marketing materials
* graphic design and book layout
APPLICATION / WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Certified Project Management Professional (PMI - Project Management Institute) with seven years of experience managing proprietary B2B business and client-facing applications and website development projects. Efficient at managing developers and QA professionals within the US and in India, gathering and providing clear direction for delivering quality projects on-time and within budget. Oversee specifications gathering and documentation, development stage, test case development and QA. Coordinate UAT activities with clients, and support implementation and training processes.
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT
With a special focus on the design stage, I excel at helping clients define their needs upfront, for the most efficient product development cycle. After project closure, I help maintain the product as well as support the client in rollout efforts, including training users.
PROTOTYPING / DOCUMENTATION
Defining functional requirements up front saves time, money, frustration, and headache in the development stage - especially in virtual teams. Without a clear road map, it's too easy for costly misunderstandings to cause developers to get lost chasing the wrong "rabbit holes". Keep all your Alices on the path to wonderland with clear requirements documentation and interactive prototypes. I'll work with you to get every detail of your site or application pinned down exactly the way you want it. The rest is easy as pie! * system requirements * functional requirements * interactive prototypes *
START-UP SERVICES Need help defining your vision? Whether you have a well-formulated plan and just need some fine-tuning, or you have a spark of an idea and don't know where to start, I can help you corral your thoughts into a well-defined, workable plan of action.
* product/service development * pricing plans * market plans *
TRAINING MATERIALS and USER GUIDES Expertly constructed training materials mean your users can start using your product or service right away - with minimal support needed from you. Let me create the clear and concise materials that let your users hit the ground running.
* training manuals * help files * getting started guides * user manuals *
SALES & MARKETING MATERIALS Great sales and marketing materials don't just tell - they sell. And that happens best when both writing and design work hand in hand to elicit the response you want.
* brochures * posters * sales sheets * product descriptions *
PROOFREADING & EDITING Whether you need a quick polish, a heavy edit, or a complete re-write, I'll help you make your writing perfectly professional -
without losing your unique tone.
* business communications * manuscripts * anything with words! *