Project Manager

Bedfordshire

Scrum master (Certified), client facing project management, programme management, PMO Experience of managing responsive web, mobile/tablet apps, animations, mobile/tablet games (iOS/Android/Unity), interactive TV, CMS implementations, CRM, Ecommerce, digital media campaigns and bespoke software applications Experience of managing end-to-end project lifecycles Waterfall, Agile (SCRUM and Kanban), Prince2 Experience of managing project managers, UX, creative, content, copywriters, developers, QA and deployment teams Project planning, risk/issue management, change management, budget management, financial forecasting, revenue recognition and resource management Stakeholder management including expectation setting and senior management reporting Establishing suitable project and programme processes Gathering requirements and facilitating client workshops Experienced in pitch work for new concepts and/or upselling work Experienced in producing project contracts (Statement of Work) and cost estimates Strategic view to management Managing third party vendor relations Experienced working with in-house, near-shore and offshore teams Digital agency and in-house (client side) experience Industry sectors include: media, banking, travel, lifestyle, online gaming, insurance, automotive Experienced with third party software integration Knowledge of producing wireframes, user interactions and prototypes Experience user of JIRA and Confluence Entrepreneurial approach to project management Adaptable and flexible approach to work Ability to prioritise, use initiative and a good team player as well as being a self-starter Ability to multitask, remain calm and work under pressure Diplomatic approach to management, whilst asserting gravitas when required

Key Skills
  • Scrum
  • Waterfall
  • Agile
  • Prince2
  • UX

Work Experience

Company Director

Digital Mindset Ltd3.5 Years

Pursuing new digital business, project management, responsive web solutions and mobile/tablet applications. Mobile / Tablet gaming solutions


Project Director (contract)

DigitasLBi (Publicis Group)8 months

Delivering projects for Honda and HSBC. Honda: Digital Campaign, budget: £400k HSBC: Mobile app design & build, digital standards, responsive site, setting up processes, Scrum Master. Total budget: £800K +


Senior Project Manager & Scrum Master (contract)

Travelodge4 months

Project Type: Digital transformation project Project Methodology: SCRUM + Waterfall Team structure: BA’s, TA’s, test partners, digital agency (designers, UX designers, developers, testers), multiple business stakeholders. Budget: £1.9m


Senior Project Manager & Scrum Master (contract)

DigitasLBi (Publicis Group) 6 months

Client: Honda Project type: CMS improvements, creative digital campaign delivery (concepts, content, creative, build) Project Methodology: SCRUM (Agile) Team structure: Responsible for managing a team of 9 across different disciplines. Key responsibilities: Delivery and consultancy focussed. Managing the programme of campaigns, chairing daily standups and sprint planning sessions, backlog refinement, sprint delivery, managing the campaign Kanban board, resource planning, managing 3rd party agencies, providing consultancy to the client product owners. Budget: £500k


Programme Manager (contract)

Sticky Content (Press Association)9 months

Client: HSBC Project type: Global web transformation, with core focus on content strategy and implementation for a programme of work across mobile, tablet and desktop. Team structure: Responsible for managing 12 senior content strategists, 1 senior project manager, 2x project administrators. Key responsibilities: Programme and project management, stakeholder management, account management, agency and client relationship management, team and recruitment management Budget: £1,000,000 +


Senior Project Manager (contract)

FCB Inferno (formerly DraftFCB)8 months

Clients: Hyundai, Lighter Life, EuropCar, Enterprise, NFU Mutual Insurance Project type: CMS Implementation and maintenance, responsive build, evolving updates including a custom car configurator, campaigns management. Project Methodology & Tools: Waterfall, Agile (Scrum and Kanban), Jira Team Structure: In-house and third party suppliers. Budget: up to £250,000


Senior Project Manager (contract)

Clerkswell 4 months

Clients: First Great Western, Journey Latin America, Civica, Advertising Standards Agency. Project type: Sitecore CMS Builds, Campaign. Project Methodology: Waterfall, Prince 2 Team Structure: In-house, 3 party suppliers, offshore team Budget: up to £200,000


Senior Implementation Project Manager (contract)

Ticketmaster (Live Nation) 2 months

Project type: Oracle migration Project Methodology: Agile (Scrum) and Prince 2 Team Structure: Ticket Master global markets (APAC, EMEA), In-house, third party suppliers.


Project Manager

Possible (WPP)2 Years

A step up into a senior project management working collaboratively with senior management and responsible for managing multiple teams in house and globally, with budgets ranging from £10k to £1m. My projects were focussed on global and local clients across varied platforms including web, mobile, tablet, and interactive TV (Freesat). The types of projects included full end-to-end web builds, microsites, digital campaigns, creative UX & design. Having managed the creative on what is believed to have raised the bar in TV user interaction, I feel this has been an achievement I am proud of. In addition, many of the projects I managed were hands on, working closely with UX and design teams to shape the product. Project Methodology: Waterfall, Agile (Scrum) and Prince 2 Team Structure: In-house, 3 party suppliers, offshore teams


Project Manager

Pod 111 months

Pod1, a creative digital agency who have a strong foothold in delivering ECommerce, Banner Campaigns, Creative Designing, and Digital Advertising projects. My project budgets on average ranged from £2,500 - £500,000 with clients such as Kurt Geiger, Shoeaholics, Hillarys Blinds, Links of London. The primary project methodology used was Waterfall, Agile (Scrum and Kanban), whilst using Jira as the main project tool.


eGaming Project Manager

Ladbrokes2 Years

Responsible for planning, controlling and managing the delivery of small-medium size projects to meet the agreed business need across different channels of the business. My project allocation has predominantly been 70% Mobile & Digital Interactive TV; 20% website [UK]; 10% website [International]. The primary project methodology used was Prince2 and ITIL. Majority of the projects I have managed involve co-ordination between 2 or 3 vendors which integrate to our platform through an xml based API. The Mobile App projects are based on J2ME technology and WAP which and include developments to the mobile Sportsbook and Casino games. The suppliers I interactive on a daily basis include MFuse, Spin3, MGS, Orbis, Cantor, Tote, and Sky. Areas of Responsibility: Mobile Phone Application development (Sportsbook and Casino games) DiTV development Financial Betting Application Sportsbook International Territory development


Project Manager

Cognisco4 months

Technical project management role, implementing bespoke assessment software for clients. Managing a team of in house developers and creative thinkers.


Business Analyst & Project Manager

Aum ECommerce2 Years

Responsible for managing multiple small/medium size software projects with budgets between £40k and £500,000 focussing on be-spoke gaming websites with full Ecommerce functionality. Typically this would involve meeting with clients to gather requirements and assist in generating ideas on the look & feel of the website taking into consideration any budget and time constraints. I was involved in the full software life cycle for my projects from requirements gathering, planning time scales, allocating resources, analysing risk, project monitoring & control, day-to-day management, UAT and rollout. Prince2 method was followed loosely. Aside from the day-to-day management of projects, it was an integral part of my job to generate ideas on how client websites were designed; how ecommerce functionality could be implemented; and how we facilitated for 3rd party gaming products integration. ASP.Net with C# was the platform we used to create the sites with java being the base for the developing the gaming software. I have a passion for working with websites so I took the responsibility for maintaining the company websites and creating flash storyboards which were hosted online. Core Additional Responsibilities Manage staff resources Analyse Business needs Produce wireframes Produce prototypes Co-ordinate website & product integration Create and formalise Project Procedures within the business Technical Authoring (create user manuals) Systems Analysis Design New Initiatives Maintain the group websites Manage Data-Centre Infrastructure Attend exhibitions throughout the world (Montreal, China, NEC, Olympia) Visit overseas staff for project briefs and other work related issues. Assist in web based graphic design


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