Verified Expert in Project Management
Alex has helped dozens of founders and senior leaders execute innovative solutions to real problems. Prior to joining the Toptal network, he integrated athlete-management tech into UK universities and optimized revenues for Unite Students. Since joining Toptal, he has delivered complex solutions for clients with a technology-agnostic approach, utilizing Agile methodologies and user-centric, problem-orientated management techniques. Within Toptal, Alex is also a mentor and community leader.
Agile Project Manager
Unite Students Plc
- Created processes for income optimization, establishing baseline numbers for revenue optimization of existing assets, and making recommendations on asset acquisition.
- Built systems for business analysts to assess portfolio income.
- Integrated new systems and processes into BAU across the whole company.
Project Manager (Contract)
- Led multiple concurrent projects in website development, marketing, and internal process restructuring.
- Managed projects using Agile methodologies.
- Liaised with multiple departments to develop legal and compliance processes.
- Spearheaded compliance projects in preparation for GDPR regulation.
- Led rebranding projects, including outsourcing creative and development work.
- Managed remote teams for software and process-based projects.
The Physique Factory
- Implemented the use of Kanban boards.
- Started and ran daily stand ups.
- Created user training documentation.
- Built development team (designers, testers, BAs, UX designers, and software engineers).
- Created function requirements documents.
- Conducted sprint reviews.
- Managed sprint/release planning meetings.
- Held stakeholder review meetings.
- Conducted project discovery workshops.
Marketplace iOS App (via Toptal)
Built a functioning MVP for a geolocation-based task completion app.
• Managed a team of designers and developers.
• Helped define the product vision and narrowed the focus to target MVP at a specific user type.
• Created a feature list aligned with the client's requirements.
• Built personas and user types.
• Developed processes to manage changing client requirements and development team capacity.
• Oversaw scope changes and prioritized the backlog to eliminate "nice-to-have" features and focus on the critical ones.
• Managed project staffing requirements.
Real Estate Platform (via Toptal)https://www.listingloop.com.au/
Organized and led the development team to deliver buyer and agent solutions for off-market properties.
Augmented Reality Medtech (via Toptal)
Built a type of innovative MedTech software to utilize Microsoft Hololens hardware for orthopedic surgeries.
• Helped to scope initial requirements and understand core required features
• Managed scope changes to eliminate unnecessary features and maintain focus.
• Facilitated communication within a widely dispersed team.
• Created copy and presentation material for client sales pitches.
• Implemented best practice processes to facilitate efficient development.
iOS Mobile App
Led the development of an iOS app that connects athletes to a central development portal and their coaches.
Sourced and integrated a bespoke online membership platform for a business fraternal organization.
Athlete Management Platform
Integrated custom software into large educational institutions to improve athlete performance and reduce staff workload.
Daycare Management Software (via Toptal)http://www.childcareseer.com
Took on an existing project and streamlined the development process. Advanced the product to MVP and go to market.
• Worked with an exciting team that was having some problems with development.
• Implemented processes and plans to streamline this and moved the team into a more efficient and well-developed mechanism.
• Got the product to the state of a usable MVP.
• Worked closely with the client to develop a go-to-market plan and establish metrics for success in the longer term.
• Continued to work on the long-term roadmap and rollout plan.
Created prioritized backlog, pitch deck and oversaw a white paper for a non-custodial, permissionless NFT marketplace.
Bachelor's Degree in Political Science
Queen Mary University of London - London, UK
PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)
Project Management Institute (PMI)
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