Co-founder2020 - PRESENTUmbrellaX, Inc
- Set up the agile methodology for the project on the Atlassian product. Led the team to design, build, and integrate a digital marketplace for digital games on AWS with Stripe integration for both sellers and buyers.
- Managed a geographically dispersed team of freelancers to successfully design, build, and release a mobile game on both Android and Apple using the Unity Game Engine, including in-app advertising and leaderboards.
- Tracked and resolved identified risks, issues, and dependencies that could impact successful development and delivery of new software releases.
Technical Management Consultant2021 - 2021Multinational Labour Company
- Supported management during the transitioning of the VP of technology.
- Provided management with improvements to their Agile process and methodology and IT team members.
- Supported the implementation of a password manager to improve security while enabling team members access to manage and maintain the cloud infrastructure.
Technical Project Manager2021 - 2021Accounting Startup
- Managed a large team focused on developing an accounting solution for the client over 12 weeks.
- Led the discovery stage with a core team, including a designer, tech lead, and data scientist, to define and document requirements for the MVP.
- Managed the team using Jira and Confluence with daily standups split across three teams to manage quality and timeframes.
- Worked closely with the client to keep backlog updated and relevant, which allowed the team to focus on delivering a high-quality product with minimal impacts to waste or rework due to changes during the sprints.
Technical Project Manager2020 - 2021Social Media Platform
- Worked with the client to define the tech stack and project timelines based on their initial wireframes and requirements.
- Drafted role descriptions for a designer, back- and front-end developers, and interviewed the developers.
- Collaborated with a cross-functional remote team to ensure that the project remained on track and any issues identified were analyzed and resolved promptly.
- Met with multiple SaaS solutions integrated into the platform to provide core capabilities, such as chat, email, and authentication. Reduced the number of custom components to be built while ensuring that the required functionality was met.
Technical Project Manager2020 - 2021Build with Rebase
- Managed and facilitated end-to-end Scrum process to ensure high-quality outcomes at the end of each sprint.
- Defined and documented detailed technical stack including justifying the technology decisions by weighing the pros and cons against potential alternatives.
- Prepared roadmap to beta, and successfully launched closed beta in under three months!
Agile Technical Project Manager2020 - 2020Support Pilot
- Provided project management capability to an international team focused on building an MVP as a Zendesk challenger over four weeks.
- Set up and implemented Jira, Slack, and Confluence to enable a follow-the-sun development capability.
- Provided technical specifications for integration into Zendesk, Slack, Salesforce, and Gmail.
- Provided recommendations on the technical stack that would deliver the best outcome.
Agile Project Manager2014 - 2020Freelance
- Worked closely with senior stakeholders to define and create project plans and deliverables to maximize the quality of delivery aligned to contractual obligations.
- Leveraged my experience in work programs, including loan origination at three financial institutes to provide business, data, and integration analysis, architecture, project management, and a clear set of tasks and deliverables.
- Set up an agile framework, leveraging an Atlassian-based toolset integrated into Slack to provide real-time collaboration.
- Reported directly to the Chief Operating Officer. Responsible for leading a cross-functional team involved in designing, developing, maintaining, and continuously improving processes across the organization.
- Implemented an organization-wide process repository tool.
- Led the delivery of operational reporting to facilitate the new loan origination system and adhere to regulatory compliance obligations.
- Led the data analysis aspect of the new loan origination solution, working closely with internal and external stakeholders, including off-shore vendors.
- Facilitated scrum meetings and formal brainstorming sessions and managed business requirements, documents, and requirements traceability.
- Provided technical leadership, including architecture integration designs for REST and SOAP service messages, working with two cross-functional technical teams, containing developers, testers, and analysts for a hybrid mobile banking app.