Shaun Greene, Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Shaun Greene

Verified Expert  in Project Management

Project Manager

Location
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Toptal Member Since
April 15, 2019

Shaun is a digital project and product management expert who has led various projects in the entertainment, gaming, automotive, defense, aeronautics, and medical fields. With extensive experience developing products for emerging technology platforms, Shaun has been steadily delivering content at the forefront of what is possible for over 15 years.

Project Highlights

Masters of the Sun | Augmented Reality Companion
Created one of the most full-form augmented reality entertainment experiences ever with over 1.5 hours of AR content.
LEGO Fish Designer
Led the development of the top-rated experience for LEGO's new LEGO House family experience center.
Product/Project Owner
Designed and implemented a product delivery framework that would enable rapid development iteration, transparent reporting, and positive employee sentiment while meeting business goals.

Expertise

Work Experience

Product and Project Manager

2018 - PRESENT
Freelance | via Toptal
  • Completed over a dozen large-scale projects through Toptal.
  • Appeared in a commercial for Toptal. If you search "Toptal: Freelancer" on YouTube, you can view it there.
  • Led the redesign process of a website for Kingsford—a brand of charcoal briquette used for grilling. This included strategy management, content guidance, and technical direction.
  • Launched multiple new software products from the conception stage, including Hellolingo.com, Stage11.com, and Healco.us.
  • Sourced international talent capable of delivering the highest quality content efficiently and quickly.
  • Served as a scrum master and agile coach, training organizations on Agile ways of working. Run Agile ceremonies positively and efficiently. Was in charge of daily standups, sprint planning, backlog management, sprint reporting, and retrospectives.
  • Serve as a Jira administrator, including user story writing, project structure determination, custom board management, filter query writing, access management, roadmap planning, swim lane management, and reporting processes.
  • Trained organizations on effective user story writing for efficient development.

Project Manager

2016 - 2018
Trigger XR
  • Specialized in high-end augmented reality applications for entertainment clients including LEGO, Black Eyed Peas, Fox, and Marvel.
  • Headed up the development of LEGO Fish Designer, the top-rated interactive experience at LEGO's new LEGO House facility in Billund, Denmark.
  • Led the creation of Black Eyed Peas' "Masters of the Sun" AR comic companion including audio direction for world-renowned acting talent such as Jason Isaacs, Stan Lee, Rosario Dawson, Queen Latifah, John DiMaggio, and Snoop Dogg.
  • Utilized bleeding-edge augmented and virtual reality hardware to create stunning digital experiences.
  • Oversaw and was responsible for all aspects of the development process including concept development, client interaction, schedule and budget creation, team management, reporting, and analytics.

Project Manager

2013 - 2015
Inhance Digital
  • Created schedules and budgets for project pitches.
  • Delivered projects on time, under budget, and exceeded quality expectations.
  • Fostered and maintained positive client relationships.
  • Managed multiple simultaneous projects totaling over $1 million per year.
  • Delivered projects for well-known brands including Boeing, Raytheon, ExxonMobil, Ericsson, Audi, Budweiser, Facebook, Monster, Amgen, and many more.
  • Researched project subject matters and created high-quality, informative content.

Project Lead

2009 - 2012
Muzzy Lane Software
  • Designed educational game titles for higher education markets.
  • Led a cross-disciplinary team of designers, developers, and artists.
  • Created development schedules and project budgets.
  • Utilized subject matter experts to ensure education is accurate and adheres to standards.
  • Served as a primary gameplay programmer on multiple titles.

Masters of the Sun | Augmented Reality Companion

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masters_of_the_Sun_(comic)

Created one of the most full-form augmented reality entertainment experiences ever with over 1.5 hours of AR content.

The game, Masters of the Sun, mixes LA gang culture, b-boy-ism, and Egyptology to tell the tale of a hip-hop group from the Bronx who must battle an ancient, alien god set on controlling the Earth. While on tour in LA, a zombie outbreak breaks loose when a drug manufactured by the aliens starts turning its users into zombies. The group narrowly escapes the initial outbreak and starts investigating what caused it. While initially hesitant, Lady Nix convinces them that unless they do something, the whole world is doomed.

As a companion to the graphic novel, the AR app adds augmentations to all 117 pages including full voice cast, special 3D effects, hidden Easter eggs, and a custom score developed by Will.I.Am and Hans Zimmer

LEGO Fish Designer

Led the development of the top-rated experience for LEGO's new LEGO House family experience center.

In the award-winning experience, Fish Designer, you can build your very own LEGO® fish, scan it, and release it into the huge aquarium. Think you can create a sea creature prettier than a rainbow parrotfish or more dangerous than the legendary Kraken? And how will it get along with the other creatures in the tank?

McGraw Hill Practice Marketing

https://www.seriousgamemarket.com/2011/08/practice-marketing-serious-game-silver.html

Designed and developed an award-winning educational multiplayer marketing simulation for higher education.

Practice Marketing was the first in a series of 3D, multiplayer business strategy games designed for McGraw-Hill Education's line of digital learning products. A multiplayer simulation of the backpack industry, Practice Marketing, enabled students to test their marketing skills in a fun, competitive, real-world environment.

Product/Project Owner

Designed and implemented a product delivery framework that would enable rapid development iteration, transparent reporting, and positive employee sentiment while meeting business goals.

Working with senior leadership, I developed the organization's working methods and a project delivery framework from the ground up. I guided the development of a consumer-focused wearable medical product from the initial design through release to clinical trial. I grew the organization from 25 to 150+ employees and managed the transition from a traditional workflow organization to the Agile methodology. To improve productivity, I hosted training seminars and trained product owners in effective communication techniques, including user story writing, effective acceptance criteria, Agile ceremony leadership, and soft skills. I served as a scrum master for three development squads of 20+ engineers and trained newly hired scrum masters and a release train engineer to establish a product delivery department.
2005 - 2008

Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration

Babson College - Boston, MA, USA

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