Project Management

I have experience leading teams, vendors, contractors and partners through the technical SDLC as well as the traditional creative & strategic discovery-pitch-scope-production process using industry-accepted tools and methodologies.

 
 

project scoping & estimating

Before the project can officially kick off, there is the financial and business operations portion of the project. In order to provide an accurate estimate of what the level of effort will be required, it's the job of the PM to meet with all discipline leads. Once all teams have assented to the time/effort needed, final approval must come from the head of PMO or Business Operations. I have years of experience scoping, estimating and negotiating scopes of work with clients and internal teams. 

 
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 Green means GO!! (Green indicates milestones within granular plan)

Green means GO!! (Green indicates milestones within granular plan)

Granular project plan with dependencies & critical Paths

Even if no one except the members of the PMO team reads it, the granular project plan remains a critical living document. I have used MS Project, Smart Sheets, Excel, Google Sheets to generate a day-by-day roadmap of the project with all of the subtasks required by each team member and stakeholder, which is updated throughout the life of the project.

All subsequent timeline documentation comes out of this humble project plan.


Project Milestones [client facing]

The next step in mapping the lifecycle of the project, product or program is getting all stakeholders and partners to agree upon the presentation dates for each phase of the project. This begins internally with the Project Manager polling each discipline lead to get their recommendations on when they will be ready to roll. Once internally aligned, it's critical to put together a visual document that communicates when the team will be presenting to the client teams.

 Pretty colors! Few words! Must be a client-facing milestones doc.

Pretty colors! Few words! Must be a client-facing milestones doc.


 Battle-scarred actual MVP roadmap showing iterative product development features broken out by team.

Battle-scarred actual MVP roadmap showing iterative product development features broken out by team.

MVP ROADMAP & FEature list

In an Agile methodology an iterative process is followed that comprises the minimum viable product that will be designed, developed and launched with an eye towards testing and learning from all aspects of the business. There are many huddles and stand ups that lead to this point, but the output of all project planning, milestones and iterative development is your product roadmap which must be agreed to by all stakeholders.