Project / Production / Programme
During my 15 year career I have managed projects across multiple industries ranging from regulated industries to creative, progressing now to programme management where I oversee multiple projects feeding into a larger objective.
I am experienced in multiple methodologies including Prince 2 and APM as well as a range of delivery methods, both Agile and Waterfall based from Scrum to Lean Six Sigma
I have spent significant time in project roles in which I have not had access to Business Analysts, as such I have had to perform this function myself. In order to be as effective as possible I have learned a number of techniques.
When managing projects/programmes of a more transformative nature, it is key to have an understading of the business drivers. This ensures that key objectives/requirements are always captured.
Design has always been a part of what I do, whether I am re-presenting existing information to executive relating to a project I am working on or creating new content for exhibitions I co-ordinated, or simply for my own benefit.
I have experience in design for print, including brochure, catalogue, logo and exhibition. In addition I also have experience in digital media design covering web, email and UI/UX. Though I have done most of this work while employed by others I am now in the process of building an independent portfolio.
In a previous role I worked with a team of creators to provide audio content to retail chains via estates of networked audio devices. In my free time at that stage I was a part time DJ and took pleasure in mixing my own music. Since then, I have been fortunate to have built a small network of voice over artists via my animation work and in addition have access to advanced AI based software along side conventional audio editing software. All this means I am now able to produce professional voice over work to a high quality utilising a diverse range of voices.
The latest area of development for me, and one not yet utilised as part of my professional skill set. I am currently developing my knowledge and skill in 3D design and animation. Visit my portfolio site to view my latest work.
I have had much contact with editing techniques over the years both professionally and personally. My focus in recent times has been more to push my skills in support of my animation work.
Given the diverse assignments that find their way to me I am required to have a diverse skillset available - this skill set includes the following...
My role often involves aligning business objectives with project delivery, where I
translate strategic plans into actionable goals. This includes working on
projects across various sectors to meet and align with strategic objectives.
My experience includes managing a range of projects and programs, from IT
infrastructure upgrades to business transformations, focusing on delivering
these within set timeframes and budgets. An example includes coordinating a
cloud-hosted digital platform project involving global teams.
My approach to leadership is centered around team empowerment and collaboration. I
have experience in leading diverse teams, focusing on equipping team members
with necessary tools and confidence. This includes mentoring project teams to
enhance their operational effectiveness.
Building strong relationships with stakeholders at various levels is a key part of my
role. I focus on clear communication and mutual respect, ensuring that
stakeholder inputs are considered in decision-making.
Improving operational processes for efficiency and productivity has been a recurring
aspect of my work. This has involved analysing and refining processes, such as
improving PMO processes at a financial institution to enhance project delivery
I employ strategies for proactive risk identification and mitigation, coupled with a
flexible approach to change management. This helps in guiding teams smoothly
through organisational changes and adapting to market shifts.
I am versed in various methodologies like PRINCE2, Agile, and Six Sigma, and adapt
these to the unique requirements of each project. This flexibility allows for
the optimal application of methodologies to achieve project objectives.
My role often involves acting as a bridge between technical teams and strategic
decision-makers, translating technical details into actionable business
insights, especially in technology-driven projects.
I have been involved in driving business transformation initiatives in response to
regulatory changes. My focus is on aligning these operational changes with the
strategic goals of the business.
Continuous improvement is a key focus in my professional approach, where I look for ways
to enhance processes and encourage innovation. This has led to improvements in
operational efficiencies and the development of a culture of ongoing learning.
If there's particular guidence you'd like to see, do get in touch and let me know and I'll do my best to respond...