I am an experienced IT business analyst, solution designer and end-to-end software product manager with a track record of successful design and delivery with a range of high-profile customers. Taking a leading role in all stages of the product development lifecycle I have applied my creative problem solving, development experience and UX-led approach to work effectively alongside clients, end-users, senior managers and members of design, development and QA teams.

 


 

What I do

Working as part of a small, but active, product development team my role is all-encompassing - extending the reach of the traditional product manager into business analysis and even front-end development.

Requirements Analysis

Working directly with end users I build practical, requirements-led user stories and user personas.

I document, illustrate and articulate requirements to be easily understood by non-technical stakeholders securing round-table buy-in and agreement.

Software Specification

Continuing to work with all stakeholders I craft detailed, yet digestible, specification documents to fuel development and early-adopter marketing.

I work across the SDLC merging Agile & Waterfall approaches to deliver high-quality software deliverables.

UX, Design & Front-end

With a clear understanding of established user personas, user requirements and proposed user flows, as well as a passion for intuitive user experience design, I get hands-on with the build & front-end development, ensuring quality of our market-leading web and mobile applications.

 


 

Recent projects

Myprogress logo The General Medical Council logo Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine logo British Cycling logo Open Badges logo Project Whiteboard

Myprogress

Myprogress is a web and native-mobile software product that facilitates assessment and communication as part of off-campus, workplace-based education.

For the last 5 years, I have managed the growth and development of the Myprogress product, taking it from a small, project-based development to a market-leading product in use across more than 20 prestigious universities and organisations.

Acting as an interface between sales and development, I work closely with all stakeholders to understand the problems that need solving before designing solutions that deliver visually, technically and intuitively.

Working throughout the development lifecycle I am hands-on and active, taking a leading role in:

  • Client engagement & end-user requirements gathering
  • Roadmap prioritisation based on internal & external analysis
  • Solution design & specification documentation
  • Workflow design & UX design leadership
  • Coordination of development based on both waterfall & agile methodologies
  • Management of development budgets, delivery timelines & overall quality
  • Hands-on involvement in development, especially with user experience components
  • Product support & end-user documentation

Want to know more about Myprogress? Watch Dr. Kim Tartaglia from Ohio State University discuss how Myprogress supports direct observation within their medical curriculum on YouTube.

 


 

Experiments

Javascript Colour Clock
A visual representation of time using colour to animate the transition across seconds, minutes & hours.

PHP Palette Builder
Simple PHP image manipulation to parse uploaded image files and generate an indiciative colour palette based on the colours included in the image.

 


 

Personal projects

The Pedal Project poster

Pedal Project poster

A collection of the world's best and most desired guitar pedals simplified, stylised and carefully illustrated on one awesome layout. Available as both a poster and as a large-scale t-shirt print this is an essential item for any guitar, rock or music fan.

Buy a poster

Hand-wired effects pedal - SiF2 Fuzz Face

Hand-wired effects pedals

Hand built with high-quality parts in the same way as Fender built their amps in the 50s, these pedals combine classic circuit designs with hand-picked components to offer rich and varied sounds with some classic, mojo vibe.

TS808 Screamer Pedal T-Shirt

Guitar pedal t-shirts

Using the same illustrative approach as the Pedal Project poster, each t-shirt highlights one classic pedal from fuzz to distortion, and overdrive to delay.

What more could the guitar player in your life need?

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Project Whiteboard

Illustration

Staying creative is really important to me and I regularly break out the pencils and paper to explore new and interesting creative avenues.

Whether it's the crisp modern style of Hydro74, the quirky illustrations of ThisNorthernBoy or classic Japanese printing I like to explore the things that inspire me.

 


 

Get in touch

If you like what you see or want to talk more then I'd love to hear from you. Drop me a line with the form below or track me down on LinkedIn!