So, this is a bit different. My website has been around for quite some time, but this is the first time that it has purposely moved away from my freelancing web development business into being a bit, well, more about me.
I realized that other than a few notable exceptions that I know of, there isn’t a big enough representation of women writing and thinking about projects and project management. While I think that trend is changing, I certainly don’t think I speak with overwhelming authority on the topic. But I thought it would be an exciting project to carve my space on the web where I could see and explore – through the lens of someone who is using past career experience to shape my future endeavors – what it is like to successfully manage projects.
My industry experience is very diverse, incorporating positions and projects for healthcare, education, non-profit, e-commerce, web and IT sectors. I have a very broad set of skills that in total provide effective tools in managing the technology, people and processes involved in any key business initiative.
As an individual with an analytical approach to problem solving, I use these skills daily in moving projects forward toward successful conclusions. Currently working as a Project Manager for a digital solutions provider, I realized that after working as a front end web developer and designer for 15 years, my career history was evolving rapidly into a balanced blend of skills in technology, design and project leadership. With growing hands-on experience across the complete project lifecycle, I earned the Project Management Professional (PMP) and Scrum Master Certification (SMC) designations to supplement this knowledge with formal training in best practices and principles.
With both a creative and technical background, I am excited to continue to conjure visions that move clients, colleagues and projects to produce work that is both practical in solving the problem at hand, and innovative enough to make it creative and important.
So I hope to use this website almost as a journal to write a bit about my experiences, hopefully share some knowledge along the way and yet to also write about things that interest me. My creative side often comes out to play, so I plan to write about project management, technology, marketing, photography, travel… well, you get the idea. This is my space on the web and I want to forget the box and just think outside when it comes to what I write here. I certainly hope to have fun with it too. Life without a bit of wry humor is just boring, no?
It’s probably a bit narcissistic to write about what I find to be interesting in a public space, but I also hope to grow my knowledge base here as well. Project management fascinates me, as I see it in every facet of life. So why not blend what I find captivating in the world around me with what I work with every day? Why not indeed.