PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST
Over the last 20+ years I have participated in developing online products and businesses in a wide range of roles as an executive and hands-on. Roles include business analyst, solution architect, UX, product manager, product designer, project manager and programmer.
My key interest as a manager is in non-binary problem solving (“…reframing contradictory demands, moving away from binary ‘either/or’ assumption towards greater exploration of the contradictions and their interdependencies…” Centre for Future Enterprise)
I have managed development teams and start-up businesses, developing products and large-scale systems that have successfully and reliably performed for clients.
I am passionate about product development, designing and producing a product that is meaningful and useful for the intended users.
My ability to adapt to contextual conditions is informed by my experience and education. I am an accredited mediator, a qualified Alexander Technique Teacher, with NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) training, and previously worked as an Oboe player and woodwind instrument repairer.
Sydney, 2021 – Dec 2023 | www.readycase.com.au
Sydney, 2013 – 2022 | www.guidedresolution.com
Byron Bay, 2008 – present | www.karni.net.au
Designed and programmed a retail business management system for stock control, sales, service scheduling and billing for a musical instruments store.
Proof of concept and market validation, MVP design and development, on-boarding systems, A/B testing, co-ordination and engagement of stakeholders including developers and investors, development and monitoring of product strategy and road maps. Balancing user values with commercial realities and strategic business vision.
Project planning, budgeting and priorities, agile project management, scrum, kanban, reporting.
Hand-on programming, database and system architecture, tests, team leadership
My educational/career path started with being a musician which taught me attention to detail, the value of practice and team work (i.e. playing in an orchestra).
Further study through the 3 years Alexander Technique Teacher training course and the practice that followed equipped me with skills in communication and group leadership.
My professional development in the business and IT fields is built on my past careers and past learning along with a methodical self-learner attitude and ability to gain knowledge from mentors and colleagues, occasional short and informal courses, keen observation and good old trial and error. Through practicing these skills and applying regular self-reflection over many years, I have achieved a high level of proficiency.Credentials