Product & Program Management

Over the last 12 years I’ve gained valuable experience and expertise as a project manager, producer, founder, and consultant.

Or to put it another way, I guess not too many people have taken complex B2B software products to market, guided the careers of globe-trotting creative artists, and run innovation programs for senior executives at the world’s biggest financial institutions.

These diverse experiences have enabled me to develop a unique perspective and an ability to collect and connect dots that not everyone else sees, whilst maintaining both a rigorous and flexible approach to the projects I’m involved in.

I love harnessing this to help people and companies make breakthroughs and produce great work.

My consulting work tends to focus on products and programs: either envisioning and managing digital products, or creating and delivering in-person programs and experiences.

I’m a certified scrum master, and regularly work with teams using agile, kanban, and design thinking approaches and methodologies.


How could we work together?

There are typically four ways:

Workshops

Workshops are a great way to start working together as they help me understand more about your business, your team, how you work together, where you want to go, and what to overcome to get there.

Workshops vary in flavor depending on your particular situation but tend to focus on broader strategy and roadmapping plus some smaller group, pair, and solo exercises to help get insights into specifics.

Embedded Product/Program Lead

Most of my consulting projects manifest with me working closely with your team on a project basis to help build, launch and/or scale a particular product or program.

It could be turning a consulting service into a scaleable B2B software product, devising a go-to-market strategy for a new version of an existing product, or designing and delivering an in-person program.

Whatever the project, I work with senior stakeholders to take a look at the big picture, talk to customers, create product scopes, plan and manage budgets, collaborate with creative and technical teams, manage roadmaps, dive into the details, and deliver fully formed digital products or live experience IP.

Office Hours

This is a way of us working together without the commitment of a more embedded relationship, or the need to build additional structure.

Usually it’s a couple of pre-scheduled meetings per month aligned to a clear goal or objective we’ve agreed. Sometimes office hours evolve into a more involved coaching relationship (see below), other times they’re specific business-focused sessions.

In either case, it’s an opportunity to have a sounding board, get more clarity on your thinking, and take concrete action steps towards what’s next.

Coaching

Sometimes utilizing me for 1:1 or group coaching will be the best way for us to work together, particularly when teams are going through a change or about to tackle something new.

To find out more on what I do as a coach, just jump over here.


Moving ahead

There’s plenty about me on this site, but I welcome you to do some more digging on my background, my values and my way of thinking. I’m happy to provide some references if you like.

Usually compensation is a retainer over time or a fixed project fee. Occasionally I work on an equity basis, or a mix.

If you think we could be a good fit to work together, drop me a line and we can set up a time to talk.

You can email me, give me a call (347-334-2279) or send me a Twitter DM

I look forward to hearing from you.