Sarah McCunn

Digital Project Manager

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  • LocationHove, United Kingdom

About me

 

Project Manager and Scrum Master with 5 years experience in a digital agency producing bespoke web-apps and Digital Asset Management Software. I am a Certified Scrum Master and Prince2 qualified, and have delivered numerous projects for a wide array of clients using Agile, waterfall, or a blend of the two. My experience includes: > Managing multiple projects concurrently with individual budgets of up to £250K using both waterfall and Agile methodologies > - Project managing the from-scratch build of a web platform designed to promote and live-stream a debate whose panel included celebrity scientists and Nobel Prize winners! > Playing pivotal roles in focus teams put in place to continuously develop and improve internal systems and processes > Developing account management and key stakeholder communication skills taking care of clients such as Amnesty International and Coca Cola > Managing the concurrent build of 15 websites for a big pharmaceutical client > Managing the installation and configuration of our DAM software for numerous high profile clients such as Stoli Vodka, Samsung and Children in Need.

Skills

 

  • Web
  • Jira
  • Scrum Master
  • Google Docs
  • Prince2
  • APP and Website Design
  • Agile (scrum
  • Project Lifecycle
  • Stakeholder Managenent
  • Trello

Work history

2015

Digital Project Manager

Bright Interactive Ltd

Feb 2010 - Jun 2015
  • I started at this company in the role of first line support for our custom web clients and quickly progressed into project coordination, then management. As with many small companies, employees took on a broad range of tasks in order to support clients and internal processes, so I gained a wealth of experience here, including: > Learning Agile methodologies such as Scrum and Kanban to compliment more traditional project management methods > Working closely with our Customer Support team to hand finished projects over > Facilitating Release Planning, Sprint Planning, Daily Stand-ups, Demos and Retrospectives > Initiating knowledge share sessions amongst Scrum Masters within the organisation > Playing pivotal roles in focus teams put in place to continuously develop and improve internal systems and processes > Ensuring Product Backlogs are groomed and maintained, and are accessible and meaningful to all stakeholders > Helping to implement Work In Progress limits in order to highlight bottle-necks in our software delivery process > Working with the company to arrange resourcing in such a way that minimizes context switching for teams > Managing the build of a large number of Django CMS websites > Used various tools such as Basecamp, Trello, Jira, Scrumwise and LeanKit to organise projects > Developing account management and key stakeholder communication skills taking care of clients such as Amnesty International and Coca Cola > Managing the concurrent build of 15 websites for a big pharmaceutical client > Managing the installation and configuration of our DAM software for numerous high profile clients such as Stoli Vodka, Samsung and Children in Need. > Managed projects where large numbers of anticipated users necessitated utilization of load balancers and failover servers > Becoming a Django CMS expert user and training a multitude of clients in the use of this > Been involved in regression testing and reviewing and improving of test scripts for our DAM software > Project managing the from-scratch build of a web platform designed to promote and live-stream a debate, whose panel included celebrity scientists and Nobel Prize winners! > Consistently received excellent feedback from clients and colleagues as regards my positive attitude and personable demeanour

2008

Magazine & Online Production Manager

PFI Media Ltd

Apr 2006 - Dec 2008
  • > Managing multiple projects concurrently with individual budgets of up to £250K > Monitoring and ensuring projects are delivered to agreed timescales and budgets > Working as part of multi-skilled teams in the UK and overseas > Ensuring projects set up on internal systems to agreed company standards and that processes are followed throughout to ensure quality of service and product > Training clients and colleagues at home and overseas, both in person and using web conferencing tools > Leading regular meetings with clients to keep them abreast of progress and ensure they have the information they need for their onward communications with stakeholders > Attending sales meetings alongside directors and developers in order to gain understanding from the outset of project goals, scope, cost and risk factors > Meeting regularly with the business to ensure correct allocation of resource on projects and to report on budget and profitability > Working with sales and marketing to generate new interest in our products, and to encourage existing clients to utilise our products more broadly > Keeping a keen eye on risk factors within a project and knowing when to ask for guidance from seniors > Utilising a range of software solutions to manage teams and projects in Brighton and beyond > Great team leader, excellent at motivating, spotting frustration and helping to resolve, ensuring fair allocation of work and encouraging knowledge transfer > Enthusiastic, diligent and dedicated employee who takes pride in her ability to communicate effectively and convincingly, and to build fantastic rapport with colleagues and clients alike

Education

2001

BSc Philosopy

University of York

Sep 1998 - May 2001
  • Bsc Philosopy