I love to listen and continuously learn. My seventeen years in Product, Project, and Program Management are filled with valuable lessons learned. These lessons span Agile, Scrum, Waterfall, Joint Application Development, and Jobs to be Done framework. My projects succeed and are on-time/within budget because I remain focused on the big picture while blocking scope creep. I’ve managed on-shore and offshore teams with project budgets in excess of $10M.
I have done Enterprise Software (on-premise, mobile, Cloud, SaaS) and Game Production (AAA/Indie/VR).
I’m privileged to have trained several accomplished project managers and company leaders whose careers began as members of my teams.
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"Michael worked as TPM on a couple of teams I interacted with regularly. He helped guide and organize the dealing with major technical debt issues despite no standing team against the problem area, organizing scheduling, rotation, and plans of attack for effective progress that helped significantly reduce bugs in live. He also put together a visible plan for a team that had been operating without dates, enabling cleaner visibility into deliverable timelines for adjacent teams."Phillip Bloom (MZ)
"Michael is a go-getter who isn't afraid of new challenges or taking risks. His passion, dedication, organization, and positive attitude makes him a valuable project manager!"Brian Le (MZ)
"Michael was TPM for multiple teams I interacted with on a weekly basis. He brought a great combination of skills, product focus, resourcefulness and a positive cultural impact. He is a valuable asset for any team."John Oconnor (MZ)
"I worked alongside Michael in different roles at MZ. He headed up a newly formed engineering group in the organization and helped guide and direct the team towards meeting it's goals for success. Michael is a bright and knowledgeable person who is constantly asking for more responsibilities and fulfills his existing responsibilities with ease. He's dedicated to whatever he does and enjoys looking for the bright side of things, even when the going sometimes gets real tough. It was a pleasure working with him!"Elizabeth Shin (MZ)
"Michael led the newly formed Game Engineering tech foundation group from hundreds of bugs down to zero in a short period of time -- just a matter of months. He shared his methods in a presentation which was very insightful. Michael was also very responsive but also realistic whenever my groups needed anything. Thanks Michael!Ed Garcia (MZ)
"I had the opportunity to work with Michael as my engineering team's TPM, during which he helped us manage our technical debt, track key metrics, and deliver awesome game features. He did a great job of not only managing all these roles, but did so with a smile on his face. Michael definitely brought a good energy to an often difficult and overwhelming job, and it was most certainly a pleasure working with him."Harrison Chow (MZ)
Michael is one of the most detail oriented producers I've worked with. He communicates very clearly and always strives to ensure we are all on the same page when discussing complex technical scenarios/issues that need to be resolved at 343. Beyond work, he is always kind to give valuable advice and makes positive impact in contributing to work culture and professional relationships.Erika Martinez (343)
I was welcomed into the Chiro8000 beta client program. Michael enlisted our office to provide feedback on new features and development. Working with Michael was amazing. Not only did I see our feedback encompassed into the software as new features, but the level of interaction he provided was unmatched. We even ended up purchasing the new Integrated Billing module he designed so that we can now check patient benefits, send claims and post insurance EOBS all from within our certified software. Michael is the reason I stay with Forté!Julie Miller (Client)
Michael is very experienced at support and project management within the software industry. He receives raves reviews and testimonials from our clients and is very detail oriented and focuses on solutions for our company. I have had the opportunity to work alongside Michael for several years now, he is a core member of our company's success.Mandy Chinn (Forte Holdings)
Michael is reliable, knowledgeable and won't disappear until the problem is solved. Great troubleshooter and explains what he's doing and why. I would recommend Michael to anyone regardless of the size and scope of the job.Joe Coradetti (Client)
I have had the opportunity to work with Michael for the past five years as our companies have released products together. I have always been impressed with Michael. I fully recommend Michael and look forward to working with him in the years to come.Justin Jackson (Vendor)
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