Michael Hughes

Agile Technical Producer & Project Manager

Upbeat, attentive, Technical Project/Product Manager with 15+ years’ experience. Agile/scrum expert skilled in full SDLC. Managed in-house, off-shore, distributed teams, and third-party developers. Find out more about what I've done below.

I'm on a journey - to find myself a home. A great team I can learn from (and impart what I've learned). Somewhere I can grow and foster growth. Does this sound like your team?

Outside of work, I'm a fur father to three dogs. I hike, play ultimate frisbee, visit amusement parks, and enjoy learning new things!

Work

  • Game Development

    Overseen projects encompassing live game services and titles to market. Managed scope of projects, plans, timelines and multiple disciplines (up to 40 people at a time) both in distributed and local teams. SCRUM master - ran planning, daily scrum, backlog grooming meetings, post mortems, sprint planning. Developed training and best practices documentation to onboard new team members.

    Helped several indie studios with project management consulting. Most recently I was a contract Project Manager for the hit iOS title: CarQuiz Math Game.

    Designed and executive produced the AAA FPS Reprisal for PC/XBOX from 2001-2004. Click here to see a bit about our story. (No relation to Reprisal Universe released in 2014)
  • Game Developer's Collective

    Created a co-working space for indie game developers. Led a mentorship program and hosted monthly talks with game development, legal, and financial experts to assist small studios/developers in creating successful ventures.

    Invited to speak as a guest lecturer at the college AIE - Presented a lecture on the realities of independent game development.

    The Collective hosted an indie game expo in March of 2015 featuring over a dozen developers, numerous titles, multiple keynote speakers, LAN area and more. We were overwhelmed and blessed by the amount of community support and the turn out.
  • Business Software

    Designed and managed the direction of several healthcare solutions over ~10 years. The solutions are still in use by >10,000 healthcare providers throughout the country. Managed external partner relationships including integrated vendors, certification boards, industry consultants and third-party experts. Set project milestones and led capacity planning ensuring on-time/budget delivery. Developed business requirements and use cases promoting proper design principles, usability, systems analysis and QA. Industry expert for several publications and participated in a number of trade shows.
  • Consulting'

    I have done consulting as noted for various companies including:
    - Bank of America (project management)
    - Boogie Man (packaging, production, and web)
    - Forte Holdings (project management and government compliance)
    - Fresh Choice (web)
    - General Environmental Management
    - Grapes & Ivy (web/ecommerce)
    - Smile More Studios (web and project management)
    - Verizon Wireless (project management and government compliance)
    - Zoopa (project management)
    - Zyng Asian Grill (project management)
  • Tools/Languages

    A partial listing of tools/languages/skills I am proficient with (unless otherwise noted):
    - Adobe Creative Suite (Dreamweaver, InDesign, Photoshop)
    - Cloud Development
    - Confluence
    - CRM
    - CSS
    - Government Certifications (Healthcare Software)
    - GSuite
    - HIPAA (as officer and app development)
    - HTML
    - JIRA
    - Leadership
    - Mobile Development
    - Quality Assurance (manual and generating scripts)
    - Salesforce Administration
    - Salesforce Custom Object Creation
    - SCRUM
    - SQL
    - Team Foundation Server
    - XML

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