Adam Taylor

  

Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster

Biography

Project Manager 

Fortune Cookie

October 2011 – Present  (7 months)

Fortune Cookie are an international digital agency and partner with; Google, Microsoft, EPiServer and Apple.
Key Achievements and Responsibilities
• Managing multiple projects with varying budgets up to £200,000
• Running projects for De Beers on the EPiServer platform
• Creating a new eBookers app for the HP touchpad
• Putting together project plans for new business using Microsoft Project
• Preparing competitive quotes for new projects using resources from across the globe
• Using Open Air software to manage projects, approve timesheets, and track project profitability
• Managing stakeholders 

Lead Project Manager

MegaNexus Ltd

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

January 2010 – October 2011  (1 year 10 months) London, United Kingdom

MegaNexus is ISO 27001 certified and a leading provider of secure partnership management information systems working with clients such as HMPS, NOMS, G4S and Learn Direct.
Key Achievements and Responsibilities
• Promoted to Lead Project Manager in charge of all communities projects and project managers 
• Ensuring thorough risk management and conflict resolution of all projects in the department
• Managing a team of six staff consisting of Project Managers, Business Analysts and Project Support
• Project managing the companies platinum clients such as Learn Direct, NOMS/HMPS and Working Links.
• Managing projects with multi million pound contracts through the entire project lifecycle, POS to completion
• Managing stakeholders
• Managing projects on a bespoke CMS and Drupal
• Delivering projects on time and on budget
• Proactively taking part in senior management meetings
• Leasing with developers and writing specifications to implement secure web based solutions using JAVA and XML, often integrating into advanced API’s
• CRB checked
• PRINCE2 Practitioner 
• Daily use of Agile methodology


Project Manager

MegaNexus Ltd

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

October 2008 – January 2010 (1 year 4 months) London, United Kingdom

Managing multiple online secure web based projects simultaneously under pressure

Key Achievements and Responsibilities
• Managing multiple online secure web based projects simultaneously under pressure
• Client facing role
• Writing clear technical specifications for new modules to be developed in JAVA/XML
• Stakeholder management
• Delegating work to project support where required
• Exceeding departmental sales targets and bringing in numerous new clients
• Presenting launched software on time and on budget to local Government and mp’s
• Successfully setting up multiple clients on time in Scotland. An area where historically the company had difficulty
• Designed company marketing literature
• Proficient in: Office, Project, Sharepoint, Basecamp, Clarizen, Photoshop
• Daily use of Agile methodology


Digital Project Manager

Jolly Learning

Publishing industry

2005 – 2008 (3 years)

Jolly Learning is the UK’s number one and most widely used Phonics system.
Key Achievements and Responsibilities
• Project management of a digital learning solution
• Managing the companies first interactive cd-rom from creation to launch
• Leasing with Sony on anti-piracy measure using Securom security
• Delegating work to others and overseeing their progress
• Ensuring a high standard of work is achieved and corporate branding adhered to
• Working in a team environment
• Running the company website
• Fully trained and competent in Dreamweaver and Flash
• Designing new product covered using Photoshop and Illustrator
• Designing manuals and catalogues using Quark
• Video editing and presentation design
• Leasing with clients
• Software used: Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Quark, Indesign, Flash, Premier Pro, Audtion, Motion, After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Distiler, Office