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Name :
Virna Quizol
Qualification :
Product Manager and UI/UX Designer
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Product Manager and UI/UX Designer

About our Client

Product/ Project Manager and UI/UX Designer with 18 years of experience in project planning, managing, and launching web and mobile applications, including launching products and start-ups. Passionate about digital design and skilled in delivering work that looks great and accomplishes user and business goals. Strong communication skills with the ability to effectively rationalise design decisions and focus on insight and the broader customer experience. Enjoy collaboration and developing agile teams.

Achievements

• Successfully completed major web-related projects for abroad providers, non-profit and handled developments and improvements to internal systems being used by the company ie, online invoicing system, online payment system, CRM, listing management system, ad/banner system, internal stats system. Sites include: GoAbroad: http://www.goabroad.com, Kaya: http://www.kayavolunteer.com, World Endeavors: https://www.worldendeavors.com

• Created a newsletter tool sending newsletters to 180,000+ subscribers twice a week.This tool is a lightweight, command-line bulk email-sending tool. It is written in Perl and it uses Perl's ability to open pipes to programs to run Qmail (a mail transfer agent) and feed it with input. It also has a web interface for sending emails.

• Managed the development of a cloud-based CRM catered for abroad providers
Product Manager for GoAbroad HQ; conceptualized, planned, managed development through launch: https://www.goabroadhq.com/

Professional Experience

Product /Project Manager / UI UX Designer (full time), Mar 2021 - Present

Overview: product owner responsible for the overall coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of web projects, hybrid and iOS applications for client entrepreneurs and startups in an agile environment, taking on several roles including, business strategist, product designer, market analyst, customer liaison and project manager.

• Communicate daily with stakeholders to ensure goals are clear and the vision is aligned with business objectives

• Create and maintain a list of backlog items and prioritize them based on the overall strategy and business objectives

• Write requirements – typically as user stories and epics

• Participate in daily scrum meetings, planning, reviews and retrospectives

• Create mockups and designs to translate product vision and features

• Gather and evaluate user requirements in collaboration with product managers and engineers

• Illustrate design ideas using storyboards, process flows and sitemaps

• DevelopUI mockups and prototypes that clearly illustrate how sites function and look like

• Prepare and present rough drafts to internal teams and key stakeholders

• Identify and troubleshoot UX problems (e.g. responsiveness) and conduct layout adjustments based on user feedback

 

 

Project Manager / Scrum Master (part-time), June 2022 - Present

Overview: As scrum master managed product and software development teams and ensured that teams follow Agile practices and scrum framework values, worked to increase team efficiency, and provided motivation and guidance for process improvement, using agile methodology values, principles, and practices to plan, manage, and deliver solutions

• Determined and managed tasks, issues, risks, and action items
Scheduled and facilitated scrum events, meetings, and decision-making processes

• Monitored progress and performance and helped teams to make improvements

• Planned and organized demos and product/system testing

• Ensured the proper use of collaborative processes and remove impediments for the scrum team

• Responsible for the overall coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of RoR web projects, hybrid and iOS projects

 

Product / Project Manager / UI UX Analyst, Nov 2011 - Mar 2021

Overview: planned and managed projects to ensure completion in a timely fashion and within budget, and determined and defined project scope and objectives for client’s products (web and mobile applications)

• Predicted resources needed to reach objectives and managed resources in an effective and efficient manner

• Prepared budget based on scope of work and resource requirements

• Tracked project costs in order to meet budget

• Developed and managed a detailed project schedule and work plan

• Provided project updates on a consistent basis to stakeholders about strategy, adjustments, and progress

• Created and maintained list of backlog items and prioritised them based on overall strategy and business objectives

• Wrote requirements –typically as user stories and epics

• Participated in daily scrum meetings, planning, reviews and retrospectives

• Created mock-ups and designs to translate product vision and features

 

Technical Director / Product Manager /Project Manager, Mar 2004 - Oct 2011

Started as web developer, promoted to Project/Product Manager after 3 months, and TechnicalDirector in 2007

Overview: developed and managed web projects for abroad providers in the international education market. Direct projects providing internet-focused strategy expertise, advertising, branding and customer service. Interfaced with client's executive team to define project requirements and translated business objectives into tactical plans.

• Managed development, design and delivery of end-to-end solution and led cross-functional teams through development, testing and market launch in an agile environment

• Managed, mentored and trained junior developers; managed tech training and skills development programs

• Planned, managed and recommended solutions to work on the overall server architecture and databases, both on cloud-based and hosted environments

• Planned and initiated new processes, recommended and introduced new tools and technologies to improve efficiency and effectiveness of current development and technical setup and structure

Education

• Bachelor of Science (Computer Science, and Mathematics), University of The Philippines (1999 – 2003)

Interests

Skills

• Technical expertise; understand programming, data structure, and databases, and apply this in daily interactions with the team by being able to credibly push back on engineering estimates because of awareness of when a team has under- or over-scoped a project. Skilled in identifying performance bugs and understanding the technical constraint

• Knowledge of relevant products and internet trends; this skill is applied every day when it comes to making product decisions by adopting new products, learning from start-ups that fail and succeed, engaging with frontier technologies, conducting market and user research, and reading about rising consumer trends

• Eye for design / UIUX; can readily translate ideas or features by creating a design/UX flow that the client can see

• Product insight, Data andAnalytics and Problem Solving; can wear different hats (Product manager, project manager, UX designer, scrum master, business analyst, tech-savvy) and understand products from different perspectives

• Market research, Agile+ Scrum, Usability, Accessibility SEO, Team Management, and Risk Management

Technical Skills

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