Aug 23, 2015|Private|Technical Project Management|Completed|
I have v.1 of a website launched and about to start working on v.2 build. I need an experienced and talented project manager to assist me in test plan (+ possibly hire QA contractor) for v.1 and specifications for v.2. Then assist in day to day management of developer.
Skills: project management, scrum
“I wish I could wind back the clock and not hire this company. I thought I was bad at project management but I'm far superior to the PM this company allocated to the task. The key part of her role was setting sprints and then motivating and keeping the team accountable to agreed outcomes/timeframes. In fact, the developers decided when they turned up and what they got achieved with no clear expectations placed upon them. There were documents and messages flying around across several different platforms, nobody knew what was going on, low grade work was not being detected till it was too late and the result was a product much less stable than what we started with. In the end the poor organisation, communication and leadership skills brought the project and my mental health to its knees. I have thankfully found a new PM who I only hired after phoning and speaking at length with one of his past clients. I went on to hire him and he is in the process of turning the ship around, which is no mean feat considering the organisational and cultural mess that he inherited.”
Freelancer Feedback Comments for Client:
“Unfortunately this would be our first unhappy customer. It would be below my dignity to answer all her allegations. Her elance history speaks of the way freelancers get Hired/Fired & reviewed poorly and it almost looked like the buyer was running the project based on whims and fancies (3 developers changed in 8 weeks). Our PM was appreciated twice by the buyer in last 4 months and then she decided to fire out of the blue…..I wish good health and success to the buyer and the new PM but deep down I know what’s in store for the new PM and this project would only survive if the buyer changes the philosophy of working per mood swings. ”