My first steps with Microsoft SharePoint were as a technical consultant, collaborating with clients and configuring websites and portals with support from developers when custom solutions were required. My interest in content types, content query web parts, manipulating the output via XSLT and later taxonomy increased and I became specialized in information architecture. My skills ensure that the solution has a solid foundation on which to build and allows for room to grow while remaining clean. I continue to find it important that I can determine the requirements and structure as well as realize it, keeping my technical knowledge up to date.
I have taught groups of one to twenty students end-user SharePoint, branding and content types, as well as Microsoft Office and productivity. I have spoken at smaller conferences and maintained my own section of a corporate blog regarding SharePoint functionality. I also often mentor and train new hires to extend their technical and consultancy skills.
I have experience in both functional project management and supporting the project manager. This includes input on client offers, determining hour requirements for a full project, managing and coordinating developers, designers, other consultants, external bureaus and the client, as well as reporting on the status of the project and ensuring deadlines are met.
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