James Pickering

Seattle, Washington, US

Expert at Product Development & building prototypes, Ex-MSFT
James's Skills
Business Development
User Experience
Product Management
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

Age Group

25-35

About James

Trained engineer and program/project manager, with a track record of success in shipping products on time, budget, and with quality. I excel at understanding end users, solving problems in innovative and unique ways, and producing positive results.

Im a motivated, flexible jack of all trades, and love learning. I require minimal oversight, gather required information, and produce products that end users want.

A deep, fundamental understanding of human/object relationships, with broad overall knowledge/experiences/passions, has allowed me to excel in working across and between disciplines: more effectively managing projects and teams, clearly communicating with customers and stakeholders at all levels, building and maintaining important relationships, and finishing projects on time, budget, and with quality.

Specialties include:
Product Development
Project Management
Clear Communication and ability to translate effectively between disciplines
Building physical prototypes
Product Prototyping/Creation
Consumer advocate/Data-driven decisions
Mobile Apps/Applications
SCRUM/Agile development
Entrepreneurship
Research & Development
Requirements definition

Passions include:
Solving problems (engineer, after all :)
Boats/boating
Scuba diving
Travel
Cars