Steve Burtch

Web Project Manager / UX Architect

18 years’ project management experience in the design and development of web technologies that support strategic business goals • Eight years of user-centred design experience • Seasoned team leader with proven ability to drive projects and motivate team members • A proven record of effective collaboration with senior management, clients, and vendors • Ability to comprehend complex business processes quickly and model them accurately using superb analytical skills • Resourceful and passionate to learn

Areas of Expertise

  • Enterprise web project managemen
  • Business analysis
  • UX strategy & analysis
  • Goal-directed interaction design
  • Content strategy
  • Information architecture
  • Mobile application architectures
  • Agile UX project team lead
  • Agile / lean project management

Skills and Experience

  • 18 years’ experience leading enterprise web development teams
  • 13 years of business analysis experience with government clients
  • Eight years of user-centred design experience
  • Seven years of experience leading mobile application development projects
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, facilitation and relationship-building skills
  • Superb analytical skills
  • Expert in UI modelling and wireframing
  • Strong facilitation and training skills
  • Experienced in designing and organizing stakeholder workshops
  • Strategic planning and policy development
  • Expert in analytics, reporting design and project metrics
  • Experienced technical writer for all types of documentation including RFP responses, BRDs, project charters, project timelines and schedules, iteration plans, manuals and online help

Technical Proficiencies

Software

  • MS-Project
  • Visio
  • Balsamiq
  • MS-Office
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Axure
  • JIRA

Languages, Frameworks and CMS

  • HTML5/ CSS3
  • JSON, JavaScript
  • Bootstrap, JQuery, JQuery Mobile, EmberJS
  • SharePoint
  • WordPress

Techniques

  • PMBOK / PMI project management methodologies
  • Friendly UX™
  • Goal-directed user interaction design
  • User experience (UX) workshops
  • Usability testing
  • Agile/lean methods
  • Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Responsive design
  • Visual display of quantitative data

Recent Projects

Mobile Order Management Application

Dayton Power & Light needed a rewrite of their legacy dispatch administration database application. New functional requirements included real time order synchronization between dispatchers and field techs, local offline data storage, push notifications for cancelled or changed orders, and the ability to display route information on a map in both street and satellite views. The original hand-held windows PDA devices were to be replaced with iPad Minis running a robust, full-featured HTML 5 solution.

As UX Analyst and Team Lead, Steve:

  • Organized and led agile UX design sessions with key stakeholders
  • Developed a set of user stories encompassing new features
  • Managed the UX project team
  • Provided supporting documentation including technical notes

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Strategy Document

The Ministry of Agriculture required a set of strategies and a development roadmap for their AgriFoodBC Growing Connections online service.

As business analyst and lead author of the strategy document AgriFoodBC Growing Connections: Strategy and Roadmap, Steve:

  • Analyzed key audiences and audience needs
  • Defined a set of strategies for a self-service delivery model in accordance with the Citizens @ the Centre B.C. Government 2.0 strategy
  • Recommended a content strategy incorporating the latest findings in social media user-generated content
  • Recommended a technology strategy based on a review of existing tools and platforms
  • Proposed a phased development roadmap to implement the strategy over three years

BC Newsroom

The BC Newsroom gives citizens and the media one place to get news, factsheets, feature stories, photos, video, audio, and access to all government social media channels. The Communications and Media Relations Division of GCPE wanted to extend the service by adding a subscribe feature, creating a distribution service to replace a third-party service, and building an administration tool to manage all aspects of subscription and distribution.

As development team lead on the project, Steve:

  • Collaborated with technical and application architects to derive the overall solution architecture
  • Managed the development project team and reported on project status, burn rate, and milestones

Media Relations App

The media relations contact database application is used by Government Communications and Public Engagement (GCPE) staff performing media relations functions. It is also used by staff in the Premier’s Office. The Media Relations Unit of GCPE needed to replace the original application with one built to current government standards and capable of running on a wide variety of mobile devices.

As development team lead on the project, Steve:

  • Organized and lead agile UX design sessions with key stakeholders
  • Managed the UX design and development teams

Work BC Job Search

WorkBC Job Search is a powerful free job search portal that centralizes job listings and includes jobs entered in the system as well as those scraped from external job boards like Workopolis, Monster and company websites.

As business analyst and project manager on the project, Steve:

  • Organized and lead agile UX design sessions with key stakeholders
  • Managed the UX design and development teams
  • Collaborated with technical and application architects to derive the overall solution architecture
  • Produced project documentation including functional requirements, creative brief, application design document, user documentation and help

Opportunities BC

The International Trade and Investment Attraction branch of the Ministry of Jobs Tourism and Skills Development wanted an online searchable database of business and project opportunities within British Columbia suitable for foreign investment. Opportunities BC allows B.C. businesses to enter opportunities and be matched up with an economic development officer from their surrounding community who will serves as their point of contact for potential foreign investors.

As project manager, Steve:

  • Coordinated a series of webinars involving key stakeholders throughout the design and development phases
  • Managed the UX design and development teams throughout all project phases

WorkBC.ca Website

The BC Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation required the integration of several standalone labour market-related web sites into a single one-stop integrated site – WorkBC.

As business analyst, Steve:

  • Coordinated UX analysis and presented findings
  • Developed information architecture and coordinated its implementation
  • Managed design and development teams during agile development iterations
  • Prepared project documentation including business requirements, creative brief, content strategy, content inventory, user documentation and integration plan

Trade and Invest BC Website

B.C.’s official trade and investment website, www.BritishColumbia.ca allows B.C. companies and communities to access information on international market opportunities, to connect with international investors and to match buyers and sellers.

As business analyst and project manager, Steve:

  • Produced a development strategy to realize the objectives outlined in the business requirements and creative brief
  • Developed an information architecture to accommodate the challenge of integrating several standalone sites into one cohesive site
  • Managed design and development teams during all project phases

Build a Career Smartphone App

The BC Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation wanted to build an innovative, fun, interactive smartphone application, targeted at young adults (ages 15-25). Netscribe designed and developed Build A Career, a cross-platform smartphone application that helps youth explore career choices through an interactive and immersive user experience.

As business analyst for Netscribe, Steve:

  • Provided an engagement strategy based on the principles of community-based social marketing and challenge-based learning
  • Adapted the quiz questions for smartphone by simplifying the presentation and reverse-engineering the quiz algorithms
  • Determined the appropriate application architecture to deliver a native application to three different platforms in a very short timeframe
  • Managed the production of ten original videos featuring “hot jobs”
  • Developed project plans, determined business requirements, tracked milestones and deliverables
  • Conducted requirements discovery sessions, weekly status meetings, daily calls and email correspondence
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