Roman G.

Product Owner

Outsourcing
Senior
Chisinau, MOLDOVA
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PENTALOG CLIENT : Leading Sportswear ManufacturerJanuary 2020 - Present

Product Owner.
  • Communicating with stakeholders to understand business objectives and goals.
  • Analyzing the
    existing product, identifying bottlenecks and providing an Agile
    approach to our Client, in order to maximize the value of the products
    being developed by the team.
  • Re-interpreting the Product Roadmap in a way that value is delivered constantly throughout the development process.
  • Reshaping the product requirements (managing the Product Backlog).
  • Understanding the client's segment and needs.
  • Clarifying requirements and answering questions within the Scrum team.
  • Contributing, along with the team, to the refinement and improvement of the development process.
  • Proposing improvements regarding the flows and the design.
  • Evaluating product progress, by determining whether the deliverable is acceptable.
  • Ensuring the alignment and transparency needed for a proper collaboration.
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Technical University of MoldovaAugust 2019 - Present

Professional and Personal Development Lecturer for a higher technical educational institution, accredited by the State in Moldova Republic.
  • Teaching soft skills to students at FAF Faculty.
  • Teaching Language: English.
  • Skills trained during lessons: communication, teamwork, public speaking, negotiations and conflict resolution, project planning.
  • Mentoring students and counseling.
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CoderDojoFebruary 2017 - Present

Mentor / Ambassador within a company providing open source, volunteer-led movement oriented around running not-for-profit coding clubs and regular sessions for the youth.
  • Trained skills during lessons: Project Planning, Programming, UX/UI Design, Public Speaking, Digital Security.
  • Mentoring teenagers in Computer Science using Project Based Learning.
  • Participation in big scale educational events up to 150 young participants: Megadojo, Hour of Code.
  • Promotion of Computer Science for young generations at public events, workshops, fairs, seminars.
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WIS Digital AgencyJuly 2018 - January 2020

ICT Project Manager / UX Designer for a company providing new brands, unique design, developing and maintain ing
websites, as well as providing visual, technical and content support for
your business for medical clinic and health care industries.
  • Project management of outsourced digital projects.
  • Participation as a Product Manager/UX Designer in projects in the finance, health, e-commerce and travel domains.
  • Providing assistance in the internal process management.
  • Communication with clients.

Participation in the development of the following projects within the company.

I. Finance start-up project.
- Description: experienced stock traders ordered to develop an online platform in several stages that would allow them to share their current expertise in stock trading with an audience of 40.000 people.
- The second stage of the project was developing a SaaS for this audience that would use stock data for more than 20.000 companies with 140 different variables for each company, and visualize the data in graphs, diagrams, charts that would allow users of the platform to make investment decisions.
- Roles: Proxy Product Owner, Project Manager, UX Designer.
  • Project management.
  • Communication with client.
  • Developing project roadmap with client.
  • Managing design and development team.
  • Developing, planning and prototyping functionality for project, market research, and communication with users.

II. Personal Branding Agency Corporate Website.
- Description: Personal branding agency ordered to develop a complex agency website that included non typical design layout and required to transfer databases of articles on the new website.
- Roles: Project Manager, Documentation.
  • Communication with client.
  • Managing the project, the design and development team.

III. E-Commerce Website for a Cleaning Product Company.
- Description: online store for company that sells industrial cleaning products for various businesses and cleaning services.
- The company required a B2B online store for their active customers.
- Also the website had to work in sync with an accounting software that was used in the company for order management, storing and sales.
- Roles: Project Manager, Product Owner, Documentation, UX Design.
  • Managing the project, research and the UX design of business process to accommodate the website in accordance to the company's workflow.
  • Managing design and the development team.

IV. Health Clinic Mobile Application Research.
- Description: International clinical facility ordered to research and prototype a mobile application for their clients. They were interested in researching what would be basic functionality.
- Roles: Research Analyst, UX Designer, Documentation.
  • UX design of the MVP version of the application and writing documentation.
  • Communication with client.
  • Participation in the development team, design team and third party company that delivered additional services that would work in together with the mobile application.
V. Social Meetup Application Research.
- Description: Client ordered to conduct research for a potential international social meetup application for mobile and desktop devices.
- The task was to identify competitors, potential revenue streams, possible business models and market data.
- Roles: Research Analyst.
  • Conducting a market research for the identified use case, research of existing competitors in the field and SWOT analysis.

VI. NGO / Research Center Corporate Website.
- Description: NGO and Research Center in the domain of recycled use of vineyard products ordered a corporate website that would allow them to share their research papers and projects besides the common use case of news feeds and contact information.
- Roles: Project Manager, Documentation.
  • Communication with the client.
  • Managing the project the design and the development team.
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Riift StudioApril 2017 - June 2018

Project Manager / UX Designer for a company providing brand experiences and interactive installations.
  • Project management of interactive digital projects: Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Interactive Installations.
  • UX Design of Interactive Installations and Creative Digital Products.
  • Communication with clients.
  • Presentation of company projects at public events and fairs.
Participation in the development of various projects within the company.
I. Virtual Reality for Real Estate.
- Description: Virtual Reality project for visualization of real estate 3D models on mobile devices for presale process of apartments, houses and offices spaces.
- The project had a web platform that allowed to manage the uploaded 3D models and real estate projects for sale.
- Technical stack: Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Unity, Android, iOS, Web Platform, 3D Models.
- Roles: Product Owner, UX Designer, Project Manager.
  • Providing market research.
  • Managing the development team.
  • Presentation of product on conferences.
  • UX Design.
  • Prototyping.
  • Consumer interviews.

II. Electric Castle - Virtual Reality Rooftop Experience.
- Description: one of the major European electronic music festivals “Electronic Castle” ordered a series of interactive installations and experiences for the guests of the festival.
- One of those experiences was the Virtual Reality Rooftop Experience, where a user would put VR headset and what a physical plank in the real world, and in the Virtual World would see himself on the top of a rooftop walking plank at a staggering height.
- Our team was responsible for developing the application using Unreal Engine and Oculus Rift Technology.
- Technical stack: Virtual Reality, Unreal Engine, Oculus Rift, 3D Models.
- Roles: Project Manager, UX designer, Documentation.
  • Responsible for conceptdevelopment with team.
  • Managing the development team and 3D design team.
  • Implementation and overseeing of the installation while the event was taking place.

III. Electric Castle Music Festival - Interactive Installation Blowing.
- Description: one of the major European electronic music festivals “Electronic Castle” ordered a series of interactive installations and experiences for the guests of the festival.
- One of those experiences was an interactive installation that user would interact with by blowing air, where the installation would detect the input, via a light string would send a line of light, that upon touching a display would generate random animations based on the length of the user interaction.
- The generative animation was created via Unity and interacted with Arduino hardware.
- Technical stack: Interactive Installation, Unity, Generative Animation.
- Roles: Project Manager, UX designer, Documentation.
  • Providing concept development with the team.
  • Managing the development team and physical manufacturing process of the installation.
  • Implementation and overseeing of the installation while the event was taking place.

IV. Electric Castle - Interactive Installation Bubbles.
- Description: one of the major European electronic music festivals “Electronic Castle” ordered a series of interactive installations and experiences for the guests of the festival.
- One of those experiences was an interactive installation that user would interact with by blowing air into a physical mock-up that looked like a straw for blowing soap bubbles.
- Upon blowing right beside him on a projection screen it would generate various animations of soap bubbles and how they popped in the process transforming into various fun objects.
- The installation was created via Unity software, and implemented with Arduino hardware.
- Roles: Project Manager, UX designer, Documentation.
  • Concept development with team.
  • Managing the development team and physical manufacturing process of the installation.
  • Implementation and overseeing of the installation while the event was taking place.

V. Untold Music Festival - Mythical Gateway.
- Description: a major brand in clothing that participated at on of the biggest music festivals “Untold”, ordered an Augmented Reality experience that allow the user to access fantasy world using his mobile phone by passing through a physical door.
- After passing the door on the mobile phone would be displayed a fantasy world that the user could explore by shifting it’s point of view in all directions.
- Roles: Project Manager, UX designer, Documentation.
  • Concept development with team.
  • Managing the development and design team and physical manufacturing process of the installation.

VI. Music Festival.
- Description: a European music festival ordered to make an interactive Augmented Reality wall that would allow users to make AR photos of them visiting the event.
- The interactive wall was a physical installation that would be detected by phones and display various animations themed with the event.
- The project was made using Unity and mobile development.
- Roles: Project Manager, UX designer, Documentation.
  • Concept development with team.
  • Managing the development team and physical manufacturing process of the installation. 
  • Implementation and overseeing of the installation while the event was taking place.
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Freelancer / Project ManagerFebruary 2015 - January 2017

Freelance.
  • Outsourcing Project Management for Digital Projects: Education, Health, Game Development.
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MMORPG Software SolutionsJanuary 2016 - January 2016

Project Manager / UX Designer / Business Process
Development / Documentation
within a company providing various services and solutions.
- Participation within a game development team
that is in the domain of creating, supporting and launching games with
high load.
- They created a new product that allowed Game Server Administrators
to use an out of the box solution that was in the form a CMS that with
implementation of all connections to the games server.
- The solution was a web
platform that the players of the game server could use to interact with the game mechanics,
and game admins to manage the game experience.
  • Managing the project.
  • Development of the roadmap of the project.
  • Management of the development and
    design team.
  • Other activities in the company included communication with
    international client for sales purposes.
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Codru 4* HotelOctober 2013 - November 2014

IT Manager for a hotel complex, consisting of 3 modern blocks, operating in the Republic of Moldova since 1974.
  • Management of the Hotel IT Infrastructure.
  • Providing technical Organization of Conferences for International Events.
  • Management of the hotel resources and upgrade of the informational systems.

My stack

Spoken languages

ROMANIAN: Native speaker
RUSSIAN: Advanced
UKRAINIAN: Average

Application Servers

Tilda, CMS

Open Source solutions

WordPress

Miscellaneous

Confluence, Communication, Kanban, Flow Diagrams, UX Design, Scrum, MindJet, Startups, Agile, Product Ownership, Slack, User Research, Public speaking, Teamwork, Data Analysis, Trello, Project Management

Tools

Product Development

Software Testing

JIRA

Computer Tools

MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

My education and trainings

Bachelor's Degree in Informatics and Information Technologies in Education - State Pedagogical University "Ion Creangă", Chisinau.2010 - 2013

My tests

Name
Score
English language placement quiz
51/60
85%