Digital Release & Testing Manager at State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
- Melbourne, Australia
- Government Administration
Richard Hayward's Overview
- Digital Release & Testing Manager at State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Richard Hayward's Summary
Working to deliver high quality user experience for State Library of Victoria digital initiatives. Leveraging resources from a range of teams to deliver efficient and timely functional testing services, and to manage user acceptance testing.
Specialties: web development coordination, project planning and management, solution development and analysis, technical liaison, technical analysis and assessment, quality assurance, risk management.
Richard Hayward's Experience
Richard Hayward's Honors and Awards
Joint Winner, Love and Devotion Exhibition and ProgramsArts Victoria
- December 2012
Leadership in Public Programs, 2012 Arts Portfolio Leadership Awards.
Richard Hayward's Publications
Authors: Richard Hayward, Margaret Warren
- VALA2012 CONCURRENT SESSION 12: Apps and Applications
- February 9, 2012
The Libraryhack competition, run by National and State Libraries Australasia, provided the Australian library sector with the opportunity to interact with developers and artists and work in new ways to enhance the role of libraries in the community. It also provided valuable insight into how our users wish to interact with our collections, our data, and our libraries. Finally, it challenged us to embrace what will be the fundamentally collaborative nature of the future library. This paper will showcase some of the applications and mashups created, explore marketing and promotion outcomes, successful strategies to build staff engagement and positive collaborative relationships with participants in the competition.
Richard Hayward's Projects
- July 2012 to December 2012
Implementation, and ongoing improvement and operation of the website for the Dome Centenary at the State Library of Victoria. The website includes a user generated content component where members of the public are invited to contribute stories and images. Guest writers, and integrated content are also a feature.
- September 2011 to March 2012
An information and media rich interactive website featuring a major cultural exhibition delivered by the State Library of Victoria and Oxford University. The overall program including the website was awarded the 2012 Arts Portfolio Leadership Awards, Leadership in Public Programs.
- September 2009 to June 2010
Selection, introduction and implementation of new replacement CMS (Drupal 6). Conversion of existing site to new IA, design and functionality. Delivery of new site. Winner 2010 Arts Portfolio Leadership Awards, Leadership in Business Improvement.
- July 2008 to June 2009
A collaborative project, auspiced by the Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel which delivered a user friendly interface into the Land Victoria database. Highly Commended at the 2009 Arts Portfolio Leadership Awards, Leadership in Collaboration.
Richard Hayward's Volunteer Experience & Causes
U10s Age Coordinator
Essendon Hockey Club
March 2014 – present (7 months)
Helping communication between parents, team managers, coaches, and the club.
1st Moonee Ponds Scout Group
July 2013 – present (1 year 3 months)
Working with scout leaders and parents committee to help operate and manage the group.
Philippines Mission 2014
Missionary Ventures Australia
July 2013 – January 2014 (7 months)
Part of the team that travelled to the Philippines in January 2014 to deliver medical clinics in rural Philippines, and also a camp for church families. Thanks to our generous supporters for making this mission trip possible.
1st Moonee Ponds Scout Group
2010 – June 2013 (3 years)
Worked with scout leaders and parent committee to help operate and manage the group.
Causes I care about:
- Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
Organizations I support:
- The Fred Hollows Foundation
- Australian Red Cross
- Anglican Diocese of Melbourne
- Surf Life Saving Australia
- Lorne Surf Life Saving Club
Richard Hayward's Skills & Expertise
- Content Management
- Project Management
- Project Planning
- Web Development
- Web 2.0
- Web Design
- Website Development
- Quality Assurance
- Information Management
- Webmaster Services
- Risk Management
- Social Media
- Website Management
- Technical Liaison
- Google Analytics
- Google Webmaster Tools
- Team Management
- User Acceptance Testing
- User Experience
- Digital Strategy
- Test Planning
- Test Management
- Agile Methodologies
- Agile Project Management
- Agile Testing
- Task Management
- Test Cases
Richard Hayward's Certifications
Prince 2 (Foundation)
- License P2R/A063368 02302344-01-GQBG
- May 2011 to June 2014
Richard Hayward's Languages
English(Native or bilingual proficiency)
Richard Hayward's Additional Information
- Honors and Awards:
Highly Commended, Victoria Government Gazette, 2009 Arts Portfolio Leadership Awards, Leadership in Collaboration. (Project Manager).
Winner, SLV 2.0 Website Redevelopment Project, 2010 Arts Portfolio Leadership Awards, Leadership in Business Improvement. (Technical Manager).