Operations Senior Program Manager at Adobe
- San Francisco Bay Area
- Information Technology and Services
Steven Savage's Overview
- Operations Senior Program Manager at Adobe
- Freelance (Writing, Blogger, Speaking, Project Management) at Self/Hobbyist
Steven Savage's Summary
I'm a Program Manager, Project Manager, PMP, and Certified Scrum Master focused on the development, delivery, and deployment of effective IT solutions. With over 17 years of IT experience, 8 as a programmer, 9 as a PM, I deliver technology projects by understanding both the business and the technical sides of an issue. With that understanding, I focus on making things run, which can be anything from new process to getting hands-on; I do what works.
My goal is to find, manage, and deliver new and challenging IT projects in the areas of entertainment, communication, social media, and information display. In my career, I go where the challenges are.
When not on the job, I coach, speak, and write on career issues; my specialties being the "professional geek" crowd interested in careers in media, technology, and gaming. You can see the work of myself and my co-bloggers at http://www.fantopro.com/.
Specialties: Program Management, Project Management, SCRUM, Technical Management, Process Design, Project Analysis, Data Analysis, Web, Communications, Finance, Software, Gaming, Media, Mobile, Advertising
Steven Savage's Skills & Expertise
- Project Management
- Technical and Business Research
- Human Relations
- Technical Development
- Business Process Design
- Program Management
- Process Management
- Process Improvement
- Microsoft Office
- Agile Methodologies
- People Skills
- Job Coaching
- Technical Writing
- Change Management
- Business Intelligence
- Mobile Devices
- Social Media
- Team Leadership
- Team Management
- Business Process
- Data Center
- Data Analysis
- Web Applications
- Software Project Management
- Agile Project Management
- Vendor Management
- Mobile Applications
- Cloud Computing
- Product Management
Steven Savage's Certifications
Project Management Professional
- Project Management Institute
Certified SCRUM Master
Steven Savage's Experience
Operations Senior Program Manager
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; ADBE; Computer Software industry
July 2013 – Present (1 year 4 months) San Jose, CA
I provide Program Management to internal customers, helping them find the right solution for their technical needs. Working with a variety of talented people and providers, I make sure the right solutions are provided to the right people.
Steven Savage's Publications
- March 6, 2014
"Fan To Pro" is a guide on how you can use your fandom to find a new professional direction or enhance your current job. With a mixture of encouragement, advice, suggestions, and exercises, you'll get a new handle on your hobbies - and your career!
- September 14, 2010
Steve Savage takes you back to the first year of www.fantopro.com, the blog for professional geeks, fans, and otaku. Journey back to yesteryear with the best (at least in his opinion) of his columns from 2008 to 2009 and explore issues ranging from relocating to the most fan-friendly areas, to brainstorming careers, to just what is the "Geekonomy." It's always a good time to go fan-to-pro!
Steven Savage reviews the second year of www.fantopro.com, the blog for professional geeks, fans, and otaku. It's a trip back to second-yester-year with the best (at least in his opinion) of his columns from 2009 to 2010. From the meaning of backlog in today's modern media to treating resumes as writing experiences, it's full-bore professional geekery for careerists!
Time to put some Pro In Your Con - with Convention Career Connection! Using a simple five-part system, this book helps you create career-oriented events for your anime, science fiction, or other media convention. Loaded with ideas, suggestions, and resources, this is your toolkit for helping people take their fandom farther!
- October 3, 2011
This book is for those of you with a love of crafting outfits, dressing in them, or both. Containing over fifty different tips, suggestion and must-do guides, it will help you see your hobby with an eye towards making a new career or enhancing a current one.
Created from an extensive series of interviews and research, “Focused Fandom: Cosplay, Costuming, and Careers” is a guide for you and everyone you know to create a career out of your passion for making and wearing costumes, garb, and more!
- June 29, 2012
Are you a fanartist? Or an artist who does hobby work? Or are you just thinking about picking up pen and program - and wondering what it may mean for your career? The second book in the Focused Fandom series takes a look at the role of fanart in the career of the artist, and how fanartists can evolve their specific experiences into career advantages.
Let’s face it, there’s something unique about the fanart world - of working with pre-existing properties, navigating cultural questions, and more. It’s time to look in depth at the specific culture and career issues that people may find - and face!
- January 8, 2012
An in-the-trenches guide to the elements of the job search you may not have noticed - but are vitally important.!
- May 15, 2013
Resumes are boring to make? Not with "Epic Resume Go!" This is a guide to resume writing as a creative act, to make better, more interesting resumes that aren't a chore to create!