Steven Savage

Steven Savage

Operations Senior Program Manager at Adobe

San Francisco Bay Area
Information Technology and Services

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Steven Savage's Overview

  • Operations Senior Program Manager at Adobe
  • Freelance (Writing, Blogger, Speaking, Project Management) at Self/Hobbyist

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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

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

  1. Project Management
  2. Communications
  3. Technical and Business Research
  4. Human Relations
  5. Technical Development
  6. Writing
  7. Business Process Design
  8. Program Management
  9. PMP
  10. Scrum
  11. Process Management
  12. Process Improvement
  13. Microsoft Office
  14. SDLC
  15. JIRA
  16. Agile Methodologies
  17. Communication
  18. People Skills
  19. Coaching
  20. Job Coaching
  21. Technical Writing
  22. Change Management
  23. Leadership
  24. Business Intelligence
  25. Mobile Devices
  26. Social Media
  27. Team Leadership
  28. Training
  29. Team Management
  30. Recruiting
  31. Business Process
  32. Analysis
  33. Data Center
  34. Data Analysis
  35. Web Applications
  36. Interviews
  37. Software Project Management
  38. SaaS
  39. Agile Project Management
  40. Vendor Management
  41. Mobile Applications
  42. Cloud Computing
  43. Analytics
  44. Consulting
  45. Product Management
  46. CRM
  47. E-commerce

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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 2013Present (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.

Freelance (Writing, Blogger, Speaking, Project Management)


May 2008Present (6 years 6 months)

* Run and write for
* Speak at multiple conventions on careers.
* Author of multiple books, posts, and articles.
* Coach on careers and creativity

Steven Savage's Publications

  • Fan To Pro: Leveling Up Your Career Throug Your Hobbies

    • Independent
    • March 6, 2014
    Authors: Steven Savage

    "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!

  • Progeek Rising: Steven Savage's Best of Fan To Pro, Volume 1

    • Independent
    • September 14, 2010
    Authors: Steven Savage

    Steve Savage takes you back to the first year of, 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!

  • Inhuman Resources: Steven Savage's Best of Fan To Pro, Volume 2

    • Independent
    • 2011
    Authors: Steven Savage

    Steven Savage reviews the second year of, 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!

  • Convention Career Connection: Putting the Pro Into Your Con

    • Independent
    • 2011
    Authors: Steven Savage

    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!

  • Focused Fandom: Cosplay, Costuming, and Careers

    • Independent
    • October 3, 2011
    Authors: Steven Savage

    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!

  • Focused Fandom: Fanart, Fanartists, and Careers

    • Self
    • June 29, 2012
    Authors: Steven Savage

    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!

  • Quest For Employment

    • Self
    • January 8, 2012
    Authors: Steven Savage

    An in-the-trenches guide to the elements of the job search you may not have noticed - but are vitally important.!

  • Epic Resume Go!

    • Self
    • May 15, 2013
    Authors: Steven Savage

    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!

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