Ellen is a highly professional and dedicated web development project, product and programme manager. She is a web standards and Open Standards evangelist with knowledge of a wide variety of techniques involved in delivering successful web projects. She combines her years of experience in PR & Communication with expert knowledge on cutting edge web technologies and can deliver a full life-cycle project from initiation, tender and preparations to realisation, final launch and follow-up. Working with business people, designers, developers and system-engineers, the development of consumer facing websites has no secrets for her. Ellen is known for her accuracy, communicative skills on all levels, her ability of abstract thinking and employs a no-nonsense hands-on approach in all her projects. Projects that will always be delivered on-time, on-schedule and in-budget.
She has managed teams of over 50 people and knows how to value individuals without losing eye for project scoping, milestones and deliverables. She has always worked in high-pressure environments where the ability to multitask and handling multiple projects simultaneously were required assets.
Ellen has a keen eye for Quality Assurance of products and services that are designed and produced to meet or even exceed clients’ expectations. She is known with failure testing techniques of software and is a specialist in testing websites and applications on accessibility and the correct implementation of (web) standards as well as on usability. She feels ‘passionate users’ can only be created by quality design and effective, user-friendly interfacing of (interactive) applications.
Ellen is an invited expert at EIPA (European Institute of Public Administration), lecturing on topics related to the (new) media landscape in a regional, national and European setting with a focus on successful content delivery and accessibility of online information.
project management, programme management, online product management, webstandards, accessibility, usability, Open Standards, QA, copywriting, content strategist, information architect, e-commerce, consultancy, lecturing, product strategy, SEO, online social networking