Melanie Ziegler

Melanie Ziegler, founder and principal of MSZ Consulting is an accomplished, dedicated and impactful software product development executive with a track record of producing high quality, marketable products for industry leaders. She has significant experience delivering a stream of product releases across the product lifecycle in many domains and industries. Recognized as a strategic and pragmatic thinker who leads by example, Melanie builds highly productive teams and is collaborative in her approach as a skilled facilitative leader. Melanie has a clear understanding of the market with over 25 years of experience as a practitioner in Software Development, including 12 years in VP/SVP product development leadership roles.

Our Consulting Services

Strategic Planning Frameworks 

  • Vision, goal setting, strategic initiative planning
  • Execution frameworks and performance improvement

Strategic Projects

  • Catalyst/champion for strategic initiatives
  • Task force and strategic project leadership
  • Project rescue – assess and fix vexing projects
  • Leadership of due-diligence efforts (technology selection, products, teams)

SaaS/Cloud Applications

  • Development of robust, scalable SaaS products
  • Co-location and Cloud Hosting

Agile Scrum

  • Process development, implementation & coaching
  • Certified as a Scrum Alliance product owner (CSPO)

Product Success

  • Product roadmap creation
  • Product portfolio analysis
  • Prototype development
  • Product planning initiatives
  • Beta program definition and implementation
  • Customer feedback gathering- roadmaps or functionality
  • Product/technical decision assessment
  • Deployment processes (SLAs, metrics)
  • Plans for key customer/partner success

Team Formation, Recruiting, & Manager Development

  • New product leadership coaching
  • Project team recruiting, interviewing and team formation


Contact Information:

Melanie Ziegler
MSZ Consulting