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I have 15 years of project management experience serving small to large teams across a variety of technology stacks. I am a Certified Scrum Master with 5 years of agile experience and a background in software development. I am passionate about finding the right customized blend of technique and technology to empower a team to deliver. 

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Work experience

Jul 2016Present

Scrum Master / App Dev Lead

TSCTI DOD Contractor for Defense Language Institute

Scrum Master and App Dev Lead for the  Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center. Managing 4 scrum teams delivering SharePoint 2016 farm, BI data warehouse, .net MVC applications, enterprise data architecture.

  • Introduce teams to mob coding and code pairing,
  • Implement continuous integration and automated testing
  • Coach groups through presentations and agile games.
  • Develop in Javascript on .NET applications, pseudo-code and BootStrap on cross-browser UI.
  • Work with Database Developer on architecture
  • SharePoint BI through workflow rollup visualization
  • Product management from inception to delivery
  • Projects managed in Team Foundation Server and Jira
  • Prepare agile reporting including burn down charts and velocity
  • Lead Sprint closeout, retrospective, and planning sessions
  • Operate in a squad based Dev-ops environment
Nov 2016Jun 2016

Agile Project Manager 

Contractor for Frequency LLC

Mange designers, content creators and developers to produce websites and additional digital and organic products. 

Refreshing my education by deep diving into full stack web development which includes Javascript, CSS 3, HTML 5, ReactJS, and Python

UI wire-framing using Balsamiq

Version control through Git and GitHub

Communication with team through HipChat and Skype

Project management utilizing JIRA and kanban

Aug 2012Feb 2016

Scrum Master / Digital Lead

Avitus Group
  • Managed e-commerce project for Beartooth Harley Davidson
  • Managed team through Agile methodology
  • Provided UI design wire-frames using balsamiq and photoshop
  • Manged team consisting of developers, graphic designer and writer
  • Engaged with client as a BA and gathered initial requirements
  • Created user stories and backlog
  • Managed creation of e-commerce store for Eastmans.com
  • Managed internal team and external team
  • Performed creative director role for all design and design limits due to coding time restraints
  • Project manager for development team and interface to client
  • Managed backlog and assisted with technical lead technology decisions
  • Increased revenue and leads for Avitus Business Services by 225%
  • Migrated several customers to  HubSpot and SharpSpring
  • UX / UI design using Balsamiq and Adobe Creative Cloud suite.
  • Built up technology department writing job listings, interviewing and hiring teams remote and in-house.
  • Responsible for choosing cloud software for a technology retrofit of department. Procured all software including;
  • content management workflow through  Dropbox, ProofHQ.
  • Project Management using Jira, Atlassian, Confluence, and Kanban implemented through Trello
  • Communication with in-house and out-source development teams using HipChat, and Skype.
  • Version control using GitHub
  • Directly managed projects with a wide budget range.
  • Provided business analysis, product spec, and UI design for; a Django / Python web application for artworknetwork.com
  • Project manager role for Magento e-commerce system for Eastmans.com
  • Project manager role for SAAS medical training platform for frontofficerocks.com
  • Business Analysis role for a Microsoft Dynamics integrated iOS Swift based application
  • Managed multiple development teams in the United States, India, and Ukraine.

Nov 2011April 2012

Senior Project Manager

LyntonWeb
  • Designer, PM, and Business Analyst on a 500K budgeted Facebook application for a Fortune 50 company.
  • Increased sales by 192,000.00 in 3 months.
  • Delivered a custom content management system for a Fortune 500 company using Microsoft .NET MVC 4
  • Multiple website migrations to HubSpot and Sitefinity CMS.
  • UX / UI design using Balsamiq, Axure, Visio, Photoshop.
  • Project Management using MS Project, Fogbugz, Jira, Wiki Confluence, and Basecamp.  
  • Managed multiple global development teams in the Unites States, Romania, Russia, and England.
  • Created job descriptions, interviewed and hired teams.
  • Created Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and technology recommendations for PMO.
  • Wrote multiple Statements of Work and proposals. 
Jan 2011Nov 2011

Agile Project Manager III

CSG Professionals

Create a ticketing system using .NET MVC 4 for Iberdrola Renewables

  • Developed a 400,000.00 SharePoint Intranet site for NW Natural.
  • Integrated Microsoft SSIS, SSAS, and SSRS with Oracle and Dynamics CRM.
  • Manage multiple teams of 2 to 12 on simultaneous projects.
  • Use agile / SCRUM methodology to create value for the clients delivering useful iterative release cycles.
  • Project budgets range from 50K to 500K
  • Responsible for managing  budget and timeline as well as team building using MS Project 2010, Mindjet MindManager, and Excel.
  • Completed .NET 4 SQL 2008 application development projects, Microsoft SharePoint full installations with custom workflows, and full data warehouse BI project using the full Microsoft SQL stack.
  • UI / UX design for web applications and SharePoint through Visio and Adobe Photoshop CS5. 
Jul 2009Nov 2010

Web Project Manager

Eve Foundation Contract

•   Manage the foundation’s $120,000.00 Google AdWord grant.•   Collaborate with designers, writers, and videographers on new website content•   Implement Basecamp project management system.•   Mange project plan, milestones, tasks, and budgeting according to PMI methodology.•   Administer the Drupal content management system.•   Function as liaison with third party vendors for the global distribution of audio books,

    e-books (kindle and iPad), and traditional print fulfillment. •   Using Business analysis software, and data interpretation to drive marketing strategies

    and business objectives throughout the organization.•   Set KPIs and interpretation to drive actionable business insights and recommendations. •   Implement Google analytic and reporting tools to establish and monitor key metrics. •   Discover and develop new product lines that increase ROI.•   Maintain brand standard across all marketing channels. •   Monitor competitors, research market conditions, discern trends and industry changes.

March 2002May 2010

Product Manager

Java Sutra
  • Managed product branding, quality assurance, web design, press releases, and web copy.
  • Implemented E-commerce and Google analytics to increase sales and distribution reach.
  • Led editing team to create press releases, pamphlets, sales brochures, and shelf talkers.
  • Implemented fulfillment and distribution to Whole Foods, New Seasons, Cost-co, and other retail outlets.
  • UPC code, nutrition labeling, FDA regulation, package label requirements, shipping container design.
  • Implemented Microsoft Project to manage all milestones and tasks.
  • Managed project scope and specifications documents and reflected all change requests.
  • Created business plans, project parameters, and strategy documents outlining key resource requirements and timelines including pricing and position.
  • Worked globally with manufacturing teams in China and the UK to create product line.
  • Developed 2 complete lines of organic nutrition based products successfully distributed nationally.
May 1997March 2002

Project Manager

Rocky Mountain Technology Group
  • Co-founded Rocky Mountain Technology Group, a software consulting firm with 30 employees.
  • Project Manager for the RMTG games development studio to create the first Windows based keno game system in cooperation with the State of Montana. Managed a team of 3D artists, 2D artists, sound designers, and programmers to deliver a modular C++ game engine with multiple front end graphic designs.
  • Quality Assurance Manager on the Albertsons / Sav-On Drugs pharmacy system including initiation of contact, business requirements discovery, test plan, test cases, quality assurance automation.
  • Created job requirements, hired and managed a quality assurance engineering team.
  • Provided management oversight including the coordination of workers, materials, and equipment; ensuring specifications are being met; and work is on schedule and within budget.
  • Designed and implemented product business plans, project parameters, and strategy documents for potential business opportunities including the outlining of key resource requirements, timelines, pricing and positioning.
  • Served as the liaison between internal and external clients, forging and nurturing relationships with a portfolio of key accounts to ensure customer retention.
  • Maintained the master schedule including allocating contractors, employees, and staff to projects while conducting financial analysis to justify the need for additional resources.
19981999

Web Q/A Lead

Bank of America
  • Quality Assurance Lead for a web based application for Bank of America and Nations Bank.
  • Assisted project manager in leading two quality assurance teams
  • Main point of contact Microsoft Consulting development team.
  • Assisted with project plan
  • Created test plan, test cases, use cases,
  • Implemented regression testing and test automation mapped to business requirements.
  • Internal ASP based Web application with IIS and a MS SQL 2000 data tier.

Education

20172017

Front End Developer

Udacity

Javascript, AngularJS, Python, HTML 5, CSS 3, Bootstrap

20162016

Javascript Full Stack Boot Camp

Montana Code School

Javascript, AngularJS, Node.js, MongoDB, HTML 5, CSS 3, Bootstrap

20012002

Expression Center for New Media

Attended school as part of employee training program at Rocky Mountain Technology Group. Areas of Study included the full Adobe product line, website development, video production, sound editing, lighting, game development process, and Maya 3D modeling, 

Certifications

20122017

CSM Certified ScrumMaster

Scrum Alliance