Ann Drinkwater

  

Product Management Team Lead, URS Corporation

Location: Winchester, VA


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster

Biography

Over twenty years of professional experience focused on consulting and managing within the disciplines of project management, software development and business management. Worked with multiple organizations to custom design project and software delivery processes, focusing on continuous improvement and designing for quality.

Portfolio includes countless successful programs, projects and operations for high profile public and private sector clients such as the Department of Homeland Security, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, American Diabetes Association, Arthritis Foundation, Reba McEntire, The National Guard, Ulla Popken - US and International, Tiffany & Company, Lowe's, Toys "R" Us, TJ Maxx, Michael’s and Staples. Held leadership positions at organizations ranging from start-ups to large, Fortune 500 organizations.

Holds four degrees and multiple certificates spanning over twelve years of formal university training, including a Master of Science in Technology Management and Executive Education Programs completed at the University of Notre Dame and Villanova University. Active in the Project Management Institute since 2000, a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2004 and a certified ScrumMaster since 2007.

Significant contributor to the project management field, having published dozens of articles in leading industry journals and online communities such as: Cutter Consortium, Project Connections, Projects at Work, PM Boulevard, PM Hut and eZine Articles as well as a monthly PM blog columnist for Project Connections. Columns and viewpoints focus on blending industry standards with practical wisdom.