Daniella de Leon

  

Project Manager

Location: Bethesda, MD


Certifications

Certified Scrum Product Owner
Certified ScrumMaster

Groups I belong to

Washington DC Scrum User Group

Biography

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Work experience

Scripps Networks Interactive, Sr. Project/Program Manager, Community
June 2012 - Present, Chevy Chase , MD, United States

  • Implemented social upload to be used on all Community sites (Travel Channel, HGTV, Food.com, Cooking, DIY, GAC).
  • Implemented a new moderation service to be used on all Community sites
  • Produced web-based sweepstakes and photo/video contests by either using the in-house platform or work with outside vendors
  • Lead a team of 35 both local and off-shore resources
  • Provide Scrum/Agile process mentoring and guidance to the project teams. Provide Scrum/Kanban training to all team members. Facilitated all scrum ceremonies 
  • Work with Business Owners (Product, Directors and SVPs) on creating product roadmaps. Prioritize work in the product backlog.
  • Managed vendor relationships, contracts and product/project deliverables, ensuring work is delivered, tested and integrated
  • Managed program delivery for the community team. Worked with cross functional teams (channels) to ensure deployment of projects related to the program(s)
  • Worked closely with both IT Ops and Cloud teams for all in-house releases and submissions for mobile applications to Amazon and Apple

 

Ad.com/AOL, Senior Agile Project Manager/Scrum Master Lead
January 2011 - June 2012, Baltimore, MD, United States

  • Managed multiple channels and teams; located locally in VA, MD, and CA & off-shore in Dublin, Germany, and India. 
  • Lead daily stand up meetings/scrum meetings, Release planning, Sprint Planning, Sprint retrospective sessions. Working with multiple teams on different Sprint durations of 2 or 4 weeks. As well as the maintenance team that runs on Kanban.
  • Facilitate backlog prioritization meetings. Worked closely with the Product Owner and Business Owner to prioritize user stories. Utilized Rally and VersionOne Dev for backlog tracking and status reporting of projects with remote teams.
  • Manage data integration, SEO, publishing and platform design and builds/migrations.
  • Worked closely with outside vendors – vendors as customers for requirements, contract negotiations, and beta testing of our advertising products. Aol/Ad.com as the customer working with the Account managers on contracts, timelines, and product release dates.
  • Handle development and QA/UAT for all iterations and releases. Identify and prioritize release scope, schedule, budget and resources.  Approve employee time cards. Handled reporting such as burndown charts, velocity, estimate vs. actual and budgets to senior management.

The College Board, Scrum Master, Agile Adoption Lead, Project/Product Manager (Consultant)
September 2010 - December 2010, Reston, VA, United States

  • Lead daily stand up/scrum meetings
  • Provide Scrum/Agile process mentoring and guidance to the project team. Provide Scrum/Kanban training to all team members.
  • Work with Business Owners (Directors and SVPs) on creating product roadmaps. Prioritize work in the product backlog.
  • Managed vendor relationships and product/project deliverables, ensuring work is delivered and integrated
  • Worked on new media projects – Apple App store (iPhone and iPad)
  • Manage data integration, SEO, publishing, platform design and builds/migrations.
  • Handle development and QA/UAT for all iterations and releases. Identify and prioritize release scope, schedule, budget and resources. Reported burndown charts and estimates vs. actual to senior management
  • Managing work for WebTech/New Media department: new site builds, redesigns, iphone/ipad & mobile applications and maintenance.
  • Worked on Agile Adoption with the Director and VP/SVP

Marriott International , Senior Agile Project Manager, Agile Adoption Lead(Consultant)
March 2010 - August 2010, Bethesda, M, United States

  • Lead daily stand up/scrum meetings
  • Provide Scrum/Agile process mentoring and guidance to the project team
  • As Project manager, work closely with IBM and Oracle development/QA teams to manage client’s requirements. Store artifacts in Rational ClearCase and track Change request and Defects in Rational ClearQuest . Provide client with analysis of SDLC processes and make recommendations to Senior Management
  • Report burndown, velocity, and release potential to Senior Management; as well as, Conflict resolution and EVM
  • MS SharePoint team administrator for 2 teams. Creating, design, and manage MS SharePoints for reporting and communication for co-located and geographically dispersed teams.

  • Agile by Stealth

Equals 3 Communications, Scrum Master, Agile Adoption Manager, Agile Coach
January 2010 - March 2010, Bethesda, MD, United States

  • Lead daily stand up/scrum meetings
  • Coached Zain Telecom on Agile methods: Release planning, Sprint planning, Sprint retrospective, daily scrum meetings, and how to apply to content development
  • Mentored management team leads and created Agile War room and training documentation for Zain Academy (Internship program of 500)
  • Worked with Zain communication to help with the App gallery, vendor/developer contracts, and release management of the Apps

AOL, Agile Project Manager/Scrum Master
July 2009 - January 2010, Dulles, VA, United States

  • Managed the Careers and Personals Commerce channels; located locally and off-shore in India. 
  • Lead daily stand up meetings/scrum meetings, Release planning, Sprint Planning, Sprint retrospective sessions. Sprint duration of 2 weeks.
  • Facilitate backlog prioritization meetings. Worked closely with the Product Owner and Business Owner to prioritize user stories. Utilized Rally Dev for backlog tracking and status reporting of projects with remote teams.
  • Manage data integration, SEO, publishing and platform design and builds/migrations.
  • Handle development and QA/UAT for all iterations and releases. Identify and prioritize release scope, schedule, budget and resources.  Reported burndown charts and reported to senior management

Network Solutions, Agile Project Manager/Scrum Master
July 2007 - July 2009, Herndon , VA, United States

At the end of 2008 the company rolled out Agile/Scrum as the method for Project Management from waterfall. They brought in on-site trainers to train all PMs but did not give out certs.

. Held daily scrum meetings to manage project process with both corporate employees locally and offshore to walk thru user stories using the Agile method for monthly and quarterly releases. Active roll in sprint planning, sprint retrospective, and release planning. Sprint duration of 3 weeks/ Major Release duration 9 weeks (3 sprints in 1 release).

We used whiteboarding as a new scrum shop.