Daniel Thibodeau

  

Acting Agency Webmaster, Office of Personnel Management

Location: Washington, DC


Certifications

Certified Scrum Product Owner
Certified ScrumMaster

Biography

Dan Thibodeau has knowledge of program and project management principals, with a proven track record in federal IT. Certified through the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) as a level II Program/Project Manager and level II Contracting Officer's Representative, and also a certified Scrum Product Owner and ScrumMaster with a passion for customer service.  Along with being a Product Owner, Dan also managed the Web Team within the Office of Personnel Management, promoting the adoption of agile development across the agency.

Work experience

Office of Personnel Management, Acting Agency Webmaster
March 2014 - Present, Washington, DC, US
As the Acting OPM Webmaster, I am responsible for the majority of the agency's web development and maintenance. I lead a group of 25 staff, both contractor and federal staff, to work with other offices within OPM to plan, develop, and maintain several websites and mobile applications while ensuring the Web Team carries out the agency's strategy to use agile development. From supporting National Healthcare Operations, to veteran hiring initiatives, to government-wide background investigations, the Web Team provides state of the art web services to fulfill OPM's needs, as well as the needs of several key government-wide initiatives. Along with projects directly under the Web Team's control, I also work with other offices to promote common standards and best practices across the agency. As the Web Team's Contracting Officer's Representative, I ensure all contract needs are fulfilled, and I directly manage the team's multi-million dollar budget.

Office of Personnel Management, USAJOBS Deputy Program Manager
December 2012 - Present, Washington, DC
I am currently the Deputy Program Manager for the USAJOBS program, supervising the Release Management team. In this role, I am the Product Owner for all development to the USAJOBS website. I am responsible for accepting and approving all development work, as well as creating and/or reviewing user stories and acceptance criteria for new tickets. I attend the daily meeting to ensure the development team has any information they need from the Product Owner team, and that the Scrum Master does not have any questions for us. Our team uses Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) to track work being completed, and view the velocity to use for future sprints. Along with the Scrum Master, I co-lead the retrospective and planning calls.

Office of Personnel Management, Senior Management and Program Analyst
February 2010 - December 2012, Washington, DC
As a Senior Management and Program Analyst on the Release Management team within USAJOBS, I acted as a Scrum Team Member. In this role, I was responsible for creating several user stories and the accompanying acceptance criteria. Once development was completed, I also tested the associated functionality and reported to the results to the Product Owner.