Jennifer Brownson

  

BMC Software

Location: Houston, TX


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster

Groups I belong to

Agile Austin

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Work experience

BMC Software, Agile Practice Lead
March 2009 - Present, Houston, TX, United States
Led conversion of IT business analysts from traditional, RUP-based SDLC to an agile business analysis model. Included partnerships with IT's PMO, QA, development, and enterprise architecture teams to align all roles for an IT--wide conversion. Co-chair and founder of the Business Analysis Center of Excellence. Owned the agile business analysis process, such as user story prioritization/value determination and iterative elicitation techniques.

BP, Agile Practice Lead
April 2008 - February 2009, Houston, TX, United States
Lead for the North America Tax development team, coordinating developers, business analysts, QA, and business relationships with project owners and sponsors. Managed requirements prioritization, backlog development, and scope control between corporate tax, accounting, and business owners in both the United States and Canada. Worked with the corporate architecture, production support, and business teams to facilitate collaboration across stakeholders. Taught agile processes to PMPs, business owners, development leads, IT management, database teams, architecture teams, and support teams.

BMC Software, Lead Business Systems Analyst/ScrumMaster
March 2006 - March 2008, Houston, TX, United States
Conducted JAD sessions, participated in vendor selection, gathered and communicated requirements, and guided vendor’s development team in the implementation of an enterprise dynamic content and language translation/globalization system. Served as mentor and guide to new BMC ScrumMasters, including backlog development, calculation of project velocity, sprint estimation, and teaching business owners scrum/agile practices. Coordinated product development team-centric activities across multiple teams, including Application Development, Infrastructure, Business Analysis, Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Data Integration, and Business Analytics. Mentored IT business analysts and technical architects in agile domain modeling, the application development lifecycle, and best practices for teams.