James Hooper

  

Technical Program Manager, LDS Church, Information & Communication Systems

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster

Groups I belong to

Scrum Utah

Biography

James M. Hooper is a Technical Program Manager and a Certified Scrum Master for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. With a Master of Business Administration degree, James also brings a strong marketing background with more than 10 years of experience providing solutions to customers around the World.

Work experience

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Technical Program Manager
July 1998 - Present, Salt Lake City, UT, United States

Accountable for the quality, scope, budget, and on-time delivery of technology solutions, primarily Internet applications. Manage a wide variety of technologies including: Java, .NET, MarkLogic/XQuery (XML database and application server), etc…

 

·        Champion the correct implementation of software development methodologies. Versatile in both agile and fixed-scope project management techniques. Trained multiple teams in Scrum. Became a Certified Scrum Master in April 2009.

·        Define customer requirements, product roadmaps, and strategic vision

·        Explore and select technical solutions, together with architects, engineers and designers

·        Scope project work, and author project documentation

·        Build support, and obtain approvals for projects

·        Lead and inspire cross-functional teams of engineers, designers, and architects.

·        Deliver solutions on time and under budget

 

Recently lead a project to build an XML-based Internet content management system using XQuery as the programming language, and MarkLogic as the database and application server. The site includes: a media library with presentations, images, audio and video files; a prepare-a-lesson feature with links to relevant scriptures, media files, articles, and external resources, by chapter; an admin menu with the ability to add 9 different content types, all built on top of an XML database. Navigation is driven via XML taxonomies defined by the product owner.