Kathy Loveless

  

Principal Consultant, AIM Consulting

Location: Dallas, TX

214-343-4905

Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster

Biography

Kathy Loveless

I'm a small town girl who's made it in the big city. I began my educational life in Italy, Texas then moved on to the huge metropolis in the Heart of Texas known as Waco. There I attended Baylor University receiving a BA of Journalism-Radio/TV. Through a bit of a circuitous route I landed in the Information Technology field receiving certifications in project management (PMP), Six Sigma (Master Six Sigma), and scrum practice (Scrum Practitioner). I've worked in many business areas including training, marketing, product management, consulting, project management, business analysis, support, human resources, and finance. I held these positions in the steel, transportation, medical, real estate and advertising industries. I enjoy consulting with teams to increase productivity and improve processes while also making their daily life a bit easier. I believe that through the correct use of Agile practices, along with supportive management and product teams, much more can be accomplished with less stress on everyone involved.

Work experience

World Ventures (AIM Consutling), Scrum Master/Principal Consultant
November 2013 - Present, Dallas, TX, United States

SCRUM MASTER – PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT: Directing team delivering projects in Agile environment.

·         Acting as Scrum Master and Coach for a team implementing the Agile methodology

·         Providing structore and processes to an already established team to improve performance

 

CBRE, Scrum Master/Senior Project Manager
August 2011 - November 2013, Dallas, Texas, United States

SCRUM MASTER – SR. PROJECT MANAGER: Directed multiple teams delivering projects in Agile environment.

·         Delivered new global product from start to implementation in three months and within budget by introducing Agile methodologies and utilizing a new user experience group.

·         Coached multiple Scrum teams on sprint and release tracking as well as the processes to continue to improve Agile team performance

 ·         Acted as Agile representative in creating the SDLC process for Agile projects.

·         Improved stable Agile team’s delivery pace by 50% by introducing stricter practices and better planning.

 ·         Created one page cheat-sheet for introducing Agile terminology and process to new users

 

·          Performed Six Sigma analysis of business intelligence product load process leading to capital funding approval and 30% improvement in process turnaround time.


TekSystems (American Airlines), Scrum Master/Sr. Project Manager
August 2010 - August 2011, Fort Worth, Texas, United States

SCRUM MASTER/SR. PROJECT MANAGER: Led team delivering long term projects in Agile environment.

·         Decreased project ramp-up time by 30% by introducing mind-mapping for capturing project description documents details and then creating Agile stories.

·         Delivered project driving $1,000,000 annually in four months providing for six month payback of total project costs.

 

·         Managed $2,000,000 project development plan including supervising team’s day-to-day activities as well as reporting to upper management and tracking budget.

Verizon, Program Manager
July 2004 - August 2007, Coppell, Texas, United States

PROGRAM/GROUP MANAGER: Led a team of 12 in the Project Management Office, managing project leaders, business analysts and report writers

·      Increased requests for Business Analysts by 80% by successfully integrating their role into the Scrum Development methodology. Integration was done with no existing methodology guidelines and by working closely with various scrum teams.

·         Recognized for outstanding performance with Idearc Excellence Award for role in the transition to Scrum Development Methodology.

·         Co-implemented Scrum project management platform in SharePoint to manage backlogs and enable roll-up across multiple teams.

 

·         Improved project delivery speed and quality by 30% as one of two group managers responsible for defining and implementing new methodologies, procedures, standards, and monitoring for newly created project management office.