Lauri Talbott

  

Program/Project Management, HP

Location: Austin, TX


Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster

Groups I belong to

Agile Austin

Biography

Hello, my name is Lauri Talbott. I am a highly motivated, creative professional with a strong acumen in business process, business strategy, program/project, and change management.  I thrive on forward-thinking concepts and innovation - leveraging IT and business synergism.

My experience is global - scaling large corporations to business start-ups - local to offshore management - highly visible to TS/SCI initiatives.
In my part-time role, I am a full-time entrepreneur.  After owning three successful companies, I am currently the CEO of Denauri, LLC - an IT consulting firm based in Austin, Texas.

Work experience

Hewlett Packard, Program/Project Management
May 2011 - Present, Austin, TX, United States
Currently manages a CXO level development project with estimated savings of 80M in 2012. Oversees all aspects of planning, resource estimation, and communication with key business partners. Provides Executives with program updates and recommendations. Leads the project team/s to achieve on-time delivery and resolve escalations. Manages project teams. Manages software vendor and HP regarding technical functionality of the software. Represents vendor integration with HP Business Applications logic. Ensures integration between Business process requirements, HP application environment, and vendor software. Works closely with Business to understand requirements as they relate to software development needs. Coordinates the HP development team to investigate and correct any issues with vendor software integration. Manages stakeholder relationships. Facilitates project team. Facilitates internal as well as external resources from multiple countries. Mentors and encourages skill development of project team members. Provides detailed performance review input and development recommendations for team members. Agile (Scrum) advocate!

Denauri, CEO
April 2009 - Present, Austin , TX, United States
Foster and coach on the Agile (Scrum) philosophy for our external customer development projects Develop strategy plans for business growth on a multi-client platform. Recommend proactive course of action to reduce complexity, maintain cost effectiveness and competitiveness. Facilitate all project teams within the infrastructure domain. Proactively assist in defining direction for future projects.

Hoovers, ScrumMaster
May 2010 - May 2011, Austin, TX, United States
Manage multi-platform Scrum teams. Responsible for planning iterations and tracking burn down charts. Utilize Agile tools to conduct Agile project management in a thriving "Scrum shop" Provides strategy, vision, problem anticipation, and problem solving on an enterprise level. Define the system, technical, and application architectures, and in some instances the business systems architecture for major areas of development. Drive strategy, design and execution of the infrastructure roadmap. Work interdependently with the application, architecture, build and operation across technology planning, functional/technical design, development, and implementation. Work closely with partner providers on developing and implementing infrastructure roadmap. Define technical standards for major areas of development. Apply enterprise vision to all system, technical, and application projects. Perform situation analysis and recommendation for problem solving.

Soulforce, Director IT Development
June 2009 - January 2008, Austin, TX, United States
Facilitated Agile (Scrum) technique of integration and web development projects. Responsible for managing the entire web design / build process, maintaining websites, developing content and designs that clearly convey intended messages and satisfying branding requirements. Developed plans that aligned with broader organizational and brand marketing strategies, ensuring corporate objectives, key messages, overall mission and brand were communicated effectively and consistently. Managed all aspects of the organizational web presence developing strategies to drive increased web traffic and explored new communications and interactive mediums. Managed day-to-day operational and tactical aspects of web development projects. Generated content for project scope and deliverables, and developed and executed training materials. Reported directly to Executive Director.

Soulforce, Director IT Development
June 2009 - January 2008, Austin, TX, United States
Facilitated Agile (Scrum) technique of integration and web development projects. Responsible for managing the entire web design / build process, maintaining websites, developing content and designs that clearly convey intended messages and satisfying branding requirements. Developed plans that aligned with broader organizational and brand marketing strategies, ensuring corporate objectives, key messages, overall mission and brand were communicated effectively and consistently. Managed all aspects of the organizational web presence developing strategies to drive increased web traffic and explored new communications and interactive mediums. Managed day-to-day operational and tactical aspects of web development projects. Generated content for project scope and deliverables, and developed and executed training materials. Reported directly to Executive Director.

NetQoS, Project Manager
May 2007 - January 2008, Austin, TX, United States
Managed a $5.6 million dollar Biotechnology Network Analyst consulting projects for the Department of Defense. Managed project expense and labor to predefined project budget. Developed project documents: charters, statements of work, flowcharts and project plans. Met with clients to ensure satisfaction, success of project and transparency of communication. Conducted meetings with teams throughout the U.S. and Middle East. Ensured project resources were utilized appropriately. Compiled project status reports, coordinated project schedules, and managed project meetings. Identified and analyzed project requirements and defined project scope, requirements, and deliverables. Reported directly to the V.P. of Services.

Dell, Project Manager
December 2006 - May 2007, Round Rock, TX, United States
Managed internal projects from start to finish. Project plan included business requirements, technical analysis and design phase of UI, prototype discussions, "usability" reviews, and development of UI, test and deployment milestones. Held meetings with geographically dispersed teams. This required me to prepare excellent presentations towards attaining productive meeting sessions. Engaged the business / product managers and UI designers through effective meetings. Coordinated and assigned tasks to appropriate resources, set expectations of the business and product managers, managed risk, and provided contingency planning. Played an active role in the Webpage design using HTML, XML, JavaScript, and ASP. Facilitated development of technical content in collaboration with Subject Matter Experts (SME's). Facilitated development of multimedia content for computer based training (CBT).

Dell, Project Manager
December 2006 - May 2007, Round Rock, TX, United States
Managed internal projects from start to finish. Project plan included business requirements, technical analysis and design phase of UI, prototype discussions, "usability" reviews, and development of UI, test and deployment milestones. Held meetings with geographically dispersed teams. This required me to prepare excellent presentations towards attaining productive meeting sessions. Engaged the business / product managers and UI designers through effective meetings. Coordinated and assigned tasks to appropriate resources, set expectations of the business and product managers, managed risk, and provided contingency planning. Played an active role in the Webpage design using HTML, XML, JavaScript, and ASP. Facilitated development of technical content in collaboration with Subject Matter Experts (SME's). Facilitated development of multimedia content for computer based training (CBT).

SkyeMedia, Director Multimedia Operations
May 2003 - November 2006, Austin , TX, United States
Responsible for business growth and development through sales marketing advertising, direct marketing, online marketing, and public relations. Coached teams on Agile techniques - mainly XP Managed internal projects from start to finish in a start-up environment. Obtained and managed customer accounts. Managed department resources. Managed all budget expenses for the dept. Generated business presentations and reviews. Developed multimedia content for computer-based training (CBT) using Macromedia Director and Shockwave Studio, Flash and html. Developed multimedia presentations for business card marketing CD's using Macromedia Director and Shockwave Studio, Flash.

Ajilon, IT Manager
September 1999 - May 2003, Austin, TX, United States
IT Manager for website/media content releases. Responsible for business growth and development through sales marketing advertising, direct marketing, online marketing, and public relations. Designed, and maintained Websites for eCommerce. Developed interactive multimedia training software. Managed a team of software developers. Trained and managed a team of technical support specialists. Managed relationships with top clients including: IBM, Thomson Media and LCRA.

CompUSA, Technology Instructor
June 1997 - September 1999, Austin, TX, United States
Wrote technical courses. Updated technical content of mainstream courses. Instructed and trained a class of fourteen people on a wide variety of applications and advanced technical fields. Conducted training on the entire suite of Microsoft products (i.e. Word, PowerPoint, and Access) from beginner to advanced level. Also conducted training on PageMaker, Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML, and FrontPage. Only instructor on staff responsible for instructing programming advanced level courses.