Shawn McKay

  

Sr. Program Manager, Adobe

Location: San Francisco, CA

415-328-9589

Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster

Groups I belong to

Scrum San Francisco

Biography

MBA, PMP, & CSM executive, accomplished at introducing project, program, and portfolio management best practices to both young and established organizations. Specialties include spearheading Program Management Office (PMO) initiation, project leadership, portfolio governance, facilitation in high pressure and global environments, working with C level staff, expectation setting, and ensuring appropriate decision making to exceed expectations.

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

 

PMO & Portfolio Management

Project Management

Creation & institutionalization of customized, best-in-class development processes (Waterfall, Agile Scrum, Hybrid)

Cross functional, multi-team, cross geography / global project leadership

Portfolio Management and Governance

Project Planning & Management – tasks, deliverables, dependencies, milestones, constraints

Portfolio dash boarding

Planning & PM Tools: MS Project Server, Jira,  Greenhopper

Expectations Setting / stakeholder communications & transparency

Risk & Issue Management

Resource Allocation Management

Team Building / Leadership Development

Process Leadership and Re-engineering

Change Management

PM Tools Integration

Meeting Facilitation & Logging

PMO team development

Conflict Resolution & Relationship Management

Continuous Improvement

On-time, on-budget and on-scope product delivery

 

Work experience

Adobe, SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER
June 2012 - Present, San Francisco, CA, United States
SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER Coordinate all aspects of the development and release of the Web Authoring products and services. Ensure successful planning, implementation, on-time deployment, and efficient strategic and tactical decision-making. Own risk management, communication, process improvements, and other key operational areas for my team, the larger development organization, and Adobe.

GRACENOTE, Director, PMO
April 2005 - March 2012, Emeryville, CA, United States
Played a critical role in the company’s growth from a small start-up, through its Sony acquisition, to the $100M+ global digital media entertainment leader that it is today. Led the creation and institutionalization of a PMO. DIRECTOR, Program Management Office Worked directly for the COO and SVP Engineering. Oversaw all company product development efforts. Redefined project governance and leadership, and led company-wide resource management and project prioritization. Retained all responsibilities from previous role. MANAGER, Program Management Office Initiated a Program Management Office within Gracenote. Hired, trained, and managed 5 Program Managers. * Process and Tools Development and Leadership * Resource and Portfolio Management * Core Team Leadership and Facilitation SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER, Professional Services Introduced processes and tools to help this start-up gain consistency in their product delivery and customer service.

ADVANCED FIBRE COMMUNICATIONS(AFC), now TELLABS, SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER
June 2000 - January 2005, Petaluma, CA, United States
SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER Managed telecommunications programs, totaling over $20M in cost, with over 80 team members. Managed execution for multiple release projects. PRODUCT LINE OPERATIONS MANAGER Defined and institutionalized a company-wide cross-functional product transition process to eliminate hardware waste. PACE COORDINATOR Worked directly for the COO. PACE (Product and Cycle Time Excellence) was the core process for bringing new products to market. It helped to facilitate world-class product development and cycle time excellence. Served as the PACE chair, constantly moving AFC development & decision-making toward best-in-class. Served as Product Approval Committee Manager, leading executive staff decision-making.

AUTODESK, INC, CONTENT / PROJECT MANAGER
August 1988 - May 2000, San Rafael, CA, United States
CONTENT MANAGER, Autodesk Point A Defined various aspects of community, e-commerce, and customer care that tied the Autodesk products into the internet. PERSONNEL MANAGER, AutoCAD Product Design Group Managed design and product usability staff of 7 through day-to-day operations for AutoCAD 2000 release. Led hiring, firing, budgeting, staff reviews, deliverables setting, resource management, and management communications. PROJECT MANAGER, ADF, AECAD Division Led cross functional project teams for the AutoCAD 2000 and the AutoCAD R14 product releases.

CHARLES SCHWAB & CO., INC, PROJECT MANAGER
June 1992 - July 1998, San Francisco, CA, United States
PROJECT MANAGER, Electronic Brokerage Technology Division Managed various projects ranging from a $30,000 mainframe service change, to a $750,000 Macintosh shrink wrap brokerage application, to a $2 million World Wide Web deployment of Java technologies in a brokerage application. Managed 10 engineering staff. PROJECT MANAGER, MUSE Redesign Project Supervised, hired and trained seven engineers on a $1.4 million, 17-person project to improve and transfer the MUSE application from mainframe to client server. Managed project components as a user lead and project manager. PRODUCT MANAGER, MUSE MODEL Product managed a Schwab proprietary product named “MUSE” (Model For Understanding Schwab Economics – an activity-based costing database used for strategic planning). Directed model upgrades and changes to meet changing business needs. Facilitated the "costing" process involving 5 MUSE consultants and 25 financial contacts and cost center managers.

HABER CONSULTING, CONSULTANT
January 1990 - May 1992, Sausalito, CA, United States
CONSULTANT Varied Projects included: Menlo Logistics (a subsidiary of Consolidated Freightways): financial and transportation logistics projects; Bennett M. Cohen, Esq.: paralegal; J.L. Arnaud Property Management Co.: residential management.

ENVIRONMENTAL TRAVELING COMPANIONS, MARKETING MANAGER
January 1990 - February 1991, San Francisco, CA, United States
MARKETING MANAGER A non-profit that takes people with disabilities and disadvantaged youth on wilderness adventure trips. Initiated and marketed and managed all fundraising trips and special events. Wrote all press releases and PSAs. Recruited and coordinated over 50 volunteers.

PIXAR, FINANCIAL ANALYST
February 1989 - January 1990, San Rafael, CA, United States
FINANCIAL ANALYST Reorganized financial reporting by business segment for creditors and senior management. Clarified the company's profit and loss position. Initiated automation of annual budgeting process and monthly cash expenditure reporting.

SHEARSON LEHMAN HUTTON INC, FINANCIAL ANALYST
June 1986 - June 1988, New York, NY, United States
FINANCIAL ANALYST, DIRECT INVESTMENTS Originated limited partnership investments as large as $100 million in offering size. Industries: real estate, savings and loans, cable, entertainment, and manufacturing. Developed spreadsheet and sensitivity analyses. Performed real estate site reviews and due diligence reviews of prospective general partners. Trained and supervised incoming analysts.