Tamsen Mitchell

  

Senior Technical Program Manager, LinkedIn

Location: Mountain View, CA


Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster

Biography

Accomplished Project and Program Manager with over 15 years experience in the software industry. Direct contributor to dozens of commercial and internal top-tier enterprise products.


TRAILBLAZING: Broad expertise in 2nd generation agile methodologies with a passion for cutting edge continuous improvement.
POISED: Articulate, thorough, and confident under pressure across a wide spectrum of audiences.
QUICK THINKING: Creative, nimble, and able to rapidly analyze and resolve issues.
PERCEPTIVE: Streamlined, strengthened, and sustained organizational operations.
CLOSER: Ultimately responsible for getting it done.

Work experience

Pixar Animation Studios, Project Manager
November 2009 - September 2013, Emeryville, CA, United States

Project Manager

Software R and D

• Maintains a laser-like focus on risk analysis, mitigation and resource management, resulting in accurate project plans that ensured on time delivery of internal milestones, commercial products and theatrical worldwide releases.
• Motivates numerous internal teams including architecture, system internals, dev-ops, pipeline, filmmakers, and stereo rendering for proprietary 3D graphics software, 3rd party API integrations and feature film productions.
• Company domain expert on agile development who coaches teams on a range of development practices including lean, agile, scrum, systems thinking, kanban, value stream mapping, and planning and estimation techniques.
• Successful execution of multiple concurrent projects to strict deadlines and budgets across entire product lifecycles.
• Expert and nuanced communicator who prioritizes expectations of demanding internal customers.
• Savvy team builder who fosters individuals and team culture to their highest potential.

Project Manager

Catalog Stereographic Department

Management of a team of up to 25 technical staff tasked with remastering and re-rendering Pixar back catalog features and shorts.

• Overhauling projection and data analysis to guarantee on time delivery to clients.
• Managed multiple pipelines from digital archeology to executive approvals.
• Set up standard reporting, checks and balances and accountability policies.