Karen Spencer: Whether it's because of my earlier careers as a teacher and salesperson, the balance of logic and intuition in my thinking, or my ba... Read More
Agile Coach at Idaho DHW
Scaling Agile as member of 6 person Coach Team in preparation for the Affordable Care Act. Included 7 weeks as Scrum Master implementing Shock Therapy in a team charged with a large legacy system and onerous batch process.
Agile Coach / Project Manager at PTC
Needham, MA 02494
August 2010-February 2011
As part of PTC University, I performed the Scrum Master duties on several teams, including a small team new to Agile with a green field vision and a large global team managing a well established global product. Additionally, my special interest was collaborative tools for critical decision making and creative thinking in a distributed team environment.
Strategic Analyst & Scrum Master at City & Community Volunteer
Gloucester, MA 01930
February 2009-August 2010
As a volunteer in several high-tech and leadership capacities, I have provided strategic analysis, business analysis and project management for municipal government and non-profits using both traditional waterfall and Scrum methodology. Currently exploring the development of strategic regional broadband infrastructure on the North Shore. Areas of Interest: Content Management Systems (CMS), Social Media, e-Marketing and Broadband Telecommunications.
Business Analyst / Project Manager at Electric Insurance Company
Beverly, MA 01915
October 2006-November 2008
As the technical liaison between Regulatory and the business departments, I authored business requirements, elicited business rules, wrote RFPs, developed control plans, performed UAT and delivered user trainings that met business and compliance needs. In addition to providing business analysis, I acted as project manager on the many small projects. Skilled in UML models.
Application Analyst / Project Leader at Electric Insurance Company
Beverly, MA 01915
September 2002-October 2006
Managed software development life cycle from Requirements Elicitation through User Acceptance Testing for three web-based applications: an internal Knowledge Base with 14 departmental versions containing thousands of articles owned by over a hundred SME; an internal Intranet with daily, weekly and monthly news components; and a SSO Internet with dynamic functional features for external GE customers. In addition to BA, PM and QA, I provided production support & acted as a product manager.
Agile Coach delivering the ABCs of Greatness! Psychology & Education background. Focus on Care-full Listening and Power-full Questioning. Upbeat & Hi-Energy
Cape Ann, MA
Love the folks who make work fun! Looking forward to Alistair Cockburn in Boston on the 29th! #AC529 #Agile http://t.co/bMk2d6JcW6 - about 3 hours ago
http://t.co/R6oT3V98HM The phrase that jumps out at me is, "bullying behaviour go(es) unchallenged and some of our people have had... - 6 days ago
"Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes." Carl Jung. Agile Teams look inside, awakening to possibilities & growing in power. - 6 days ago
@esrtweet Hi Eric - my email to you this AM bounced. Are you online? - 18 days ago
A to XP, The Agile ABC Book by Karen Favazza Spencer.... is available as an iBook! Looks great on your iPad! #Scrum https://t.co/Znplkr96EC - 19 days ago