During my career I have played the role of developer, development manager, and product manager. As a developer and development manager I have learn... Read More
Development Manager/Agile Coach at Aprimo
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Development Manager and Agile Coach leading the transformation from a waterfall development process to Agile/Scrum. I am primarily an Agile Coach working with the leadership team understanding and transforming the company culture to one that supports the principles of agile development. I also manage and coach the ScrumMasters working with individual teams to encourage continuous improvement. I also act as ScrumMaster on teams as needed.
Development Manager/Agile Coach at Iasta
Carmel, IN 46032
April 2007-January 2012
I joined IASTA to help grow the development department and establish processes and procedures to help efficiently develop high quality software and deliver on time. I was promoted several times while there and held multiple titles. Some of my accomplishments include: Established the Product Management department at IASTA after recognizing the need for better practices around creating product roadmaps and prioritizing product enhancements. • Researched and implemented product management best practices in an agile environment. • Established tools and techniques for product owners to use in communication with the agile development teams. • Worked across multiple departments and external clients to gather input and ensure optimal business value was being delivered with each release. • Acted as Scrum Product Owner communicating product vision and business requirements to the development team. Lead the Product Development department including developers, testers, designers, and project managers. • Grew the development department from three individual developers working in isolated environments with no QA to two agile teams including QA working collaboratively to produce high quality working software. • Transformed the development process from one that continually missed delivery dates with low quality levels to one that continually meets delivery dates with exceptional levels of quality through the introduction of software engineering best practices and agile processes. • Worked with business leaders and executive team to determine product roadmap and requirements. Helped communicate business needs and requirements to the development team. Establish and manage the IT Department. • Managed the successful completion of IASTA’s first SAS-70 audit. • Researched and implemented tools and best practices for the development team. • Researched and implemented corporate applications.
IT Analyst at Caterpillar, Inc.
Lafayette, IN 47905
May 2002-April 2007
Developed and customized applications for a large manufacturing facility. Worked across various groups including assembly line automation, quality control, and engineering. * Served as the technology representative for the Lafayette facility on a corporate wide project to bring engineering groups at all Caterpillar facilities onto the same Product Lifecycle Management software. * Gathered requirements, designed, implemented, and tested customizations to enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software which managed all the engineering documents for two Caterpillar facilities to help the engineering departments meet higher efficiency and cycle time demands. * Managed a complete rewrite of a custom internal request tracking application to improve efficiency of the IT department and aid in the prioritization of workloads. Completed all requirements definition, design and testing coordinating implementation with a part-time intern.
Software Product Development from Concept to Delivery
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
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Manager, Software Engineering at Teradata Applications
Indianapolis, Indiana Area
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