I started working for CrossCurrent in 2004 as Project Manager and jack-of-all-trades. CrossCurrent is a small healthcare software st... Read More
VP of Product Mgmt at CrossCurrent, Inc.
Portland, OR 97239
INCISIVE MD 1.0 -- Project Manager (Oct/2006 to Mar/2007) - Wrote vision document and feature specification documents - Worked with key customer to develop initial proof of concept app - Created Product Advisory Board with 5 Key Customers that reviewed product requirements, project progress, and feedback on next steps - Did bug severity and impact analysis to categorize bugs and manage risk - Converted from Gantt chart to Stories - Tasks spreadsheet - Used burndown charts for project progress - Managed meetings to do work break down of features into tasks for initial iterations/release planning INCISIVE MD 2.0 -- Project Manager (Apr/2007 to May/2008) - Moved to quarterly release cycles with monthly Scrum planning meetings and product demos - Developed product themes and product backlog spreadsheet with with customers, Support, and Sales input - Ensured daily stand-ups occurred and removed roadblocks - Used burndown charts and task completion spreadsheet - Did user acceptance testing of story completion - Conducted half day release retrospectives - Re-scoped work after two software engineers added - Managed technical writer integration INCISIVE MD 3.0 -- Product Owner/Scrum Master (Nov/2008 to Present) Combined product owner, product manager, and Scrum master to 6-man Agile software team. - Write user stories, create screen mock-ups, and other conceptual materials on feature functionality. - Maintained the product backlog using Microsoft Excel - Conduct Scrum planning days to develop release theme, select epics and prioritize related stories. - Work with engineers on esimates of effort and reconcile estimates to release dates with key constituents. - Manage daily stand-ups to manage work priorities, remove bottlenecks or impedments, and gauge mood of team - Watched burn-down to fix work loads: above line, determine issue, drop stories as needed; below line, add stories - Used PivotalTracker web-based tool to manage stories and flow through development - Act a user proxy to do user acceptance testing of stories - Led post-release team retrospectives and watched follow-up activities - Herded "cats" and made everyone play nice in the sand box.