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Senior Project Manager at Barnes & Noble
New York, NY 10011
June 2010-April 2012
PubIt! ● Guided, suffered with, and mothered startup team that created a one-stop shop for authors to self-publish ebooks on BN.com. ● Got team into regular estimating sessions and regular releases. ● Huddled with Product Manager about how to summarize, report, and explain product's KPIs ● Pushed love, Monday morning coffee, and standups. NookDeveloper ● Launched a developer website to spread the word on NOOKcolor possibilities for Android coders. ● Helped Pubit Team pivot to modify the system from ingesting ebooks to apps. FLITE Ramped up a new agile development team to do a wholesale refactoring of the entire bn.com website into lightweight, liquid layout, SEO-savvy Java. ● Led with Agile - Release planning, Sprint planning. Whiteboard-tracking, and co-location. Guided the core group of 3 as it grew to 15 developers in three teams of 5, each with its own strengths. ● Kept Product Managers and Developers working together, hashing things out. ● Counseled Engineering Managers about the different rhythms of each team, where to assign features, and how to to incentivize. ● Introduced planning poker (big hit), fruit-smelling pencils (not so big hit)
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Agile Project Manager, Certified Scrum Master, and Certified Scrum Professional
Greater New York City Area
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