Debra Swoboda My professional career in IT really started in 1987 as a computer programmer. I had the opportunity to work for the Department... Read More
Business Analyst at Local Matters Inc
Denver, Co 80214
March 2010-December 2012
Asked probing questions to fully understand and document client requirements. Provided feedback on technical implications of requests. Collaborated with client Product Owners to prioritize requirements and groom product backlog by reviewing, refining, and editing user stories on an ongoing basis. Provided details to software delivery team to facilitate understanding, allowing the team to properly task and estimate each user story during sprint planning. As an Agile proxy Product Owner, clarified requirements as needed and reviewed completed work against acceptance criteria. Maintained constant communication with team members and clients documenting changes to requirements based on conversations and ongoing change requests made by stakeholders. Conducted product review demos of work completed in the sprint. Worked effectively with multiple client teams in remote global locations. Served as backup Scrum Master for two Agile Scrum teams. Mentored co-workers in writing user stories/acceptance criteria. Developed statistical reports tracking user stories through backlog grooming, sprint planning, code development and delivery process to help identify problem areas in the Scrum process.
Project Manager at ExamMatrix
Littleton, Co 80228
November 2005-February 2009
Gathered business requirements for special projects and produced requirement documents used to solicit third-party vendors. Managed two company Web sites and created custom web pages using HTML and MS FrontPage. Documented procedures. Created training manuals. Assisted in computer programming projects.
Product Manager/Business Analyst at ProCard Inc.
Golden, Co 80104
May 2001-December 2003
Led a cross-functional team to deliver high-quality Internet-based software products on time. Gathered business requirements from clients and infrastructure changes from the internal technical team, prioritized them to determine release content, and translated them into technical specifications. Researched database issues. Designed a suite of effective reports based on customers’ information requirements. Created user documentation for both the customer and internal Help Desk staff.
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