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Angela Butler-McDonald, PMP, CSM

  

Scrum Master/Technical Project Manager/Agile Coach, StubHub, An eBay Inc. Company

Location: S.F./Bay Area-Northern CA

Biography

Angela V. Butler-McDonald, PMP, CSM:

I have worked as a Director of Project Management/Engineering Project Manager/Technical Project Manager/Scrum Master, primarily in bio/life sciences, medical device and consumer-orient development environments for over 15 years.  I have significant achievements in driving complex projects and have comprehensive knowledge of both hardware technologies and software applications. I have acquired the ability to build effective controls while managing project constraints on consumer oriented software projects. I have a proven track record of developing dynamic cross-functional teams and demonstrating creativity in leadership. I am highly energetic, results oriented, a PMI certified project/program manager with a personable management style.

I am currently a Scrum Master/Technical Scrum Master, PMO at Stubhub, Inc (an eBay company)., San Francisco, CA.  I have over 30 years of experience in the Eccomerce, Bio Sciences, Medical Device, Aerospace, and Consumer-oriented products industry, having worked as a Technical Project Manager/Scrum Master, Engineering Project Manager/Scrum Master, Sr. Program Manager, Program Manager, Sr. Project Manager, Software Project Manager/Scrum Master, Engineering Project Manager, Software Quality Lead, Systems Engineer and Electronics Technician.  Over the past fifteen years, I have managed both hardware and software projects for several leading Fortune 500 companies, including Apple Computer, AOL/Time Warner, Microsoft, Varian Medical Systems, Lockheed-Martin, Abbott Laboratories, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Fresenius Medical Care of North America, Inc., Oncocyte Inc., and Stubhub, Inc. (an eBay company).

I received my Masters of Science Degree in Telecommunications Management from Golden Gate University and I am certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a Project Management Professional (PMP). I am also a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) via Scrum Alliance for the past several years.

I have a proven track record of developing dynamic cross-functional teams and demonstrating creativity in leadership.  Throughout my career, my ultimate goal was to be able to apply as much of my knowledge to any given situation with the result being that either the company or the customer was extremely satisfied with my deliverable.  This thought process has been applied to every project that I have worked on and successfully released.  I believe the reason for my success is having sound project knowledge, processes and tools to enable success.  Therefore, my hope is that this certification allows me to become more well-rounded and enhance my strategic approach to projects as well as aiding in effectively managing the agreed-upon project deliverables. 

I hope to achieve additional knowledge such as advanced project management techniques, which will enhance my current extensive years of program/project experience. 

Work experience

StubHub, An eBay Inc. Company, Scrum Master/Technical Project Manager
July 2014 - Present, San Francisco, California, US
Stubhub Corp. (An eBay Company), San Francisco, CA Jul 14 – Present Technical Project Manager/Scrum Master/Agilist– Portfolio Management Org. (PMO) ♣ Managing 3 agile teams and 1 Data migration team which are delivering on 7 top projects in 2016/2017 and have a major impact on the growth of the business o Lead scrum practices and ceremonies for software development teams o Involves distributed teams in the USA and India ♣ Managing/facilitating the data migration and release to our e-commerce platform ♣ Assisting in management of a portfolio of programs under Seller Ecosystem ♣ Helping to facilitate quarterly release planning meetings that involved 40+ team members from Engineering and other cross functional departments ♣ Highly organized, detailed oriented, driven as well as takes initiative without being asked. ♣ Ability to recognize team needs and project barriers, and resolve them effectively ♣ Helped to manage the release of the pricing optimization project that resulting in a significant increase in revenue ♣ Building a vibrant Agile community through the participation in the weekly Agile Community of Practice / Scrum Master Forum meetings ♣ Lead scrum practices and ceremonies for software development teams ♣ Work with Program Manager, Product Owners and stakeholders to define priorities and backlog ♣ Identify and track dependencies and impediments and assist in mitigation ♣ Maintain metrics, resources and facilitate scrum of scrum meetings ♣ Facilitate team on continuous improvement and coaching in agile practices ♣ Ensure product delivery on schedule and in budget ♣ Outstanding interpersonal, problem-solving, prioritization, conflict resolution, analytical, influencing, facilitation, negotiating, and time and resource management skills ♣ Agile transformation leader and coach

Fresenius Medical Care, Northern America, Engineering Project Manager/Scrum Master
March 2016 - September 2016, Concord, CA, United States
Engineering Project Manager/Agile Dev. – PD Production R&D Group ♣ Lead complex R&D programs across all phases of planning, implementation and production readiness and support (using Agile and Waterfall methodology). ♣ Created, optimized and drove structured schedules and project plans. Set and met deadlines with quality deliverables, effectively adapting and modifying plans accordingly. ♣ Represented the R&D teams as core team member in the cross-functional program teams. ♣ Anticipated, identified, documented and managed key program risks, propose and drove appropriate mitigation and contingency plans. ♣ Planned resource requirements and negotiated Core Team resources with R&D functional managers; assisted Core Team Members in negotiating extended team staffing. ♣ Lead teams to define and prioritize scope, objectives, and requirements. ♣ Assisted Core Team Members in resolving extended team and functional issues. Built effective relationships with core and extended team members, functional managers, senior management, and customers. Provided online marketing/packaging for product launch.

OncoCyte, Corp., Director, Project Management
November 2015 - July 2016, Alameda, CA, US
Director, Project Manager Consultant– Project Management Group ♣ Leading complex pharma R&D program across all phases of planning, implementation and product launch readiness (using Agile and Waterfall methodology). ♣ Create, optimize and drive structured schedules and project plans. Work with team to set deadlines, identify critical path deliverable effecting product launch plans based on changing conditions or data. ♣ Represent the pharma R&D team as core project management team member in planning and scheduling the cross-functional product development effort. ♣ Anticipate, identify, document and manage key program and project risks, propose and drive appropriate mitigation and contingency plans.

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Gene Expression Division-Life Sciences Group, SW/HW Project Manager/Scrum Master
September 2013 - February 2015, Hercules, CA, United States
• Responsible for project planning, management of critical path and leading project teams. Lead cross-functional project teams to develop system level products including hardware (Instrument), software, plastic consumables and reagents. • Effectively managing multiple projects that are complex in scope with a high degree of independence. Tasks include managing initiation, execution and closure of projects. • Responsible for cross-functional project team coordination for the new product development (NPD) from product definition through product commercialization. • Leads various project teams consisting of representatives from R&D (Engineering), SQA, Marketing, Documentation, Service, Tech Support and Manufacturing through the product initiation, Agile/Scrum Software development (using Jira to track progress), HW Dev., V&V, and manufacturing lifecycle. Works directly with functional managers and senior management throughout the project. • Responsible for organizing interdepartmental activities, which include creation of project documentation, facilitation of project meetings, providing detailed minutes, tracking action items and communication of project performance. • Ensures completion of the project to an agreed upon schedule that was created by key functional contributors from the team.

Abbott Laboratories-Hematology Division, Scrum Master/Software Project Manager
September 2011 - July 2013, Santa Clara, CA, US
• Responsible for cross-functional project team coordination for the new product lifecycle (NPI) using Agile/SCRUM methodology from product definition through product commercialization. • Lead various project teams consisting of representatives from R&D, Quality Engineering, Marketing, Regulatory, and Manufacturing through the product initiation & development cycle. Lead multiple Agile/Scrum teams during a defined iteration/sprint. • Responsible for organizing interdepartmental activities, which include project meetings and detailed minutes of action items and deliverables. • Ensures completion of the project to an agreed upon schedule that was created by key functional contributors from the team.

 

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