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Andrew Theobald

  

Vice President, MSCI

Location: Norman, OK


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner

Credentials

Biography

Andrew Theobald

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Certified Project Management Professional with extensive experience in software development for the financial services and banking industry.  Skilled in all aspects of project management, including scope and budget planning, requirements gathering, software development, quality assurance, and technical writing.


EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

University of Oklahoma - Price College of Business                                                                                          1998 - 2002
Bachelor of Business Administration – Management Information Systems
Emphasis on IT management, systems analysis and design, C, C++, Java, and Visual Basic

Project Management Institute
Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)

Scrum Alliance
Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)


EXPERIENCE

MSCI
 20011 - Present

Vice President - Project Manager                                                                                                    Sep 2011 - Present
•    Manage global, cross functional project teams utilizing both traditional waterfall and agile methodologies.

FIS | Image Solutions                                                                                                                                          2002 - 2011
(Formerly Metavante and Advanced Financial Solutions)

Application Development Project Manager                                                                                             Feb 2008 - Sep 2011
•    Direct simultaneous development projects with schedules from several weeks to one year in duration, with operating budgets from $1k to $1M+ dollars, and team sizes from a few to twenty-five
•    Manage development teams both local and offshore, composed of various business functions, including developers, business analysts, quality assurance specialists, technical writers, and build specialists, while working with Product Management/Product Owners and other key stakeholders to assure deliverables are properly designed and developed
•    Deliver an average of three releases a year while meeting critical design, budgetary, and time constraints
•    Led the effort to migrate the department from traditional waterfall/CMMI software development to an agile (Scrum) development methodology, as the Scrum Master for the transition team
•    Scrum Master for two Scrum development teams working simultaneously on a common product backlog
•    Utilize common toolsets such as Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Microsoft SharePoint, all Microsoft operating systems and Office Suite of products
•    Generate communication plans, risk identification and mitigation plans, change control plans, trend analysis, progress and variance tracking reports
•    Direct team meetings such as release and sprint planning, sprint review and retrospectives
•    Work as a liaison between Product Owners, other development teams, and clients

Client Services Team Lead                                                                                                            May 2005 - Feb 2008
•    Managed seven Client Services personnel specializing in software, hardware, and network support
•    Provided product knowledge and guidance to my team members on escalated client issues where critical financial institution operations were at a halt, in order to help facilitate a prompt and stable resolution
•    Designed and implemented a department wide personnel realignment to facilitate a more efficient issue resolution workflow, reducing client wait times
•    Worked closely with key clients to regularly compile issue lists and determine priority levels in order to deliver the most effective solution path
•    Developed custom solutions for clients who funded enhancements to our standard products
•    Staged servers in the FIS Business Recovery Services center based on customer specifications and design, prior to customer visits for DR testing

Application Implementation Specialist                                                                                                Oct 2002 – May 2005
•    Involved in virtually all project stages for the installation of proprietary and OTC banking software
•    On-site customization and configuration with progress tracking and oversight, maintaining the highest levels of quality assurance
•    Demonstrated ability to work successfully with senior executives in highly scrutinizing financial institution environments
•    Conducted extensive on-site user testing and training for users of all experience levels including system administration roles in settings from a few to over one hundred participants
•    Acquired several FIS proprietary software certifications while maintaining a 90% travel schedule implementing solutions at thirty-five banks and item processing centers nationwide

Work experience

MSCI, Vice President
September 2011 - Present, Norman, OK, US
Project Manager / Scrum Master for 5-6 projects at a time. Some are hybrid-agile/waterfall, some are pure Scrum, and others are Kanban. We have globally distributed teams, strategic projects and operational projects.

FIS, Project Manager / Scrum Master
October 2002 - September 2011, Oklahoma City, OK, US
Project Manager initially for several waterfall projects. Spearheaded department-wide transition to Scrum in 2007 and served as Scrum Master for several teams for over four years.

 

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