Cathy Baker is a results driven project and people manager with more than 15 years of leading in complex and fast paced IT environments. Proven expertise in agile development methodologies, agile coaching and mentoring, project management, engineering management, product development, quality assurance and global team formation. A passionate, versatile and resourceful leader with a unique ability to impact company success and exceed objectives by building trust, empowering teams and increasing their commitment to deliver results.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
• Agile Development
• Offshore Resource Planning
• Training & Development
• Process Improvement
• Program Planning
• Resource Allocation & Leveling
• Team Transformation
• SDLC Adherence
• Change Management
• Lean Six Sigma
VCE, Scrum Master
October 2014 - Present, Durham, NC, United States
As a part of VCE Hardware Engineering team I am responsible for working collaboratively with a variety of people across Engineering, QA, Technical Documentation team to enable the development of VCE’s leading edge Hardware for Converged Infrastructure systems.
As an Engineering Scrum Master I am responsible for driving the planning and execution of strategic and tactical initiatives in support of VCE Platform Engineering, by leveraging cross functional team innovative business models, systems, process and tools. As a Scrum Master I provide PM expertise in support of the development and execution of process that provide key insights into progress and risks across suite of Engineering projects to enable time sensitive decision making by the VP of Engineering. As a Scrum Master I lead teams using an Agile/scrum methodology to produce critical operational applications for the IT Data Center. I utilize communication, interpersonal, technical and organization skills to remove obstacles, enhance collaboration and ensure teams deliver results.
Allscripts, Scrum Master
April 2011 - May 2014, Raleigh, NC, United States
Provided project management and ScrumMaster deliverables for 8 practice management software developers and QA analysts that were responsible for providing software for 4,000 clients.