Many have stated, "I want to build a better..." as their mission statement. In my limited time on Earth, I have discovered that I want to build a better way to build a better....
That comes from learning to build smarter, harder, faster, more accurately, and with greater transparency. Those are the tenets of how I work. To learn how to do this, I have worked in art direction, quality assurance, product management, project management and agile coaching. In every role, my ultimate goal was to look critically at how our work is done and iterate.
David Steindl-Rast says the best way to accomplish this feat is to stop, look, then go. Every team I coach is urged to greatness by performing this ritual between every possession. Run hard with the ball, then stop and measure.
Having served as Scrum Master, Product Owner and Team Member on Scrum teams for the past few years, I ensure quality and rapid development through continuous integration and a test-driven development mentality on my team. My background in QA puts the focus on users, in addition to utilizing user feedback on every feature in our product backlog.
I have begun serving as an Agile Coach in a few situtions at work, but my desire is to now finalize my learning and add the cert to my portfolio.
Bottle Rocket Apps, PM
August 2013 - Present, Dallas, TX, US
Project Manager and Agile coach for a digital agency specializing in mobile applications. My Scrum duties were to help coach the organization in Agile methodology, including helping to write new processes for Scrum ceremonies.
Dealertrack, Product Manager
February 2013 - August 2013, Dallas, TX, US
As product owner for several scrum teams, I was responsible for requirement writing and ordering of the backlog for my team. Since the team did not have a dedicated Scrum Master, I ran the ceremonies as well.
Seven Tablets, Scrum Master/Product Manager
June 2012 - February 2013, Dallas, TX, US
Started as Scrum Master and then moved to a Product Owner role, serving as product manager.
January 2012 - June 2012, San Antonio, TX, US
QA lead/BA on large scale billing project for Rackspace. My role was related to gathering and validating requirements for the project and coordinating the QA effort.