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Erin Dethlefsen


Senior Program Manager, The Teaching Company

Location: Centreville, VA


Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner


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Washington DC Scrum User Group


Erin Dethlefsen

Proven project and program manager with 14+ years of experience managing software development projects with global and domestic teams, multi-country releases, using waterfall and agile methodologies. 

Experienced Product Manager focusing on leading product enhancements and performance for existing and emerging customer needs.

Skilled at organizing large groups of people and tasks toward a goal. 

Exceptional at building positive relationships with customers and internal teams. Ability to motivate and maintain focus in fast-paced, changing environments. 

Ability to create repeatable, streamlined processes around any set of tasks.

Specialties: Certified PMP; Certified Scrum Master; Certified Scrum Product Owner

Work experience

Gannett, Inc. , Sr. Project Manager & Scrum Master
June 2013 - Present, McLean, VA

Scrum Master for DealChicken team

The Teaching Company, Sr. Program Manager
March 2014 - Present, Chantilly, VA, US
Sr. Program Manager

Deltek, Inc., Sr. Product Manager
June 2010 - Present, Herndon, VA, United States
Manage all aspects of the GovWin Network, its platform and related SaaS products designed to provide information, networking and tools to help government contractors win more business. Responsibilities include: Developing and overseeing delivery of product enhancements; providing consulting, training and support to enterprise customers from sales fulfillment through ongoing engagement; creating product documentation for sales, marketing, support and training; supporting Account Management and Sales for product demonstrations. Also acted as project manager/scrum master for the technology team and managed several ad-hoc projects

America Online, Principal Technical Project Manager
February 2009 - June 2010, Dulles, VA, United States
Lead project manager for and associated properties. Managed 2-4 geographically dispersed teams at a time supporting multiple products for multiple countries.

America Online, Program Director
November 2006 - February 2009, Dulles, VA, United States
Lead Project Manager for the transition of AOL Radio from an internally developed and hosted internet radio application to an partnership with CBS radio, launched in June 2008. Scrum Master for SHOUTcast Radio, primary focus on redesigning the infrastructure to support new features and functionality. Provide coordination, oversight and support for the entire AOL Video program to ensure on-time, high quality delivery of all initiatives to meet business goals; Take the lead in resolving conflicts, escalations and managing significant risks while fostering a positive and productive work environment; Chief of Staff for the Vice President of AOL Video.


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