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Karen Lewis

  

Sr. IT Project Manager, Agile Scrum Solutions

Location: Redmond, WA.


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner

Credentials


Groups I belong to

Redmond Scrum Users

Biography

Karen Lewis, CSM, CSPO Karen@agilescrum.guru • Certified Scrum Master, Product Owner, & Agile Coach with 15+ years IT experience at well-known companies like Microsoft, Boeing, and Intuit • Accomplished Sr. IT Program Manager executing multiple software development projects simultaneously. • Specializing in Agile transformations incorporating SDLC best practices • Demonstrated expertise in facilitating teams to deliver quality software frequently • Expert in removing impediments to allow teams to focus on delivering business value • Experienced with Cloud based SaaS Solutions for both Web and Mobile (android (java), iOS(objective C)), enterprise level customer facing e-commerce Web Applications, SOA & N-Tier Architecture, Microsoft BI Stack • Experience with project governance and policies including SOX, PCI (OWASP), & PII • Exceptional communication skills working with all levels • Continually promoting transparency by updating task board & tracking team progress on burndown charts • Quick Learner in new domain or technologies. Gained domain knowledge in Microsoft OEM operations / Microsoft Licensing & Boeing Airplane Configuration Management • Seasoned expert in managing geo-distributed Scrum Teams while minimizing cross team dependencies • Constantly promoting and encouraging continuous improvement with a Servant Leadership mindset • Microsoft Certified Professional - MCP • Results oriented positive team player • Fostering teams by coaching them to be self-managing, self-organizing and more productive to produce higher quality software

Work experience

Agile Scrum Solutions, founder
April 2014 - Present, Sammamish, wa, United States
Founder Agile Scrum Solutions – Agile Coach/ Scrum Master/PM • Train, mentor, and manage both onsite & remote teams on Agile Methodology • Turn good teams into great teams by helping them with estimating, planning, raising impediments, promoting the self-managing mantra, hold teams accountable for delivery of sprint commitments • Socialize Agile Tools to Teams (TFS & Jira) • Configure reporting metrics, present metrics at the Engineering Review meetings with CTO • Assist team in Spikes for Architectural Designs of new Services • Promote CI/CD, and increase Test Automation Coverage • Managed both .net & Java Scrum Teams for delivery of next generation cloud solutions. • Promote SDLC best practices throughout the organization

 

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