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Kathy Loveless

  

Principal Consultant, AIM Consulting

Location: Dallas, TX

214-343-4905

Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster

Credentials

Biography

Kathy Loveless

Kathy is a skilled business and technology consultant specializing in agile coaching, agile project management, scrum process improvement, and strategic development. She has a proven ability to accomplish goals in fast-paced environments and create synergies between cross-functional teams. Throughout her career, Kathy has successfully implemented Agile across several Fortune 500 companies and enterprise verticals. She has an impeccable background in effective agile coaching and transformation and is passionate about immaculate communication and delivering results.Kathy enjoys consulting with teams to increase productivity and improve processes while also making their daily life a bit easier.

Work experience

AIM Consutling, Principal Consultant
November 2013 - Present, Dallas, TX, United States

PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT: Directing team delivering projects in Agile environment.

·         Acting as Scrum Master and Coach for a team implementing the Agile methodology

·         Providing structure and processes to an already established team to improve performance

 

CBRE, Scrum Master/Senior Project Manager
August 2011 - November 2013, Dallas, Texas, United States

SCRUM MASTER – SR. PROJECT MANAGER: Directed multiple teams delivering projects in Agile environment.

·         Delivered new global product from start to implementation in three months and within budget by introducing Agile methodologies and utilizing a new user experience group.

·         Coached multiple Scrum teams on sprint and release tracking as well as the processes to continue to improve Agile team performance

 ·         Acted as Agile representative in creating the SDLC process for Agile projects.

·         Improved stable Agile team’s delivery pace by 50% by introducing stricter practices and better planning.

 ·         Created one page cheat-sheet for introducing Agile terminology and process to new users

 

·          Performed Six Sigma analysis of business intelligence product load process leading to capital funding approval and 30% improvement in process turnaround time.


TekSystems (American Airlines), Scrum Master/Sr. Project Manager
August 2010 - August 2011, Fort Worth, Texas, United States

SCRUM MASTER/SR. PROJECT MANAGER: Led team delivering long term projects in Agile environment.

·         Decreased project ramp-up time by 30% by introducing mind-mapping for capturing project description documents details and then creating Agile stories.

·         Delivered project driving $1,000,000 annually in four months providing for six month payback of total project costs.

 

·         Managed $2,000,000 project development plan including supervising team’s day-to-day activities as well as reporting to upper management and tracking budget.

Verizon, Program Manager
July 2004 - August 2007, Coppell, Texas, United States

PROGRAM/GROUP MANAGER: Led a team of 12 in the Project Management Office, managing project leaders, business analysts and report writers

·      Increased requests for Business Analysts by 80% by successfully integrating their role into the Scrum Development methodology. Integration was done with no existing methodology guidelines and by working closely with various scrum teams.

·         Recognized for outstanding performance with Idearc Excellence Award for role in the transition to Scrum Development Methodology.

·         Co-implemented Scrum project management platform in SharePoint to manage backlogs and enable roll-up across multiple teams.

 

·         Improved project delivery speed and quality by 30% as one of two group managers responsible for defining and implementing new methodologies, procedures, standards, and monitoring for newly created project management office.

Articles I've written

Finding Strong Scrum Resources in a Less than Standardized World
More and more companies are turning to Agile to improve their project success rates, and Scrum is the most popular method. Yet it's a challenge to find candidates with a legitimate Scrum background. How do you find people who are going to move your company forward?

 

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