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Karen Thomas

  

Sr. Project Manager, TechSoup Global

Location: San Francisco, CA


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster

Credentials


Groups I belong to

Scrum San Francisco

Biography

Karen Thomas is a Senior Project Manager at TechSoup Global, a globally-focused nonprofit whose mission is to help nonprofits utilize technology to further their own missions. She has instructed teams on how to best utilize Lean and Agile principles to manage and prioritize their work. Some highlights are:


• mapped out agile processes to manage workflow for dev op work
• led Scrum teams in successfully implementing new functionality on TechSoup.org, our flagship website
• introduced new agile tools to facilitate meetings and encourage more distributed leadership and decision making
• structured ongoing feedback loops to engage staff and continue process improvement
• coached non-technical teams on how to incorporate Kanban principles of visibility, WIP limits, flow and continuous improvement into their work

Karen is  committed to bringing all the best principles and theories of agile project management to the nonprofit sector. She is a certified Scrum Master and a motivated independent self-learner who is always looking for ways to improve. 

Work experience

Techsoup Global, Scrum Master
June 2007 - Present, San Francisco, CA - California, US
I am a Senior Project Manager at TechSoup Global, a globally-focused nonprofit whose mission is to help nonprofits utilize technology to further their own missions. I’ve held this position for a number of years and have managed projects that are grant-funded and program based in a traditional waterfall method. Most recently, I’ve instructed teams on how to best utilize Lean and Agile principles to manage and prioritize their work. In this role I’ve: • mapped out agile processes to manage workflow for dev op work • led Scrum teams in successfully implementing new functionality on TechSoup.org, our flagship website • introduced new agile tools to facilitate meetings and encourage more distributed leadership and decision making • structured ongoing feedback loops to engage staff and continue process improvement • coached non-technical teams on how to incorporate Kanban principles of visibility, WIP limits, flow and continuous improvement into their work I am committed to bringing all the best principles and theories of agile project management to the nonprofit sector. I am certified Scrum Master and a motivated independent self-learner who is always looking for ways to improve. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts.

 

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