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Nathaniel Crews

  

Professor/eLearning Master Instructor, Cal Tech & UC Berkeley

Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA/United States


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner

Credentials

Biography

I am Nate Crews, I am an accomplished, results-oriented IT/Project/Program Management Executive with comprehensive experience and proven expertise developing and delivering technology-based solutions addressing business needs for domestic and international projects. Demonstrated success leveraging technology to enhance business operations and impact the bottom-line. A respected leader and solution provider skilled at leading cross-functional teams and driving organizational success through the implementation of project management methodologies to surpass corporate goals. Proven track record ensuring on-time delivery of complex telecommunications and software systems within budget constraints.

Specialties:Additional areas of expertise include:

- Agile Project Management
- Project Planning & Mgmt
- Certified Business Analyst
- IT System Analysis & Design
- System Development & Implementation
- Team & Staff Mgmt
- Portfolio, Program, Project, & Risk Mgmt
- PgMO/PMO Structure & Mgmt
- Product Development & Mgmt
- Performance Management & Metrics
- Facilitation, Instructing, Coaching & Mentoring
- Earned Value Mgmt
- Strategic Planning
- Lean 6σ Six Sigma Certified

Work experience

International Institute for Learning, Scrum Master
March 2010 - August 2015, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, US
As the Scrum Course Development PM, Nate was able to successfully achieve the following: • Developed course material on Agile/Scrum/Kanban methodologies • Developed course material on working with business and product manager to develop product backlogs • Developed course material on collaborating with cross functional teams to gather business requirements related to development using Agile Estimating and Applied User Stories • Developed course material on Stand-ups meetings, Backlogs, Sprint Planning Meetings, Retrospectives, Demos, Story Board, Story Writing and Information Radiator • Developed course material on implementing Refactoring and Spike methods to optimize and refine the agile products. • Developed course material on effective software release strategy to support daily agile builds • After the Scrum instruction was complete, provide one-on-one coaching for the members of the class

International Institute for Learning, Senior PM/Technology Consultant/Instructor
August 2010 - February 2015, New York, New York, US
Taught over 100 courses on Agile development and provide Agile Coaching to their clients worldwide

UCLA Extension Program, Scrum Course Development PM
June 2013 - September 2014, Los Angeles, CA, US
As the Scrum Course Development PM, Nate was able to successfully achieve the following: • Developed course material on Agile/Scrum/Kanban methodologies • Developed course material on working with business and product manager to develop product backlogs • Developed course material on collaborating with cross functional teams to gather business requirements related to development using Agile Estimating and Applied User Stories • Developed course material on Stand-ups meetings, Backlogs, Sprint Planning Meetings, Retrospectives, Demos, Story Board, Story Writing and Information Radiator • Developed course material on implementing Refactoring and Spike methods to optimize and refine the agile products. • Developed course material on effective software release strategy to support daily agile builds

UC Irvine, Professor/eLearning instructor
December 2010 - December 2013, Irvine, CA, US

Accomplished, results-oriented IT/Project/Program Management Executive with comprehensive experience and proven expertise developing and delivering technology-based solutions addressing business needs for domestic and international projects. Demonstrated success leveraging technology to enhance business operations and impact the bottom-line. A respected leader and solution provider skilled at leading cross-functional teams and driving organizational success through the implementation of project management methodologies to surpass corporate goals. Proven track record ensuring on-time delivery of complex telecommunications and software systems within budget constraints.

Specialties:Additional areas of expertise include:

- Vendor Mgmt

- Agile Project Management

- Project Planning & Mgmt
- Certified Business Analyst
- IT System Analysis & Design
- System Development & Implementation
- Team & Staff Mgmt
- Portfolio, Program, Project, & Risk Mgmt
- PgMO/PMO Structure & Mgmt
- Product Development & Mgmt
- Performance Management & Metrics
- Facilitation, Instructing, Coaching & Mentoring
- Earned Value Mgmt
- Strategic Planning
- Lean 6σ Six Sigma Certified

Helio LLC, Sr. Program Manager /Scrum Master
January 2011 - December 2013, Los Angeles , CA, US
During his timer at Helio LLC, Nate served as a hands-on scrum master that institutionalize agile develop as the development methodology of choice for fast delivery of products to the market place. In his role, Nate was able to successfully achieve the following: • Coached/Educated upper management and convinced them to champion the use of Agile/Scrum • Implemented Agile/Scrum as a project management methodology and coached the software development team in using Agile/Scrum • Worked with business and product manager to develop product backlogs • Collaborated with cross functional teams to gather business requirements related to development using Agile Estimating and Applied User Stories • Led Stand-ups, Backlogs, Sprint Planning Meetings, Retrospectives, Demos, Story Board, Story Writing and Information Radiator • Implemented Refactoring and Spike methods to optimize and refine the agile product deliverables. • Developed an effective software release strategy to support daily agile builds

Directv, PM/Scrum Master
January 2010 - December 2010, El Segundo , CA, US
As a Scrum Master at DIRECTV I performed the following duties: • Worked with business and product manager to develop product backlogs • Collaborated with cross functional teams to gather business requirements related to development using Agile Estimating and Applied User Stories • Led Stand-ups, Backlogs, Sprint Planning Meetings, Retrospectives, Demos, Story Board, Story Writing and Information Radiator • Implemented Refactoring and Spike methods to optimize and refine the agile product deliverables. • Developed an effective software release strategy to support daily agile builds

 

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