Reid Lowery began his professional career at DataTrak in Mt. View, CA. DataTrak was a startup founded by Dick Jaenicke (cofounder of SpectraPhysics) with primary focus on construction accounting applications which include basic construction planning as well as Electrical Estimating, Plumbing and time and material billing.
Shortly thereafter Reid left DataTrak and formed Phoenix Resources, a consulting firm specializing in networking. His clients have included Symantec, Abbott Labs, Johnson and Johnson(Lifescan division). He subsequently relocated to Redmond in 1993 and expanded Phoenix Resources by adding Autodesk to his client list for an additional 6 months at which time he was brought onboard to Microsoft to assist in managing the Netware compatibility lab. He has spent the last 16 years in various technical and management roles within product divisions as well as customer sales and support and data center operations for Microsoft, Safeco, Costco, Paccar and Walt Disney.
More recently, again with Microsoft, Reid was a PM on the Business Intelligence Information Framework (BIIF) project with PQO, Product Quality Online, focused on early prototypes and integration of disparate data sources. This project has expanded to include customer response systems architecture, design and implementation for the CRM team. His team consists of over 30 individuals focused on multiple aspects of the data, middle tier architecture and innovative UI based on UX research analysis.
This project is focused on building an enterprise class information retrieval infrastructure which has been implemented to meet individual Business Intelligence application requirements, customer advocacy issues and accelerated response management with accountability monitoring.
At the end of 2011, Reid left Microsoft to consult for the Department of Energy and their WISP Synchrophasor initiative. Upon successfull completion, he moved on to assist the Department of Health and Welfare for the State of Idaho in their Obamacare compliance efforts.
Today, he heads up Lowery Research in Plano, TX and manages day to day operations for global Agile engagements.
Eliassen Group, Sr. Agile Coach
October 2012 - Present, Plano, Texas, United States
• Served as Senior Agile Coach in support of multiple teams working on an Agile transition; partnered with management to resolve issues related to dependencies between teams.
• Ensured technical environment and team knowledge was in place to ensure projects complied with Agile methods.
• Excelled in delivering team training in a manner that generated high audience engagement and mastery.
• Resolved impediments from outside the team environment and worked with line manager to prepare the technical environment necessary for team success.
DHW State of Idaho - Agilex - Princeton Information systems, ScrumMaster & Coach
April 2012 - September 2012, Boise, ID, United States
QA ScrumMaster and Agile coach for the State of Idaho (Dept of Health and Welfare)
Responsibilities in this role are as an agile coach to the State of Idaho (Department of Health and Welfare) to facilitate the planning, execution and follow on work for the new online health care and benefits fulfillment system (funded via the Affordable Care Act and private grants). Tools include Selenium, Scrumworks Pro, Application Test Manager, Eclipse and Liferay Portal/Portlet development. This system is considered the leading system in the United States and the model for other systems.
Western Electricity Coordinating Council, ScrumMaster
December 2011 - February 2012, Vancouver, WA, United States
ScrumMaster and Agile coach and subject matter expert utilizing MSFT technologies
Responsibilities here were focused around project mentoring with Scrum and Agile processes using VSTF and TFS for Scrum Teams (v.3.0). Enabling reporting via the sharepoint system as well as weekly executive updates during the engagement. The Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) and the Western Interconnection Synchrophasor Program (WISP) is installing more than 250-300 new or upgraded Phasor Measurement Units (PMU). Together, these synchrophasors can identify and analyze system vulnerabilities in real time, as well as detect evolving disturbances on the Western bulk electric system in the United States.
Microsoft Corporation, ScrumMaster
March 2007 - December 2011, Redmond, WA, United States
My primary role for the technical services engineering group as Scrummaster and Agile subject matter expert for multiple internal projects that enhance the resolution of issues for various business roles in the field.
This includes framework setup for all projects such as ticketing systems, issue management systems and design change request (DCR) management systems within Sharepoint as well as VSTF (Visual Studio Team Foundation) server. The current property has been responsible for change in the business process as well as new accountability that renders rapid mitigation of customer problems by an elevated escalation and resolution path that crosses all business divisions. This has resulted in influencing expanded sales for the company in excess of $6.5 Billion . This also includes several innovative systems using a Service Oriented Architecture, building portals that span disparate systems, collocate non-rationalized data and rapid development of prototypes for key stake holder endorsement and funding. Recipient of the Senior VP Gold Star Award for significant financial impact to Microsoft in 2010.