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Suzanne Ward


Scrum Master, Intel

Location: Portland OR


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner



Suzanne Ward

Experienced Scrum Master Professional

Software Project & Program Management; Product Management/Product Owner; Sustaining & Testing Engineering Management

 -          Combine demonstrated product and project management leadership experience with strong hands-on technical background. Equally comfortable delving into product requirements with hard-core programmers and engineers as well as presenting to executive level decision makers. Processes: SDLC, Agile, Scrum, Waterfall, PLM, NPI, NPD. Roles: Scrum Master, Project Manager, Product Owner, Process Owner, Release Manager, Change/Sustaining Manager, Contract/OEM Manager, Mentor, and Trainer.

-          Uniquely skilled at fostering new ideas, building successful cross-functional teams, and nurturing a culture of consumer-driven product development and user experience innovation. Experience working in and managing cross-functional, cross-division, cross-geographic and multi-cultural sales, marketing and engineering organizations.

-          Product development management leader with 10+ years of accomplishments in designing and launching successful products/systems in a diverse range of markets and industries:

High tech/electronics/software                   OEM components (boards, chips, software, sensors)

Telecommunication servers/storage           A/V controllers/routers & monitor/displays

IT Applications & Software/SAAS               HVAC/Power/Energy/Solar sensors, & control systems

Healthcare Software/SAAS                         Energy/Power Transmission Systems 

Pharmaceuticals, OTC, HBA                       Medical electronics & consumables

NGO Programs & Services                         Retail Operations, Buying, Merchandising

-          Breadth of experience, capabilities and strengths includes: Product, Brand, and Marketing Management with P&L responsibilities up to $100 million annual sales, with:

Product portfolio development                   Business Analysis/Requirements Definition

User Interface Development                        User Interface – Testing and Validation

Road Map Development                             Quantitative/Financial analysis

Requirement Definitions                             Market research & analysis

Sales force/distribution development         Developing profitable pricing structures

Creating brand definition & awareness       Product training

-          International program and business management, sourcing, engineering, OEM/ODM management / development experience. Overseas work assignments in EU and Asia with extended stay in Asia.

Work experience

Intel, Lead Scrum MAster
May 2012 - Present, Hillsboro, OR, United States

Technical Program Manager responsible for facilitating the SCRUM Master role for the STTD Test Development Engineering (TDE) organization and its High Density Modular Tester (HDMT) program. Drive the planning and execution phases of development cycles to ensure that team solutions are delivered on-time and meet quality, performance, efficiency, and customer expectations. Mentor and Lead global team of scrum masters


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