Graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Chemical Engineering, I started my career working in the oil and gas fields in south Texas. After doing some data analysis and pipeline engineering I decided to move to Virginia where I joined a project management and project analysis consulting firm. During the next two years I became an expert of project management practices and consulted with many of the top Fortune 500 companies on their large industrial projects. I offered them an analysis of their plan, recommended best practices, and a statistical evaluation of the schedule and budget to determine if their expectations are realistic.
Following that I moved into the technology space and began working on SaaS implementations of Salesforce.com where my teams were creating and editing custom applications built on the force.com platform. I spent three years as a business analyst, software developer, and support consultant. While working for that consulting firm I began to familiarize myself with Agile software development and Scrum and I saw that the old traditional model of software development that we used was killing our projects and our productivity. After failing to convince senior management to adopt an Agile methodology I began looking for a new gig with a company that is competent with and a practitioner of Agile methodologies.
LMN Solutions brought me on to be an Agile and Scrum Process Manager with the intent for me to eventually lead up their Agile Practice. I have been a strong advocate for Agile practices and processes ever since and have been working with our customers to provide mission-critical software solutions using Agile and Scrum development methodologies.
I left LMN Solutions to go to IMC, Inc. and lead the transition to using Scrum methodologies for the National Lifeline Accountability Database project for USAC. Hired as a scrum coach for the entire project, but also acted as a team lead and scrummaster for one of the two development teams on the project. Following the success of the NLAD project, I have been the Agile Project Manager or development team lead for several projects at IMC.
IMC, Inc., Agile Project Manager
May 2013 - Present, Reston, VA
Scrum coach, led organizational transformation, agile team lead and scrum master.
LMN Solutions, Project Manager
February 2011 - April 2013, Reston, VA
Project Manager and Scrum Process leader on project for client of LMN Solutions. Additionally, I am the Agile Practice lead for LMN Solutions and am responsible for building the Agile Practice and Agile Practice service offerings that LMN Solutions will provide to their clients.
Acumen Solutions, Consultant
March 2008 - February 2011, Vienna, VA, United States
Software development, SaaS implementations, and consulting.