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TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM / PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Project Scheduling, Scope & Leadership … Product Test & Release … Work Estimates
Test Plan Review … Cross-Team Communication … Software Development
Technical Documentation & Information Flow … User Scenario Creation
Project Performance Assessment … Scope of Work … PMBOK
Software Lifecycle Methodology … Global Team Coordination
Development & Test Team Liaison … QA … Bug Triage
Self-driven and resourceful Technology Program / Project Manager with proven Microsoft experience leading
diverse teams, creating new software features and solutions and ensuring the on-time shipping of new products.
Knowledgeable in the effective utilization of project resources, teams and intellectual property assets, as well as
product localization and software/product test methodologies.
Adept at collaborating with OEM Customers and teams representing Program / Project, Product Support Services,
QA, Development, Global Offshore and Test functions; setting achievable goals; managing risk; communicating
across teams and partners; and consistently meeting all project deliverables and objectives.
EDUCATION | CERTIFICATION | AFFILIATION
BS Degree Microbiology, University of Idaho (1997)
Certification Presently pursuing certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP)
(projected completion: December 2009)
Member Project Management Institute (PMI)
Lead Project Manager
(2009) Insight Global at Microsoft – Led a vendor team tasked with three distinct deliverables: the development of
a tool to convert existing Microsoft Learning Essentials Office template content from the Office 2003 to the Office
2007 template format, converting and testing the templates for the US English product, the creation of a Custom
Office Taskpane to replace the existing Learning Essentials Document Assistance Pane.
Created and managed the project schedule and the project specification.
Managed the task assignments for the vendor team members through weekly schedule deliverables and
Responsible for multi-site team coordination with the off-site vendor team members, Microsoft Redmond, and
Microsoft Dublin. This coordination included twice weekly status meetings, weekly project status emails,
handling of new feature requests, balancing scheduling issues, and working with the Microsoft Dublin team to
establish globalization requirements.
Processed bugs in the vendor database and ported bugs to the appropriate Microsoft Product Studio database.
Wrote instructional documentation to handoff with the conversion tool.
Helped test converted templates including creating the test plan, writing test cases, running test cases and
entering bugs, coordinating with the other tester to balance workloads.
Assisted in hiring decisions of vendor team members.
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Laboratory Assistant / Phlebotomist
(2008) Group Health Cooperative – Performed EKGs, CLIA waived tests, Point of Care tests, venipuncture, capillary
puncture and lab specimen preparation.
(Features Program Manager) / SDET
(2001 to 2007) Microsoft – Promoted to perform as both Feature Program Manager and SDET and played a key
role in mediating between the product group and internal / external partners and customers in testing and shipping
Encarta, Encarta Reference Library and Microsoft Student in 8 languages totaling more than 350 SKUs.
Organized and coordinated test activities including establishing test work estimates, developing test plans and
schedules, managing scope, sending status reports, engaging in bug triage and driving projects to completion.
Collaborated with OEM customers, international subsidiaries and Product Support Services to provide solutions
to urgent customer problems.
Trained, mentored and managed Development and Test teams, as well as contractors and interns.
Participated in the MS Trustworthy computing initiative involving threat modeling, test case generation and test
case execution for security and privacy issues.
Collaborated with Development, Program Management, User Assistance, Editorial and other functional teams
throughout the product cycle planning and development stages.
Proposed and acted as PM for a new User Feedback feature in the Encarta CD and DVD products.
Conducted feature team and functional spec review meetings in order to better collaborate with feature teams
and stakeholders to obtain feature buyoff and functional spec development.
Created and administered a product team blog to enhance communications and understanding between
functional teams and provide assistance to global teams in Ireland and India.
Identified process deficiencies and worked with product team members to improve efficiency.
Wrote test automation with C# for multiple versions of MS Encarta products.
Software Test Engineer
(1999 – 2001) Microsoft – Performed as test owner for multiple features in Microsoft Encarta and Microsoft Africana
products. Shipped 10 language versions of Encarta totaling 200 SKUs.
Communicated collaboratively with Development and Program Management teams to target and resolve
feature issues, wrote test case outlines and executed tests for assigned features and signed off on features for
all 10 language versions.
Configured test machines, maintained OS images on test and administration machines, tested accessibility
issues and ran test passes on all assigned product areas
Brought on as a Volt contractor and hired full-time by Microsoft in 1999.
Customer Contact Professional
(1998 – 1999) KeyBank – Provided technical assistance over the phone to customers using personal financial
management software or the KeyBank Online Banking website to manage their bank accounts.
Provided technical support to customers using Microsoft Money and Intuit Quicken software to manage their
Assisted customers using the KeyBank banking website.
Handled basic banking questions.
The last six months, worked half of the day as an Administrative Assistant for the Executive Leadership Team.
Microsoft Project; C# Programming and Test Automation; HTML, XML & SQL Familiarity; Installations Testing;
Windows Server 2003 Server; Windows ME / 2000 / XP / Vista; Microsoft Office; Virtual PC; CleanOS, Product
Studio; SharePoint; Drive Image; Partition Magic; Variety of Test Case Management Software Tools
References Available Upon Request