Contact Information

  • Yvonne Walter
    (281) 826-2750

Description

Project Management & Agile professional offering over 15 years of experience in Project Management, Agile/Scrum, Business Analysis, Test Engineering and Application Development. Develop and implement solutions employing cutting edge technology to address complex business problems. Business knowledge and acumen to drive improvements in IT engagement for major initiatives. Provide technical leadership in all areas of project delivery including solution development, design, and architecture reviews, assisting with resolving testing issues. Understand and use standard project management methodology. Analytical professional who has excellent oral/written communication skills supporting client relations and influencing staff to perform at optimum levels.

Industry

E&P

Location

Houston, TX

Experience

Yvonne Walter, PMP®, CSM®
Mobile: 773-454-6315 - E-mail: y_walt@hotmail.com (local to Houston, TX)
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PROJECT MANAGEMENT – AGILE/SCRUM - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

PROFILE

Project Management & Agile professional offering over 15 years of experience in Project Management, Agile/Scrum, Business Analysis, Test Engineering and Application Development. Develop and implement solutions employing cutting edge technology to address complex business problems. Business knowledge and acumen to drive improvements in IT engagement for major initiatives. Provide technical leadership in all areas of project delivery including solution development, design, and architecture reviews, assisting with resolving testing issues. Understand and use standard project management methodology. Analytical professional who has excellent oral/written communication skills supporting client relations and influencing staff to perform at optimum levels.

CERTIFICATIONS

Project Management Professional (PMP) - Project Management Institute (PMI)
Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) - Scrum Alliance

EDUCATION

Master of Project Management – DeVry University- Keller Graduate School
Master of Business Administration – University of Houston – Clear Lake
(Dual concentration in Management of Technology and Human Resources Management)
Bachelor of Science- Computer Information Systems – Florida A&M University

STRENGTHS

• Project Management: Manage project deliverables and plans, change management, training, data migration, current and proposed business process maps and other agreed upon deliverables are accessible to the stakeholders
• Scrum/Agile: Facilitate Scrum processes; Coach teams on Agile principles; Remove impediments and drive teams toward continuous improvement; Foster team’s accountability
• Training/Fostering Teamwork: Provide technical leadership in all areas of project delivery including solution development, design reviews, architecture reviews, and team support
• Customer Relations/ Stakeholder Management: Define, manage, and communicate deliverables and milestones with stakeholders, clients, and management
• Process Improvement: Support and implement process improvements and Information Gathering/Root Cause Analysis
• Change Management/ Performance: Lead changes in complex technology advances
• Business Analysis/Quality Assurance: Process requests and translated into requirements; Ensure products/services function according to specifications

PROFESSIONAL WORK HISTORY

Hewlett Packard (HP) 2019 – Present Supply Chain Project Manager/Test Manager/Scrum Master
• Manage testing cycles in the development of a new Operational Data Warehouse (ODW) and reporting capabilities for the BI Analytics & Governance division (ERP transformation)
• Develop PMO governance cadence, standards, processes, and planning exercises
• Manage SI in development & defect management. Perform risk analysis and develop risk/mitigation plans
• Partner with IT & System Integrator (SI) to gather requirements and establish strategies, approaches, and plans. Align with IT & SI to establish processes, procedures, and tools. Manage entrance/exit readiness reviews, stage gate processes, product acceptance and warranty period
• Manage scrum/agile processes. Facilitate daily standup meetings/retrospective processes. Manage burndown charts, track status, and publish executive reports. Remove roadblocks/impediments and coordinate/drive teams to hit milestones. Partner with Product Owner to manage sprint planning & backlog

Accomplishments:
• Successful delivery of the 1st five phases of the scheduled ERP transformation deployment plan
• Development/implementation of processes to streamline and enhance PMO processes, user story grooming, development processes, and testing processes to reduce testing time by 60%

ION/INOVA Geophysical 2006 – 2015
Staff Test Engineer (Project Manager/Scrum Master/Business Analyst)
• Managed test engineers in the performance of integration, end-to-end, regression, performance, and acceptance testing of seismic data acquisition systems. Developed plans to verify system functionality
• Ensured that the hardware and software components were developed and integrated successfully according to the system requirements to ensure operational capacity and increase customer satisfaction
• Managed Scrum/Agile software iterations and releases. Performed daily standups, sprint planning, reviews, retrospective, and refining processes
• Collaborated with the Product Owner to generate and prioritize user stories and document user acceptance criteria to aide in defining the boundaries for the scope of the user stories
• Served as a liaison between the IT department and the end user. Coordinated with business units and developers to define requirements. Analyzed requirements/produced specifications for system changes
• Ensured timely creation/updates of procedure and process documentation to enable end-users to successfully operate system software and hardware components
• Created training materials and performed end-user training to facilitate user’s acceptance of the system
• Supported customer field tests/data acquisition jobs to provide timely resolutions to issues encountered

Accomplishments:
• Led test engineers supporting research & development in the search for oil and gas drilling opportunities
• Managed the product integration processes encompassing software, hardware, and seismic data to retrieve critical information for management team to secure and finalize customer sales and contracts
• Successfully supported technical conversions during changes in company ownership

IBM Corporation, Houston, TX 2001 – 2005
Lead Quality Assurance Analyst
• Led a team of QA analysts in performing unit, integration, end-to-end, regression, and user acceptance testing systems to ensure that the hardware and software functioned according to the specifications of the requirements and documented defects accordingly
• Performed reviews/audits of project documentation and processes for accuracy and compliance with set standards and documented the findings and recommendations
• Developed test plans/test cases to verify the functionality of systems. Conducted test case audits to verify that all aspects of the system had been fully tested and that all requirements had been met
Accomplishments:
• Member of the Quality Management Team to support the Software Engineering Institute's Capability Maturity Model Integration - SEI (CMMI-SE/SW) Level 3 certification
• Ensured delivered product performed according to defined requirements to increase customer satisfaction and enable billions of mailed items to be processed and delivered successfully yearly

Business Analyst
• Processed requests for new products and services and translated requests into business requirements.
• Analyzed requirements and reviewed/produced specifications for changes to applications
• Developed reports and communications for the design, development, and implementation of business services and solutions. Supported client meetings and facilitated group and client work sessions
• Served as a liaison between the IT department and the end user. Worked with development to ensure they possessed a full understanding of the requirements and specifications
• Prepared monthly root cause analysis and metrics reports to identify system hardware failures and to develop corrective action plans, which accelerated customer satisfaction and slashed error rates
• Analyzed transactional data transmission reports daily to ensure 100% data transmission rate
Accomplishments:
• Supported the U.S. Postal Service automating new business processes and systems. Collected data for software/hardware to support the new Automatic Postal Center & existing Point of Sales Systems

Application Developer
• Created web-based applications for numerous Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) locations that automated DMV customer offerings and enabled customers to perform transactions & tasks online
• Developed web-reports that enabled real-time statistical analysis of data
• Performed requirements, design, and code reviews to ensure system designed to defined requirements.
Accomplishments:
• Ensured product was developed to customer specifications to ensure millions of users each year were able to successfully access and utilize the services offered online by the various DMV locations

Awards and Certifications

Project Management Profession (PMP)
Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

Skills

• Project Management
• Agile/Scrum
• Business Analysis
• Process Improvement
• Leadership
• Foster Teamwork
• Test Management
• SDLC
• Stakeholder Engagement

Education

M.S., Project Management
MBA (Management of Technology, Human Resource Management)
B.S., Computer Science