BETH HEATHER MACY                   beth@bhmconsulting.net                        BHM Consulting, Inc.

                                                                         www.bhmconsulting.net

66 Old Point Rd                                               CERTIFIED SCRUM Professional                                       (978) 465-6825 (H)

Newbury, MA 01951                                 CERTIFIED SCRUM Master                           (617) 947-3360 (C)

 

 

OVERVIEW:

Experienced Agile/ SCRUM coach, as well as an Engineering Management and Process coach, who tailors each engagement to adapt to the needs of the particular company and teams within that company.

 

Engagements have included educating teams in the basics of Scrum and Agile processes, training teams to be both more nimble and more rigorous, mentoring managers to be more effective, enhancing meeting management and communication skills, fostering more effective organizations, and other related work to aid management and teams in being more effective in achieving company goals.

 

Used a mix of training sessions, presentations, 1-1s, and teamwork to bring an organization up to the next level of proficiency. Developed a unique set of templates and white papers. Worked on-site with the teams, as well as off-site, where effective.

 

A dynamic individual who can help move your development organization to the next level of efficiency.

 

SUMMARY:

       Scrum and Agile mentor. Technically savvy with strong leadership skills.

       Results driven software process improvement Vice President/CTO level professional with extensive experience building and re-engineering organizations for success.

       Pragmatic approach to product development and release delivery.

       Energetic with creative problem solving skills.

Accomplishments include:

       Introducing SCRUM and Agile

       Demonstrated, mentored and trained others in Agile, and SCRUM methodologies to streamline delivery practices and improve product development techniques.

       Consistent product delivery on time and with high quality and customer satisfaction.

       Skilled at delivering projects in many different environments including internet/web based software, media delivery, application software, job board software, and content management workflow tools.

       Proven expertise in remote development, including creating and leading strong technical development teams across cultural and geographical barriers.

       Highly skilled at guiding projects from inception to delivery in a flexible, timely, cost effective manner.

       Led a University-wide project to create a single person identity and prevent SSN data theft in 200 systems, converting over 20 million person records.

       Led globally distributed, cross-functional projects and teams up to 250 people.

       Transformed disorganized, inexperienced groups into teams that worked together to create possibilities, delivering in a timely manner through agile development with successful releases, while improving architecture and design.

 

 


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66 Old Point Rd, Newbury, MA 01951                (978) 465-6825 (H)                                  (617) 947-3360 (C)

                                   

EXPERIENCE:

BHM CONSULTING Inc, Newbury, MA

SCRUM/Agile Mentor and Trainer, Process Improvement Consultant, Contract CTO, Acting VP: 1996 - Present

Insight Venture Capital Companies, New York, NY: Beatport, CO; Syncsort, NJ; Football Fanatics, FL; GFI, FL; Shutterstock, NY; Healthcare Source, MA. Also , Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive, Arlington, VA, ESCHER GROUP, Cambridge, MA, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, and ThirdAge, San Francisco, CA

       Trained teams in deeper understanding of Scum/Agile concepts, in leadership, communications and meeting management skills, and mentored teams in implementation and good development practices.

       Worked closely with management teams to help remove roadblocks to delivery and adopt SCRUM and Agile methodologies. Modified traditional Scrum, when needed, to include release planning and remote development.

       Trained teams to convert development from chaos to Scrum and RUP to Scrum, and to increase agility.

       Re-established credibility of the technical teams with a consistent track record of delivering high quality software

       Changed development cultures from over the wall to an interactive partnership with Product and QA teams.

       Enabled teams to deliver major releases to achieve significant payouts from third party partners.

       Led WPNI ecommerce, mobile and web technologies groups for budgettravel.com and washingtonpost.com (12M page views per day). Drove development of theRoot (1M page views in 1st month). Stabilized and led slate.com (3.5M page views/day). Stabilized the washingtonpost.com publishing/production systems. Reduced unexpected outages from twice a week to twice a year. Established Quality Engineering and initiated agile development practices, and shared code procedures.

       Defined, budgeted, staffed, and led the Enterprise Data Integration and SSN vision, architecture and implementation. Using agile techniques, delivered real time web services.

       Led Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system requirements collection and vendor selection.

       Led matrixed cross-functional development teams with approximately 30 ongoing projects across 150 people.

       Administered, negotiated, defined work for off shore consulting in India resulting in considerable cost savings.

       Instituted early usability testing, customer pilots, focus groups, design partners, intake process, product roadmap, and agile delivery, which resulted in early integration of customer changes and more frequent delivery.

 

Also held various positions at:

       OPENPAGES, INC., Westford, MA: Content management Software Company and eCatalog Network Services (ASP)

o   Vice President of Engineering 

       CRIMSON SOLUTIONS, Boston, MA : Job board Software Company

o   Vice President of Development 

       APPLE COMPUTER, Cupertino, CA: Computer manufacturer hardware and software.

o   Manager, International Software

       LOTUS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION/IBM, Cambridge, MA: Leading developer of global desktop applications.

o    Senior Director, IBM Global Network, Notes Service Development

o    Senior Director, Lotus SmartSuite Central/Global QA, Automation, and Engineering

o    Director Development Shared Components; Director DOS Spreadsheets

o   Product Manager/Senior Development Manager

o   Development Manager/QA Supervisor

o   Principal Engineer ; Senior Software Engineer; Software Engineer/Project Lead

 

MILITARY SERVICE: UNITED STATES NAVY

Lieutenant (O-3), United States Navy. Honorable Discharge (duties classified);

Regional Watch Officer, Mathematics Instructor

 

EDUCATION:   BS, Mathematics, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA

                       MEd, Mental Health and Addiction Counseling, Cambridge College

 

HONORS AND RECOGNITION:

       Nominated for Northeastern Universitys 2005 Aspiration Award

       Cited for being an example of WPNIs Excellence for all employees.

 

OTHER:

       Six Sigma Green Belt certified (2006); Completed PMP certification prep course (2006)

       BMRC (Boston Medical Reserve Corps) Volunteer

       ACE Certified personal trainer, AIFE Adult Certified Trainer