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Sr. IT Program Manager / Certified Scrum Professional

Burbank, California, 91505, United States
February 11, 2018

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James I. Moulthrop – PMP, CSP, CSM


Certified Program Manager focused on team leadership, managing complex cross-domain projects in technology, digital media, mobile applications, print, and web development using critical path & agile methodologies.

Skills Summary:

• Certified Project Management Professional and Certified Scrum Practitioner – Agile, SDLC & Waterfall.

• Cross divisional technical program management for Enterprise Development, Mobile Web development, Emerging Technologies and Infrastructure Groups for interdependent, multi-phase application development

• Accomplished at empowering/holding accountable teams in functional and matrix organizational structures

• Skilled at workflow analysis, developing training techniques and knowledge base documentation

• Creative and technical program management for Enterprise Services Bus, Video Content Delivery for multi-platforms, mobile applications, dynamically responsive websites, interactive media, print and photography

• Experienced at managing long lead multi-phase projects with budget ranges of $1M – $5M

• Proficient with scope definition, aligning business objectives, establishing key success metrics and maintaining risk mitigation plans

• Responsible for building PMO’s by hiring, managing and mentoring direct reports

• Established standardized and centralized project status reports for timely and accurate health reporting

• Extensive software knowledge including: Jira, Confluence, HipChat, Trello, Basecamp, AtTask, MS Project

• Fluent in Spanish, conversational in Italian, multi-cultural living experiences in Europe and Latin America

Professional Experience:

Vubiquity Inc. (Burbank, CA) Jan 2017 – Present

Sr. Program Manager / Scrum Master/Coach

• Defined, managed, executed Agile methodology for studio avails streamlining on-boarding from 8 to 3 weeks

• Update Verizon library to ProRez Mezzanine to enable Comcast unified ingest of content.

• Weekly program status report out to the senior executive staff for escalation and strategic alignment

• Managed development of iTV app with custom integration to CMS for iOS, Android & Web Platforms

Vubiquity Inc. (Sherman Oaks, CA)

Project Manager / Scrum Master July 2015 – Jan 2017

• Planned & executed digital migration VOD, EST Rights for STB & OTT platforms

• Migration of 2M Subs from Verizon to Frontier Communications, ensuring EST entitlements were retained

• Managed one of the largest digital library backfill of EST 65k titles were delivered using multiple DRM’s in streaming ABR, and downloadable MP4 to Amazon Cloud S3 and Akamai CDN for affiliate delivery.

• Oversaw on-boarding/certification of major & independent studios and content aggregators for 53K title library

The Walt Disney Corporation (Disney • ABC Television & ESPN)

Disney • ABC Television Group (Burbank, CA) Oct 2013 – July 2015

Technology Program Manager / Scrum Master – Media Technology & Strategy

• Defined, managed, executed and launched DATG’s Enterprise Service Bus for cross broadcast applications

• Executed transition plan of the WatchABC migration to Verizon Digital Media Services; included: ABC Network & ABC affiliates, Disney Owned & Operated TV Stations, Disney Technology Solutions & Services

• Vendor management of IBM, HCL and individual contractors to complete SOW on time and on budget

• Centralized documentation repositories, reporting and dashboards to ensure timely status updates

• Managed Change Advisory Board for production to ensure risks are addressed, reduced or mitigated

ESPN (Bristol, CT) Mar 2010 – Jul 2013

Sr. Program Manager / Scrum Master – Digital & Print Media

• Championed the best practices of Agile to current projects which increased WatchESPN team’s throughput by 65% for on-boarding of Comcast, Time Warner and Xbox

• Managed projects from concept to launch for technology, digital media and application development

• Launched redesigned Score Center brand across 5 mobile platforms using Agile and Waterfall methods

Disney • ABC Television Group (Burbank, CA) May 2007 – Mar 2010

Project Manager / Program Manager – Digital Media Distribution

• Managed transition to tapeless digital workflows, including MAM, metadata management, distribution and lossless archival formats for saving of $165,000 per quarter in duplicate encoding costs

• On-boarded 8 new distribution outlets for digital media distribution of The Walt Disney Company assets

• Conducted internal audits of current operational systems, workflows and resource needs

• Developed strategies for online project repository to include detailed project documents, status logs, risk analysis/mitigation documents, change control and task management documents

Disney • ABC – Cable Networks Group (Burbank, CA) Apr 2006 – May 2007

Digital Content Manager / Video Encoding Manager (Contractor)

• Managed process for repurposing of broadcast assets for digital distribution to internal/external platforms

• Encoded/transcoded 10 unique schedules of weekly episodes, serials and promos. Pushed deliverables to multiple distribution channels for broadband, set-top, VOD and mobile media devices

• Developed department SOP’s, processed workflows, documented and managed new staff training

Trestle Corporation (Irvine, CA) Mar 2005 – Mar 2006

Imaging Services Manager

A bio-tech firm specializing in developing and selling digital imaging and telemedicine applications to the life sciences. Clients included: Pfizer, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Merck, Amgen and Glaxco Smith Kline

• Managed and implemented critical path schedules for software integration testing, quality control, and verification and validation used for submission to FDA as a class II medical device

• Created marketing materials and brochures, which included writing copy and collecting imagery for field technician, installation and user training guides

Curve Communications (Long Beach, CA) Feb 2004 – Mar 2005

Freelance Project Manager / Production Artist (Print, Interactive)

An award-winning ad agency specializing in creative marketing and brand identity via print, television and Internet. Clients included: American Honda Motorcycles & Watercraft, Canadian Club and Mercedes-Benz

• Managed all aspects of print production for Honda motorcycle and watercraft model brochures

• Finalized design and pre-production for an array of collateral material (brochures, packaging, websites)

• Maintained and upgraded network and computer systems for optimized operations

Previous and Other Employment:

Contractor / Product Technical Representative, Epson America, Inc (Long Beach, CA) 2004-2007

Creative Manager / Senior Web Producer, Styleclick, Inc (Culver City, CA) 1998-2000

Owner / Photographer / Project Manager, Barepixels Studios (Los Angeles, CA) 1995-2009

Education and Certifications:

B.A., Digital Imagery & 3D Animation, University of Maryland Baltimore County (Catonsville, MD) 1994

Certified Project Management Professional, PMI (Newtown Square, PA) 2008

Master Certificate Project Management, The George Washington University (Washington, DC) 2008

Certified Scrum Master, Scrum Alliance (Orlando, FL) 2010

Certified Scrum Practitioner, Scrum Alliance (Westminster, CO) 2018

Additional Training:

• Extreme Project Management, Prodevia Learning, ( Burbank, CA)

• Rapid Assessment & Recovery of Troubled Projects, ESI International (Burbank, CA)

• Scheduling and Cost Control, ESI International (Rockville, MD)

• Quality for Project Managers, ESI International (Los Angeles, CA)

• Contract Management Principles and Practices, ESI International (San Diego, CA)

• Risk Assessment and Management, ESI International (Los Angeles, CA)

• Project Management, ESI International (San Jose, CA)

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