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Project Manager / Scrum Master

Chesterfield, MO
October 24, 2022

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Lynn “Bud” Avery

Cell Phones: 636-***-**** or 314-***-**** Project Management

Email: Scrum Master

LinkedIn: Agile Methodology Coach

Lync: Agile / Waterfall / SAFe

Professional Summary:

Management professional with proven waterfall and agile leadership experience focused on automation and continuous integration, driving improved solution-oriented results. End-to-end agility experience and adoption of agile methodology as a cultural change management delivery. Strong business acumen and influencing communication skills balanced with technical aptitude for reliable strategic collaborative roadmap development, transferring division goals into manageable, reliable components and solutions delivery. Passion for applying technology solutions to address business needs.

Skills Summary:

End-to-End Project Delivery

Strategy Planning

Supply Change / Globally

Real-time Issue Management

Agile Coach

Change Management

Communication Management

Continued Excellence

Risk & Risk Mitigation

Multiple Stakeholders Management

Data Migration

Agile Methodology

Program Management

SDLC / Hybrid

Earned Value Management

Process Improvement

JIRA, Waterfall, Agile, SAFe

Core Competencies


Project manager/ Scrum Master/ Agile Coach:

Agile methodology and enterprise cultural change management, application development, transitions & migrations, real time repository - RTR, Waterfall, SAFe leadership, C-Level communication, and new product development serving both Fortune 500 enterprises, and mid-size public and private organizations. International customer and offshore contractor management. Excellent communicator: leverage technical, business, and financial acumen effectively with client executives and their respective teams. Coach, focused on team and resource development.

Global Management: NALA – North America/Latin America, EME – Europe/Middle East, APJ – Asia/Pacific, BRCIS – Brazil/Russia/China/India/South Africa, ANZ – Australia and New Zealand

Industries: Information Technology, Health Care, Telecommunications, Aerospace, Government contracts, Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, Consumer Goods, Packaging, and Management Consulting. Outsourcing/Offshoring, B2C, B2B, B2G, and OEM

Databases: MS-SQL MS-Access, Teradata, Kafka, AWS. Oracle

Operating Systems: Linux, Windows, Oracle, Android, cloud

Software/Tools: Jira, Confluence, MS-Project, Smartsheet, MS Office, Business Intelligence, Order Management, Aha; SAP; ERP, CRM, SRM, WMS, TMS, WFM, Kaizen, Kanban; High Jump, Slack, Jabber, Trello,

Professional Experience:

Motorola Solutions, PMO Chicago, IL -- Project Manager Scrum Master Agile Coach 05/22 – 09/22

Synectics, 200 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 3100, Chicago, IL 60606-5877 / 312-***-****

Servant leader for enterprise new supply chain organization Scenario Modeling capabilities supporting finance and S&OP planning with E2Open as backbone. Lead and coach teams in their cultural journey towards Agile methodology/ SAFe Estimated $7 million year over year savings derived from better planning and inventory allocation on a global basis.

Educate and adoption of Scum and Kanban practices, training on Scaled Agile SAFe and Scrum development.

Work with Product Owner to elicit, prioritize and groom user stories, based n business value, for FastTrack releases.

Utilize the Product Planning section of JIRA to enter priorities and groom User Stories in Product Backlog.

Communicated clear metrics and status updates to all levels of the enterprise including Change Management.

Managed status reports, follow up on execution based on reports, improving accountability of operations and the Development team. Ensured that team delivery is based on agreed priorities and protect the team from distractions.

Managed daily scrum ceremonies, activities, project planning, resource allocations, Agile methodology development and SAFe training for twenty-three members.

IBM Inc., Seattle, WA -- Scrum Master Agile Coach 01/22 – 05/22

Collabera, 110 Allen Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 / 973-***-****

Led and coached transformation of waterfall to Agile methodologies through training, and discovery, including defining business KPIs; organizational learnings, product vision, user story mapping, and other activities. Worked closely with PMO establishing Agile templates for Centre of Excellence in a SAFe environment.

Led planning and execution building environments of performance and accountability in a PMO/ Project Portfolio platform utilizing Jira

Created structure to Agile methodology development leading transition PMO documents, templates, processes

Boeing Aerospace, St. Louis, MO -- Project Manager Agile Coach 03/21 – 12/21

TEKsystems, 1 City Place Drive, Suite 650, Creve Coeur, MO 63141 / 314-***-****

Project Manager covering five OS and Physical Infrastructure teams of twenty-five architects.

Lead and coached planning and execution for agile development teams, building cultural environments of performance and accountability in a PMO Project Portfolio platform.

Saved $480k estimated annual development cost via improved efficiencies reducing standard phase one “Initiation” development time from eight business days to four days, while maintaining quality and output.

Established new change management Requirements SAFe Intake process, providing clearer requirements definition from stakeholders, automating the system in confluence and Jira.

Centene Corp. QA-Migrated Data, St. Louis, MO; -- Sr. Scrum Master Agile Coach 05/20 – 12/20

Collabera, 110 Allen Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 / 973-***-****

Lead and coached team of IT engineers devoted to establishing a parallel testing program that served QA for integration and consolidation of clients’ accounts payable platform covering, Medicare and Medicaid.

Lead entire team on-boarding and SAFe Agile methodology development training, developer client signoffs all passed, and creation of reports, metrics, ceremonies, and client sprint demo’s ensuring delivery of quarterly targeted PI or Program Increment features

Collaborated directly with subject matter experts, client divisional leadership in plan development, resource alignments, requirements, prioritizations, performance assessments and reporting utilizing Jira.

Centene Corp. Provider RTR Development, St. Louis, MO -- Sr. Scrum Master Agile Coach 10/19 – 03/20

Insight Global, 231 S. Bemiston Ave, Ste 1000, St. Louis, MO 63105 / 314-***-****

Servant leader coach for two new teams totaling fifteen members in development of Provider Real-Time-Repository. Efforts including migration of critical new enterprise acquisitions data post Portico through Infomatica, QA and UAT into MongoDB serving as sources of truth, tying together Providers, Members, and Claims into a seamless process eliminating batched processing for clients to 24/7 processing of millions of transactions real-time in less than a second.

Lead entire teams cultural on-boarding and Agile methodology development training, developer client signoffs all passed, and creation of reports, metrics, ceremonies utilizing Jira and client sprint demo’s ensuring delivery of quarterly targeted PI or SAFe Program Increment features

Collaborated directly with stakeholders prioritizing requests, and planned release schedules

Providing business analysis requirements creation, effective agile or waterfall working environment is, driving teams to self-managed teams, and personal / professional development

Providing leadership and cohesive communication between multiple business stakeholders and users to ensure successful outcomes

Charter Spectrum Communications, St. Louis, MO -- Sr. Project Manager Agile Coach 05/19 – 08/19

TEKsystems, 1 City Place Drive, Suite 650, Creve Coeur, MO 63141 / 314-***-****

Project Manager/Scrum Master/Delivery Lead for enterprise-wide Service Delivery Platform SDP applications i.e., Quota Isolation and Dashboards, TechModile CPE applications, guardrails, Speed Testing, and re-provisioning devices. Led four multi-functional and offshore resource allocations, workloads scheduling, release scheduling and budgets.

Budget responsibility > $3.5M, Direct/On & Offshore resources, internal stakeholders

Managed Intake through Release for seven applications, using four multi-national teams

Developed Master Project Plans, prioritized requests, and planned release schedules via Jira in a SAFe environment.

Provided business analysis and cohesive communication between multiple business stakeholders and users to ensure successful outcomes

Edgewell Personal Care Inc., St. Louis, MO -- Sr. Project Manager/ Agile Coach 08/18 – 12/18

The Judge Group, 200 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1430, Chicago, IL 60606 / 630-***-****

Delivery lead for business intelligence, integration, data, and migration projects using Waterfall, Scrum, and Kanban methodologies

Budget responsibility, project dependent ranging from $150K to over $2.0M, returning savings $25M annual savings

Lead SAFe PI planning sessions and release train planning activities using Jira

Instituted change management through standardized formats for new requirements intake process, accelerated project planning reducing release development for 90 days to 45 days for major vendor OS releases, and security patches within Linux/Unix, Oracle and RedHat based software

Established cadence of knowledge sharing KT forums and training after recognizing challenges around changing technologies, organizational transition, and need for professional development

Bayer Monsanto, St. Louis, MO -- Sr. Project Manager 08/17 – 08/18

Daugherty Business Solutions, 3 City Place, Suite 400, St. Louis, MO 63141 / 314-***-****

Client facing Project Manager operating in Agile and Waterfall cultural environments leading direct & offshore teams totaling thirty professionals driving all phases of application development and integration of business initiatives across domestic and international operations. Database Development: Guided teams in the development of relational database management systems RDBMS for client.

Bayer Monsanto Results: Improved consistency, recoverability, and accessibility of global data

Lead and coached international project teams supporting global data collection, validation, and assimilation

Project Manager and Scrum Master covering Phase One of Global platform rollout involving North America, and Europe within a SAFe environment.

Reallocated over $600K in annual resource hours to other projects, while providing significantly more reliable lead-time estimates, project planning, and tracking of projects

Led initial Jira /Aha department deployment improving communications, project tracking and management reports

Collaborate directly with Governance Boards and vendors as Liaison supporting Service Level Agreements SLA’s, delivering solutions within 90 – 120 days

Worked directly with leadership to create roadmap and coordinate development and implementation of multiple complex initiatives with budget ranges valued from $500K up to $5M in contracts

Facilitated lead – daily weekly monthly touchpoint meetings with stakeholders, clients, IT teams, and others as necessary driving 2-4-week sprint reviews utilizing Jira

USDA, Farm Loan Service, St. Louis, MO -- QA Continuous Improvement Manager 09/16 – 07/18

22nd Century Technologies, 8251 Greensboro Drive, McLean, VA 22102 / 866-***-****

Systems Integrations & Migrations: Project-managed large-scale initiatives involving the transition of programs to new platforms and the merger of disparate systems from acquired client companies.

Lead multiple security infrastructure, authentication and integrations projects and teams in development, implementation, and successful launch of seven business initiative supporting Federal Farm Loan program web and mobility applications MS Project, Web-based PMO Tools and Jira

Initiatives involve clients ingest and visibility of Company, Customer, Product, Location, and Event platforms, member associated financial loan application and approval programs

Achieved seamless migrations and integrations that were transparent to client customers, accomplished with no unscheduled downtime and delivered as much as $750K under budget.

Completed forty-five release items, estimate at completion 10% under budget

WiserU LLC, St. Louis, MO -- Strategic Planning, Business Development 10/15 – 09/16

Researched and developed local market landscape intelligence supporting enterprise start-up and expansion into commercial and university channels for Cloud based library, networking, and curriculum value research and data base.

Developed local business partners, defined business cases and solutions to meet the need for immediate and reliable access of data supporting career planning and counseling

Eaton Corporation, Highland, IL -- Procurement Product Development Manager 12/12 – 08/15

Accountable for $200MM in procurement supply and service negotiations, directed a team of six professionals and over thirty sub-contractors. Led four offshore divisional product developments from concept inception through production

Transitioned procurement analytics towards SAP/ERP platforms supporting planning and execution

Lead C-Level negotiations and execution of Independent Research and Development IR&D efforts for the business unit with sales exceeding $1B; assessed, recommended, and implemented process improvements to monitor portfolio progress

Developed, secured approval, and managed budgets ranging from $100K to $2MM per project, working directly with C-Level client managers reporting regularly on project details

Fresh Innovations Technologies, Watsonville, CA -- Founder, Owner, Managing Partner 03/08 – 12/12

Member of the founding team established and directed design & organization processes and improvements, supply-side negotiations and performance tracking, and investor facing proponent for patented consumer yielding 70% cost reduction and three times revenue increase in 2 years.

WINGS Consulting clients below 10/97 – 03/08

Driscoll’s -- Supply-Chain, Procurement, Product Dvlp 07/05 – 03/08

Earthbound Farm -- Supply-Chain, Procurement, Product Dvlp 10/03 – 07/05

Ghirardelli Chocolates -- Supply-Chain, Procurement, Product Dvlp 05/01 – 03/03

The Coca-Cola Company -- Global Procurement Manager, Product Dvlp 05/95 – 10/97

Crown Cork & Seal, Inc. -- National Product / Category Manager 04/89 – 05/95


Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri

Bachelor of Science, Strategic Management and Administration


PMT - Project Management Training I & II

Agile Methodology Coach

SAFe Scrum Master

Lean Six Sigma

CPI - Continuous Process Improvement

AMDP - Advanced Management Development Program

References: Available upon request

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