Denny Bohs

Denny Bohs

Thorndale, PA, United States
Member since July 15, 2019
Denny has over 20 years of experience leading growth in organizations. He led the market-facing side of Frontline Education when they grew from two customers to more than 4,000, gaining valuable market insights along the way. For the past ten years, Denny has spearheaded new product development, and managed suites of products for startups, and large established organizations in markets such as edtech, and consumer electronics.
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Project Highlights
  • Led product development from idea to beta release in 13 months reaching the target market of over 3.2 million users.
  • Installed new product methodology and led the product team including building a roadmap for a suite of 11 digital products.
Expertise
  • Agile
  • Aha!
  • Education Technology (Edtech)
  • Human-centered Design (HCD)
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • MySQL
  • Scrum
  • Trello
Education
Select Certifications
Employment
  • Product Manager
    2018 - 2019
    Penske Truck Rental (Contract)
    • Led discovery sessions with internal stakeholders and external targeted users for new product development.
    • Wrote user stories, managed backlog, and led sprint planning and showcase sessions for the Agile team.
    • Led and mentored team members in an Agile process.
    • Managed the relationship with an external vendor to lead the user research effort on an enterprise software product for a user market of over 30,000.
    • Led the effort to introduce analytics and update reporting on the core enterprise software for the entire user base.
  • Senior Manager of Product Management
    2017 - 2018
    American Bible Society
    • Managed a suite of nine digital and several print products.
    • Led the product management team in our division, mentored young product managers, and led daily stand-up meetings.
    • Set the overall direction and strategy for our suite of software products.
    • Introduced the Pragmatic Institute product framework to the organization.
    • Supported all domestic efforts by managing the full life-cycle of existing products, and the introduction of new products.
    • Managed engagement with users via phone calls, surveys, and tools such as UserVoice.
  • Director of Business Systems
    2014 - 2016
    Source4Teachers
    • Led project to completely redesign the primary operations system to ensure greater efficiency and positive impact on the company bottom line.
    • Identified and interviewed key personas and subject matter experts to gather requirements and produce user stories.
    • Maintained primary ownership of, and responsibility for all production and back-office systems. This ensured 99.99% up-time, maximum efficiency, and effectiveness for all business units.
    • Acted as liaison between the IT group and operational business units needing access to business systems.
    • Maintained ownership of all on-prem and SaaS solutions for an over 10,000 employee user base.
  • Senior Business Consultant
    2014 - 2014
    Hyland Software
    • Led the discovery process with new customers ensuring that all requirements were captured as use cases, or added to the solution design document.
    • Drafted the solution design document or user stories verifying that they met the customer requirements.
    • Worked with resources both internal and external to implement the solution as composed in the solution design document or user stories.
    • Gathered requirements and led the custom development effort to deliver the enterprise system (OnBase) for Higher Education clients in the US.
    • Presented to C-level executives.
  • Senior Business Analyst
    2013 - 2014
    iPipeline
    • Identified functional requirements and created viable specs for the development team.
    • Collaborated with product mangers, project managers, and team members to ensure a consistent customer experience.
    • Worked with resources both internal and external to implement the solution as composed in the solution design document or user stories.
    • Led the discovery process with new customers ensuring that all requirements were captured as use cases, or added to the solution design document.
    • Worked closely with the UI/UX designer to deliver product solutions which met or exceeded market expectations.
  • Business Analyst
    2012 - 2013
    Neat Company
    • Discovered use cases and wrote user stories across interrelated projects with a focus on Cloud and mobile development in a fast-paced, Agile environment.
    • Collaborated with product owners to confirm user stories, demonstrated development output, managed JIRA backlog, and completed the feedback loop to the development team.
    • Worked closely with the UI/UX designer to deliver product solutions which met or exceeded market expectations.
    • Researched the market and competition.
    • Acted as Scrum master and led two separate co-located development teams.
  • Business Analyst and Product Owner
    2007 - 2012
    Frontline Education
    • Led a 12 member team in a new product development effort from requirements gathering to product beta launch.
    • Met with users and potential users to understand the problems with teacher evaluations and craft solutions that would solve them.
    • Selected a group of beta users from among all applicants and met with them bi-weekly for evaluation, and product discussions.
    • Used ETL tools such as Pervasive and the Dell¬†Boomi¬†Platform to design new data import processes, significantly reducing lead time for implementing new customers.
    • Led the implementation project for large and high-profile customers like Nova Scotia, delivering on-budget and on-time.
    • Recognized for "outside the box" thinking; designing unique custom solutions for high-profile customers.
    • Traveled across North America meeting directly with users for training, user group meetings, and discovery sessions.
Project History
  • Project Prisma
    Led product development from idea to beta release in 13 months reaching the target market of over 3.2 million users.

    Prisma sought to solve the teacher evaluation problem in K12 education. Most school districts were still using pen and paper to complete teacher evaluations. As a result, they were inefficient, slow, and unorganized. Prisma was a responsive web solution which worked both on, and offline, and allowed administrators to view the progress of all evaluations, easily switch between subjects, and gave all personas the visibility they needed in the process.

    The rapid development of Prisma in a very competitive market led to the acquisition of more than one competitor.

  • ABS Product Leadership
    Installed new product methodology and led the product team including building a roadmap for a suite of 11 digital products.

    As the leader of the newly created product team, I installed a product framework where none previously existed. This included new tools for road mapping, project management, customer support, and integration points among all. The development effort was split among a small group of internal developers and several vendors with little or no oversight. I took over relationship management with vendors and the internal team to align development work with the roadmap. In addition, mentoring product managers was a large part of this effort as the organization had no product presence previously. One key product was called JourneyMaker, which was built several years prior but had not been maintained or enhanced. I worked with one of our junior project managers to interview the market, gather requirements, and build the roadmap for the future development of this product. We had a second product, which after a gap analysis, I determined that it was 85% identical with a lower number of users. The roadmap included moving those features from the gap analysis to JournMaker and sunsetting the second product.

Education
  • Certificate in Project Management
    2009 - 2010
    Pennsylvania State University - Great Valley, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing and Economics
    1989 - 1993
    West Chester University of Pennsylvania - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
Certifications
  • PMC III
    APRIL 2012 - PRESENT
    Pragmatic Institute

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