Christine Everson, Project Manager in Denver, CO, United States
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Christine Everson

Verified Expert  in Project Management

Project Manager

Location
Denver, CO, United States
Toptal Member Since
September 30, 2021

Christine is a seasoned project manager and has vast experience with Waterfall and Agile development. She led Agile transformation and teams ranging from three to 300 people to succeed in their projects, providing specific training and coaching on the Scrum framework. Christine is certified as a PMP, PSM, PSPO, and AWS Cloud Practitioner. She has experience with the Atlassian Suite, Microsoft products, NetSuite, and Deltek, and she can learn new software tools quickly.

Project Highlights

Agile Transformation
Successfully led Agile transformation of software development team.

Expertise

Work Experience

PMO Manager | Scrum Master

2019 - 2021
FLYHT Inc
  • Joined the team to create the PMO including all processes and procedures. Implemented PMI best practices for Waterfall projects. Improved budgeting and scheduling tools to incorporate best practices. Coached and mentored all project managers in the PMO.
  • Led an Agile transformation for the software team. As a scrum master of three scrum teams, grew the agile maturity of all teams working to produce three new aviation-related SaaS products. Served as agile coach to scrum teams and the business at large.
  • Managed multiple projects at once ranging from $50,000 to $1,000,000.

Senior Program Manager

2011 - 2019
Sierra Nevada Corporation
  • Led the financial turnaround of a $130 million program, that was oscillating between $20 million under to $5 million over. Achieved by instituting a control account management system as well as data analysis of repair costs to reduce outstanding commitments past the PoP.
  • Negotiated a $2.3 million claim with government contracting, all going to profit. The basis of the claim was that work performed was covered by the scope of the statement of work (SOW), but had not been proposed originally, therefore was owed by the government.
  • Overhauled the proposal process of a $360 million, three-year proposal, to allow for submission in the same amount of time as a normally $130 million, one-year proposal with no regulatory deficiencies.

Agile Transformation

Successfully led Agile transformation of software development team.

Acted as a servant leader to three development teams to move from Waterfall and Agile in name only product development to a truly agile mindset utilizing Scrum framework.

Additionally, I developed learning paths for product owners, scrum masters, scrum team members, and stakeholders to ensure comprehensive knowledge and buy-in from the entire organization.
2010 - 2011

Master's Degree in Public Administration

University of Arizona Global Campus - San Diego, CA

2008 - 2010

Bachelor's Degree in Social Science

University of Arizona Global Campus - San Diego, CA

DECEMBER 2021 - PRESENT

Professional Agile Leadership—Evidence-based Management

Scrum.org

SEPTEMBER 2021 - PRESENT

Professional Scrum Product Owner I (PSPO I)

Scrum.org

JANUARY 2021 - PRESENT

AWS Cloud Practitioner

Amazon Web Services

APRIL 2020 - PRESENT

Professional Scrum Master Level I (PSM I)

Scrum.org

OCTOBER 2015 - PRESENT

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Project Management Institute (PMI)

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