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 with vast experience in Waterfall and Agile development. She led Agile transformation and teams ranging from 3 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.
SDK Integration
Managed the first external integration of an identity protection SDK for a high-value partner.

Expertise

Work Experience

Training Program Developer

2024 - 2024
Toptal
  • Joined the Toptal training team to develop a multilevel training program for project managers and those interested in gaining project management skills.
  • Researched and reviewed applicable training courses suitable for the learning path.
  • Organized all courses into three multi-week paths designed to address project management fundamentals, advanced project management topics, and agile project management.

Project Manager

2022 - 2024
Freelance Clients
  • Managed a large data migration project. Corrected course on schedule for the project started six years prior. Assessed and implemented a schedule recovery plan. The project concluded when seven million member accounts were successfully migrated.
  • Spearheaded a project for a major telecom company to provide the capability to auto-enroll members into services post-purchase, allowing members to immediately see the product's value to reduce churn.
  • Managed a partner-facing web refresh of an eligibility checker experience and offer page. Oversaw multi-functional teams, including marketing, customer success, web experience, and eCommerce.

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.

SDK Integration

Managed the first external integration of an identity protection SDK for a high-value partner.

I managed a cross-functional team of internal and external engineers to integrate an identity protection SDK for a partner. This included single sign-on (SSO), licensing component, and external payment processing
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)

Tools

Project Management & Work Tracking Tools, Jira, Confluence, Atlassian Suite, NetSuite, Microsoft Project, MURAL, Miro, Figma

Industry Expertise

Aerospace & Defense, Logistics

Paradigms

Waterfall Development, Agile Project Management, Agile Leadership, Agile Software Development, Agile Delivery, Agile, Scrum, Implementation Project Management, Change Management, Requirements Analysis, Kanban, Management

Platforms

Monday.com

Other

Budgeting, Communication, Leadership, Earned Value Management (EVM), Project Scheduling, Financials, Project Planning, Project Management, Distributed Team Management, Project Estimation, Process Optimization, Business Analysis, IT Projects, Project Tracking, Communication Strategy, Client Management, Estimation & Planning, Project Scoping, Project Reporting, Agile Product Delivery, IT Project Management, Waterfall Methodology, Hybrid Project Management, Project Rescue, Project Coordination, Project Management & Delivery, Resource Management, Project Management Professional (PMP), Sprints, Project Timelines, PMO, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Workshop Facilitation, Requirements, Proposals, Scrum Master, Scrum Coaching, Agile Sprints, Product Owner, New Products, Backlog Grooming, Feature Backlog Prioritization, Risk Analysis, Microsoft Teams, Agile Coaching, Minimum Viable Product (MVP), User Requirements, Enterprise SaaS, Software as a Service (SaaS), Technical Project Management, Training & Training Content Development, Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), Web Development, Consulting, Deployment, Stakeholder Management, IT Infrastructure, Delivery, Training Content, Training, Discovery Workshops, Technical Requirements, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Project Discovery, Business Consulting, Web Project Management, Objectives & Key Results (OKRs), Process Improvement, Value Stream Mapping, Backlog Management, Product Roadmaps, Web & Mobile Applications, Web Services, Roadmaps, Business to Business (B2B), Event Management, Event Planning, Events, Economics, History, Psychology, Evidence-based Management, Resource Allocation, Vendor Selection, Vendor Management, Contract, Cloud, Serverless, Engineering Program Management (EPM), Risk, Government Contracting, Product Management, Agile Data Science, Software Development, Google, Smartsheet, Multi-functional Teams, Client Software, Marketing, APIs, GDPR, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning

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