Corey Patrick Jones, Project Manager in Madison, IL, United States
Corey Patrick Jones

Project Manager in Madison, IL, United States

Member since December 24, 2019
Corey is a certified project/program manager with over a decade of Agile-based, hands-on experience leading small and large teams to discover and deliver value. Focused around open-source eCommerce, data assets, architecture, and enterprise digitization, he has extensive expertise in managing remote, international teams with a broad set of tools the carry across the spectrum of Waterfall, Agile, and everything in-between.
Corey is now available for hire

Project Highlights

  • Led discovery and delivery of all aspects of this eCommerce website, which hosts millions of SKUs.
  • Accounted for and maintained very large data asset repositories that brought common understanding across an organization.
  • Successfully merged a high governance Waterfall software development life-cycle with Agile.

Expertise

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Employment

  • Senior Expert Data Project Manager

    2018 - PRESENT
    Rose International - Bayer/Monsanto
    • Joined the team as a technical project manager to complete the delivery of B2B oriented capabilities.
    • Transitioned to lead the data management and analytics integration effort once Bayer bought Monsanto.
    • Served many teams, facilitated stand-ups, Agile training, ceremonies, and other workshops.
    • Maintained very large and complex project plan of over 4,000 lines.
    • Maintained very large and complex JIRA boards of over 1,000 stories.
  • Agile Project Manager and Agile Transformation Coach

    2017 - 2018
    United States Department of Agriculture - FSA
    • Coached a team of government employees and contractors on agile, QA, and modern project management.
    • Successfully shifted the USDA-FSA to use a specific approach utilizing JIRA and Confluence.
    • Migrated portions of one of the first databases into Java.
  • Chief Information Officer

    2010 - 2016
    Webbed Sphere Inc
    • Joined the small company as a data analyst, uncovering several ways to save the company millions of dollars.
    • Introduced agile to IT and implemented it successfully.
    • Was accountable for the IT and data discovery and delivery for all projects.
    • Led the organizational change across all departments (sales and marketing, finance, order revenue management, IT, fulfillment, supply chain, and property).
    • Designed key performance indicators along with OKRs. Chartered projects to measure them as the key stakeholder.

Project History

  • TrollAndToad.com
    Led discovery and delivery of all aspects of this eCommerce website, which hosts millions of SKUs.

    Managed and facilitated a cross-functional team of developers, database experts, marketing professionals and product owners toward developing (at the time) fringe technology which led to exponential growth.

    TrollAndToad.com was awarded Inc 5,000 status five years in a row. I was awarded employee of the year.

  • Data Management and Analytics
    Accounted for and maintained very large data asset repositories that brought common understanding across an organization.

    Project lead for the legacy Monsanto transnational data assets refactoring as part of Bayer's acquisition. Involved 150 APIs, managing a 40 person team, reviewing specifications, interfacing across the enterprise, global coordination, and much more.

  • USDA Agile Transformation
    Successfully merged a high governance Waterfall software development life-cycle with Agile.

    Managed over 20 developers and testers following rigorous governance standards. Provided QA guidance, Agile coaching, coordination with government officers, and regular status meetings with Washington D.C.

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in General Studies
    2008 - 2012
    Eastern Kentucky University - Richmond, KY

Certifications

  • Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP)
    JULY 2020 - JULY 2023
    IIBA
  • Certified Disciplined Agile Practioner
    MAY 2020 - MAY 2023
    PMI
  • SA - Scaled Agile Framework 4 Agilist
    MAY 2019 - PRESENT
    Scaled Agile, Inc
  • PSM - Professional Scrum Master
    MARCH 2018 - PRESENT
    Scrum.org
  • ACP - Agile Certified Practitioner
    MARCH 2018 - MAY 2020
    PMI - Project Management Insititute
  • PMP - Project Management Professional
    JUNE 2016 - JUNE 2022
    PMI - Project Management Institute

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