Software Program / Product Manager
... laser-focused on software success
Bret Dangelmaier, 2009 Updated Version
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Summary of Qualifications
Major Product Development
Major Product Management
Contact information: Accomplishments
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Education and Additional Information
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At Microsoft – led the release of two versions
of Microsoft Outlook with Business Contact
• Strong Microsoft Product Development Life Cycle Skills
• Product Strategy Creation and Execution
At BlueTie – led the development and release
of the Adventive Transaction Network, a new • Leadership of Development Teams
online advertising platform and business area • User-Centric Designs and Specifications
for the company.
• Strong Project Management Skills
• OEM / Vendor Negotiation
At Navision – responsible for the early
releases of the ERP product Axapta (now • Expert in Windows Mobile Devices – HW & SW
called Microsoft Dynamics AX), providing • Software Localization and Internationalization
customer requirements and business logic
requirements for six new markets. • Usability Research and Testing
• Online Advertising
Truly laser-focused on customer requirements • Remote Management of Teams and Outsourcing
and needs, while remaining agile enough to
adjust rapidly when the business needs
Summary of Qualifications
Proven success in designing and releasing
software products at Microsoft to millions of
Over 11 years of experience in the Product
Development Life Cycle from inception to
design to release.
Experienced designing and delivering Web-
based, ERP, CRM, Consumer, and Small
Business Applications. Efficient Business Market
Strong Product Management skills with Needs
proven success bringing new products to
market in US and overseas markets.
Proven ability to prioritize and balance costs
and business needs while remaining laser-
focused on customer needs.
Accomplished leader of development Control
teams, including remote teams across the
Major Product Development Accomplishments
Led the release of two versions of Microsoft Outlook
with Business Contact Manager with a budget of over $4
Shaved 10% off of Dell’s software build time of their
Business PCs, allowing them to dramatically reduce their
Business PC build costs. This directly saved the
relationship between Dell and Microsoft, allowing the
product to remain on Dell’s list of installed software.
Created the Adventive Transaction Network, a new
online advertising platform and business area for
BlueTie, leading the team from the idea stage – through
to design, development and release in about 6 months.
Authored numerous requirements and design
documents for software currently being used by millions
Directed Alpha and Beta Test releases and usability
studies for products.
Track record of greatly improving software release
processes by adding new techniques and cost saving
initiatives to product organizations.
Major Product Management Accomplishments
Directly responsible for achieving buy-in of all
OEMs, Partners, and Vendors for key product and feature
decisions and designs.
Successfully launched new products in international
markets, providing all of the needed tools, training, support
and Product Marketing assistance.
Created and executed Product Marketing and Messaging
Strategies both in the US and internationally.
Fully responsible for the product lines sold in 6 international
subsidiary offices of Navision. This included developing
pricing and licensing strategies, knowledge transfer and
support activities, and supporting their local Business
Reduced Software localization costs 20% while increasing the
number of released languages from 10 to 17 by improving
processes and management of outsourced labor.
Directed worldwide technical conferences for both reseller
and customer communities.
Created the ISV partner program for the Microsoft Dynamics
AX ERP product suite, where new ISVs were recruited and
placed under contract, then managed throughout their
delivery cycles and final acceptance testing.
Owned Two of the Three Product Lines
Product Manager Web Design and Development
BlueTie Inc. ▪ 2007 – 2009 Zero-to-Launch in about 6 Months
Outlook with Business Contact Manager (2 Release Cycles)
Lead Program Manager Microsoft Office Accounting 2006
OEM Negotiations and Localization Improvements
Microsoft Corporation ▪ 2002 – 2007
Lead Product Manager Microsoft Dynamics AX – Initial Product Managers
Key Note Speaker at Global Conferences
Navision A/S ▪ 1998 – 2002 Launched Product to New Countries and Markets
Project Manager / Consultant
CRI A/S ▪ 1995 – 1998 Remote Assignments in Asia and Europe
Government, Defense and Space Agency Contracts
Military Service (Gulf War Veteran) Top Secret Clearance (TS/SCI/SBI)
US Air Force ▪ 1983 – 1995 Satellite Communications and Crypto Experience
Education & Additional Information
Master of Business Administration in Aviation Provided technical assistance and advice for Outlook
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona 2007 Business Contact Manager for Dummies, Karen
Beach, Florida (1995) Fredericks and Lon Orenstein, Wiley Publishing
Bachelor of Science in Business Management
Mentioned in Author’s Acknowledgements
Bellevue University, Nebraska (1993)
Member of IIBA (International Institute of Business
Fluent in Danish language