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If you're looking for a Business Analyst/Project Manager in Austin, Texas, I may be a good fit. …

If you're looking for a Business Analyst/Project Manager in Austin, Texas, I may be a good fit.

Check out my portfolio of projects.
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If you'd like to meet to talk more, you can reach me at kcarney [at] cubitplanning [dot] com

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  • 1. I’m Kristen. Howdy! Nice to meet you.You’ve got questions.1. Can this person fulfill the Business Analyst/Project Manager (BA/PM) role for my team?2. Will this person fit in with my team?3. Will I like working with this person? This document will help you answer these questions by mapping BA/PM responsibilities to 3 positions & 3 projects that I’ve worked on in the past.
  • 2. Projects & Positions Projects PM/BA Tasks Positions Project Planning Co-founder,Zonkey Cubit Business RequirementsNoah Project Manager, Team Collaboration TxDOTTruth-in-Taxation Software Specifications Socio-Economist, Interview Customers Halff Associates Timeline Noah Truth-in-Taxation Zonkey 2002 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 BA in Socio- Halff Research contracted me out English from Economist for Co-founded Co-founded Associate for to TxDOT as a Cubit & funded by Trinity Halff Associates, Project Manager Cubit & funded by Kavoussi & Capital Factory University contracted out as Capital Factory Associates Project Manager to TxDOT
  • 3. What Project: ZonkeyWeb app that helps realestate developers identify Wrote User Stories, Use Cases & Acceptance Testsparcels for development -not yet releasedKristen’s RolesBusiness AnalystProject ManagerDatabase DesignerMethodologiesUser Stories AppliedLean Product DevelopmentHomegrown Agile Facilitated Conversations with Prospective Customers The customer team is interviewing 30 real estate developers about problems in parcel identification.
  • 4. What Project: NoahSEO project designedto drive traffic to Cubit Developed App Specifications & Wrote RequirementsSee Noah at: Documentswww.cubitplanning.com/census2010Kristen’s RolesRequirements WriterDatabase DesignerQA/QCMethodologiesRequirementsDocumentation I used a requirement document format that has workedHomegrown Agile well for the Cubit team for projects where we want toLean Product Development build a minimum viable product to test feasibility. Monitoring Results & Making Improvements Noah more than doubled unique visitors.
  • 5. What Project: Truth-in-TaxationSoftware that helpsgovernment agencies Customer supportset their tax ratehttp://www.texasetr.com/tnt/index.jspKristen’s RolesProject ManagerQA/QCCustomer SupportMethodologies Communicated errors & updates to an outsourcedWaterfall development team Analyzed data to identify needed improvements Software sales increased 11% despite a new competitor offering a similar product at a discount
  • 6. What Position: Co-founder, Cubit Web app for environmental Set business goals & Interview & survey engineers to get demographic data fast measure progress customers to improve Cubit app www.cubitplanning.com Kristen’s Roles Business Analyst Project Manager Database Designer Methodologies User Stories Applied Lean Product Development Homegrown AgileProvide phone, email & chat customer support Makes my day! 800+ registered users & growing
  • 7. Position: Project Manager, TxDOTManaged the environmental clearance process for over 400 While this projecttransportation projects looks under- whelming, it was the first shared documentation of the status of 400+ projects. It allowed local, state & national stake- holders to quickly assess project status. Position: Socio-Economist, HalffDeveloped work flows & requirements documents for a diverse project team ofgeologists, biologists, archeologists & engineers working on transportation projects Bad
  • 8. Can this person do theBA/PM job? Will I personally like working with this person? Back to I do I like but I also like Your Requirements & Specifications Data Bright Colors Questions Team Launching Talking to People Collaboration Products Project Optimization Visualizations Prioritization Talking to Rectangles Drawing Outside Customers the Lines Will this person fit in with my team? If the answers to your questions are yes, I’d love to talk more in person. You can reach me at kcarney@cubitplanning.com
  • 9. Kristen Carney kcarney@cubitplanning.comPROFILE My career has been a 9 year love affair with data. I ask questions, find data that answers questions and build technology that addresses questions.EXPERIENCECo-founder, Cubit — 2009-2011 Business Analyst, Project Manager, Database Designer, Customer Support, Marketer, Social Media, QA/QC, SEOStatistical Research Planner, Travis County — 2009-2009 Statistical Researcher, Analyst, WriterSocio-Economist, Halff Associates & Contract Project Manager, TxDOT — 2007-2009 Project Manager, Researcher, WriterResearch Associate, Kavoussi & Associates — 2002-2006 Business Analyst, Project Manager, Researcher, Writer, Database Designer, QA/QCMETHODOLOGIESLean Product Development, User Stories, AgileTECHNOLOGIESMySQL, PostgreSQL, GIS, WordpressHONORS • Cubit was 1 of 5 companies selected by Capital Factory in 2009 for capital investment and mentorship from a pool of over 300 applicants• Guest speaker at conferences and professional association meetings including the national American Planning Association Conference, MITs Planning & Technology Conference & Supporting Women in Geography and GIS• Published Article "Create Jobs Over Coffee" in the American Planning Associations Planning Magazine, December 2009EDUCATION Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas -- BA in English, 2002 (magna cum laude)ONLINEBlog: http://www.cubitplanning.com/blog Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cubitplanning - a Planetizen top twitter feedLinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/kristencarney

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