Dr. Kara Drew
Strategic Product Owner
An United States Air Force veteran who is a highly motivated business professional with over 19 years of experience in the field of Business and Information Technology Management. Exceptional record of achievement in IT operations, risk management, and is a steward of process improvement.
Proven ability to deliver. Employs the vision of marketing as a value-creating process that is essential to the formulation of a customer-driven strategy by selecting target markets, setting objectives, and finally developing, implementing, and managing marketing programs designed to meet the value requirements of the customer.
Initiates and sets goals for programs according to the strategic objectives of the organization. Stands up programs from start to completion involving deadlines, milestones and processes.
Special expertise in IT project management to include operations and development, Voice/Data Network Management, Requirements Analysis and Systems Design, and Systems testing (Java/Siebel coded applications). Highly adept at building and leading top-performing teams, ensuring quality deliverables, and compliance with customer requirements. Excels at liaising between functional and technical teams to achieve on-time, on-budget, and as defined project completions.
Recognized for streamlining processes, delivering quality software releases, delivering quality project deliverables on-time or early, team mentorship, and forging valuable relationships with the customer.
SAFe 4 Certified Agilist
Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership with a specialization in Information Systems and Technology, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Information Technology Management, Bachelors of Business Administration, and Associate of Applied Science
- Project Lifecycle Management
- Project Scheduling
- Project Budgeting & Cost Controls
- Project Management Methodology Expert (Waterfall, Agile, Scrum, and PMI)
- Scaled Agile Framework for Lean Enterprises (SAFe)
- Requirements Definition & Analysis
- Systems Analysis & Design
- Business Process Modeling (BPM)
- Systems testing
- Data Analysis (budgets, performance)
- Voice Networking
- MBA Adjunct Instructor