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Sarah
sgalimore@gmail.com
518-928-1605
Fairfax, VA 22030
CONSULTANT - PROJECT DELIVERY STRATEGIST
18 years experience W2
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CONSULTANT - PROJECT DELIVERY STRATEGIST
Jun 2019 - present
in delivery management, process optimization / operations and organizational development. Provide tailored strategies using multi-disciplinary best practices in project, product, and organizational change management. Highlights of recent work:
  • Completed risk assessments for a legacy custom application modernization project for a federal agency, partnering with the product management team to analyze the product roadmap, backlog prioritization and feature dependency to identify and mitigate delivery risks due to regulatory schedule constraints. Provided recommendations for risk mitigation, while partnering with technical leads for release planning coordination.
  • Led a four month turnaround effort for a Drupal CMS development project utilizing data and best practice alignment analysis to identify and implement operational changes that resulted in delivering all remaining task orders on schedule with high quality. Negotiated with executive leadership, project sponsors and the COR to gain buy-in on a three-phased strategy starting with a stabilization phase to identify and remediate resource gaps, implement stronger reporting and governance processes, validate scope and reforecast the release schedule. The strategy was successful, allowing the team to accelerate delivery, operate more efficiently and provide a much better experience for all stakeholders. Increased profit margins by over 20%.
  • Defined the strategy for an organizational development initiative to help prepare a client for their next phase of company growth through optimized delivery operations. Completed comprehensive organizational performance assessment activities and set forth a change initiative roadmap leveraging ADKAR and similar frameworks. Partnered with leadership in Finance, HR, IT, and Account Management for collaborative implementation of prioritized change initiatives, supported by robust communications and engagement.
  • Provided coaching and training, facilitating delivery management knowledge sharing. Supported recruiting, onboarding, and job description definitions.
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Jan 2005 - Jan 2006
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Education
Computer Information Systems
Hudson Valley C.C 2009
Information Technology Management
University at Albany 2007
Business Administration
Russell Sage College 2004
Certifications
PMP
(PMP) Certification, Project Management Institute
Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Scrum Alliance
Certified Change Management Practitioner, Prosci
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Product Management
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Project Management
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