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Lauren Kelly

Product Leader focused on delivering customer-centric solutions.

Silo-breaking team-builder with over a decade of experience in building simple solutions for complex problems.


Super Powers

  • Building teams that get things done
  • Obtaining stakeholder buy-in
  • Translating business needs into technical requirements
  • Wrangling changing priorities
  • Eliciting and implementing feedback
  • Remote collaboration
  • Building trust within teams
  • Finding the right role for the skills team members offer

    Experience
    Remote
    Product Manager
    • Product manager for migration tool and visual regression tool, automating processes and increasing team efficiency by over 1000%
    • Identify and mitigate risks to increased scalability of program, improving throughput by 150%
    • Implementing Partner Certification Program to improve scalability of offerings and convert internal tool into marketable product
    • Collaborate with sales engineering to revise project scoping process, offloading 95% of scoping to sales
    • Build and provide on-going management of Jira-based project, revenue, and resource tracking system, utilized by all post-sales teams and for executive reporting needs
    • Coordinate and manage relationships with international partner agencies
    • Work with direct reports to develop and refine their skills, improving efficiency as well as contributing to internal promotions. 50% of direct reports have gone on to lead other teams.
    • Manage 100% remote teams across multiple time zones, both direct and indirect
    Independent Contractor
    Remote
    Freelance Consultant
    • Implemented technical solutions for CMS, LMS, and commerce needs 
    • Worked with teams to implement Agile workflows and get projects back on track
    Ithaca, NY
    Drupal Developer / Team Lead
    • Led multiple complex multi-phase projects, managing development, design, project documents, and client communications
    Ithaca, NY
    Product Manager / Site Architect

    ● Worked with customers, designers, and developers to build out custom CMS solutions
    ● Implemented Jira for development lifecycle, improving tracking and reporting of time and resource management, project scheduling, budgeting, and client interaction

    Remote
    Project Director

    ● Worked closely with existing teams to improve communication and processes, getting projects back on schedule
    ● Developed technical web solutions for print media customers

    Education
    Indiana University - Bloomington
    Bloomington, Indiana
    Bachelor of General Studies

    Humanities with emphasis in Education – Minor: Philosophy

    Memberships
    Certified Scrum Product Owner
    Project Management Institute member
    Presentations
    Working Together from Afar: Explorations of Remote Work in the Modern World
    Use Cases and User Stories: Tell the Full Story
    Getting Started with Git
    Engaging Support Systems