New York, NY http://www.linkedin.com/in/nancyabeck
Product Manager w Accessibility Specialist w Certified Scrummaster¨ (CSM)
Pearson Education w 2014 - Present
Senior Product Manager: Pearson System of Courses apps on IOS, Windows and Chromebook for K–12 English Language Arts and K–11 Mathematics curriculum. This exciting digital system of learning, built from the ground up, is rooted in research showing that students learn best in a collaborative community, led by a strong teacher who centers instruction on a rich and challenging curriculum.
á Improve communication of student and teacher needs among cross-functional teams at the intersection of consolidated product roadmaps.
á Decide features and functionality built by scrum teams to align with roadmap.
á Design Beta test plan to give sales, marketing and services teams early access to a new platform implementation, speeding their ability to bring the product to customers.
á Advocate for customer and stakeholders, ensuring optimal user experience, pedagogical fidelity and product vision during vendor development cycles for apps and components.
á Champion accessibility guidelines among all teams in the project.
Jovus, Inc. w 2002 - 2014
Technical Product Manager / Senior Engineer: Copilot to the lead developer for the core company product that does authoring, workflow, compliance, publication and distribution of equity research, improving customer time-to-publish from 12 hours to 20 minutes.
¥ Improved new customer deployment time from six weeks to four days and reduced team capacity requirements by 40% by using agile methods to guide performance tuning, iterative improvements, and pro-active maintenance plans
¥ Developed and released new features and enhancements for production systems as full stack Java engineer (Servlets, JSP, SOAP, Swing, XML, XSLT, Apache Tomcat, Oracle, MS SQL Server).
Citigroup w 2002
Business Analyst: Provided Citigroup Investment Research with technical functional specifications for integrating a new global equity research database with legacy databases and applications.
Scholastic, Inc. w 1997 – 2001
Team Lead / Java Developer: Developed JavaBeans, Servlets and ASP for dozens of applications, games, and quizzes for classroom use by students and teachers. Promoted code reuse and iterative improvements among other developers, conducted technical reviews. Determined most stable approach for use of emerging technologies, trained team members and advised content producers.
New York University, SCPS Information Technologies w 1997 – 2001
The Creative Center At University Settlement w 2011 – Present
Advisory board member, teaching artist, art studio facilitator
IBM Learning Services
Sun Educational Services
New York University
Ryerson University/Chang School
Nassau Community College
Pearson Accessibility Specialist Training
References available upon request.