Lean Portfolio Manager

The Hartford


Scaled Agile Methodology. Kanban Boards, Scrum Boards and Ceremonies, Daily Huddles, Retrospectives, Program and Team Backlogs, System/Process Demos, Continuous Exploration/ Integration/ Release, Operational Excellence.

Jira, MS Project, LucidChart, MS PowerPoint / Excel / SharePoint / Outlook, Peer Recognition System, Survey Tools


Program Management, Clarifier, Activator, Experience, Agile Project Management, Scrum, Attention to Detail


Established the Lean Portfolio Management Office for the Group Benefits Technology Organization. • With assertiveness, led financial governance for a portfolio of over $50M in annual spending, clarifying the routines and requirements and presenting the results to the executive vice president and his staff monthly. • Managed vendor and supplier relationships and management to lower cost and higher performance predictability levels. • Established relentless improvement in team, program and portfolio performance via the employment of self-assessments, reporting, and recognition. • Managed the portfolio to deliver 90% of the planned initiatives and five unplanned projects, all within 3% of the original budget for the financial year under my leadership.