Hello, I am

LYNNE O’CONNOR

  • collaboration facilitator
  • experience designer
  • change leader
  • problem solver
  • team culture builder

Hire me for

  • Business Systems Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Technical and Strategic Communications
  • Content Management and Design

I facilitate success in collaboration to
optimize, design, develop, and implement
experience-first systems and processes;
specializing in solving problems through
strategic communications,
unified Agile and waterfall
program-product-project management,
and enhanced team culture and engagement.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Over fifteen years of experience in planning, organizing, leading, and supporting high-visibility and -impact information technology initiatives, programs, products, projects, and tasks for organizations that include Microsoft, UC Davis Health, Intel, General Electric, and American Express to

  • facilitate intra- and inter-team cooperation, collaboration, communication, and engagement amongst executive leadership, stakeholders, product owners and managers, subject matter experts, solution architects, software developers, hardware designers, testers, customers, and end users.
  • expertly apply project management and analytical approaches and methodologies (e.g., Agile, Agile Scrum, waterfall, and hybrid) with a focus on user-centric design and user experience fundamentals to develop and implement rapid and iterative delivery of business and technology systems that include software applications and underlying technology systems such as servers, storage, and databases.
  • meet broad and diverse scope, schedule, and budget requirements that prioritize alignment and cohesion with organizational strategies and goals, continuous improvement, reduced cost and complexity, and increased output, efficiency, quality, and accuracy.

Demonstrated strategic and technical communication competency to drive complex improvement initiatives to meet goals and objectives through

  • planning, prioritizing, facilitating, and managing collaborative meetings, workloads, and schedules to enable clear communication and timely task completion.
  • analyzing systems and identifying problems to design creative solutions.
  • eliciting preparing, organizing, analyzing, and maintaining strategic communications, project plans, and documentation deliverables that include financial analysis and budgets, specifications and requirements, business and application workflows, process workflow diagrams, data mapping diagrams, network and topology diagrams, asset inventories, database structure and schema, use case modeling, user stories and narrative descriptions, acceptance criteria, implementation plans, integrated reporting and business analytics, training materials, and end-user documentation.
  • ensuring that project deliverables across media and platforms meet business/customer specifications; adhere to standards for quality, consistency, clarity, format, style, brand compliance; track effort and progress through software development life cycle (SDLC) creation, approval, delivery, maintenance, and update.

Trusted to facilitate collaboration as a cultural liaison between diverse local and remote teams while

  • exercising independent judgment and personal initiative with a strong commitment to quality, accountability, and change management leadership.
  • maintaining confidentiality and security of private, personal, and organizational information.
  • employing empathetic interpersonal and communication skills to effectively resolve issues in a professional and respectful manner.
  • articulating complex topics to technical and non-technical audiences in tailored and effective messaging that is clear, usable, concise, engaging, and easy to understand.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS