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Ali Schumacher

PM at Microsoft

7.3

Years of Experience

Education

university of virginia darden school of business, uva school of education and human development, the american university of rome, university of maryland

Companies

microsoft, ministry of research technology and higher education indonesia, microsoft, deloitte, deloitte, deloitte, hillel, kollegebound learning, university of maryland institute for advanced computer studies, university of maryland

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Experience

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    2021 - Present

    microsoft

    Program Manager

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    2020 - 2021

    ministry of research technology and higher education indonesia

    Student Consultant

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    2020 - 2020

    microsoft

    Program Manager Intern, Student Developer Advocacy

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    2018 - 2019

    deloitte

    Senior Consultant

    - Built a mobile application with a multidisciplinary team of 18 peers, including designers and engineers, as a Deloitte Digital Product Management Fellow; created product vision, maintained product roadmap, and led all scrum ceremonies - Redesigned IT strategy for a large, public, research university to analyze and disposition 800+ current state systems, identifying overlapping functionality to rationalize technology spend and application support - Mentored two junior practitioners in spearheading the wireframing and development of a Tableau dashboard to analyze system data, directly resulting in C-Suite clients’ support of follow-on work for unprecedented IT transformation efforts - Developed strategic recommendations enabling Department of Transportation to more efficiently comply with Federally mandated DATA Act submissions, resulting in development of additional client visualizations and $300K of net new work - Coached 250+ junior practitioners, including intern, analyst, and consultant-level, on analytical and problem-solving skills through case simulations and team-building exercises; provided feedback on strengths and development areas - Drove strategy and content development of transition-in approach, one of five major sections of a $430M must-win proposal awarded to Deloitte, as the only non-Senior Manager section lead while managing three junior practitioners

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    2016 - 2018

    deloitte

    Consultant

    - Led an 11-person development team based in India to consolidate transactional systems into a data hub using Amazon Web Services as the local functional lead, gathering user stories and conveying feedback from two product owners - Pioneered performance test automation and agile practices, reducing time required to complete quality assurance activities by 80% and introduced daily monitoring of application performance throughout development - Orchestrated all quality assurance activities to assess system performance and interoperability of 9 systems while liaising with a new application development team, resulting in follow-on performance test support for client’s application - Engineered 17 Tableau visualizations with a team of 8 junior practitioners, providing new, quick insights into the experience of 1000+ analysts nationwide to firm leadership - Designed and executed a curriculum for a Leadership Development Program to empower junior female practitioners

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    2014 - 2016

    deloitte

    Business Technology Analyst

    - Executed turnaround effort of a failing testing team of 7 federal employees by revising the test strategy, managing to execution, and tracking defect fixes and code builds, achieving an on-time deployment for a high-profile IRS IT program - Presented required code changes to senior developers and validated functionality of 45+ systems, which conduct data cleansing processes on 300+ million health coverage information returns, resulting in a $22M contract extension

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    2013 - 2013

    hillel

    Communications Intern

    - Identified media opportunities tracked social media trends to increase brand recognition - Designed graphics for website and marketing materials using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator - Balanced several projects on tight deadlines and communication with local Hillel staff - Collaborated with the Marketing and Communications and Development departments to support story development, outreach and fundraising campaigns

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    2012 - 2012

    kollegebound learning

    Marketing/PR Specialist

    - Initiated social media presence and cultivated relationships with over 40 potential clients - Evaluated target area demographics and marketing channel options - Integrated Every Door Direct Mail service from concept to delivery to reach 200 potential clients - Crafted marketing plan and strategy, press releases and company profile

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    2012 - 2012

    university of maryland institute for advanced computer studies

    Research Assistant

    - Analyzed data in Microsoft Excel to create social network analysis of a terrorist group - Collected data on leaders and members of the group through open source media online

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    2011 - 2014

    university of maryland

    Public Inquiry Student Representative, Office of Undergraduate Admissions

    - Corresponded with prospective students and multiple university functions through ebbs and flows of entire admissions process - Operated student information systems (SIS, Optix, RecruitmentPlus) to confirm admissions packet completion, troubleshooted and routed technical issues, and hosted campus visitors to fill a class of 30,000+ students

Experience

77 Skills

Access

Agile & Waterfall Methodologies

Agile Software Development

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Application Rationalization

Azure

Azure DevOps

Business Development

Business Intelligence (BI)

Cloud Development

Community Outreach

Confluence

Customer Experience

Customer Service

Data Analysis

Data Collection

Data Modeling

Data Visualization

Design

Design Thinking

Design Thinking

DevOps

Education

Event Planning

Functional Testing

Higher Education

IBM Rational Tools

IT Consulting

IT Strategy

Java

Java

JIRA

Jira

Leadership

Lean Startup

Management Consulting

Market Research

Marketing Communications

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Word

Nonprofits

Performance Testing

Power BI

Product Management

product manager

Project Estimation

Project Management

Public Speaking

Python

Rapid Prototyping

sas

Scaled Agile Framework

Scrum

sharepoint

Social Media Marketing

Software Engineer

Software Testing

SQL

SQL

Startup Marketing

strategy

System Integration Testing

Systems Engineering

Tableau

Tableau

Technical Product Management

Technology Change Management

test

Test Automation

Test Cases

Test Execution

Test Planning

Test Preparation

testing

Visio

Visual Basic

Education

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    2019 - 2021

    university of virginia darden school of business

    Master of Business Administration - MBA

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    2019 - 2021

    uva school of education and human development

    Master of Education - MEd

    Innovation in Education, Higher Education

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    2013 - 2013

    the american university of rome

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    2010 - 2014

    university of maryland

    Bachelor of Science - BS

    Information Systems and Marketing

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