Karen Michel

Karen Michel’s History

Karen is a highly analytical software leader with secret clearance and over 20 years of expertise in development, image processing, network support, and control system applications. Her experience spans working for Boeing and Lockheed Martin, two of the largest global aerospace companies with high-imapact results in defense systems and advanced technology. Her projects have encompassed serving as an AGILE coach and Scrum Master, developing and executing new proposals and creating missile software.

She has a proven record of achievement within these organizations as shown by her growth in leadership roles along with in house professional development and leading cross-functional teams in executing AGILE methodologies. Additionally, she possesses comprehensive software development and configuration management tools knowledge.

Karen Michel

Advantages of Karen Michel

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§ Leadership & Plan Execution: Served as Integrated Product Team (IPT) Team Lead and Deputy IPT Lead to develop and manage both large and small software teams. Products included satellites, network communications, image processing, and control systems.

§ Functional Management: Oversaw employee hires, staff assignments, college recruiting, manpower forecasting, performance reviews, program reviews, and employee awards.

§ Project Management: Managed 39 software developers across 3 sites and oversaw 6 subcontractors with $24M+ total software budget.

§ Proposal Development: Supported numerous new business efforts through development of technical baseline, basis of estimates and integrated schedules for multiple program elements, including software development, software and system integration, simulation, and formal software testing.

Skills and Abilities:

• Agile Methodologies

• Software Project Management

• System Requirements

• Cost Management

• Subcontractor Supervision

• Change Management

• Project Management

• Program Management

• Systems Engineering

• Earned Value Management

• Engineering Management

• Requirements Management

• Integration

• Testing

• Systems Design

• Configuration Management

• System Architecture

• Software Engineering

• Requirements Analysis

• Simulations

Industry knowledge

• Commercial and Defense satellites

• Network communications

• Missile systems

• Aircraft subsystems

• Space Systems

• Software Engineering

• Avionics

• Image processing

• Control systems

• Autonomous systems

• Schedulers

• Embedded Systems

• Software estimating

• Cost account management (Earned Value)

• Scheduling

• Risk and opportunity management

• Requirements

• Architecture

• Design

• Code

• Unit Test

• Integration Test

• Formal Test

• Systems Test

• Performance Test

• Delivery & Deployment

• Change Management

Karen Michel's Resume

What Seperates Karen from the Rest

Karen Michel


Software Project Management

Functional Management

Systems Engineering

Karen Michel

Skills and Abilities

Agile methodologies

Proposal development

Subcontractor supervision

Karen Michel

Indsutry Knowledge

Commercial and defense satellites

Embedded systems

Image processing