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Paul Manning

Paul Manning

Development Manager

Ascentium

Renton, WA

Director of Development at Apex Learning

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Apex Learning

Director of Development/QA

Grown and managed several agile teams (on-shore, off-shore, and vendor) of software developers and testers building and supporting SAAS and mobile e-learning solutions for the education industry. I have implemented and improved existing SCRUM and XP practices, including successful delivery of continuous delivery practices. I excel at continuous process improvement efforts and creating world-class software engineering teams. I have successfully defined and driven new product initiatives and released multiple products.

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Wizards of the Coast

Director, Development

Lead the Enterprise Systems organization as the Director of Development. Managedthe financial P&L for the Enterprise Systems and Technology cost centers reponsible for effectively managing budgets, vendor contracts and relations, team and process improvements, and was accountable for delivery in all business and web applications at Wizards of the Coast. Managed a mid-sized team of 20-40 people in delivery of software products, quality assurance, and project management services across multiple branded and non-branded business lines. Externally managed multiple vendors, including CRM and e-Commerce contracts.

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Wizards of the Coast

Director, Development

Directed the development of all games and infrastructure platforms for Wizards of the Coast. Responsibilities include multiple team management, budget management, contract management, vendor management, and improving the processes and practices of this large gaming development organization. This included shipping one Massively Multiplayer Game, Magic: the Gathering Online.

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Wizards of the Coast

Senior Software Applications Development Manager

Senior software application development manager for 9 products, 2 of which are games that ship to the public. I manage approximately 15 directs, consisting of 2 teams.

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SolutionsIQ

Development Manager

Manager of a large team of software development professional. Provided effective leadership, process improvements and agile team reorganization and development for a multitude of business-focused software development projects.

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Bellevue Community College

American Sign Language

SCRUM Master Certification

CSM

U.S. Navy

A.S. Science (Equivalency), Marine Acoustical Oceanography

Madison Ridgeland High School

Diploma, High School

Santana High School

None, High School