Brian Davidson, MBA, CSM, CSP

Brian Davidson, MBA, CSM, CSP

Senior Technical Project Manager at National Football League

Location
Culver City, California (Greater Los Angeles Area)
Industry
Sports

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Brian Davidson, MBA, CSM, CSP's Summary

Uniquely qualified Project & Program Management Professional with diverse background including more than a decade of project management, 5 years product management and more than 15 years technical consulting experience including international experience. Proven effective ScrumMaster for high traffic website with broad knowledge of requirements analysis, user acceptance testing, sales support, leadership, onsite product/service training for clients, hardware & software installations, writing product requirements, technical specifications, white papers and RFP responses. Successfully managed projects up to $16 million with staff of up to 60 and onsite, virtual and offshore teams. Exceptional management abilities with far reaching communication, analytical and project management skills.

Specialties: - Resource Planning, Allocation & Training
- Development of Communication & Documentation Plans
- Team Building & Mentoring
- Total responsibility for Budgets & Cost Reduction
- Risk Assessment & Mitigation
- Issue Management, Tracking, Escalation & Resolution
- Leadership through example
- Development of Stringent Test Plans to ensure high quality results
- Business Process Reengineering & Optimization

Methodologies
Agile/Scrum, PMI/PMBOK, RUP, PLC/SDLC, UML

Brian Davidson, MBA, CSM, CSP's Experience

Senior Technical Project Manager

National Football League

December 2009Present (4 years 10 months) Greater Los Angeles Area

Project Manager / Business Development Consultant

Zygbotics, Inc.

May 2009November 2009 (7 months) Greater Boston Area

April 2007March 2009 (2 years) Greater Los Angeles Area

IT Project Manager

Nationwide Insurance

December 2005September 2006 (10 months) Columbus, Ohio Area

IT Project Manager

European Computer Telecoms

February 2004August 2005 (1 year 7 months) Munich Area, Germany

January 2003January 2004 (1 year 1 month) St. Cloud, Minnesota Area

September 2001January 2003 (1 year 5 months) St. Cloud, Minnesota Area

Manager, Information Management and Networking

Brivo Systems

March 2000December 2000 (10 months) Washington D.C. Metro Area

Network and Systems Engineer

COURE Technologies, Inc

December 1999February 2000 (3 months) Washington D.C. Metro Area

December 1998December 1999 (1 year 1 month) Washington D.C. Metro Area

Computer & Web Technology Expert

T-Group UltraMedia

September 1998December 1998 (4 months) Washington D.C. Metro Area

Brian Davidson, MBA, CSM, CSP's Courses

  • Saint Cloud State University - G.R. Herberger College of Business

    • General Chemistry I (CHEM 215)
    • Performance & Everyday Life (SPC 231)
    • Intro to Theater & Film (THFS 140)
    • General Chemistry II (CHEM 216)
    • Intro to Economics (ECON 201)
    • World Place Location (GEOG 101)
    • Biology II - Botany (BIOL 202)
    • Intro to Ethics (PHIL 122)
    • Concepts in Physics (PHYS 103)
    • Life & Environmental Problems (BIOL 101)
    • Elementary German I (GER 131)
    • Modern Technology & Civilization (IND 192)
    • Computer Science I (CSCI 270)
    • Computer Science II (CSCI 272)
    • Logic Design (EE 251)
    • Elementary German II (GER 132)
    • Trigonometry (MATH 134)
    • Elementary German III (GER 133)
    • Intro to Speech Communications (SPC 161)
    • Principles in Macroeconomics (ECON 205)
    • Intro to Marketing (MKTG 320)
    • Legal/Ethical/Global/Corporate Environment (BLAW 235)
    • Business Statistics I (BCIS 240)
    • Principles in Microeconomics (ECON 206)
    • Accounting I (ACCT 291)
    • Accounting II (ACCT 292)
    • Business Statistics II (BCIS 241)
    • Managerial Finance (FIRE 371)
    • Applied Programming Development I (BCIS 250)
    • Management Information Systems (BCIS 340)
    • Systems Analysis & Design I (BCIS 350)
    • Intro to Professional Management (MGMT 301)
    • Applied Programming Development II (BCIS 251)
    • Systems Analysis & Design II (BCIS 351)
    • Data Modeling with Database Implementation (BCIS 443)
    • Telecommunications & Networks (BCIS 451)
    • Global Business Ethics (PHIL 484)
    • Operations Management (MGMT 383)
    • Operating Systems of Micros (MCS 397)
    • Strategic Management (MGMT 497)
    • Topics in Information Systems (BCIS 459)
    • Management of Information Systems (BCIS 450)
    • Project Management (BCIS 460)
    • Lifelong Health & Fitness (PESS 122)
  • Scrum Alliance

    • Certified ScrumMaster Training

Brian Davidson, MBA, CSM, CSP's Honors and Awards

  • NFL Employee Mission Values Performance (MVP) Award

    National Football League
    • October 2012

    Awarded to NFL employees who demonstrate excellence in one of the NFL values for outstanding work and actions.

    NFL Mission & Values:
    To present the National Football League and its teams at a level that attracts the broadest audience and makes NFL football the best sports entertainment in the world. To achieve our mission, we will constantly challenge ourselves to improve and be guided by these values:
    • Integrity
    • Innovation
    • Diversity
    • Teamwork/Performance
    • Learning

  • 2013 Cynopsis Sports Media Awards: Best Website - NFL.com

    Cynopsis Sports Media
    • April 2013

    2013 Cynopsis Sports Media Awards
    http://www.cynopsis.com/editions/cynopsis-sports/0416131/

Brian Davidson, MBA, CSM, CSP's Projects

  • m.NFL.com

    • March 2011 to February 2013

    The official WebKit-optimized mobile website NFL.com.

    Features include:
    - Game Center
    - News & blogs
    - Team news, stats, standings, and info
    - Official League photos
    - Podcasts
    - My Rewards (gamification)
    - NFL.com SSO including user profile
    - Tentpole events, including Training Camp, Kickoff, International, Thanksgiving, Playoffs, Senior Bowl, Pro Bowl, Super Bowl, Combine, Draft, and Free Agency
    - NFL Network schedule

  • NFL Mobile only from Verizon

    • February 2011 to February 2013

    NFL Mobile gives exclusive mobile coverage of the NFL including breaking news, highlights, video on demand and Live NFL Network. Available on Android smartphones & tablets, iPhone, iPad, and Blackberry.

    Features include:
    - latest news, information, schedules and scores from around the league
    - extensive video on demand of game day and other exciting team action
    - Fantasy Football Tracker with deep links to the NFL.com Fantasy Football game
    - on-demand access to NFL Films content
    - ability to set a favorite team and receive daily text alerts with NFL highlights when new content is available
    - live audio broadcasts of all regular & postseason games, including Super Bowl, with a number of games also available in Spanish
    - live streaming video of NBC’s Sunday Night Football & ESPN’s Monday Night Football all season and eight NFL Network Thursday Night Football games
    - live streaming video of NFL Network, the only network devoted to football 24/7
    - NFL RedZone with live look-ins featuring every touchdown from every game on Sunday afternoons

  • NFL '12

    • April 2012 to February 2013

    The official NFL mobile app for the 2012 NFL season. Available on Android smartphones & tablets, iPhone & iPad.

    Features include:
    - Live Scores & Stats
    - Latest NFL.com news, blogs & updates
    - Customize app with your favorite Team for Team News, Features & Alerts
    - Notifications for individual games or the full NFL season
    - Live commentary as the plays happen with Audio Pass on tablets
    - NFL Fantasy Live & video highlights on tablets
    - NFL.com Thursday Night Football Live on tablets

  • NFL Mobile the Official App

    • August 2012 to February 2013

    The official NFL mobile app for Canada. Available on Android smartphones & tablets, iPhone & iPad.

    Features include:
    - Live scoring & play-by-play updates
    - NFL.com news & tweets
    - Manage your NFL.com Fantasy Football team
    - Custom alerts to keep you updated on schedules, scores and games
    - Pregame previews & analysis
    - Postgame recap & highlights
    - Set your favorite team & access team specific news, stats & scores
    - Live & on-demand video:
    > Live Sunday, Monday and Thursday Night Football games
    > Live Postseason games (including Super Bowl)
    > 24x7 Stream of NFL Network
    > Red Zone (Sundays during regular season starting at 1PM ET)
    > On-demand game highlights
    - Live audio commentary of every game with Audio Pass (requires subscription to NFL Audio Pass)
    - NFL.com/LIVE Fantasy Football and Thursday Night Football Live Look In Show

  • NFL '11

    • February 2011 to March 2012

    The official NFL mobile app for the 2011 NFL season. Available on Android smartphones & tablets, iPhone, iPad & Blackberry.

    Features include:
    - Live Scores & Stats
    - Latest NFL.com news, blogs & updates
    - Customize app with your favorite Team for Team News, Features & Alerts
    - Notifications for individual games or the full NFL season
    - Draft news, photos, alerts & team needs tracker
    - Media highlights from the 2010 NFL season
    - Live commentary as the plays happen with Audio Pass on tablets
    - NFL.com Thursday Night Football Live on tablets

  • NFL Flick Quarterback

    • July 2011 to February 2013

    NFL Flick Quarterback is the first game to put the guts and glory of offensive passing in your hands. Be the QB of your favorite team - pass to receivers, dodge defenders and make amazing trick shots.

    Features include:
    - Complete passes to try for the highest score in Playmaker
    - Face your opponents, avoiding their intelligent movement and interception skills
    - Juke oncoming defenders to avoid getting sacked
    - Throw as many passes as you can into the trash can in Trick Shot.
    - Play during the day or night, and even take on the natural elements - can you stand up to the snow and wind like the toughest of NFL QBs?
    - Pick your favorite team and customize your jersey name and number to become the QB you've always dreamed of becoming
    - Play among beautifully rendered 3D stadium environments
    - More than 120 unique football player animations
    - Dancing cheerleaders before the game
    - Stunning high resolution graphics

  • NFL Kicker!

    • July 2011 to February 2013

    Become an NFL Kicker! Choose your team, customize your player and get ready for the ultimate placekicker game.

    Depth of play includes PUNTING coffin corner kicks, placekicking FIELD GOALS and MORE across five game modes!

    Legendary football flick and ‘after-touch’ controls from Full Fat as seen in NFL Flick Quarterback, Flick Golf and Flick Soccer.

    Awesome graphics set in the Super Bowl XLVI themed Lucas Oil Stadium featuring you as the kicker, the placekick holder, officials, cheerleaders and the most detailed field artwork in a kicker game yet!

    Features include:
    - Kick field goals like a pro NFL footballer
    - Punt coffin corner kicks with casual and pro game modes
    - Hit the uprights in a true test of Kicker skill
    - Pick your favorite team and customize your jersey, name and number
    - Interactive tutorial
    - Play in the Super Bowl XLVI Lucas Oil Stadium
    - XP Level up system based on your kicking skill
    - Live NFL news feed ticker
    - Dancing cheerleaders before the game
    - Superb high resolution graphics

  • NFL Rivals

    • July 2011 to February 2013

    NFL Rivals is an intense arcade football experience like no other. Choose your NFL team and support them throughout the 2012 season. Every time you play, your score gets uploaded to your team’s global ranking.

  • NFL Game Pass Mobile

    • June 2011 to February 2012

    NFL Game Pass lets fans outside the United States watch live NFL games online.

    Watch every 2011 NFL game streaming live to your smartphone or tablet with an NFL Game Pass subscription. Everything you love about NFL Game Pass, now available whenever you want it.

    Features include:
    - Live and Archived games: Stream live or archived games on your Android device
    - Schedule: Includes full 2011 Weekly NFL schedule
    - Scores: View scores from around the league
    - NFL Network Live Stream: Watch live NFL Network programming

  • NFL.com Fantasy Mobile

    • May 2011 to February 2012

    Manage your NFL.com Fantasy Football teams on the go. The official NFL.com Fantasy Football app lets you perform crucial fantasy tasks.

    Features include:
    - Live Scoring: Watch your NFL.com Fantasy scores update in real-time
    - Team Management: Full roster management capabilities, including setting your lineup, add/drop and trades across multiple NFL.com Fantasy teams
    - News and Research: Read up-to-the-minute player news, fantasy points projections and the latest user trends
    - Registration: Create your NFL.com Fantasy Football account and join/create a league on the go
    - Custom Team Logos: View & customize your NFL.com Fantasy team logo on the go
    - Push Notifications: Enable and manage key notifications direct to your mobile device, including gameday scoring alerts and more

  • NFL Fantasy Cheat Sheet 2011

    • May 2011 to February 2012

    Featuring NFL content in addition to the latest player news, injury reports, depth charts, IDP, keepers, ADP, AAV and VBD. Create your own custom rankings or calculate them based on your league scoring system.

    The most important day of your fantasy league is draft day. Dominate your draft! Use NFL Cheat Sheet all season to help with those tough start/sit decisions each week.

    Features include:
    - Pick Recommendation Engine: Using our custom Value Based Drafting algorithm, players are ranked by value instead of just raw points
    - Team offensive & defensive rankings
    - Consistency rating for each player
    - Track & mark keepers for your league so you know who's already taken
    - View complete NFL team depth charts, news & injury reports for each team
    - View position depth charts for each player, accessible directly from the player profile
    - Configure starter position limits for your league, including the ability to select flex positions such as WR/TE, RB/WR/TE, etc
    - Individual Defensive Players included
    - Improved data management: Copy configuration & rankings from one league to another
    - Custom Rankings based on your league scoring system
    - Amazingly accurate stats projections (from AccuScore) updated several times per week
    - 2011 projections & stats from 2007-2010
    - Extremely deep custom scoring rules options based on your league scoring system
    - Manually rank players by position or overall to create the perfect rankings for your draft strategy
    - Sort players using your own rankings, VBD, ADP, AAV or AccuScore projections
    - Complete team schedules including strength of schedule
    - Search by player or by team to quickly locate any player or team roster
    - Create multiple drafts, save draft picks & rankings for multiple leagues
    - Daily Average Draft Pick & Average Auction Value data
    - Keep track of your team with the dedicated My Team view
    - Advanced player filtering using accurate depth chart data

  • Super Bowl XLVI Official Guide

    • July 2011 to February 2012

    Whether you'll be in Indy or not, the Super Bowl XLVI Guide is your must-have companion to Super Bowl Week!

    Features include:
    - A detailed guide to local restaurants, nightlife, and official Super Bowl events
    - 3D map of Indianapolis and an interactive 3D map of Lucas Oil Stadium for gameday
    - You can follow all of the social media buzz with NFL Huddle
    - Pin your parking spot and find your seating section in the stadium
    - And much more!

  • NFL All-Stars Collection

    • July 2012 to February 2013

    Collect all of your Favorite NFL players, enhance them, and then try to beat your friends in this FREE Social NFL card collection and Strategy centric Card Battle Game! Available on iPhone & iPad.

    Collect cards of NFL Players!
    - Hours upon Hours of FREE enjoyment!
    - Get Players for FREE, Daily!
    - Over 1,000 players for you to collect – Officially Licensed by NFL PLAYERS!
    - Take your already Powerful Players and Enhance them with existing Players to make the Ultimate Player!
    - Earn Trophies to get even Stronger Players!

    Social Gaming
    - Weekly Events with Fun and Great Prizes to Win!
    - Challenge your Friends, Family or Enemies!
    - Trade players to collect the players YOU want!
    - Participate in active forums with fans of Your Favorite Team!
    - Join Squads and raid other users for their Prized Possessions! Then Fight to Protect Yours!

  • NFL Shuffle

    • July 2012 to February 2013

    Become a legend of the gridiron and build the ultimate NFL dynasty. Match up real players to determine the outcome of games, tackle the competition by facing off against friends, and mentor players to take your game to the next level. With NFL Shuffle, the action gets so real, it's like you're on the field. Available on iPhone & iPad

    Features:
    - Officially licensed by NFLPA and NFL-E
    - Free-to-play card game featuring real NFL players
    - Collect cards and coins to build an unbeatable deck
    - Make game-time decisions and drive the winning play
    - Train and sell players to build the ultimate football dynasty
    - Mentor and coach players to build strength, speed, and skills
    - Challenge your friends in PvP mode
    - Play (and defeat) every NFL team from the AFC and NFC in Cross-Country mode
    - Progress through each division and play top teams from previous year
    - Participate in live events and receive exclusive cards

  • NFL Matchups

    • July 2012 to February 2013

    Take to the field and play the free, officially licensed NFL and NFLPA card collection game that provides non-stop gridiron excitement. NFL Matchups puts you in the heart of the action with the biggest players in the league. Available on Android smartphones & tablets, iPhone, and iPad.

    Features include:
    - Realistic play that places you right at the 50-yard line
    - PVP League: Play against other real players. Be promoted or demoted based on how you rank on the leaderboard
    - Create your own team and play against the finest existing teams in the NFL
    - Strategize your own world-class game plan with a choice of formations, card selection and real half-time adjustments
    - Make your players more powerful and experienced by training and evolving them to unlock special skills
    - Play against the entire Mobage community for hundreds of thousands of possible matchups
    - Play special events where the highest ranked players and their teams earn exclusive prizes

  • NFL Stats Lab

    • April 2012 to December 2012

    Updated visual stats section for NFL.com. Partnership with Google Chrome.

Brian Davidson, MBA, CSM, CSP's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Scoutmaster

      Boy Scouts of America
      • Children
      2001 2002 (1 year)

      Assumed the role of Scoutmaster

    • Assistant Scoutmaster

      Boy Scouts of America
      • Children
      2000 2001 (1 year)

      Assistant Scoutmaster for a new troup

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Animal Welfare
      • Arts and Culture
      • Science and Technology
    • Organizations I support:

      • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
      • Jewish National Fund
      • American Diabetes Association
      • American Kennel Club

Brian Davidson, MBA, CSM, CSP's Skills & Expertise

  1. Scrum
  2. Mobile Devices
  3. Agile Project Management
  4. Project Management
  5. Mobile Applications
  6. Agile Methodologies
  7. Visio
  8. Software Project Management
  9. Program Management
  10. Requirements Analysis
  11. Product Development
  12. Product Management
  13. HTML
  14. Mobile Internet
  15. Technical Documentation
  16. Telecommunications
  17. Mobile Technology
  18. CMS
  19. RFP
  20. CSS
  21. Confluence
  22. RFQ
  23. Version One
  24. Software Development
  25. PMP
  26. MS Project
  27. Enterprise Software
  28. Web Project Management
  29. International Project Management
  30. IT Project Management
  31. Kanban
  32. JIRA
  33. Mobile Product Development
  34. PHP
  35. User Experience
  36. HTML 5
  37. E-commerce
  38. Testing
  39. PMO
  40. Software Documentation
  41. Management
  42. Unix
  43. Requirements Gathering
  44. Cross-functional Team Leadership
  45. Quality Assurance
  46. Downhill Skiing
  47. Boy Scouts

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Brian Davidson, MBA, CSM, CSP's Certifications

  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)

    • Scrum Alliance, Inc.
    • License 000127975
    • March 2011 to March 2016
  • Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)

    • Scrum Alliance, Inc.
    • License 000127975
    • March 2012 to March 2016

Brian Davidson, MBA, CSM, CSP's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • German

    (Limited working proficiency)

Brian Davidson, MBA, CSM, CSP's Education

CertSchool

20112011

Scrum Alliance

20112011

Saint Cloud Technical Senior High School

19931997

Brian Davidson, MBA, CSM, CSP's Additional Information

Honors and Awards:

Eagle Scout with Bronze and Gold Eagle Palms
Brotherhood member in the Order of the Arrow

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