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Charles Cain

Certified Scrum Professional/ Agile Coach

Location
Greater Nashville Area
Industry
Information Technology and Services
Current
  1. Viacom Media Networks
Previous
  1. MTV Networks,
  2. CMT,
  3. Gaylord Entertainment
Education
  1. Trevecca Nazarene University
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Viacom Media Networks

Viacom Media Networks

Project Director

– Present

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Background

Summary

Charles Cain’s professional bio reads like a Who’s Who of project management. Over the 25+ years that Charles has worked in project management, some of his projects are very recognizable. Enterprise projects include the relocation of CMT Digital and its computer datacenter from the Opryland complex to its present location in downtown Nashville, TN. Other projects include the annual CMT Music Awards event site since it’s inception, the TNNRacing.com website, the original Country Music Hall of Fame site, the original CMA Awards site as well as the original Country.com website back in 1996.

Before it was fashionable, Charles and the developers he was part of on those software development projects operated as agile teams. The business unit and the development team established priorities, created user stories and engaged in sprint planning to achieve the necessary results. Nowhere else was this more apparent than with TNNRacing.com. Each week during sprint planning a new list of priorities was established, release planning was conducted and work began on those priorities and rolled out to production. Impediments that were identified in testing or upon deployment were then identified in the retrospectives at the conclusion of each sprint or release cycle and placed into a product backlog to be corrected in the next sprint cycle.

Upon becoming part of Viacom, Charles has been involved in coaching others in project management methods, setting up Scrum teams and training them in the use of various software packages such as Atlassian Confluence and JIRA, CA Clarity and has coached countless personnel on Agile practices for many years.

Charles is a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM) from the Scrum Alliance, a Project Management Professional (PMP) as well as a Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) from the Project Management Institute.

Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional(Link)

Scrum Alliance

Certified Scrum Product Owner

Scrum Alliance

Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

Scrum Alliance

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Project Management Institute, License 417824

Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)

Project Management Institute, License 1495863

ITIL V3 Foundation

CSME
– Present

IDC Staff Instructor

PADI, License IDCS-183713

Experience

Project Director

Viacom Media Networks
– Present (7 years 2 months)Greater Nashville Area

Scrum Master/Agile Coach

Viacom Media Networks
– Present (9 years 2 months)Greater Nashville Area

CA Clarity Administrator

MTV Networks
(1 year 10 months)

CMT.com Portfolio Manager

CMT
(2 years 11 months)

Manager, CMT.com Technical Operations

CMT
(3 years 10 months)

country.com Chief Technical Officer

Gaylord Entertainment
(4 years)

Assistant Maintenance Supervisor

Gaylord Entertainment
(5 years 1 month)

Video Maintenance Engineer

Gaylord Entertainment
(2 years 2 months)

Projects

2014 CMT Music Awards event site(Link)

– Present

The 2014 CMT Music Awards are the original fan-voted country music awards event. Charles worked with team members from CMT Digital Media, VMN Editorial Network, Ad Sales, Integrated Marketing, CMT Social Marketing, CMT Corporate Communications and other various groups to facilitate a great user experience for the avid country music fan while ensuring through the innovative use of technology to deliver value for the myriad advertisers that were part of the project

Team members:

2013 CMT Music Awards event site(Link)

The 2013 CMT Music Awards are the original fan-voted country music awards event. Charles worked with team members from CMT Digital Media, VMN Editorial Network, Ad Sales, Integrated Marketing, CMT Social Marketing, CMT Corporate Communications and other various groups to facilitate a great user experience for the avid country music fan while ensuring through the innovative use of technology to deliver value for the myriad advertisers that were part of the project.

Team members:

2011 CMT Artists of the Year event site(Link)

Each year, CMT selects a cadre of artists to honor that have had a spectacular year. The 2011 event site was developed to showcase each artist, complete with an interactive timeline of significant events during the year and social networking capabilities.

Team members:

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Director of Certification Support

Project Management Institute - Nashville,TN Chapter
(1 year 7 months)Science and Technology

Working in the Professional Development group of the PMI Nashville chapter, I assisted with answering questions about PMI's certifications, study groups, PMP exam prep classes and workshops.

VP of Technology

Project Management Institute - Nashville,TN Chapter
(1 year 3 months)Science and Technology

The Nashville Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) is a local extension of PMI global, the world’s leading not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession, with more than half a million members and credential holders in more than 185 countries.

Opportunities Charles is looking for:

  • Skills-based volunteering (pro bono consulting)

Causes Charles cares about:

Organizations Charles supports:

  • Project Management Institute
  • Scrum Alliance

Education

Trevecca Nazarene University

BA, Management and Human Relations

Skills

  • Project Management
  • Agile Project Management
  • Java
  • Network Architecture
  • PMP
  • Scrum
  • Digital Media
  • Certified Scrum...
  • PMI-ACP
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Video
  • New Media
  • Software Development
  • SDLC
  • PMO
  • Post Production
  • Software Project...
  • Project Portfolio...
  • Data Center
  • Management
  • Certified Scrum Master...
  • Broadcast
  • Television
  • Mobile Applications
  • E-commerce
  • Security
  • Networking
  • Vendor Management
  • Integration
  • Team Building
  • Linux
  • SharePoint
  • IT Management
  • Mobile Devices
  • Visio
  • Leadership
  • Video Production
  • MS Project
  • Team Leadership
  • Program Management
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Business Analysis
  • Project Planning
  • IT Strategy
  • Resource Management
  • Strategic Planning
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