• IT Leadership

    I enjoy having a positive influence as an IT Team Lead and as a Product Owner and Scrum Master on projects using Agile/Scrum as well as Kanban Methodologies.
  • Volunteer

    I have been blessed to work with the Veterans Leadership Council of North Carolina - Cares in several board positions as they continue on their mission to care for those who defended us.
  • Broad Technical Experience

    As a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer I am well versed with Microsoft development tools on both an individual and team basis. My background as an IT consultant has also given me experience with a wide variety of technologies across a variety of industries.

About me

  • Michael Strange
  • 107 Fallborough Ct, Morrisville, NC 27560
  • mstrange@nc.rr.com
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Certification

  • Microsoft Certified Professional Developer – Web Developer 4 – July 2011

Education

  • Central Carolina Technical College, Sumter, SC — Associates Degree in Computer Technology, 1998

    Dean's List, Phi Theta Kappa (International Honor Society), Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges 1998-1999

Experience

  • IT Team Lead – XS, Inc., March 2009-Current

    Committee lead for annual company golf outing • Contract with Pepsi and management of orders • Committee lead for developing a statement of business purpose • On first team to implement Agile, Implemented web based scrum board. Led implementation of Scrum-ban, wrote Scrum-ban standards & blog entry • NWTF – Product Owner, CRM, ODH, My NWTF, SQL Reporting site (report builder) • Led implementation of DB source control using Microsoft DB projects • Team lead supporting projects for multiple customers

  • President – Strange Solutions, LLC, August 2003-March 2009

    Worked as an IT consultant for the companies listed below.

    G4S Compliance & Investigations (August 2003 – March 2009)
    FleetGeek (Halo Information Systems) (August 2005 – March 2009)
    Tiger Den (May 2007 - March 2009)
    Ready at Morven Park (February 2007 - March 2009)
    USA Fundraising (August 2005 - March 2009)
    CareAnyware, Inc. (February 2006 – December 2007)
    SAMSys (Sirit) (July 2004 – August 2005)
    South East Sales (August 2004 – December 2005)
    DTV Plus (August 2001 – November 2001)
  • Developer/Analyst – Voith Fabrics, August 2000-August 2003

    Worked as a member of the global JD Edwards implementation team, responsible for the analysis, design, development, and support of all areas of JD Edwards One World, and the integration of data with other systems. Managed projects for implementing EFT, and ACH batches to submit payment and collection information to the bank electronically, once for initial set up and again when changing banks. Responsible for the conversion of an application running on an in-house custom built fabric testing machine to French and metric for shipment to a French manufacturer. The following technologies were used: JD Edwards One World Xe, Optio Design Studio, VB 6, Oracle 8i, Access, Lotus Notes/Domino R5, SQL Server 2000, Crystal Reports, Active Reports

  • Developer/Analyst – Taylor Data Systems, Inc., May 1999-July 2000

    Worked individually and as a member of a team on projects integrating data collection equipment on projects involved in tobacco auctions, production quality control, and developer time tracking. Built a hardware device and developed the software to connect production equipment to data collection systems. The following technologies were used: VB 6, SQL Server, ADO, RDS (Remote Data Services), Winsock, Comm, Access, Crystal Reports, ASP, HTML

  • Consultant – Satis Inc., January 1999-May 2000

    Performed development, support, and implementation of engineering document management applications for Satis clients. These applications were web and windows based and utilized Active X, SQL Server, Visual Basic 5, and Access technologies

  • Consultant – Interlake, November 1998-January 1999

    Performed analysis, design, development, and implementation of applications to assist with calculating production figures, production specifications and bills of material. These applications were built using Visual Basic 5, VBA, Access, and Excel

  • United States Marine Corps, October 1992-October 1996

    Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (Rank - E-3) – Honorable Discharge

Skills

  • Kanban

  • Agile Scrum

  • Scrum Master

  • Product Owner

  • ASP.NET

  • Windows Azure

  • TFS

  • C#

  • Visual Basic

  • WCF

Contact info

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  • Address: 107 Fallborough Ct., Morrisville, NC 27560
  • Phone: 919.466.8624
  • Email: mstrange@nc.rr.com