This is a blog for aspiring Jira Administrators. As I learn, you learn.
Disclaimer: I do not install Atlassian products and do not have experience in that yet, hence I call myself a Super-User. Anything I learn or any aha! (not related to Aha! PM software) moment, I will post in this blog.
Since 2017, I’ve been teaching myself Jira Administration and helping others to learn the tool and follow protocol. I’m ACP-600 Project Administration in Jira Server certified and working on my badges and extra certs.
Most recently I worked for a digital accessibility company, AudioEye, Inc and enjoyed having a purpose of helping others through technology.
Let’s go back in time…
I started as a programmer in the 90s at Traveler’s Insurance (in Hartford, CT) in the banking department (think imports/exports and reporting) and gradually migrated to Project Management; which means that I have the techie brain/mindset, but haven’t kept up with the latest language.
I jumped over to Niagara Mohawk, a Utility company in Syracuse, NY, which meant I was responsible for check-in/check-out process for common modules (pre Github) and ensured everything stayed in sync. And yes, I even coded in COBOL. When I moved to GA, I continued as an Encyclopedia Administrator, at the State of GA, Benefits Division.
I continued doing contract/consulting work under CCC and CTG (no longer around) and then BAC as a programmer or consultant doing various tasks needed by an IT pro. I even assisted Equifax in the 4-digit Y2K COBOL transition.
I’ve been a freelance WordPress developer and worked at Radius3, a WSI production center as a PM, AM, BA and Tech Support person. I’ve created flowcharts, data flow diagrams, user flows and wireframe mapping, but my main passion is in helping others succeed and figuring out problems; typically that involves wrapping my brain around a software tool and then teaching others and creating process docs.
Wow! That’s 30 years in the making and still going strong. I bring energy, enthusiasm and positivity to the team. Please read my recommendations on LinkedIn to find the common theme: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kmcinerny
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