You may find me folding laundry, starting the coffee maker and feeding my dogs at the beginning of the day. You may find me with a lukewarm coffee on its 3rd refill and laptop on my hip, traipsing the hallways to the next meeting or Scrum event. You may find me propped up against a wall, calling and emailing business contacts while working three issues in chat. I have the daily privilege of bringing new worlds into focus, important issues to the forefront and positive change to people's work lives. Every day is go-go set of to-do's, can-do's and a "let's try" set of possibilities.

I've visited parts of the world I never thought I'd visit. I've seen & felt death and also escaped it. I've skydived, glided and dived to 150 feet. I am lucky and blessed in many ways. My life is a  journey of humbling hiccups and monumental moments. Let's keep moving forward. But first, let me grab a fresh cup of coffee for the road.

About Me

​​Agile Advocate. team builder. company owner. Get-'ER-Done girl. caretaker.

someone's something. Coffee ADDICT.

Let's talk. Shoot me a message.

Various Certifications

CSM, CSPO, pspo

ITIL, MICROSOFT CERTs

PMP, PMI-ACP

SAFe agilist (sa)

BLUE CROSS OF IDAHO  5/2012 - 9/2016
AGILE COACH / SCRUM MASTER (OTHER ROLES: SENIOR WEB ANALYST, PRODUCT OWNER, PROJECT MANAGER)
  • Assisted other in learning & implementing Agile & SAFe in a mixed framework corporate environment.
  • Coach & facilitate Scrum Masters, Product Owners and multiple development team in the adoption and practices of Agile principles.
  • Recognized by CIO as a top IT performer.
BLUE CROSS blue shield tENNESSEE  10/2016 - Present
team manager, field tool & ACTS Apps
  • Manage a 13-person development team skilled in .NET, C# and AngularJS to build web and desktop applications supporting Medicaid and Long Term Services and Supports community care and support coordinators and appeals and grievances workflows. 
  • Work directly with enterprise leadership teams to help define product requirements and build tactical & strategic roadmaps.

Quick Facts

Forward Thinker

Success is not often built solely on the efforts of one. I foster teamwork & a 'we can do this' mentality. It's true. Happy, smiling empowered people deliver business value more often.

Professional Skills

AGE: You tell me, and I might agree.

HOMETOWN: San Diego

CURRENT HOME: Tennessee

KEY TRAITS: Uber-organized. Reasonable. Dependable. Driver of change. Supporter of keeping things manageable.
CURRENT DISTRACTION: Turning a couple of my remaining dream destinations into trips. I am itching to visit Australia, Peru, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Alaska.

A LITTLE HOBBY: I like to redesign home interiors.

Tara Shay Vaughn


Professional Training

Bachelor of Science

UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA

MAJOR, HUMANITIES

MINOR, ACCOUNTING

CONCENTRATION IN ENGLISH

Change is the only constant. I am a driver of action & execution and handling complex challenges & difficult situations while being optimistically perseverant.

learning.com IT OPERATIONS MANAGER 

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES technical consultant

Change Agent

linkedin

I appreciate today but welcome being a part of changing the trajectory of how people work & how companies operate in the future. I can dissect details & verbalize a vision.

BODYBUILDING.COM PRODUCT MANAGER 


STONEHENGE RENTALS company owner 

Team Builder

Professional Experience