With over 20 years of experience in Information Technology, Melissa Daley created Orca Intelligence in 2014. Her purpose was to offer a unique methodology to decrease the time it takes to capture, analyze, and manage software requirements. Though not tangible, she believes software is very similar to building design and architecture and requires the same governance and best practices. Her method encompasses features such as cataloging and maintaining requirements for reuse on other projects. This methodology saves requirements analysis and management time. Her methods have proven to keep stakeholders and software engineers organized throughout the entire software development life cycle across Agile teams. Besides, her Agile project management skills produce incremental success that keeps teams on schedule and within budget.
Ms. Daley is an experienced Systems Engineer with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems from Hampton University and a Masters's in Technology Entrepreneurship from the University of Maryland. She also holds a Design Thinking certification from the University of Virginia. Melissa worked as a consultant with several organizations such as Accenture, Booz Allen Hamilton, and many other companies, such as the State of Georgia Department of Human Resources, NGP VAN, DMI, and ICF.
In 2007, Melissa Daley founded iT Gets Better as a 501c3 non-profit organization in Atlanta, GA, to assist youth organizations with Information Technology (IT). In 2008, Melissa founded iGB Associates Inc. to support for-profit organizations with their IT services. It was later sold in 2009.
Fun fact: She is an ambidextrous tennis player, crocheter, and a certified Reiki Master Level II.