Khurshid Akbar is a dedicated project manager and agile coach with a passion for Lean management and continuous learning. He has over twenty-five years of leadership experience in the telecommunications, tele-health, and Petroleum/Petrochemicals sectors. Khurshid’s experience is focused on leading the design, development, implementation, and administration of state-of-the-art applications in both enterprise Java and Microsoft .Net environments. He has extensive knowledge of multiple Application Lifecycle Management tools, such as Microsoft Team Foundation Server, Enterprise Architect, Jira, and LeanKit.
Khurshid is a thought leader in the adoption of Agile and Lean management practices. He continues to research and work to combine the best of traditional management techniques paired with state-of-the-art thinking on Agile and Lean. Khurshid believes learning is a lifelong process and considers sharing knowledge to be vital in every aspect of his life, which is why Khurshid thrives in a coaching role. He has engaged with several organizations in reviewing and updating their management approach to leverage current best practices, and understands and applies organizational change management in helping them with the adoption of this change.
SaskTel, Manager ICT PMO
January 2015 - Present, Regina, SK, Canada
Khurshid contributions as Manager of ICT PMO includes the following:
♣ Manage sixteen Coordinators.
♣ Rolled out Kanban as a communication tool to break down the silos in pre-sales, professional services and delivery groups of ICT
♣ Lead implementation of Project Implementation Framework
♣ Started work on improving the estimation techniques