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Erhan Ayan


Masters Student, University of Utah

Location: Salt Lake City, UT


Certified ScrumMaster



Work experience

University of Utah, Masters of Science Student
May 2012 - Present, Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Student in Masters of Science in Information Systems.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc,., Product Manager
June 1999 - March 2012, Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Product Manager/Owner, Reference Data Operations. - Senior Product Manager on Reference Data Operations responsible for technology projects driven by regulatory, internal audit and firm wide initiatives. - Drove product development via technical development, and launch of technology solutions to improve productivity, data quality and regulatory compliance. - Oversaw technology budgets, deployment prioritization and change management for a portfolio of -project streams. - Functioned as the single point of contact for all enhancement, maintenance and requests. - Created, maintain, prioritize, and sequence the product backlog based on business value, development cost, and urgency. - Made business decisions and clearly communicate requirements through epics and stories so they are understood. - Participated in project planning, daily stand-up meetings (scrums), reviews, sprint and release planning, demos and other Scrum-related meetings. - Review deliverable and demonstrable code after every sprint, with the authority to accept or reject. - Worked with diverse group of local and dispersed Scrum teams on backlog prioritization, funding and strategy planning. - Ensured backlog and sprints delivered product Increments that were most valuable to the organization - Defined and analyze metrics that inform the success of projects and identify the highest-impact initiatives. - Defined product strategy in conjunction with senior management and regulators and ensure buy-in throughout the organization - Provided product and industry expertise to the cross functional team of engineers, testers and business analysts. - Effectively identify and communicate project issues and goals with team members and business managers to achieve project goals.


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