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Farid Askari


Program Manager, PhD, PMP, CSM, CSPO

Location: San Jose, CA


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Farid Askari, PhD, PMP, CSM

Success oriented, high-achiever program manager with +20 experience in managing science and engineering programs in defense and commercial industries across US and Europe.  A technology enthusiast with extreme versatility to work across multiple disciplines, manage global operations with persistence, passion and dedication.
Strong R&D background with a long history of engagement with federal customers, and successful track record of managing Earth observation technology programs sponsored by domestic and international organizations (NATO, NASA, NOAA, DoD, and ESA). Demonstrated expertise in developing concepts, managing large-scale programs involving satellite and airborne sensor technologies, wireless communication, and web-based decision support systems. 

Work experience

Cisco Systmes, Agile Project Manager/Scrum Master
April 2015 - March 2016, , United States
o Agile Coach/Scrum Master. Launched Scrum framework from ground up. Coached three globally distributed Scrum Teams in adoption of Agile principals. Facilitated Scrum-of-Scrums. Helped teams in estimation, user stories writing, facilitating ceremonies, and managing dependencies and impediments. Managed program’s QA and Security accreditation. o Coached Scrum teams involved in developing integrated cloud-based/Salesforce capabilities for Offer Setup, Order and Subscription Management, and entitlement/obligations for technical and professional services. o Scrum Master for program involving Enterprise Collaboration Case Management and Customer Care utilizing Scale Agile Framework (SAFe) including 25 teams.

International Technology Trading, Agile Project Manager/Scrum Master
April 2012 - April 2015, San Jose, CA, United States
o Scrum Master. Managed remote team for developing web-based collaboration applications for improving supply chain performance. o Developed solutions for International sales and operation planning, material, inventory, sourcing and distribution assets, transportation and logistics

AVOCENT, Agile Project Manager/Scrum Master
April 2011 - April 2012, Milpitas, CA, United States
o Senior Project Manager. Introduced roadmap for adopting SCRUM framework to expedite product delivery. Identified risks and cleared impediments. o Managed software engineering teams in developing firmware applications for remote monitoring and control of blade and monolithic servers. Interfaced with Dell in developing and negotiating schedule, budget, and tracking project.

HP, Agile Project Manager/Scrum Master
March 2011 - June 2011, Palo Alto, CA, United States
o Scrum Master. Developed agile transition roadmap, QA metrics, Scrum practices, templates to expedite delivery of Enterprise Web Content Management services. o Led cross-functional SCRUM team in developing WEB content, document and image management, search capability, document translation and localization management architecture showcasing HP products to worldwide audiences.

Cisco Systems, Scrum Master/Technical PM
October 2010 - February 2011, Milpitas, CA, United States
o Scrum Master responsible for implementing solutions for Salesforce software to enhance sales forecasting, global case management, and automatic sales crediting for CISCO business operations. o Led cross-functional globally distributed SCRUM teams (30 members), managed stakeholders requirements, release schedule, product definition, code development, user acceptance testing, bug tracking, and QA in delivering shippable products. o Primary Liaison between business stakeholders and IT organization, capturing business objectives and priorities, tracking and reporting agile data metrics, working with SCRUM teams to ensure high quality product releases.

FOXORO Corp, Agile Project Manager/Scrum Master
January 2009 - September 2010, Los Angeles, CA, United States
o Agile Project Manager, managed integration of mobile applications with SaaS Enterprise for CalTrain. o Lead Scrum team in development of Android mobile applications utilizing location-based multi-media content reporting problematic railroad conditions to operations center.


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