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Joseph Barjis


Research Director, Institute of Engineering and Management

Location: San Fancisco


Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner


20+ years international academic and professional experience (Europe, Russia, Silicon Valley), fortune 500 companies, international project management, and consulting, Certified Agile and Scrum Coach and Trainer SCT™, SAFe SPC4 coach, trainer, and hands on practitioner, product manager experience in software engineering, cloud operations, multi-tiered websites, healthcare, BFS, logistics, supply chain, manufacturing, information system analysis and design, organization design, and enterprise engineering, and academic work experience in top US and European research universities.

Supervised research projects for multi-nationals, Global Fortune 100, published in top research journals. Led distributed cross-functional teams in large multi-year projects.

Work experience

Institute of Engineering and Management, Research Director/ Agile Coach
September 2013 - Present, San Francisco, California
IEM is an Agile Project Management, Training, and Research institute - the only institute in Silicon Valley with authority of certifying in Enterprise Engineering: - I coach, train, and develop content on PMP®, Agile, SAFe 4.0, Scrum, and Enterprise Engineering - I present, write and publish scientific and white papers on Agile - I delivered consulting services for high profile clients including supervision of research projects

Autodesk Inc, Agile Coach / Scrum Master
January 2016 - January 2017, San Francisco, CA, US
- I was coaching on Agile, Scrum and Kanban while the company was fully transforming to Agile and cloud enterprise - I served as Scrum Master for full development cycle from planning to production of “Cloud services cost data analytics” tools, an enterprise level web executive dashboard, a multi-year project, with distributed team using data analytics, data science methods, and web technologies such as JavaScript, Python, Google BigQuery, and R. - I served as JIRA, JIRA Portfolio, and JIRA Confluence administrator for cloud analytics project.

Delft University of Technology, Associate Professor
June 2008 - September 2016, Delft, South Holland
In this Europe’s 3rd top technology university, I supervised graduate research projects for high profile clients including Fortune 100: 1) ING Bank (2009-2012): Supervised the entire cycle for several graduate research projects: - Agile Transformation study to adapt Agile frameworks such as Scrum, XP - Process improvement resulting in increased efficiency and formation of simulation group 2) Capgemini (2008-2009): Supervised a graduate research project “Transport Management from a shipper’s perspective. The result of the project was published as a peer refereed paper ”Analysis of the Factors Influencing Transport Outsourcing Decision Making” in 2009. 3) Royal HaskoningDHV (2009-2011): Delivered System Engineering consulting for this Europe’s leading project management and engineering, and consulting company. 4) Rabobank: Closely studied the banking transaction processing system and other services 5) Heineken: Supervised a project for lean production and elimination of waste 6) Unilever: Supervised supply chain improvement project studying various strategies as an input 7) Healthcare: Supervised research and development projects (US, Europe, South Africa): - Analyzed patient logistics and improved healthcare processes in large hospitals; - Managed business process redesign of lab tests for a large hospital - Studied and analyzed the Dutch national electronic medical records (EMR) system - Served as technical and functional product supervisor, full application life cycle management from idea (business need) to prototype of a healthcare information system for patients’ records in South African rural areas, jointly funded by the Dutch and South African governments. 8) Research and Supervision: - Formed a research team on enterprise engineering and Agile Enterprise - Delivered training on System Engineering - Supervised and evaluated PhD and MSc students internationally - Published research papers in high impact scientific journals


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