RESUME

Currently serving as Program Manager at LiquidPlanner, a SaaS Project Management software start up. I wear the Product Manager hat to spec features that I’d want as a Project Manager. It almost feels like cheating.

Shoot me an email at kayvon.ghaffari@gmail.com for more info.

SKILLS

  • Agile Project Management methodologies
  • Traditional/Waterfall Project Management
  • Lots and lots of PM software / scheduling tools
  • Not being terrible

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors of Arts in IAS: Psychology, University of Washington, 2004
  • Certified Scrum Master, Scrum Alliance, 2011
  • Certified Project Manager, PMLG, Inc., 2009

EXPERIENCE

Program Manager, LiquidPlanner, Inc., Seattle, WA — 2013 – Present

  • Disrupting the Project Management industry with programatic solutions
  • Enforcer for CEO at networking events
  • Geek blogger

Director of Delivery, FNX Studios, Inc., Bellevue, WA — 2012

  • Engaged in in-depth interaction with clients, development teams, and company executives on a day-to-day basis to ensure the overall quality of work that FNX Studios delivered exceeded expectations.
  • Served as Project Manager / Scrum Master for client projects, including development of iOS games, web based applications, and UI refreshes.
  • Provided hands-on Agile/Scrum training to clients during projects.
  • Contributed to the project management thought space with articles on PM philosophy, principles, and techniques.

Program Manager, Isilon Systems Inc., Seattle, WA — 2011 – 2012

  • Managed multiple customer-facing projects through the software development lifecycle—project plans, delivery objectives, and schedules.
  • Implemented rules of engagement and bug triages across multiple departments for security / hardening initiatives.
  • Instrumental in testing and implementing MS Project 2010 server installation.

Project Manager, Applied Discovery Inc., Bellevue, WA — 2006 – 2011

  • Responsible for managing the design, development, testing, and release phases of the company’s flagship software product.
  • Managed multiple long term internal and customer-facing software development projects and deployment of major software releases in parallel.
  • Oversaw the certification testing environment for all company projects.
  • Integral to the founding and success of the company’s Project Management Office (PMO).
  • Developed company methodologies for agile style Project Management.
  • Assisted the Product Management team with Business Analyst tasks via robust global knowledge of products.
  • Provided leadership and mentoring to other Project Managers.
  • Created and implemented company’s User Acceptance Testing procedures.