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Harut Poghosyan

Harut Poghosyan

Lafayette, CO, United States
Member since September 15, 2018
Harut is a multifunctional project manager and an experienced agile team leader and scrum master. His background features experience with startups where he has led go-to-market programs including development of MVP, beta, and launch. He is an expert in product lifecycle management, taking features from idea through delivery. He has a demonstrated ability to take ownership of concurrent high priority projects and successfully drive results.
Harut is now available for hire
Project Highlights
Expertise
  • Android
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Analysis
  • GitHub
  • Jira
  • Kanban
  • Scrum
  • iOS
Education
Select Certifications
Employment
  • Product Owner/Scrum Master (Toptal Engagement)
    2019 - PRESENT
    Healtor
    • Defined the product vision and road map.
    • Created user stories and prioritized the product backlog.
    • Defined scope of MVP and subsequent milestones.
    • Managed validation and QA processes.
    • Created development schedules and supervised developers.
  • Agile Project Manager/Scrum Master (Toptal Engagement)
    2019 - 2019
    Envision Software, LLC
    • Defined the product road map and MVP scope.
    • Defined user stories and acceptance criteria.
    • Prioritized backlog and created development schedules.
    • Created development schedules and supervised developers.
  • Agile Project Manager/Scrum Master (Toptal Engagement)
    2018 - 2018
    A Tech Startup
    • Defined the product road map.
    • Wrote User stories and defined acceptance criteria.
    • Led agile ceremonies and supervised developers.
    • Managed validation and QA processes.
    • Created development schedules and supervised developers.
  • Product Manager/Project Manager
    2018 - 2018
    Clubzz
    • Owned the complete product lifecycle, taking features from ideas to delivery.
    • Built the product roadmap, product backlog, user stories, and acceptance criteria.
    • Created wireframes, technical specifications, and documentation.
    • Implemented agile processes and facilitated all agile ceremonies.
    • Spearheaded the development and launch of mobile and web applications.
  • Project Manager/QA Manager
    2016 - 2018
    FinFolio
    • Collaborated with clients/senior level stakeholders to gather requirements, establish timelines, and plan products.
    • Oversaw all phases of the software delivery lifecycle from initiation through lessons learned.
    • Managed the release cycle and project planning.
    • Contributed as a business analyst to write requirements documents, refined user stories to define acceptance criteria.
    • Facilitated sprint planning, stand-ups, retrospectives, and demos.
    • Implemented test suites for new and existing applications.
    • Led a team of 12+ developers in the ongoing development of product features and upgrades.
    • Managed technical implementation projects.
  • Investment Software Specialist
    2015 - 2016
    FinFolio
    • Served as the subject matter expert for Investment finance and software.
    • Acted as the account manager; supporting registered investment advisers and their associates.
    • Interfaced with development team in the design and implementation of new products.
  • Financial Service Representative
    2014 - 2015
    Scottrade
    • Discussed investment and software functionality with users.
    • Executed trade requests for equity, options, and fixed income products.
    • Acted as escalation support for trade disputes, tax questions, and advance derivative strategies.
    • Assisted users with all aspects of Banking and Brokerage services.
    • Acquired Series 7 & 63 licenses (with a clean U4).
Project History
  • Product Owner/Scrum Master (Toptal Engagement)
    Led development effort for the MVP of a specialized real estate application.

    I worked closely with the founder and small team to build an MVP for a specialized real estate application.

    Key Responsibilities:
    * Defined the product road-map and built a product backlog
    * Wrote user stories and acceptance criteria
    * Defined the scope of the MVP and subsequent milestones
    * Created development schedules and supervised developers
    * Led agile ceremonies and served as scrum master

  • Agile Project Manager/Scrum Master (Toptal Engagement)
    Led the agile team in the development of an MVP mobile app.

    I worked closely with the founder and small team to design and develop an engaging mobile app with a monetized referral system.

    Key Responsibilities:
    * Defined the product road-map and built a product backlog
    * Wrote user stories and acceptance criteria
    * Defined the scope of the MVP and subsequent milestones
    * Created development schedules and supervised developers
    * Led agile ceremonies and served as scrum master

  • Agile Project Manager/Scrum Master (Toptal Engagement)
    Led a distributed team in the delivery of a large scale web application with a tight deadline.

    The application's goal was to act as an intermediary for business to business interactions for enterprises developing nations. The project had a tight deadline of 4 weeks for development and large variable scope.

    I worked closely with the project sponsors to clarify and define requirements. I owned the delivery process and leveraged my own QA expertise to validate the output. I worked closely with the technical lead in identifying staffing needs and interviewing candidates, allowing the team to grow from 3 to 10 contributors throughout the short delivery time. I implemented agile processes that optimized efficiency by leveraging aspects of Lean and Kanban delivery strategies.

    Despite the tight deadline, the end result exceeded all expectations.

  • Product Manager
    Served as Agile product and project manager for the development and launch of web and mobile apps.

    I worked closely with the CEO to define product vision and create a product roadmap. I coordinated a team of five developers to deliver MVP of SaaS product.

    Key Responsibilities:
    * Defined Critical Path
    * Served as scrum master and implemented agile strategies
    * Created functional and technical requirement documentation
    * Served as QA, validating deliverable and establishing testing processes

  • Release Manager
    Managed initial and subsequent releases of a portfolio management web application and API.

    Managed a team of 12+ developers, and three testers in delivering the initial and subsequent releases of a Portfolio Management web application and API. Functioned point of contact for developers, stakeholders, support, and key clients/partners. Created sprint plans, led agile ceremonies, and established quality control procedures.

  • Web Portal Implementation
    Led the implementation of a web portal for multiple financial services firms.

    Defined and developed the customer portal for investment advisory firms. Managed a team of three developers throughout portal creation. Led several client implementations while training and handing off to operations staff for continual support.

Education
  • Bachelor's degree in Economics
    2011 - 2014
    University of Colorado Denver - Denver, Colorado
Certifications
  • Certified Scrum Master
    FEBRUARY 2018 - PRESENT
    Scrum Alliance
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