Hassan Shahzad Anwar, Project Manager in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Hassan Shahzad Anwar

Project Manager in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

Member since January 18, 2020
Hassan is a passionate project management professional with over 28,000 hours of experience in developing products. He has a demonstrated history with running several agile product development initiatives across multiple time zones and cultures in a variety of roles: project manager, scrum master, product owner, and head of engineering. Hassan specializes in applying agile to both software development and hardware-software co-development.
Hassan is now available for hire

Project Highlights

  • Developed the world's first IoT smart DC inverter air conditioner with a built-in energy meter.
  • Built Pakistan's most advance e-store for a leading consumer electronics brand.
  • Led a cross-function, geographically dispersed team across five time zones to deliver a railway worker protection system.

Expertise

Employment

  • Independent Program Management Consultant

    2021 - PRESENT
    Forbes Global 30 Automotive Company
    • Provided program management leadership to several cyber and vehicle security initiatives at one of the world's leading automotive companies' research institutes and advanced development divisions.
    • Set up the governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) framework and tool for company-wide information security GRC activities.
    • Set up a company-wide vendor security and privacy assessment framework to vet more than 5,000 vendors from an information security and privacy point of view.
    • Planned operations for the security assurance function of the cyber and vehicle security division.
  • Independent Program Management Consultant

    2021 - 2021
    Forbes Global 2000 Asia-Pacific Energy Company
    • Provided end-to-end agile leadership and coaching to R&D specialists, developers, and other stakeholders across multiple teams and divisions on their existing R&D projects, mainly in the electric vehicle space.
    • Launched a scalable three-wheeler electric vehicle platform for OEMs.
    • Achieved several vehicle model designs passing in the first go through government and independent testing authorities, including the Thai Automotive Institute.
  • Independent Project Management Consultant

    2020 - 2021
    Fortune 100 North American Construction Equipment Manufacturer
    • Provided agile coaching and leadership to a globally dispersed and high-performance team in building a mission-critical SaaS product with an SLA of 99.7% availability with 1.5 million parts, 2M graphics, and thousands of parts and service documents.
    • Set up large-scale Scrum (LeSS) to successfully deliver the company's first cloud-based mission-critical SaaS platform.
    • Coached the team to achieve a "regular" cadence and a reputation for quality and on-time delivery.
  • VP of Engineering

    2016 - 2020
    BlueEast
    • Oversaw and was in charge of the strategic planning and alignment across the engineering teams to meet organizational goals.
    • Handled the execution at the portfolio level and drove new product development planning.
    • Acted as a program manager for key-cross functional initiatives within the software, hardware, firmware, data sciences, user experience, and technical sales.
    • Supported the engineering group tasks daily related to handling portfolio completion, reporting, highlighting critical issues and exceptions, joining scrum and team meetings, and training and mentoring teams to assure project delivery.
    • Owned the maturing of tools, methods, and techniques for improving process and team performance.
    • Planned organizational development activities like training programs, new joiner inductions, workshops, and meetings.
    • Handled and delivered critical program deliverables to assure the delivery of highly visible cross-functional programs.
    • Managed the manufacturing, supply chain, outsourcing partnership, and contract.
  • Director of Projects — Hardware Engineering

    2015 - 2016
    Powersoft Nineteen
    • Led, developed, and supported the hardware engineering division.
    • Owned the P&L performance of the hardware engineering division as an independent business unit.
    • Helped several clients to increase profits through design for cost and value engineering programs.
    • Led the “Smaller, Better, Faster” initiative to provide best-in-class hardware engineering services.
    • Won several key accounts for hardware engineering in Silicon Valley, CA, US.
  • Program Manager

    2011 - 2014
    Powersoft Nineteen
    • Owned the process of bringing synergies to life for talented people from electrical engineering, firmware development, electronic packaging, CAD and CAM engineering, manufacturing, materials, certifications, and project management.
    • Led the development of electrical and mechanical specifications, hardware-firmware co-development, design reviews, certification-oriented hardware development, EMC testing, regulatory certifications, and reliability engineering activities.
    • Won several key accounts for hardware engineering in Europe and the Asia Pacific.
    • Simultaneously ran multiple product development projects for ten clients across five time zones.
    • Led several product development projects, which resulted in multimillion-dollar acquisitions and venture capital funding.
    • Managed projects, engineering, talents, and contracts.
    • Developed hardware, software, and embedded systems.
  • Project Manager

    2009 - 2011
    Powersoft Nineteen
    • Established the hardware engineering division at Powersoft Nineteen with services covering electrical engineering, PCB design, computer-aided design and machining, electronic packaging, supply chain, and contract manufacturing services.
    • Attracted, trained, and retained young, energetic talent for hardware engineering services.
    • Developed a hardware design process compliant with international, industrial, and aerospace standards like ISO9000, EN61508, and DO254.
    • Built a reputation of “right-the-first-time” and released several design projects where the prototype went straight into production as Rev A.
    • Worked with various clients, including Cattron Group International, Laird Technologies, Industrial Scientific, RailComm, Varentec, Integrated Devices Technology, Circuit Pro Solutions, and JAVAD EMS Software.
    • Managed engineers, talents, contracts, and offshore teams.
    • Engineered electronics, hardware, software, and embedded systems.
  • Co-founder

    2007 - 2008
    Signals and Systems
    • Built a state-of-the-art automotive HVAC system maintenance equipment for BMW.
    • Constructed a customized fire-&-gas hazard alarm for AES Lalpir Power Plant.
    • Learned sophisticated techniques and “street-level” smarts to run business.
    • Created unique transformational hardware engineering outsourcing models with low development costs.
  • Project Leader

    2005 - 2007
    Whizz Systems, Inc.
    • Led an offshore multidiscipline design team on high-speed/high-density (multi-layer) PCB layout projects for Whizz Systems Inc, Santa Clara, CA, USA.
    • Delivered several highly complex electrical and mechanical constraint-driven designs.
    • Gained expertise in designs requiring 100% manual routing, impedance controlled stacks, GB/s interfaces, high-density interconnects (>26 layers, blind, buried, micro vias) and packaging (200+ pins/square inch, PTH, SMT, mixed).
    • Worked on highly challenging projects included strict SI, EMC, DFM, DFA, DFT and tight time-to-market requirements along with pressure cooker situations.
    • Worked with key clients including Cisco Systems, Xilinx, Foundry Networks, Phillips, NXP Semiconductors, HP, Pillar Data Systems, Apple, IBM, Intel, Zultys, and so on.
    • Managed projects and various teams (including offshore ones).
    • Communicated with clients and engineered hardware.
  • R&D Engineer

    2003 - 2005
    Dancom Group
    • Primarily researched and developed payphone solutions.
    • Released several payphone solutions under the “CALL POINT” brand with more than 2,000 installations all over Pakistan.
    • Mainly focused on electronic and electromechanical designs, new product introduction, field troubleshooting, co-ordinating with manufacturing, and implementing root cause failure analysis in field trials.

Project History

  • eComfort
    Developed the world's first IoT smart DC inverter air conditioner with a built-in energy meter.

    I led a cross-functional team of hardware, firmware, software engineers, data scientists, and UX designers to deliver the world's first IoT smart DC inverter air conditioner with a built-in energy meter.

    Patents are pending with the US Patent Office and Pakistan Intellectual Property Organization.

  • Orient E-store
    Built Pakistan's most advance e-store for a leading consumer electronics brand.

    I led a cross-functional team of web developers, creative content writers, UX designers, and SEO experts to deliver one of the most advanced and content-rich eCommerce stores for a leading consumer electronics brand.

  • Zone Guard
    Led a cross-function, geographically dispersed team across five time zones to deliver a railway worker protection system.

    I led a cross-functional team of hardware, firmware, software, system engineers, and UX designers spread across five time zones with diverse backgrounds and cultures to deliver a one-of-a-kind railway worker system with an ecosystem of safety devices. I also protected intellectual property by filing a patent with the US Patent Office.

  • Clickmall
    Led a cross-functional team to deliver a just-in-time eCommerce marketplace platform.

    I led a cross-functional team of web developers, creative content, and UX designers to deliver a just-in-time eCommerce market platform.

  • Mevris Platform
    Led a cross-functional team and delivered an IoT platform having a growth of 0 to 72,000 users in three years.

    I led a cross-functional team of hardware, software, UX designers, and data scientists to develop an IoT platform and ecosystem devices. The platform triggered a startup valuation of $100 million with 72,000 users in three years.

  • Reason E-store
    Led a cross-functional team to deliver an eCommerce store for an online consumer electronics brand.

    I led a cross-functional team of UX designers, web developers, digital marketers, creative content writers, and SEO experts to deliver an eCommerce store for an online consumer electronics brand.

  • iNet
    Led a cross-functional and geographically dispersed team across three time zones to deliver a gas-detection solution.

    I led a cross-functional team of hardware, firmware, software developers (spread across 3 time zones and multiple outsourcing partners) to deliver a state-of-the-art Industrial Internet of Things platform and ecosystem of devices for the gas detection industry.

    Multiple patents were awarded by the US Patent Office for the protection of different aspects of our intellectual property.

  • Tasverii (formerly Cattron Connect)
    Led a cross-functional team to deliver a locomotive analytics software app that's used with radio locomotive controls.

    I led a cross-functional team of hardware, firmware, software, data scientists, and UX designers spread across three time zones to deliver an Industrial IoT platform that provides locomotive analytics.

  • Edge of Network Grid Optimization (ENGO)
    Led a cross-functional team across three time zones to deliver an Industrial IoT solution for smart grid apps.

    I led a cross-functional team of hardware, firmware, software, system engineers, and UX designers to deliver an Industrial IoT solution for a smart grid application.

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electronics and Communiction
    2000 - 2004
    University of Lahore - Lahore, Pakistan

Certifications

  • Transitioning from Waterfall to Agile Project Management
    JANUARY 2020 - PRESENT
    LinkedIn
  • Agile Product Owner Role: Foundations
    JANUARY 2020 - PRESENT
    LinkedIn
  • Cert Prep: PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)
    JANUARY 2020 - PRESENT
    LinkedIn

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