Kamran Khan

Kamran Khan

San Jose, United States
Member since June 30, 2019
Kamran is a results-oriented agile project manager who's led projects in IT, networking, mobile, adtech, streaming, big data/analytics, and privacy/compliance domains. He has 20+ years of experience working with globally distributed teams for organizations of all sizes to create, inspire, and innovate products. He's a passionate craftsman who applies the right tools such as Scrum, Kanban, DevOps, Agile, and lean thinking to attain business goals.
Kamran is now available for hire
Project Highlights
Expertise
  • Agile
  • DevOps
  • Digital Transformation
  • Facilitation
  • Jira
  • Kanban
  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Scrum
Education
Select Certifications
Employment
  • Agile Program Manager
    2018 - PRESENT
    Verizon Media
    • Managed solution train with multiple release trains with C-level executives and stakeholders towards the delivery of business-critical OKRs which enabled revenue gain of $25 million.
    • Reduced storage cost by $5 million through coaching agile teams to deliver MVP features within a quarter for a 1 year delayed program.
    • Increased productivity 20% and 60% increase in alignment by launching 2 release trains of ~25 teams (200+ engineers) catering to different customer segments.
    • Enabled discipline, transparency, and culture of inspecting and adapt resulting in 3x performance improvement in addition to effective stakeholder management for video data platform and analytics team.
    • Facilitating and coordinating with the top talent in engineering and product of Verizon Media to design and architect next-generation media platform based on vision, roadmap, technology, and industry trends.
    • Provided training to certify scrum masters, product managers, and organization leaders that enabled consistency across teams and improved alignment towards customer value delivery.
  • Senior Enterprise Agile Coach
    2017 - 2018
    OATH (Yahoo + AOL)
    • Presented, prioritized, and implemented growth plan for teams to the VP of Engineering and his leadership team resulting in 2x improvement in productivity within 6 weeks.
    • Created and implemented Agile team maturity assessment model including clear success criteria which improved teams focus resulting in improved team morale.
    • Started an optional community of practice and lean coffee model that increased engagement of scrum masters and product owners by 5x.
    • Coached and trained teams on values, principles, and practices of Scrum and Kanban enabling one project to deliver MVP within 3 months that slipped for more than a year.
    • Established trust and relationships with leadership teams to help enable an environment that increased transparency, accountability, and happiness of teams.
  • Project Manager/Agile Coach
    2014 - 2017
    Cisco Systems Inc.
    • Worked as an enterprise coach for Cisco Software Group involving 100+ teams across various technologies like SDN, cloud, and virtualization to design, train/coach and implement product delivery process for both software and hardware products.
    • Planned and facilitated software increments for enterprise solution products involving 6 product lines and 20 teams effectively resulting in prioritized, streamlined backlog saving teams capacity to work on customer-focused items creating a 20% increase in revenue.
    • Saved $500,000+ for Cisco Software Group by leading software development process customization and training teams on Agile/Kanban process and best practices.
    • Increased predictability of software builds delivery by 60% with the implementation of automation strategy and best practices for automated builds leading towards CI/CD/DevOps.
    • Saved $1-2 million dollars by leading portfolio management process adoption in service provider space aligning features across product lines and eliminating redundancy.
  • Agile Coach/Scrum Master
    2013 - 2014
    MalwareBytes
    • Worked as an agile coach to define and measure progress in the transformation journey.
    • Shared the vision of agile transformation and software delivery process at a company meeting that enabled alignment/clarity across departments resulting in reduced product delivery cycle time by 25%.
  • Agile Coach/Scrum Master
    2008 - 2013
    Cisco Systems Inc
    • Performed SM responsibilities after getting CSM. Progressed towards full-time scrum master/agile coach/agile site lead in collaboration/VoIP technology group.
    • Enforced Kanban principles as a scrum master that resulted in the reduction of Cycle time by 30% thus increasing the team's throughput in less than 8 weeks.
    • Enabled improvement in team delivery commitments and capacity planning for sprints by identifying and tracking hidden tasks that increased customer satisfaction.
    • Coached new SM and trained global teams, which resulted in early delivery of the project and reduced 35% process waste caused by a lack of common understanding.
  • Software QA Engineer/Lead
    2005 - 2008
    Cisco Systems Inc.
    • Performed software QA engineer responsibilities then evolved into QA lead role working on various products and technologies including collaboration, conferencing, VoIP, and mobility.
    • Successfully designed and implemented testing/automation strategy for various product lines including scoping for feature, functional, stress, scale, integration and solution testing which enabled maximum code coverage and reduced customer reported defects.
Project History
  • Media Platform/Ads Enablement for B2B B2C (Verizon Media)
    Managed solution train for Verizon Media to deliver business-critical OKRs enabling $25 million in revenue.

    Managed solution train with multiple release trains with C-level executives and stakeholders towards the delivery of business-critical OKRs which enabled revenue gain of $25 million.

    Technology: AWS/Azure-based video streaming, adtech, PaaS, video players, and broadcast feed (ESPN, Fox, and Disney).

  • Video Data Platform - AWS/Azure (Yahoo + AOL)
    Coached agile teams to deliver MVP within a quarter enabling data storage cost saving of $5 million.

    $5 million reduction in storage cost by coaching agile teams to deliver MVP features within a quarter for a 1 year delayed program.

    AWS, Azure, big data platform, data processing, SaaS, data analytics, EOL legacy systems

  • Portfolio Alignment/Consolidation - Cisco Software Group
    Led organizational adoption of program increments approach to consolidate backlogs across 6 product lines and 20 teams.

    Planned and facilitated software increments for enterprise solution products involving 6 product lines and 20 teams effectively resulting in prioritized, streamlined backlog saving teams capacity to work on customer-focused items creating a 20% increase in revenue.

    SaaS, Routers, Switches, SDN, DevOps, Kanban, Scrum

Education
  • Course in Product Management
    2019 - 2019
    Stanford University - Palo Alto, CA
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering
    1994 - 1997
    National University of Sciences and Technology - Islamabad, Pakistan
Certifications
  • Fundamentals of Azure
    SEPTEMBER 2019 - PRESENT
    Microsoft
  • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)
    SEPTEMBER 2019 - PRESENT
    Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
    MAY 2019 - MAY 2022
    Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • SAFe Program Consultant - SPC 4.5
    SEPTEMBER 2016 - PRESENT
    Scaled Agile Framework
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner
    SEPTEMBER 2016 - PRESENT
    Scrum Alliance
  • Certified Scrum Master
    AUGUST 2008 - PRESENT
    Scrum Alliance

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