Tapan Bhargave, Project Manager in Park City, UT, United States
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Tapan Bhargave

Verified Expert  in Project Management

Project Manager

Park City, UT, United States
Toptal Member Since
October 12, 2018

Dating back to his Cornell University electrical engineering degree, where he won an Ivy League grant, Tapan brings a robust technical background to project management. He became a dedicated Agile project manager in 2012 when he co-invented, as Chief Product Owner at EarthBenign, a crypto token whose manifestation he was passionate about. His knack for managing IT projects comes from designing chips at IBM and from years of hands-on coding.

Project Highlights

Complementary Currency Manifestation
Led transition from monetary reform activists’ project into a legitimate startup with onboarded customers.
Toptal Projects
Rolling out a SaaS platform leveraging a new blockchain.


Work Experience

Freelance Toptal Agile Project Manager

2018 - PRESENT
Toptal Projects
  • Led two Toptal client Lightning Starts in 2019.
  • Served as the lead project manager for eight months in 2019 for Toptal client who is a first-to-market mover for a new blockchain.
  • Created and maintained the initial backlog by leveraging techniques such as user story mapping, user journeys, and traditional Scrum/user story techniques such as the INVEST critereia.
  • Populated and maintained the main project workflow tool.
  • Held coherence on all major Scrum rituals (including backlog grooming, sprint planning, daily standup, release planning, sprint demo and sprint retrospective).

Chief Agile Project Manager and Product Owner

2012 - 2018
  • Contributed to the invention of the product as the primary inventor, a cryptocurrency combined with an associated payment network.
  • Led project development to manifest the product using the Scrum process.
  • Led on instilling Agile culture company-wide while provisioning peers in the Agile industry as Agile coaches.
  • Was the coherence holder on the build-measure-learn "lean startup" approach of product development.
  • Created the initial product vision, its associated artifacts such as user story maps and roadmaps, and shepharded it through to customer delivery.

Senior Product Manager

2008 - 2010
  • Owned the development of a government domain focused SaaS product.
  • Led the transitioning of the company towards a Services Oriented Architecture approach.
  • Coded in Java and WS-BPEL.
  • Led on product marketing.

Complementary Currency Manifestation

Led transition from monetary reform activists’ project into a legitimate startup with onboarded customers.

The company deploys locally-focused payment card associations on meta-blockchain technology that route: [1] US Dollars (issued as crypto-tokens), which solves settlement and clearing delays for banks using traditional payment cards [2] people-powered complementary currency, which helps solve problems of lack of local access to growth capital as well as income inequality.

Agile tools that I administered through the 5.5 years of this project were:

* Atlassian (Jira, Bitbucket, Confluence)
* CardboardIt (for user story mapping)

Toptal Projects

Rolling out a SaaS platform leveraging a new blockchain.

I've led the client through a Toptal lightning start and into the coding phase via Agile Scrum methodology. This includes creating the initial backlog based on received specs, prioritizing the backlog, and holding coherence on the major scrum rituals of backlog grooming, daily standup, sprint planning, release planning, etc.

The product involves the rollout of a SaaS platform which intends to be one of the first successful use cases of an innovative new blockchain which is backed by heavy academic research and development.
1995 - 1999

Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering : Solid-State Electronics

Cornell University - Ithaca, New York, USA


Certificate of Completion of Agile Scrum Foundations Course

Agile Austin


Jira, TargetProcess, Bitbucket, Cyclos, Atlassian Suite, Confluence


Blockchain Platforms, Blockchain


Agile, Agile Project Management, Scrum, Agile Product Management


Product Ownership, Project Management, Story Mapping, Equity Derivatives, Customized Blockchains, Holochain, Technical Project Management, Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Fintech, MEAN Stack, Product Owner

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