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Armen

Armen Paksham New Zealand

Leading SAFe

Armen is a coach, trainer, and transformation agent with a Lean-Agile mind-set working for a Fortune 40 company. He has over 8 years of project management experience with software teams and executives within the financial industry. He has extensive history in training and coaching functional and component teams to apply Scrum, Kanban, and XP practices while delivering value throughout the SDLC for numerous initiatives. 

He is a dedicated Product Owner and contributing stakeholder for large program solutions in addition to servant leader roles as a ScrumMaster and mentor for individual teams and Scrum of Scrums.
He is also a DevOps evangelist committed to bridging organizational gaps between development and IT operations. His business and management aptitude is enhanced by an MBA, and certifications that include SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4) and Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) to expand career scope. 

His expertise lies in his ability to train and certify prospective teams for Leading SAFe 4.0 (SA), SAFe 4.0 for Teams (SP), and SAFe 4.0 Product Manager/Product Owner (PMPO) in both a public and corporate forum. 

He has a strong desire for consulting, coaching, and training opportunities nationally, with a focus on transforming organizations to a Lean-Agile approach and culture.

experience

Bank of America

Agile Coach and Compliance Program Manager 2009 - Present

Terwin Money Management

Reporting Manager 2006 - 2008

Washington Mutual Bank

Default Manager 2002 - 2006

Bank of America

Default Team Lead 1999 - 2002

Certifications

ACP - Agile Certified Practitioner

CSM - Certified ScrumMaster

CSP - Certified Scrum Professional

PMP - Project Management Professional

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