Darian Asghari

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Core Competencies:  Project management, Product development, and Requirements elicitation 

Educational Background and Experience:  Bachelors of Information Systems Management from UMBC, PMP and CSPO certifications, 15 Years experience in software and product development projects.

Work Focus:  Federal healthcare agencies, such as CMS and AHRQ, Media ratings and market research, and home mortgage banking.  

Daily Work Activities: I manage the software product development lifecycle using the Agile methodology.  As the product manager, my every day activities include grooming the product backlog user stories, enabling the project team by providing direction and removing blockers, helping the scrum master understand priorities, verifying the acceptance criteria has been met as tickets are closed, and identifying risks, mitigation strategies, and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to resolve issues. 

Primary Project at the Current Time: The Medicare Quality Payment Program 

Three Projects that Demonstrate My Skill Set: AHRQ Quality and Safety Review System, Medicare End-State Renal Disease Program, Medicare Quality Review System.