Golbarg Khajavi, MBA, CSM®
Senior IT Project Manager
Northridge, CA 91324
IT Professional with over 10 years of experience specializing in IT Project Management and Business Analysis. I'm able to implement effective IT strategies at local and global levels. My greatest strengths are business awareness, strategic thinking and detail oriented character which enables me to permanently streamline infrastructure and applications. Ability to manage performance and motivate staff on an individual and team level and an inventive thinker who could work outside comfort zone. Able to plan and manage million-dollar projects aligning business goals and led teams across broad technical, financial and business disciplines. Focused teams on business objectives and tracked progress to ensure project milestones were completed on time, on budget and with the desired results.
2014-01 - 2018-12 Senior IT Project Manager
GEM Group / Los Angeles, CA
Started on 2014 and expanded and lead a cross-functional team which I was in charge of hiring and training them.Delivered major OTT projects with over $2 Million budget. Launched and developed mobile and smart TV applications, IPTV and TV Boxes project successfully. Worked with both internal and external stakeholders and sponsors for TV box project. Fully in charge of the organization Trademark management process and continuously managed On Demand project since 2011. I Managed the customized development of company's CRM & ERP on Bitrix24 platform. We developed websites for all our 40 TV channels as the portfolio for the channel including the channel live streaming.
I worked in both Waterfall and Agile environments. I’ve started implementing Agile in my team starting 2015. Managed the successful completion of software development projects over a range of software utilizing
GEM Group / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
GemGroup is a large broadcasting media company with over 40 satellite channels. Started as VOD project manager. Developed and launched SVOD platform on 2011 and as of today it has over 1 million subscribed users all around the world. Managed a team of developers, UI/UX designers, content creators and customer support team. Worked with the most popular CDN providers like Akamai, create and maintain a long lasting perfect relationship with them.
I was in charge of analyzing the business needs for this project all the way from technical aspect to budgeting the project, determine system structure and design and developed the business model. Always generated workflow diagrams and user stories for each and every business process through our projects and worked with 3rd party vendors for our content delivery and our physical data storage. Frequently performed UAT and QA during the project life cycle. As SVOD provider UAT was one of the most important processes of our projects. UAT were implemented as a free beta trial version and through an in-house testing team.
2010-01 - 2010-12 Business Analyst
Sterling Global Solutions / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia A digital agency with full-Cycle servicing covers every aspect of software development and branding with team of experts in web development, animation and graphics, E-commerce and content writing. As business analyst I worked directly with our clients to determine their business needs and operational objectives by studying their business functions, gathering information, evaluating output requirements for them. Analyze business processes and write system process specifications to be used. 2009-01 - 2009-12 IT Consultant
Evolab Technologies / Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Startup in Website Widgets and Gadgets Development. Working directly with CEO in all technical aspects and requirements.
2008-04 - 2008-12 Back End Developer
Radical Box / Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Working on E-Learning backend platform in a software development company. 2008-01 - 2008-03 Internship
Billadam / Cyberjaya, Malaysia
Spent my 3 months bachelor Internship in mobile application development firm. I was assigned to UK map application development project.
2008 - 2011 Multimedia University
Master of Business Administration (MBA), IT Management 2004 - 2008 Multimedia University
Bachelor of IT, Information Systems Engineering
Industry and Technical Skills
Waterfall Project Management
Entertainment & Streaming Media
VOD & OTT
Media Content Distribution
Content Ingestion & Delivery
Linear & Non-linear Broadcasting
Lean Six Sigma
Cross-functional Team Leadership
Tools and Technologies
Windows Server & Hosting
2013-01 Impact of ERP Implementation at Malaysian SMEs: Analysis of Five Dimensions Benefit / International Journal of Enterprise Computing and Business Systems Volume 3 Issue 1 2012-09 Benefit Analysis of ERP Implementation in Malaysian SMEs / The 2012 IACSIT Conferences/International Conference on Software Technology and Engineering Phuket, Thailand. Certificates
2019-04 Certified ScrumMaster (CSM®)