I'm Farid Zarbaliyev

With a degree in Computer Science, working as a Project Manager and previously as a DevOps engineer, my background is not traditional. You will find me at the intersection of Project Management art, business and technology, which is where my passion for tech and interest in keeping the big picture while diving into very unique details converge.

You have probably noticed that I used “art” with Project Management instead of discipline or application. Let me explain that.

Project Management is the Art of Making Things Happen, which requires Project Managers to integrate and manage all project aspects, like navigating ambiguity, communicating well, managing stakeholders, cost, quality, time, scope, resources. Finally yet importantly, Project managers have also to monitor and control large amount of data to figure out and prevent everything that could go wrong, before it does and if it does quickly and accurately facilitate problem-solving and decision-making.

A lot of challenges you will say, and probably ask how do I manage them and whether I am successful at it.

Well, I relay on my skills and experience, my enthusiasm, proactivity, passion, technical and business depth and even on my sense of humor sometimes. And the key indicator of my success is my happy customers and stakeholders, delighted management and not least importantly motivated team members. Therefore, I will prefer them to speak for me.

Outside of work I have a cute and smart wife and reliable friends. I love traveling, coding and playing with data. And I really enjoy the famous JFK moon speech, which motivates me each time I listen to it.

Computer Science & Applied Mathematics

Baku State University

Project Management Professional

Project Management Institute

Certified ScrumMaster

Scrum Alliance

Data Science and Machine Learning

Microsoft Corporation

Head of Technical Project Management Unit

Telia Company

Senior Technical Project & Program Manager

Telia Company

Site Reliability Engineer

Azercell Telecom

DevOps Engineer

R.I.S.K. Company

Project & Program Management
Agile, SCRUM, Kanban
Business analysis
Coding (Python)
Linux / Unix
Data Science & Machine Learning


Project Management

Integrate and manage all aspects of project & program management

Business Analysis

Identify business needs, determinine solutions to business problems

Portfolio Management

Portfolio management, Project prioritization and selection

Process Management

Process improvement, organizational reengineering, policy change


Expert advice, consultancy, coaching on Project Management and emerging technologies

Brilliant Ideas

Seriously. I often generate creative solutions and brilliant ideas. Just ask the people who I work with :)

Interested in doing a project together?

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Farid Zarbaliyev
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