Misbah Chaudhry

Sr. Lean Project Manager, Dun & Bradstreet, NJ, USA

Misbah joined Dun & Bradstreet in July 2016 as a Senior Lean Agile Project Manager consultant and transitioned to a permanent role in October 2016. She is a trusted adviser and strategic resource with a reputation for exceeding the needs of internal and external stakeholders.

Living the value “people over process”, Misbah exemplifies how teams that work together towards the same goals and objectives, produce better product.

13 years ago when Misbah graduated with a “twinkle in her eye”, and “dreams of reaching for the stars”, she knew she was destined for something big; not your routine, clock-in/ clock-out,- something meaningful, impactful, and innovative. Project Management presented itself as a career and she accepted. After only a couple of years she started noticing inefficiencies in the way traditional projects were being managed. She knew there had to be a better way, a more efficient way, to deliver value. Lean was the natural evolution.

As a Lean Professional, Misbah has contributed to Agile Transformation, Business Transformation and other change management and IT initiatives for companies such as MetLife and JFK Health system, among many others.

As a thought leader in Lean, she always encourages her teams to be innovative, forward-leaning, out- of-the-box thinkers; she has successfully convinced executives to learn, utilize, and support tools such as Systems Thinking, Root-cause Analysis, and Value Stream Mapping to build a strong sense of purpose and mission within each team, which is critical in leading fruitful Lean transformation.

Her journey continues as she is growing with the Lean Agile Transformation PMO in Dun & Bradstreet. The unique combination of eliminating waste from process while delivering value faster is an extremely rewarding experience. Her current goal is to go through the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) cycle faster and deliver MVP (minimally viable product) at the end of each sprint (2-3 weeks) to ensure that the solution is still relevant and needed. Educating the teams to be able to make difficult decision along the way is key to ensuring that resources are always optimized and the highest priority solutions are actively being worked on.

She possess MBA’s in Finance and Marketing from Goldey Beacom College, DE and hold certifications as Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB), SAFe 4.0 Agilist, ICAgile Facilitator (ICP-ATF) and Team Coach (ICP-ACC).

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