Faculty: Tamara Blake

Tamara Blake, MS

Title(s):
Adjunct Professor
School(s):
Business
415-407-1627
Campus(es):
San Francisco, Online

Prof. Tamara Blake is a Senior IT Project/Program Manager with over ten years of Program and Project Management experience in Software Development, Mobile Technology, Quality Assurance, IT Infrastructure, Compliance, Mortgage Lending and Finance. She is specialist in project planning, process improvement, software implementation, workflow, training and  project execution, a certified PMP, PMI-ACP, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner. 

Prof. Blake is customer focused and experienced in client meetings and presentations and specializes in team dynamics, collaboration, conflict resolution and impediment clearing. Additionally she has extensive experience collaborating with Product Managers working with customers and stakeholders.


COURSES TAUGHT

ITM 316
Software Engineering
PM 342
Agile Management for Project Managers

RESEARCH INTERESTS & AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Project/Program Management,
  • Process Improvement
  • Planning, Estimation and Execution
  • Agile Methodology
  • Risk Management
  • Change Management
  • Stakeholder Communications
  • Cross Cultural Communication
  • Co-located and distributed teams
  • Requirements Gathering/Management

EDUCATION

  • MS in Applied Economics, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
  • BS in Crop Production, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
  • Project Management Professional (PMP), PMI (Project Management Institute)
  • PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner)
  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)

PROFESSIONAL & TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate University, 2017 - Present
  • Project Manager, Artizen Staffing, May 2019 - Present
  • Business Systems Analyst/Scrum Master- Contractor at Airbnb, TEKsystems, 2017- 2019
  • Project Manager, Professional Services/Product Development – Monitise Americas, 2016- 2017
  • Senior Program Manager - Visicon Technologies, 2015- 2016
  • Senior Project Manager/Scrum Master - FIS Mobile, 2010 - 2015
  • Project Management Consultant - Digital Divide Data (NGO), 2008- 2009
  • Program Manager, IT - Paul Financial, LLC, 2002- 2006