Zehra Zaidi

Zehra Zaidi

 

Director of Project Management and Quality Assurance

Experience: 18+ years

Zehra Zaidi is the Director of Project Management and Quality Assurance at Mosaic Learning. One of her foundational mantras is that “Process is the key to scaling.” If you are able to establish effective, repeatable processes, you can tackle any challenge. Zehra has worked in various industries to assist in standardizing processes, while maintaining a technical foundation throughout. She has played a vital role in helping organizations successfully embrace an Agile culture. In addition, she was instrumental in helping her previous organization attain a CMMI level 3 rating in 2017-2018. She has worked in a multitude of industries, ranging from the commercial sector at the beginning of her career at General Electric, as a government contractor to the federal sector during her diverse tenure at Lockheed Martin, and in healthcare whilst serving as a Director of the Project Management Office at a health care data analytics company. Additionally, she is directly engaged in academia, focusing in higher level-education, as an adjunct faculty member of the Information Systems Department at UMBC. She has had a full range of job experiences in her career, from technical to managerial, to include being an Application Developer, Business Analyst, Project Manager, Program Manager, and Director–all of which allow her to bring a well-rounded vision to the table. She completed her Bachelors of Science degree in Information Systems Management and Computer Science from UMBC and Masters of Science degree in Computer Systems Management from UMUC. In addition, she has taught a variety of courses at her alma mater for the past 5 years ranging from Systems Analysis and Design, Markup and Scripting Languages, and Human Computer Interaction.