Kiran Thakkar

Kiran Thakkar, PMP,CST

Agile Coach and Trainer at Thakkar Agile Consulting

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Kiran has over 21 years of IT experience in a wide variety of global industries. He is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and PMP, with a MBA (Master of Business Administration) and MS - Master of Science in Computer Science. Kiran initially was trained by Ken Schwaber.

He was working at Siemens Medical Solutions as Release/Program Manager role involving a very large-scale agile initiative (40+ teams, over 500 employees). He spent last seven years as a release manager, scrum master, scrum team mentor, and overall program release manager. He also pioneered implementation of the agile practices and mentored scrum masters within Siemens. He is a true champion and laid the groundwork for agile practices still in use and highly effective in Siemens today.

He demonstrates deep passion and enhanced knowledge of agile principles and practices. Finally, he is very instrumental in shepherding the organization, executives, and engineers alike, to a successful scrum implementation. He is also an adjunct faculty at Penn State Great Valley, DeVry/Keller University, and University of Phoenix teaching in online and traditional 'on-ground' environment.