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kiran

kiran Thakkar United States

CSM, CSPO and Agile

Kiran Thakkar, an IT professional with 25 years of experience in global application development and leadership, is a Project Management Professional (certified by the PMI) and a Certified Scrum Trainer (certified by the Scrum Alliance).

Kiran’s other qualifications include an MBA and an MS in Computer Science. Kiran worked at Siemens Medical Solutions and played an instrumental role in one of the largest agile/scrum implementation in the world. Kiran was an overall program release manager at Siemens for a very large-scale, globally distributed, and FDA compliant agile initiative (40+ teams, over 500 members, part of overall 120+ teams).

Kiran laid the groundwork for agile practices still in use and highly effective in Siemens today. Kiran brings real life scrum implementation experience to his class. He also pioneered implementation of the agile practices and mentored scrum masters globally.

He was one of the early adopter of enterprise level large-scale agile/scrum. 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. His training sessions are practical, hands on and real world, helping aspirants gain the ground level expertise and specialization.

experience

Owner of DailyAgile

Enterprise Agile Coach & Certified Scrum Trainer 2011 - Present

Penn State University

Part-Time Faculty 2008 - Present

Adjunct Faculty at Penn State Great Valley Malvern, PA, Continuing Professional Education Department - Teach following courses:
    2-day Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner
    1-day Agile Project Management with Scrum
    1-day User Stories for Agile Requirements
    1-day Agile Estimation and Planning

Aon

Director, IT 2011 - 2012

Siemens Healthcare

Senior Manager, IT – Health Services 2004 - 2011

Siemens Healthcare

Senior Manager, IT – Health Services 2004 - 2011

Siemens Medical

Release Manager 2004 - 2010

Certifications

Certified Scrum Trainer

Educations

University of Phoenix

MBA 2004 - 2007

Sardar Patel University

MS 1985 - 1990

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