Kiran Thakkar, an IT professional with 27+ 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), Certified Scrum@Scale trainer, and a Certified Large-Scale Scrum Practitioner (certified by The Less Company); Kiran also holds 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.