Joseph James Yaco, MPM, CSM
SAP Practice Consulting Services,,
What a great way to start the year, with a new certification as Certified ScrumMaster (CSM®). A designation offered by Scrum Alliance to practitioners who have successfully completed a CSM® course and demonstrate their understanding by passing the exam. Thank you Kiran Thakkar, CSTfor an awesome training.DailyAgile
Oguz Ozyurt, MBA, A-CSM
2021 is off to a great start! Got my Advanced Certified ScrumMaster℠ certificate today. Had an amazing time learning and interacting with the class. Thanks Kiran Thakkar, CST for a great workshop and instructions!
Chetan Choudhary, Geologist
Stepping forward with Certified Scrum Master. Thank you Kiran Thakkar, CST for wonderful knowledge sharing sessions including Q&A and to Scrum Alliance for a great certification experience!
I have attended the training course provided by Kiran for the CSM and right from the beginning till the very end his energy levels never dropped for even a single minute. He strives to impart the knowledge with genuine efforts and ensures you leave the class with confidence instilled to take up the exam. His level of professionalism blended with a perfect sense of humor sets up the learning environment way different than what others provide. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who loves the agile world and is looking for directions to make a start or enhance their careers.
Ryan Hirschey – AVP
Federal Reserve Bank of New York,,
Kiran is an excellent instructor in the agile methodology. I have taken 2 courses with him and each was packed with well-organized information. He breaks down each component, explains concepts in detail, shares examples and best practices, and provides a lot of opportunities for active learning. This will help in taking this from the classroom back into the office.
Brett Henry – I thought I knew!
I was very surprised by how much I learned in Kiran’s course. I thought I knew the majority of Scrum rules but his level of detail is exceptional. Additionally, he has a tone and demeanor that is very conducive to a class room setting. You can tell he’s honed his skills over many years of feedback. Yes, he even does retrospectives on himself and his courses. Anyone interested in learning Scrum would be greatly benefited by attending one of Kiran’s classes. The time flies by and he keeps all the break-out group exercises to the point and fun. I will be returning to Kiran for some advanced certifications in the future. You can probably tell: 5 Star Rating!
Kris Reed Vandenbroeck
“I also loved it! He highly encouraged participation during the lecturing sessions and gave us breakout sessions to practice working on a quick “make a brochure” project where he made sure we were applying our Scrum/Agile learnings. After each breakout session, he talked us through what we did in our sessions to really drive home how using the Scrum/Agile methods helped us communicate and improve efficiency in group projects.
I tend to struggle with the intense bootcamp type of learning sessions that Cisco sponsors, due to my learning disability, so I had my doubts going in to the course. I was thoroughly satisfied with the course materials and the teaching skills of Kiran. He explained everything in an easy to understand way, providing stories for examples during each lesson to make sure we could understand the practical use of the lesson. 10 out of 10, would recommend.”
As a student of yours with a learning disability, the way you managed to explain things was amazingly helpful. It was so nice to not feel like I was falling behind my peers like I usually feel due to the way bootcamp classes are typically taught. Thank you so much, By Reed Vandenbroeck, Project Specialist, CISCO