Tom Smallwood

  

Senior Agile Coach, Ripple Rock

Location: Nation wide


Certifications

Certified Scrum Developer
Certified ScrumMaster

Biography

Tom currently provides on-site training, coaching, and mentoring in Agile practices with emphasis on technical practices such as TDD, BDD, Specification by Example, FitNesse, Cucumber, Continuous Integration, and automation. Teams that transition to Agile development find they deliver more of what their customer wants, at a higher quality, and at a faster rate. This all translates to improved ROI. Tom is experienced helping cross-functional teams make the transition to agile/lean principles and practices. He is able to coach all team roles in addition to middle and senior leadership. An expert in course development and delivery. He is continually improving his own knowledge with on-going study of agile/lean topics such as Kanban. With over 20 years of experience in the software industry he spent most of career crafting software solutions for customers and clients. Certifications: CSM, CSP, PSM1.

Specialties

Agile/Lean/Scrum training and coaching. TDD, BDD, FitNesse, Cucumber. Organizational transformation. Unix, client/server, C, C++, Perl, Java, PHP, Javascript, make, ant, XML, XMLRPC, AJAX, JDBC, LDAP, JNDI, Oracle, ProC, Apache, web development, perlmod, ETL, javascript, DHTML, HTML, HTTP, data conversion, servlets, JSP, mason, iplanet, korn shell, awk, sed, C shell, bourne shell, database, database design, system design, network programming, threads, thread executor, SEDA, JCE, JAAS, RDBMS

Work experience

RippleRock, Agile Coach/Trainger
February 2011 - Present, Nationwide, CO, United States
As a Senior Agile Coach and Trainer, Tom is dedicated to coaching organizations, at all levels, in the application of agile/lean philosophies, principles, practices and continuous learning that enables the team to delivery a fast, flexible, flow of business value to customers.

Valtech, Agile Coach/Trainger
July 2008 - February 2011, Nationwide, TX, United States
As an Agile Coach, Tom provides on-site training, coaching, and mentoring in Agile practices with emphasis on technical practices. He coaches cross-functional teams through the transition to agile/lean principles and practices He coaches all team roles and middle and senior leadership. He develops and delivers courses on Scrum, TDD, BDD, FitNesse, Cucumber, Continuous Integration, and automation.