Eric Rapin is an Agile Coach at Tableau Software, leading efforts to adopt and improve our use of Scrum and other Agile methods. He has been working in software product development in various roles for over 25 years. First as a software engineer, then as a QA engineer, followed by stints as a QA Lead and Manager, Development Manager, Sustaining Development Manager, Release Engineering Manager, and Performance Engineering Manager, and as a QA Manager. Eric has seen the traditional watrefall product development cycle in many forms at several leading companies such as Nortel, Apple, Sun Microsystems, Openwave and Adobe and how its suitability for software doesn't match well with the nature of software development. After learning Scrum and introducing it into his product team many years ago, he has become convinced that the agility and transparency of Scrum is the best approach for software product development. In addition to being a Certified ScrumMaster, Eric has also become a Certified Scrum Product Owner and a Certified Scrum Professional.
Tableau Software, Inc., Principal Dev Practices Coach
February 2016 - Present, Palo Alto, CA, United States
Helping Tableau deliver value effectively and quickly while delighting employees and customers alike.
Adobe Systems, Inc., Agile Coach
October 2011 - January 2016, San Francisco, CA, United States
Coaching the Digital Publishing Solutions Team in their use of Scrum and Agile across many teams and many sites.
Adobe Systems, Inc., Sr. QE Manager
July 2006 - October 2011, San Francisco, CA, United States
Sr. QE Manager for Flash Platform Services - Adobe InMarket and Payment Services.
Scrum Coach for various teams around Adobe.