Eric Rapin is an Agile Coach at Salesforce and Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Trainer®, leading efforts to adopt and improve organizations use of Scrum and other Agile methods. He has been working in software product development in various roles for over 30 years. Beginning his career as a software engineer and moving through various product development roles from dev to test to release and performance, Eric has covered the gamut in the software world, half of that time in various management roles. Eric discovered that many things he had started doing were articulated best by the Agile world and found a natural home there. Eric has worked at many leading companies such as Nortel, Apple, Sun Microsystems, Openwave, Adobe, Tableau, and Salesforce.
Eric focuses most specifically on Retrospective Facilitation and has been active in the Retrospective Facilitator's Gathering community for several years and will be helping to organize the first World Retrospectives Day on Feb 6th, 2018.
Eric has also been trained as a Human Systems Dynamics Professional, bringing useful models from the science of complexity to help organizations make beneficial shifts in their outcomes.
Eric is a Black Belt Collaboration Architect and Certified Collaboration Instructor of Conteneo's Weave Forums, helping organizations use the ideas from gamification to help them ideate, decide, and collaborate in more effective ways.
Outside of his full-time work at Salesforce, Eric conducts training and consulting through his own company, Lucid Agile, LLC and has formed relationships with Conteneo, Hyperdrive Agile/Bratton & Co, Lithespeed, and cPrime.
Tableau Software, Inc., Principal Dev Practices Coach
February 2016 - Present, Palo Alto, CA, US
Helping Tableau deliver value effectively and quickly while delighting employees and customers alike.
March 2017 - Present, San Francisco, CA, US
Agile Coach with a focus on training and training development.
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.