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Steve Spearman


CST & Agile Coach, Swift Ascent, LLC

Location: Colorado, USA


Certified Scrum Trainer
Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner
Registered Education Provider


Added Qualifications

Scaling Scrum Fundamentals (4593)

My Courses

Certified ScrumMaster®
4-5 August, 2016
Location: Denver, CO, United States

Certified ScrumMaster®
17-18 August, 2016
Location: San Francisco, CA, United States

Certified ScrumMaster®
22-23 August, 2016
Location: Burlington, MA, United States

Certified ScrumMaster®
27-28 August, 2016
Location: Pune, Maharashtra, India

Certified ScrumMaster®
29-30 August, 2016
Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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Steve Spearman is a founder and Principal at Swift Ascent, LLC.  His focus is on Scrum training & Agile coaching at the enterprise and team levels.   

Steve has over 30 years of experience in corporate software development as a software developer, architect, project manager, Scrum coach, and multiple management positions.  His enterprise experience spanned Bell Laboratories, Lucent, Avaya, and Cisco Systems.   

Steve has a BA in Psychology and a Masters in Computer Science.   His certifications include: Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), PMI-ACP, PMP, Certified Scrum Product Owner, and Certified ScrumMaster.

Approved Courses


  • Agile Developer Skills (Technical)


  • Certified ScrumMaster


  • Certified Scrum Product Owner

Work experience

Swift Ascent, LLC, Scrum Trainer & Agile Coach
January 2012 - Present, Berthoud, CO

Steve is a cofounder, Scrum Trainer, and lead coach.

AgileEvolution, Agile Transition Coach
September 2011 - August 2014, Rutherford, NJ, United States
Providing agile transition coaching to numerous organizations and co-taught CSM with Stacia Viscardi.

Cisco Systems, Agile transition engineering sponsor & Senior manager
January 2001 - July 2011, Boulder, CO, United States
I led teams ranging from software development & software architecture to operations and program management. In my last 2 years at Cisco, I led our business unit's transition to Agile & Scrum.

AT&T / Lucent / Avaya, SW Architect, PgM, Manager
January 1988 - January 2001, Westminster, CO, US
Started out as a Programmer & SW architect and went through other roles including project manager and managers of project managers.

Bell Laboratories, Programmer
July 1983 - January 1988, , US
Coder and SW architect in the Telecommunications area.


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