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.
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.