Steve Spearman

  

Agile Coach & Trainer, Swift Ascent, LLC

Location: Colorado, USA


Certifications

Certified Scrum Professional
Certified ScrumMaster
Certified Scrum Product Owner

Biography

Steve Spearman is a founder and Principal at Swift Ascent, LLC.  His focus is on Agile & Scrum coaching and training 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.   During his last 2 years at Cisco, Steve led the Agile/Scrum transition for his business unit of 500+ team members.

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

Work experience

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

Steve is a cofounder and lead coach.

AgileEvolution, Agile Transition Coach
September 2011 - Present, 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.