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David Brough Smyth Australia

Specializes in Agile

David is a pragmatic Senior Agile Coach who is an expert at applying Lean startup and Scrum methods to create fast product development environments. His specializations as a tutor and instructor include Lean Startup, Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Agile Coaching, Team Coaching, Change Management, Extreme Programming, Rally, Jira, DevOps, Scaled Agile Framework, Cynefin, Microservices Architecture, Rapid Tablet/mobile prototyping , among others.

He has real-world industry expertise as an Agile mentor and counsellor, and is adept at introducing and mentoring Agile approaches whilst maintaining project governance. He teaches teams and organizations the art of managing the Agile approach in a regulated environment. He is particularly skilled at installing light weight change management, Iteration management and release management processes and at cultivating Agile testing practices and iterations in QA teams. David is well versed in engineering fast build pipelines and deployment practices, and works with customer-centered design to get proven results.

David has applied and managed Agile and Scrum in large organizations such as CBA, Qsuper, Amex, Telstra, NEC and the Tatts Group.



Hardware/Software Design Engineer 1981 - 1991


Hardware/Software Design Engineer 1991 - 1992

NEC Australia

Senior Software Design Engineer 1992 - 1996

NEC Australia

Project Leader 1996 - 2002

UNiTAB Limited

Agile Project Management Consultant 2002 - 2005

UNiTAB Limited

SQE Manager 2005 - 2006


IT Compliance and Security Department Manager 2006 - 2007

Tatts Group

Agile Project Management Consultant 2007 - 2008


Agile Consultant 2009 - 2012

Telstra Learning Academy

Agile Coach/Trainer 2010 - 2013

Raytheon Australia

Agile Consultant 2012 - 2013

QSuper Limited

ScrumMaster 2013 - 2014

Commonwealth Bank

Senior Agile Coach 2014 - 2015


Agile Coach 2017 - 2017

Western Power

Agile Coach 2017 - 2017

Javahouse Group

Director, Lean Agile Coach 2001 - 2017


SAFe® 4 Certified Program Consultant

Professional Scrum Master

Dec 1969 - Jan 2018

Certified ScrumMaster

Certified Scrum Professional

Diploma Company Directors Course

Dec 2009 - Oct 2017

Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant SPC4, SPC3

Oct 2013 - Oct 2017


Victoria University

BEng 1982 - 1996

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