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Steve Spearman, CST United States


Steve Spearman is a member of Agile for All, a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and an Agile coach working 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 master and in multiple management positions. For the last 10 years, Steve has been providing Agile-focused training and coaching to companies ranging from late-stage startups to large corporations.   

Steve has a BA in Psychology and a Masters in Computer Science.   His other certifications include: Certified LeSS Practitioner (CLP), PMI-ACP, PMP, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Certified ScrumMaster, Advanced CSPO, Advanced CSM and (former) SAFe SPC.  Steve lives in the Denver, Colorado area with his wife Donna. He’s an avid traveler and Scuba diver.


Agile for All

Scrum Certified Trainer (CST) and Agile Coach 2016 - Present

Swift Ascent, LLC

Co-Founder, CST and Coach 2012 - 2016

Swift Ascent provides coaching, training and onsite support in the areas of development, operations and project management. My personal focus is on Agile methods.

AgileEvolution, Inc.

Agile Transformation Coach 2011 - 2014

Agile coaching and consulting - with a bit of training as well.

Cisco Systems

Senior Manager / Agile Transformation Sponsor 2001 - 2011

A servant leader for development teams in the areas of platform, security, and virtualization. Active as a change agent and sponsor for Agile / Scrum and Talent Movement within Cisco. Earlier roles at Cisco include leading architecture, operations, and program management teams.


DMTS/Manager 2000 - 2001

Leader of project managers who led projects in the Avaya voice messaging domain.


CSM - Certified ScrumMaster

Certified Scrum Professional

CSM - Certified ScrumMaster

Dec 1969 - Dec 2017


Hastings College

BA 1976 - 1980

Kansas State University

Masters of Science 2001 - 2003


Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)®

Learn to be a servant leader and guide your Scrum team to success!

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Amatus Saboor Husain Scrum Master
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Anshita Agarwal Business Analyst
It was a good training. The trainer was clear with all the concepts and delivered the session effectively. The workshop helped me and my friends to clear the certification exam in a go!

Attended Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)® workshop in July 2019
Swaroop Chatterjee Team Lead
The training was good and I was able to co-relate it with my current work. Steve was one of the best trainers I have ever worked with.

Attended Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)® workshop in September 2018
Priti Mulay Senior Manager - Projects
Overall, it was a good learning experience. The training was interactive, well-structured and organized properly.

Attended Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)® workshop in July 2019

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