Steve Spearman is a founder and Principal at Swift Ascent, LLC. Steve is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and an Agilementor and coach working at the enterprise and team levels. He has over 30 years of experience in corporate software development as a software developer, architect, project manager, scrum master and in multiple management positions. His enterprise experience spanned leading corporate organizations including Bell Laboratories, Lucent, Avaya, and Cisco Systems.
For the last 4 years, Steve has been providing Agile-focused training and coaching to companies ranging from late-stage start ups to large corporations. He has been a presenter at several conferences, including the 2012 Agile East conference, Mile Hi Agile 2014, Scrum Gathering 2014, and Agile 2014.
His qualifications include a BA in Psychology and a Masters in Computer Science. His other certifications include: SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), PMI-ACP, PMP, Certified Scrum Product Owner, and Certified Scrum Master.
Swift Ascent provides coaching, training and onsite support in the areas of development, operations and project management. My personal focus is on Agile methods.
Agile coaching and consulting - with a bit of training as well.
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.
Leader of project managers who led projects in the Avaya voice messaging domain.