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Steve Spearman United States

CSM. CSPO

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.

experience

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.

Avaya

DMTS/Manager 2000 - 2001

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

Certifications

CSM - Certified ScrumMaster

Certified Scrum Professional

CSM - Certified ScrumMaster

Jan 1970 - Dec 2017

Educations

Hastings College

BA 1976 - 1980

Kansas State University

Masters of Science 2001 - 2003

Courses

Certified ScrumMaster®(CSM)

2346
Learn to be a servant leader and guide your Scrum team to success!

Certified Scrum Product Owner®(CSPO) Certification

125
Maximise Project Value as a Scrum Product Owner!

Reviews

Mayank
Mayank Saxena Senior Consultant - Digital Experience at Infosys from Delhi, India
CSM training by Steve Spearman was comprehensive and helped me gain the principles and practices of Scrum and pass the exam. It included tons of training aids, games, slides, videos etc. The trainer was very much in tune with the participants and was very adaptive and agile with his approach to the class This was terrific course conducted by Knowledge Hut and wonderful hospitality by the hosting hotel.

Attended Certified ScrumMaster®(CSM) workshop in February 2018
Romesh
Romesh Kumar Business Systems Consultant at Wells Fargo from Bangalore, India
I am pretty happy with the Training, the venue was very good and Knowledge hut people were available for any kind of help we needed. The trainer himself was pretty good and well versed with the CSPO & Agile Practices.

Attended Certified Scrum Product Owner®(CSPO) Certification workshop in February 2015
Gaurav
Gaurav Demiwal Project Lead at Bechtel Corporation from Delhi, India
Excellent trainer with expertise on the agile platform. Open to questions. Fun filled class with trainee from all domain making it a good learning experience. Training material was good . Strongly recommend KnowledgeHut for anyone who is interested in progressing with their career in practicing Agile and the Scrums.

Attended Certified ScrumMaster®(CSM) workshop in February 2018

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