Steve Spearman United States


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.


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!

Certified Scrum Product Owner®(CSPO) Certification

Maximise Project Value as a Scrum Product Owner!

reviews on our popular courses

Nitin Rudrawar Product Manager
I had done the CSPO course on 18th & 19th Sept and the trainer was Steve Spearman. It was a good informative experience that started with Agile concepts and then went into Product Owner responsibilities. Steve brings with him decades of IT experience and of implementing Agile in top IT companies as well as lot of Agile course training experience. He was patient enough to answer all of the queries and gave good insights on how a Product Owner should manage various tasks and situations.

Attended Certified Scrum Product Owner®(CSPO) Certification workshop in September 2018
Mayank Saxena Senior Consultant - Digital Experience at Infosys from Delhi, India
CSM training by Steve Spearman was comprehensive and helped me learn 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 course conducted by KnowledgeHut was terrific and the hospitality by the hotel was good too.

Attended Certified ScrumMaster®(CSM) workshop in February 2018
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 Demiwal Project Lead at Bechtel Corporation from Delhi, India
Excellent trainer with expertise in the agile platform. He was very open to questions. Fun-filled class with the trainees from all domains made it a good learning experience. Training material was good . Strongly recommend KnowledgeHut for anyone who is interested in progressing with their career in Agile and Scrum.

Attended Certified ScrumMaster®(CSM) workshop in February 2018

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