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Shaun Smith - Agil8

Shaun is an experienced trainer, coach and consultant, passionate about applying modern techniques to help teams and organisations work better. His experience with agile began at the turn of the century when, as a developer, his relentless search for better ways of doing things led him to the eXtreme Programming (XP) community.

Since then, he has worked with many companies and teams both large and small helping them make better products. His experience has been gained in a number of roles, including head of engineering departments, programme and delivery management as well as training and coaching.

Areas of Proficiency:

  • Scaling Agile and Lean Product Development
  • Programme and Portfolio Management
  • Digital Development and Cloud Strategy
  • Applied Systems and Complexity Thinking
  • Scrum, LeSS, SAFe, DaD, Kanban, XP
  • Team Building and Facilitation

Relevant Training and Certifications:

  • Certified Scrum Professional / Certified ScrumMaster / Certified Scrum Product Owner
  • SAFe Programme Consultant (SPC)
  • Certified LeSS Practitioner
  • Disciplined Agile Delivery Green Belt
  • 2nd Generation Lean Product Development
  • Change Artistry for Agile Coaches
  • Problem Solving Leadership

Shaun provides a wide range of training and agile coaching for agil8, in particular Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) training, including SAFe Agilist: Leading SAFe, SAFe Product Owner / Product Manager and SAFe Lean Portfolio Management. He is one of our experienced “Scrum for Teams” (uncertified ScrumMaster) trainers and is confident and experienced working at all levels of an organisation, from team level to senior management.

Shaun received “Most Valuable Agile Player” at the 2012 Agile Awards.