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Craig Smith, Global Agility Lead


Craig Smith is a trainer and consultant for SoftEd specialising in Agile development.  Craig has been a software developer for over 20 years, specialising in a large number of technologies in that time and has been an Agile practitioner for many years.

Prior to joining SoftEd, Craig worked within Suncorp's Business Services division as an Agile Coach, on a number of high profile technical and business projects.

Craig provides a variety of services in the Agile space including the development and delivery of tailored courses; onsite and distributed team coaching; and onsite and distributed facilitation of workshops.

He specialises in user story creation, release and iteration planning, Agile estimation, retrospectives, Agile testing, Agile programming and design, team and organisational Agile transformation strategies, Agile health assessments and improvement strategies.

Craig is a member of the Scrum Alliance, Senior Member and Certified Professional of the Australian Computer Society (MACS Snr CP) and Associate of the Australia Library Association (AALIA).

Craig was also the lead reviewer and technical proof-reader on numerous books from Manning including ‘Becoming Agile’, Agile ALM and Sonar in Action. Craig is also an Agile Editor for InfoQ.

In 2017, he was appointed to the board of the Agile Alliance, the only person in Australasia to hold such a position. 
 

Education:

  • Bachelor of Information Technology, Information Management / Library & 
    Information Studies  

Certifications:

  • ISTBQ Foundation
  • Certified Agile Professional 
  • ICAgile accredited trainer
  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
  • Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP)
  • Scriptura Product Certified Specialist
  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
  • ICAgile Certified Expert in Agile Coaching
  • ISTQB Agile Extension and CTTC (Certified Team Transformation Coach) 
  • ICAgile Certified Professional - Agile Coaching
  • ICAgile Certified Professional - Agile Project Management
  • ICAgile Certified Professional - Agile Test Automation
  • ICAgile Certified Professional - Agile Testing
  • ICAgile Certified Professional - Agile Software Design
  • ICAgile Certified Professional - Enterprise Product Ownership
  • ICAgile Certified Professional - Business Value Analysis

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