About

Greg Smith is a seasoned Agile coach and the founder of GS Solutions Group.

Greg began his career at R.R. Donnelley, designing and supporting automated manufacturing equipment in a time sensitive environment. Over time Greg shifted his career to software development and in 2001 he began specializing in Agile software development after being trained by Jim Highsmith.

During his career, Greg has held positions as a Product Manager, Program Manager, Development Manager, Scrum Master, and Project Manager. He has received numerous awards for his work in helping start-ups establish good software practices, and for helping large enterprises overcome bureaucracy and deliver urgent projects.

Greg became an instructor for Agile Project Management at Bellevue College in 2005. During that time Greg has helped over 100 companies initiate their move to a more agile process. Greg frequently goes on-site to help students build on their agile training and establish an agile lifecycle that thrives within their constraints.

In 2009 Greg co-authored Becoming Agile in an Imperfect World. This book has helped a number of companies move to a more effective development lifecycle, and is often used as a guide for entire project teams.

Greg is also highly involved with the Agile Alliance and was the Stage Producer for the Agile Adoption stage in 2009 and the Agile Project Management stage in 2010. In 2011 Greg co-lead 2 workshops at Agile Alliance conference in Salt Lake City.
Greg is an expert in Agile practices and adoption, but his main focus is helping companies solve business problems and deliver software while the need still exists. Greg is able to do this by leveraging his deep Agile experience and using numerous tools and practices to be successful regardless of the situation.

Greg is a Certified Scrum Master, Certified Agile Project Manager (CAPM), and PMI Agile Certified Practitioner.

Greg can be reached at (206) 854-9229 or greg@gssolutionsgroup.com.

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