Hubert Smits a Senior Consultant with Cutter's Agile Product & Project Management practice. He is an innovative, assertive and goal-oriented Agile consultant, coach and trainer with a track record of success spearheading enterprise-level Agile and Lean enablement efforts. As the lead consultant at Cisco Voice Technology, he designed and implemented the Agile Software Development Life Cycle, replacing multi-year waterfall processes with iterative product development cycles. More than 3,000 participants in product development, including executives, product managers, program managers and development teams moved into their Scrum roles and processes.
Hubert's customers and successes include companies such as Oracle, Avaya, BMC Software, AOL, Fender, General Electric Energy, Amdocs, MySpace and Compete. He has a track record of working with globally distributed teams, and has contracted and coached teams in India, Argentina, Israel and Europe. Along with a keen sense of business acumen, Hubert is an exceptional communicator offering strong negotiation, problem resolution and team building skills. He enjoys leveraging Agile principles and practices to mobilize teams, establish focus, promote positive organizational change, enhance performance, improve quality, and reduce team turnover.
Hubert specializes in working with large product development efforts, in organizations that require a gradual organization-wide move to Agile practices. He is confident in restructuring Software Development Life Cycles, interacting with the IT parties and managing the impact of the organizational change on Finance, Product Management, Marketing and Sales. In addition to publishing with Cutter and the IEEE, he is a frequent speaker at Agile events and has published articles on planning with distributed teams, and agile planning and tracking. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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