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Steffan Surdek

Advisor Quebec, Canada, CA

Agile Coach / Trainer / Certified Integral Coach, Pyxis Technologies and Freelance Writer / Public Speaker, Surdek Solutions.

Agile Coach / Trainer / Certified Integral Coach, Pyxis Technologies and Freelance Writer / Public Speaker, Surdek Solutions.

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TD Insurance
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Positions

Agile Coach / Trainer / Certified Integral Coach Pyxis Technologies August 2011 - present
Freelance Writer / Public Speaker Surdek Solutions March 2009 - present
Director of Consulting Services Pyxis Technologies March 2013 - July 2014
Advisor / Coach, Agile – Modeling and Design TD July 2010 - July 2011
User Experience Lead / Agile Coach IBM October 2007 - July 2010
Globalization Coordinator IBM January 2007 - January 2010
Rational Portfolio Manager - Technical Lead IBM January 2007 - October 2007
Rational Portfolio Manager - Staff Software Developer IBM October 2005 - January 2007
Software Developer Motorola October 2004 - October 2005
Software Architect HMS Software March 2000 - October 2004

Education

Convivium Coaching 2013 - 2014
CEGEP Sherbrooke 1991 - 1994

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

I have run the gauntlet of software development in my career from developing shareware a long time ago in a galaxy far far away to working on commercial software. My experiences have been rich and I have played many roles such as software architect, project manager, team lead, software developer. I have over fifteen years of software development experience. I have been an employee in various technical lead roles in small companies with less than 10 employees and I have also worked in large organizations such as Motorola, IBM, TD Banking Group.

I am one of the co-authors of the book "A Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum". I have a lot of experience working making distributed teams effective.

For the last five years, I coached software development teams as well as their management teams in many companies to help them adopt agile practices.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I would like to offer myself as an advisor for founders to help their startups adopt agile practices and deliver software more effectively software delivery. I can also help founders with distributed teams to work more effectively together.

I can also help you by observing your teams and providing you an assessment of your software development organization and making recommendations for improvements.

If you need training for your teams, I can also provide training courses around an introduction to agile practices or full-day hands-on training sessions on the Scrum Framework.

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Steven Teleki
We worked together  •  Managing Director, The Advisory Board Company. Previously Director, Game Software Group, Multimedia Games.
Steffan knows his stuff cold and is extremely good with people. He can work with a group and help them go past their current problem and go ... for success.
David Brown
We worked together  •  Approved Tribal Leader, CultureSync and Executive Coach, MasterCoaches.
Steffan represents an exquisite hybrid between technical skills, agile, SCRUM & IT and the human factors, bringing this all down to practica ... l real world application. He excels at applying that rare combination of people skills & emotional intelligence with business development & technical acumen. He is a gifted presenter and workshop facilitator, writer and coach. He cares about people and has high standards of competence. Great communicator and all around good person. Also willing to learn and walk his talk.
Marc Bouchard
They're my friends  •  IT Infrastructure Architect, MaplesFS. Previously Consultant, CGI.
He is passionate about coaching, helping teams and businesses improve and achieve their goals.
Marco Sylvestre
We worked together  •  CTO @ Venzee.com and Driving Instructor @ Circuit ICAR.
I've worked with Steffan for more than 2 years and I can definitely recommend Steffan as an advisor. He has a great approach with the team ... to make sure they will evolve by them self, not just "because the coach want it". He know the theory but he's even better in practice !
Elizabeth Quintanilla, MBA
Senior Managing Partner, Rockabilly Investments, LLC. The University of Texas at Austin grad. The University of Texas at Austin grad.
Steffan is an excellent team player. As an agile coach, he works with software development teams as well as their management teams to suppo ... rt them in their agile transformations. Through observations, coaching and sometimes telling them what they do not want to hear, he helps development teams develop their self-organizations skills and work more closely together.

Elizabeth Quintanilla, MBA
Senior Managing Partner, Rockabilly Investments, LLC. The University of Texas at Austin grad. The University of Texas at Austin grad.
I worked with Elizabeth while she was at IBM. Even back then, she had an amazing entrepreneurial spirit! Once she left, things really took o ... ff for her as a marketing gunslinger! She is an amazing person, very creative and an asset to any team she is a part of!