Steven M Smith


I help leaders accelerate team productivity by freeing teams from a hairball of complex technical and social difficulties.


Teammate. I enjoy working with others to produce results that matter.

Leader. I am a technical leader. I know how to lead teams.

Communicator. I speak and write with style.

Facilitator. I tap into the wisdom and knowledge that is dormant in groups.

Coach. I help individuals and groups discover new choices that improve performance and build new, more relevant skills.

Tactician. I increase the value of a technology offering by revealing to clients the business as well as the technical impact of a technology.

Analyst. I expertly analyze, explore, and document client requirements and benefits. Solid understanding of system modeling and analytical statistics.


SolutionsIQ, 2013-today, Senior Consultant, I assist clients with Agile transformations.

EMC Corporation, 2010-2013, Advisory Technology Consultant. I worked with clients to help them better store, manage and protect their information.

Steven M. Smith & Associates, LLC, 2009-2010, Management Consultant. I worked with clients to accelerate team productivity.

Hitachi Data Systems, 2008-2009, Account Consultant. I consulted with the IT staff of a Northwest aerospace company.

Steven M. Smith & Associates, LLC, 2006-2008, Management Consultant. I helped clients increase the effectiveness of individuals, teams and organizations.

EMC Corporation, 1999-2006, Technical Business Consultant. I led sensitive proof of concept projects that proved the value of EMC products.

DMR Consulting Group, 1997-1999, Management Consultant, I specialized in collaboration and value management.

Amdahl Corporation, 1981-1993, Corporate Systems Engineer. I educated Systems Engineers on how to support customers effectively.

Oregon Physicians Service, Portland, Oregon, 1980-1981. System/370 Systems Programmer.

City of Portland/Multnomah County, Portland, Oregon, 1977-1980. System/370 Systems Programmer.

State of Missouri, Jefferson City, Missouri, 1975-1977. System/370 Systems Programmer.


Published author. Dorset House Publishing, Better Software Magazine, Computer Measurement Group, Crosstalk Magazine, and Software Testing and Quality Magazine.

Founder and host of the annual Amplifying Your Effectiveness (AYE) Conference at which I lead experiential workshops.


B. S. Computer Science, University of Missouri at Rolla

Workshops led by Jerry (Gerald M.) Weinberg

  • Problem Solving Leadership
  • Problem Solving Leadership II
  • Change Shop
  • System Effectiveness Management
  • Creating Experiential Workshops
  • Debriefing Experiential Workshops
  • Writers Workshop
  • Consultants Workshop

Satir System Training, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.