Shanghai Scrum Gathering

  • Event

    Join the First Scrum Alliance sponsored Scrum Gathering in China
    参 加 Scrum Alliance 首次中国 Scrum Gathering

    April 19-20, 2010 - Shanghai JC Mandarin Hotel
    2010年4月19日-20日 - 上 海锦沧文华大酒店

    学习 presentations from experienced scrum practitioners from around the world

    交流 open space for free communication among all the paticipants

    All Presentations can be found HERE

  • Details

    Date: 19-20 April, 2010
    Location: Shanghai, China

    1225 Nanjing Xi Road
    Shanghai, 200040 China
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    Regular Price:

    Registration fee: 

    Member and Non-Member: $200 USD / 1400 RMB

    CST/CSC: $150 USD / 1020 RMB

    Student/Educator:  Student 700 RMB (Must show valid university/school identification at check-in)

    Groups of 5 or more may receive a 10% group discount – please contact for group discount code.

    If you like to pay in RMB to register to the event, please contact:

    Ivie Asia Limited in Shanghai
    Ms. Heidi Liu
    Tel: +86-21-61659100

    Official China invoice (fapiao) is available upon request from this company. 

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    中国建设银行: #1f497d;"> 上海分行六里支行营业室
    帐户名称: 怡捷贸易(上海)有限公司
    帐号: 3100 1522 9170 5001 3795

  • Program

    A mix of keynotes, breakout presentations and open space discussion. Tracks for breakout sessions will emerge as submissions are selected. Some presentations will feature simultaneous translation.

    April 19, 2010

    Time Event Details
    8:45 am - 9:15 am Opening speech by Tom Mellor, Chairman of the Board and President (MB I/II)
    9:15 am - 10:30 am Keynote speech by Bas Vodde
    Scrum doesn't work in China! (MB I/II)

    Some people exclaim: “Scrum doesn't work in China”. But is that true? How does national culture affect Agile development and Scrum? Bas Vodde grew up in Holland and lived for about ten years in Asia. He has worked with teams in US and most European and Asian countries and agrees that national culture does matter. In this keynote, Bas will start off exploring his own culture and how that influenced his view on what he does. He'll then explore other national cultures by going over different studies, surveys and stories searching for the answer to the question... Can Scrum work in China?

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    10:30 am - 10:45 am Coffee Break – Ballroom Foyer Area
    10:45 am - 11:45 am Breakout presentations Breakout presentations (MB I/II, MB III, Lotus/Orchid, Tulip).

    MB I/II – Mikael BomanBuilding a Great Team

    MB III – Vernon StinebakerHealthy Scrum – The Agile Heartbeat

    Lotus/Orchid – Monica YapProduct Owner Anti Patterns

    Tulip – Abel ShenScrum with Inexperienced Teams

    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
    Tatlers – 1st floor & Mandarin Pavilion 3rd floor
    1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Keynote speech by Kane Mar (MB I/II/III)
    Scrum and XP: Myths, truths and how to do it.

    Scrum and Extreme Programming are two common Agile frameworks. You may have heard that Scrum is equivalent to XP without technical practices. Or, perhaps you have heard that Scrum is only a project management framework. The presentation intents to explore the truth in these matters and to discuss how to effectively integrate the XP technical practices within the Scrum framework.

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    2:15 pm - 2:30 pm Coffee Break – Ballroom Foyer Area
    2:30 pm - 5:30 pm Open space (MB I/II/III)
    Facilitator - Tom Mellor & Yang Ge
    Scrum Clinic session held in Lotus, Facilitators - Steve Mak & Vernon Stinebaker
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Social evening reception – Ballroom Foyer Area

    April 20,  2010

    Time Event Details
    9:00 am - 10:15 am Keynote speech by Lasse Koskela (MB I/II)
    Technical Excellence: What Is It and How To Get It?

    One of the twelve principles in the Agile Manifesto declares, “Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility.” The Scrum Guide, however, does not speak about technical excellence but points out that, “Scrum requires Teams to build an increment of product functionality every Sprint,” which implies that whatever the Team does must be sustainable. In this talk we explore what constitutes as technical excellence for a Scrum Team. We ask how it shows in the product and in our process. We also ask how lack of it impacts development and how do we obtain technical excellence.

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    10:30 am - 10:45 am Coffee Break – Ballroom Foyer Area
    10:30 am - 11:30 am Breakout presentations (MB I/II, MB III, Lotus/Orchid, Tulip)

    MB I/II – Brad Swanson & Björn JensenAgile Estimating 2.0

    MB III – Lv Yi System Thinking in large-scale Scrum

    Lotus/Orchid – Julien Mazloum & David DuHow to maximize the agility and innovation potential of Scrum using Opportunity Engineering

    Tulip – Steven MakDriving quality with TDD and friends

    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Tatlers – 1st floor & Mandarin Pavilion 3rd floor

    1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Keynote speech by Mitch Lacey (MB I/II)
    Agile at Microsoft; Keys to Success

    In this session, Mitch Lacey, former Microsoft Program Manager, will share withyou the successes and failures he had running and coaching projects at Microsoft. He will share with you four factors that are required for a successful Scrum adoption including stories of teams that succeeded and teams that failed. He will share with you reward structures, team adoption curves and the role of management. Join Mitch for what is to be an enlightening talk on successes at one of the world’s largest software company.

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    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Breakout presentations (MB I/II, MB III, Lotus/Orchid, Tulip)

    MB I/II – Paul CullingCollaborative Chartering: An Introduction

    MB III –Daniel Teng & Bill Li - Scrum Beyond Software: Successfully

    Lotus/Orchid – Daniel GuSuccess with Agile Data Warehousing Teams at eBay

    Tulip – Xu YiI Run Out of Silver Bullet – Now What?

    3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Coffee Break – Ballroom Foyer Area
    3:45 pm - 4:45 pm Breakout presentations (MB I/II, MB III, Lotus/Orchid, Tulip )

    MB I/II – Brian RabonLearning to Lead

    MB III – Sky JinBuilding shared leadership in Scrum teams

    Lotus/Orchid- Dou HanzhiRelease Your Daily SW Builds

    Tulip – Monica YapSuccessful Distributed Teams

    5:00 pm - 5:15 pm Closing (MB I/II)
  • Sponsors

    Join the Scrum Alliance in sponsoring the Shanghai Scrum Gathering - please contact public relations for detailed sponsorship opportunities including booth information for interactive ways to become involved with the Scrum Gathering! (Limited sponsorship packages available)

    Title Sponsor


    VersionOne is recognized by agile practitioners as the leader in agile development tools. By simplifying the process of planning and tracking agile software projects, we help development teams consistently deliver software faster. Since 2002, companies such as Adobe, Dow Chemical, Lockheed Martin, Motorola, Novell, Sony and Symantec have turned to VersionOne to help provide greater value to their customers. Today more than 10,000 teams and 70,000 users in 50 countries use VersionOne's agile project management tools to streamline and standardize their agile development efforts. Whether you're a small, single agile team just getting started with agile development or a multi-team, global enterprise, with VersionOne you'll get the best tools in the industry backed by pioneers in agile project management and planning. VersionOne. Start small. Scale smart. See for yourself at

    Presenting Sponsor


    OutSofting is a Canadian software development consulting company that provides all the training, coaching and consulting necessary to increase the performance of a software development organization and enable it to become Agile. From OutSofting’s offices in Beijing, its team of consultants provides Scrum, Agile Engineering practices, organizational change and Agile offshoring expertise for any organization anywhere in China.

    OutSofting是一家面向于软件开发的加拿大咨询公司,提供敏捷开发的培训、指导及咨询服务帮助软件企业提高并达到高效。 在中国,OutSofting在北京设有公司,我们的团队为所有在华企业提供Scrum、敏捷工程实践、组织变革和敏捷离岸顾问咨询。

    Presenting Sponsor


    UPerform Consulting Group is the dedicated pioneer in promoting Scrum and related Agile techniques in China. We provide effective training, coaching and consulting services to organizations, teams and individuals who look forward to improving their software process and project outcome. Over the past 3 years, we successfully provided certification and non-certification Scrum & Agile related services to many China software organizations and individuals. Our mission is to help our clients develop competent and high-performing agile project teams, in order to produce the best business value for their organization and their clients respectively.


    Gathering Sponsor

    Ivie Asia

    Ivie Asia, based in Shanghai, provides clients with Marketing Strategy, Project Management support, Design, Page Production and Print Management services. It is part of Ivie®, a full-service marketing company which was established in 1993 and has grown on the successes created for clients into twenty offices. Our blend of strategic global best practice and firsthand China execution capability is what makes us Ivie Asia a unique resource for marketing needs.

    Gathering Sponsor


    About SolutionsIQ -- Redmond-based

    SolutionsIQ is a leading provider of Agile consulting & training, IT staffing & recruiting and software delivery services that together form a complete Agile solution. For over thirty years SolutionsIQ has combined a hands-on approach with deep technical expertise to serve clients that range from the early stage startup to the Fortune 500.

    Main Media Sponsor (Information Queue)是一个时刻关注企业软件开发领域变化与创新的在线独立社区,读者受众群主要为技术架构师、技术团队带头人(高级开发人员)和项目经理等。通过由各个技术领域专家提供的最新的新闻、技术文章、视频访谈、视频演讲和迷你书等,InfoQ 为Java、.NET、Ruby、SOA、敏捷和架构六大社区提供一流的资讯。InfoQ全球站正式启动于2006年6月8日,以推动我们所服务的社区的进步为首要使命。 InfoQ中文站将和InfoQ全球网站一样,秉承“扎根社区、服务社区、引领社区”的经营理念,与中国技术社区的专家一起,为中国软件企业和个人提供及时、高质量的技术资讯,成为连接中国企业软件技术高端社区与国际主流技术社区的桥梁。

    Media Sponsor

    TechTarget 中国立足服务于企业级IT技术高端,为中国IT专业技术人士和管理决策人员提供高质量的技术信息内容,打造专业细分、精准定位的系列IT专业网站

    Media Sponsor

    51CTO创立于2005年,作为中国领先的IT技术网站,由一批资深互联网专业人士创建。 自建立之日起,51CTO就以“专注IT技术领域,打造中国领先的IT技术网站”为宗旨,致力于帮助企业IT技术管理人群提升技术管理水平,进而提升中国的企业IT水平。经过四年多的发展,51CTO已经成为中国广大CTO、CIO等IT技术人员的首选网站。目前,51CTO.com日均浏览量超过670万,注册用户近97万,经过四年的不断创新与进步,51CTO已逐渐发展成为中国领先的IT技术网站。 七大特色互动平台;八大专业服务体系。全方位、多角度地为IT专业人士及行业厂商提供准确、及时、权威的信息资讯和多样、精准的宣传推广服务。 技术成就梦想,IT推动创新。51CTO将与您一起共同实现IT创新之梦。

    Media Sponsor

    ScrumCN is a online Agile and Scrum community in China, we provide Agile and Scrum related technical ariticles,e-books and BBS for chinese developers and managers.Our vision is promote Scrum and Agile in China. Right now ,we have about 1500 members. Last year, We joined AgileChina2009 and SoftCon2009(Software Technology Conference of China) as a media parter.On Jan23 2010 we hosted a Scrum salon in Shanghai, more than 80 people attended the salon.

  • Venue
    Reserving Lodging

    Stay at the Scrum Gathering hotel and enjoy the convenience of being on site and the after hours collaboration and social time available during the Scrum Gathering event.


    Please email the reservation department for assistance to book your room at or visit and select JC Mandarin hotel in Shanghai, China. 



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