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    My name is Bryan Stallings. That’s me with the face paint. I live and work in and around beautiful Seattle, Washington, the destination city for the upcoming Scrum Gathering. The dates are coming up fast, so be sure to circle May 16-18, 2011 on your calendar. The CST/CSC Retreat will be held on May 15th.

    During the past seven weeks I’ve learned a lot in my role as event chair. They let me select the hotel, how cool is that? I can’t imagine a more ideal location than the Grand Hyatt Seattle. We’ll be right in the heart of downtown, mere blocks from everything.

    Take a moment to reflect on the theme for the Gathering: “Scrum Better – Move the Needle.” That should mean something to every practitioner of Scrum. Let's get together for this conference to improve our knowledge, capability, and commitment. We'll consider how we can "Scrum Better," and learn new methods to help us “Move the Needle” as we perform our roles as practitioners, managers, coaches and trainers.

    I’m excited about the Gathering! We have some great keynote speakers who will participate, and I invite you to get involved by submitting a proposal to speak at this event. Giving a presentation at the Scrum Gathering is a great opportunity to share your knowledge, experience and passion for Scrum.

    WHAT ARE WE INTERESTED IN?

    In order to create a Scrum Gathering that promotes space for in-depth discussion as well as a breadth of great ideas and collaborations, we've organized the program into a series of tracks. The track names may seem funny to you at first, but they are all inspired by cooking. Kind of odd, huh? Maybe, but, there's a story behind it. I like to cook and I like good food -- Seattle is a good city for that. As we get closer to the Gathering, I’ll tell you more about the cooking-inspired program and what it has to do with the following tracks:

    Mise en Place (“Everything in Place”) - Getting the Scrum basics in place

    A chef always gets ready to cook by assembling the key ingredients prepared and in place. Sessions in this track will be helpful to many of the attendees that are new(ish) to Scrum and cover key essentials that a novice should know. Sessions like, “Five Essential Characteristics of a Product Backlog” belong here.

    Get Cooking - Useful recipes for improved success with Scrum

    Do you have favorite recipies you always rely on because they almost never fail? For the advanced-beginner to the proficient, we’re looking for tips, tutorials, and good practices. Share what you know about your favorite approaches and techniques. Sessions like, “Sure-Fire Strategies for Building a Better Product Owner” belong here.

    Turn Up the Heat - Scrum affects things beyond teams and software

    Scrum can be a catalyst that accelerates learning and delivery, but it can also make things a little warm as change occurs. What else happens when Scrum enters the scene? Our roles evolve, we are managed differently, and a whole lot more. Change is pervasive where Scrum finds a home. Sessions like, “How Scrum Resulted in a Revamp the HR Review Process” should find their way here.

    Utensils & Gadgets - Helping Scrum teams to shape, form, and finish

    Like a team of skilled chefs, a successful Scrum teams finds a few essential “utensils” and “gadgets” that they rely on to shape their success and finish their work well. This track is focused on these types of tools, whether they be complex software solutions, or simple paper and pencil-based techniques. Sessions like, “How Did We Survive Before Post It’s?” or “Mocks and Stubs Can Be Your Friends!” are a good fit for this section.

    Knife Skills - Hacks, tinkering, and experimenting

    In the kitchen, a trained chef knows how to substitute one available ingredient for something that's missing or won’t work. In that same vein, hacks force the available material into doing what you need or want. They are clever, and they may break the rules. Some hacks are illegal, and some just make you proud and embarrassed that it worked. Sometimes a hack is the only way to go. Sessions of this nature should be submitted here (unless you hack the database).

    Seasonings - Methods for coaching, training, and influencing others

    Even when all the key ingredients are there, success isn’t always forthcoming without a sprinkle of a little something extra. These unique ingredients flavor the entire dish and combine in ways that are more powerful than when used alone. The ability to influence through facilitation, coaching, training, and so on are master seasonings because of the power of their influence. How do you find success through a deft and delicate touch? A session like,“This is the Best Training Technique Ever” works well here.

    "Big Cheese" Course - Leading organizations that leverage Scrum to deliver value

    Leadership continues to have increasing involvement as companies scale their use of Scrum. The sessions in this track provide an opportunity for leaders who have already passed this way before to share those insights with others. Sessions such as, “How Scrum + My Division Beat the Competition” should be submitted here.

    WHAT ARE THE SESSIONS SPECIFICS?

    Tracks will run in parallel throughout the first two days of the conference. Sessions will be 90 minutes in length.

    Perhaps you’ll prepare a Case Study or Experience Report and help your audience identify the key learning points while you tell what happened, or moderate a panel discussion among experienced practitioners Maybe you'll deliver a tutorial that provides participants with practical knowledge they can use right away, facilitate a Workshop where conference attendees learn from each other, or deliver a compelling talk from cutting edge materials. Do you have other creative and compelling ideas? Please share them with us in your submission.

    Kind regards,

    Bryan Stallings

    Chair

    Scrum Gathering

    Seattle 2011 Global Event

    Email: bstallings@solutionsiq.com

     

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  • Details

    Date: 16-18 May, 2011
    Location: Seattle, WA, United States

    Venue:
    721 Pine Street
    Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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    Member: $1,350
    Non-Member: $1,600

     

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  • Program

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    WEEK AT A GLANCE

    • Saturday, May 14th - Certification Event – Stevens Room, 7th Floor – 9:00am – 5:00pm

    • Sunday, May 15th CST/CSC Retreat – Stevens Room, 7th Floor – 9:00am – 5:00pm; Meals – Washington Room, 7th Floor

     


    Monday, May 16th

     

    Monday, May 16th

    Day 1

    Tuesday, May 17th

    Day 2

    Wednesday, May 18th

    Day 3

    8:00 -  9:00am

    BREAKFAST - Leonessa Ballroom

    9:00 - 10:30am

    Welcome - B. Stallings & M. Cohn
    Opening Keynote - Steve Denning
    Leonessa Ballroom

    Morning NewsB. Stallings
    Keynote - Steve McConnell
    Leonessa Ballroom

    Un-Conference Sessions using Open Space Technology

    10:30 – 11:00am

    AM BREAK - Breakout Room Foyers

    11:00am – 12:30pm

    Sessions

    Sessions

    Un-Conference Sessions using Open Space Technology

    12:30 - 1:30pm

    LUNCH - Leonessa Ballroom

    1:30 - 3:00pm

    Sessions

    Sessions

    Un-Conference Sessions using Open Space Technology

    [Until 3:15pm]

    3:00 - 3:30pm

    PM BREAK - Breakout Room Foyers

    3:30 – 5:00pm

    Sessions

    Sessions

    Closing Remarks –B. Stallings
    Closing Keynote - Joe Justice
    Leonessa Ballroom

    Evening

    Welcome Reception

     

    Group Departs

     

    Monday, May 16th

    BREAKFAST – 8:00 – 9:00am

    Leonessa Ballroom

    SESSIONS - 9:00 – 10:30am

    Welcome - B. Stallings & M. Cohn
    Opening Keynote - Making the Entire Organization Agile

    Steve Denning

    Leonessa Ballroom

    AM BREAK – 10:30 – 11:00am 

    Foyer

    SESSIONS - 11:00am – 12:30pm

    Session & Speaker

    Track

     Room

    Agile can save the planet: Using Scrum to build the Encyclopedia of Life

    Kristen Lans

    Knife Skills

    Leonessa I

    Introduction to Advanced Agile

    Alistair Cockburn

    Seasonings

    Leonessa II

    The Business Case for Agile: What Every Executive Needs to Know

    John Rudd

    Big Cheese Course

    Leonessa III

    Lean Strategies for IT Support Organizations

    Roger Brown

    Turn up the Heat

    Princessa I

    Scrum Simulation - The LEGO airport game

    Thorsten Oliver Kalnin

    Mise En Place

    Princessa II

    Narrative Coaching

    Scott Dunn

    Seasoning

    Discovery

    The Breakfast of Agile Champions

    Dave Sharrock

    Get Cooking

    Portland

    LUNCH – 12:00 – 1:30pm 

    Leonessa Ballroom

    SESSIONS - 1:30 - 3:00pm

    Session & Speaker

    Track

     Room

    Do we have a good coach or a bad coach?

    Alan Atlas

    Big Cheese Course

    Leonessa I

    Leading a Self-Organizing Team

    Mike Cohn

    Seasonings

    Leonessa II

    Using Personality Styles to Facilitate Effective Communication

    Darian Rashid

    Seasoning

    Leonessa III

    Whos bug is it anyway?

    Vibhu Srinivasan

    Get Cooking

    Princessa I

    Acceptance Test Driven Development with Visual Studio

    Rod Claar

    Utensils and Gadgets

    Princessa II

    Scrum For Medical device Contracting

    Bachan Anand

    Turn up the Heat

    Discovery

    To Measure or Not to Measure, That is the HR Question

    Larry Cross & Bruce Winegarden

    Turn up the Heat

    Portland

    PM BREAK – 1:00 – 1:30pm 

    Foyer 

    SESSIONS - 3:30 - 5:00pm

    Session & Speaker

    Track

     Room

    Secrets for Better Backlogs and Planning Using User Story Maps

    Jeff Patton & Jeremy Lightsmith

    Get Cooking

    Leonessa I

    Debunking the Top 5 Myths About PMI, the PMBOK Guide and Agile

    Frank Schettini 

    Turn up the Heat

    Leonessa II

    The Evolution of Agile Leadership

    Michael Corrigan 

    Big Cheese Course

    Leonessa III

    Agile Coaching Stories: stories are gifts lets share them

    Manoj Vadakkan 

    Seasoning

    Princessa I

    Surviving highly complex embedded software development at Precor

    Brent Brooks 

    Turn up the Heat

    Princessa II

    Architecture and Design Evolution

    Pradyumn Sharma 

    Get Cooking

    Discovery

    Blending your passion with your Projects

    Tom Perry 

    Seasoning

    Portland

     

    Tuesday, May 17th

    BREAKFAST – 8:00 – 9:00am

    Leonessa Ballroom

    SESSIONS - 9:00 – 10:30am

    Morning News - B. Stallings
    Keynote – The Journey to Organization-Wide Scrum

    Steve McConnell

    Leonessa Ballroom

    AM BREAK – 10:30 – 11:00am

    Foyer

    SESSIONS - 11:00am – 12:30pm

    Session & Speaker

    Track

     Room

    Facilitating Creativity for Breakthrough Problem Solving

    Darian Rashid

    Utensils and Gadgets

    Leonessa I

    Mastering the Basics of Leadership Storytelling

    Steve Denning 

    Seasonings

    Leonessa II

    Biomimicry: Innovation of the Future (Brought to you by the Past)

    David Socha & William Rowden 

    Big Cheese Course

    Leonessa III

    The Scrum Coaching Iceberg

    Pete Behrens 

    Turn up the Heat

    Princessa I

    Revolutionize The Meeting: Do More In Less Time And Drive Better Outcomes

    Dave Karle 

    Seasonings

    Princessa II

    Scrum for Business

    Vernon Stinebaker 

    Knife Skills

    Discovery

    Dysfunctional Scrum: Making It Work in a Matrixed Environment

    Dan Johnson & Ranata Johnson 

    Mise En Place

    Portland

    LUNCH – 12:00 – 1:30pm

    Leonessa Ballroom

    SESSIONS - 1:30 - 3:00pm

    Session & Speaker

    Track

     Room

    Managing Software Debt in Practice

    Chris Sterling 

    Utensils and Gadgets

    Leonessa I

    Rethinking Team Productivity

    Steven M. Smith 

    Big Cheese Course

    Leonessa II

    Building Rigorous User Experience Design into Scrum

    Jeff Patton 

    Get Cooking

    Leonessa III

    Crucial Conversations for Teams, Trainers and Coaches

    Tom Mellor 

    Seasonings

    Princessa I

    Rolling Out Scrum? Don't Forget The PO

    Lonnie Weaver-Johnson 

    Get Cooking

    Princessa II

    Agile Contracts: How to be an Agile software vendor

    Alwyn van Wyk 

    Turn up the Heat

    Discovery

    Missionizing Your Agile Team

    Jeff Lopez-Stuit 

    Seasonings

    Portland

    PM BREAK – 1:00 – 1:30pm

    Foyer 

    SESSIONS - 3:30 - 5:00pm

    Session & Speaker

    Track

     Room

    An Agile Transformation Maturity Model – A Roadmap for Transforming Organizations to Agile

    Tamara Sulaiman Runyon
     
    & Angela Druckman

    Turn up the Heat

    Leonessa I

    Agile Coaching Self Assessment - Where do You Stand on Competencies

    Lyssa Adkins 

    Seasoning

    Leonessa II

    Instilling Agile Values - A Manager's Perspective

    Ken Judy 

    Utensils and Gadgets

    Leonessa III

    Extending Scrum with the Principles of Lean

    Alan Shalloway 

    Knife Skills

    Princessa I

    Increase the Value Delivered in your Portfolio of Agile Projects

    Brent Barton 

    Big Cheese Course

    Princessa II

    ScrumMastering in the Real World

    Michael Tardiff 

    Get Cooking

    Discovery

    Servant Leadership: Ask Not What Your Team Can Do for You,

    but What You Can Do For Your Team

    Brandon Raines 

    Mise En Place

    Portland

     

    Wednesday, May 18th

    BREAKFAST – 8:00 – 9:00am

    Leonessa Ballroom

    Un-Conference Sessions using Open Space Technology

    9:00 – 10:30am 

    Leonessa Ballroom, Discovery & Portland

    AM BREAK – 10:30 – 11:00am 

    Foyer

    Un-Conference Sessions using Open Space Technology

    11:00am – 12:30pm 

    Leonessa Ballroom, Discovery & Portland

    LUNCH – 12:30 – 1:30pm 

    Leonessa Ballroom 

    Un-Conference Sessions using Open Space Technology

    1:30 – 3:15pm 

    Leonessa Ballroom, Discovery & Portland

    AM BREAK – 3:15 – 3:30pm 

    Foyer

    Closing Keynote - 3:30 – 5:00pm 

    Keynote – The Journey to Organization-Wide Scrum

    Joe Justice 

    Leonessa Ballroom

     

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  • Sponsors

    For more information on how to sponsor a Gathering, contact sponsorship@scrumalliance.org


     

    PMI is the world’s largest project management member association, representing more than half a million practitioners in more than 185 countries. As a global thought leader and knowledge resource, PMI advances the profession through its global standards and credentials, collaborative chapters and virtual communities and academic research. And, now with more and more organizations applying Agile techniques in the management of successful projects, PMI has responded by launching an Agile Certification in February 2011 to support practitioners who want to demonstrate to employers their level of professionalism in Agile practices of project management. Learn more at www.pmi.org/agile.

     

     

    With more than 30 years of experience, SolutionsIQ has a deep understanding of software delivery excellence. A leading provider of Agile consulting, certified training, coaching, development, and talent acquisition services, the company is uniquely equipped to help organizations leverage Agile project management and software development methods to deliver solutions more reliably with less risk and at lower cost. SolutionsIQ helps its international client base navigate complex cross-functional changes – increasing Agile competencies at the individual, team, and enterprise level – and gives them the tools and collaboration they need to succeed. Learn more about the company’s solutions and services at www.SolutionsIQ.com.

  • Venue

    Seattle Grand Hyatt

    To make your reservations at the Grand Hyatt Seattle – Click here or call the Passkey Reservations line @ 1-888-421-1442. Please mention the Scrum Alliance rooming block when booking your rooms.

    Why stay at the conference hotel?

    This is where the action is! Networking opportunities are around every corner and in every elevator. Save time getting to and from breakouts and sessions, and enjoy the convenience of going back to your room between events to make phone calls and check emails. We appreciate you making your reservation at the conference hotel where we have negotiated contracts to give you the best value and service. Your reservation also helps ensure we meet our contractual obligations with the hotel.

    Come for the Gathering, stay for the fun

    If you've never been to Seattle, then you're in for a treat. There's so much to do, you'll probably want to pad a couple of extra days on to your travel plans so you can see the sights after the Scrum Gathering ends.

    Home of the world's first Starbucks, the city is best known for its stunning Space Needle, but don't overlook the abundance of shopping, dining, and culture Seattle has to offer. The bustling city is flanked by majestic mountain ranges, gorgeous waterways, and a rain forest, giving visitors a wide choice of activities from hiking to kayaking.

    Be sure to check out Seattle's Convention and Visitors Bureau website to learn more about the area and everything there is to see. Tour the original Air Force One at Seattle Museum of Flight, or get up close and personal with a giraffe at Woodland Park Zoo. Seattle Center houses a batch of great museums while Pikes Place Market is the go-to spot for antiques, crafts, and locally grown food.

    If you're worried the weather will be cold and dreary during your visit, don't be. Seattle's average temperature in May is a balmy 65 degrees and the city typically gets a mere two inches of rain the whole month. The hotel we've selected for this Scrum Gathering, Grand Hyatt Seattle, is nestled in the theater district and the rooms boast views of Puget Sound, beautiful Lake Union, and downtown Seattle. Don't forget to mention Scrum Alliance when you book your room to get the specially negotiated rate.

    Need ground transtoration from the airport? Use Downtown Airporter to arrange car or shuttle service to the hotel. You can even book your reservation right online! Of course, you can also jump on the light rail and be at the hotel in under 40 minutes for a mere $2.50.

  • Comments
    Kenneth Ward, CSM, 2/18/2011 9:08:58 AM
    Is there going to be a 'call for presentations' for this gathering?
    Bryan Stallings, CST,CSP,CSM, 2/22/2011 2:26:37 PM
    Kenneth,

    Thanks for the question. I've seen similar inquiries from others in the community. The call for presentations will be published this week. Look for updates to this event page/tabs.

    Regards,
    Bryan Stallings
    Conference Chair - Scrum Global Gathering - Seattle
    Bryan Stallings, CST,CSP,CSM, 2/25/2011 11:16:07 AM
    Attention! Attention! The call for proposals opened earlier this week. See the link (http://www.scrumalliance.org/pages/call_for_proposals_seattle) from the main page for this event. Don't wait too long, the deadline is 3/9/2011!
    Bryan Stallings, CST,CSP,CSM, 3/3/2011 2:35:56 PM
    Have you proposed a session for the Scrum Global Gathering - Seattle? Six (6) days remain to submit session proposals, so get them in at http://www.scrumalliance.org/pages/call_for_proposals_seattle

    Also, note that we clarified Speaker Compensation section of the submission form.
    Bryan Stallings, CST,CSP,CSM, 3/15/2011 1:08:02 AM
    Thanks to all who submitted proposals for the Gathering. As of midnight on Monday, 3/14/2011, submissions are closed. Proposals will be in review for a week or so, and then a full conference schedule will be announced.
    Mayank Gupta, CSM, 3/29/2011 1:42:41 AM
    Hi Bryan - Greetings! Any idea by when we will come to know whether our proposals have been accepted?
    Pradyumn Sharma, CSM, 3/30/2011 4:56:38 AM
    On Facebook, "Scrum Alliance - Seattle" shows picture of Tom Mellor, though text is of Bryan Stallings!
    Bryan Stallings, CST,CSP,CSM, 3/30/2011 7:36:52 PM
    Mayank,

    Greetings as well! The porgram scheduling was completed during this past weekend, and notices went out between Monday and Wednesday of this week. Thanks for the prompt to post that information here. Check the program tab above for all the details of who will be speaking and on what topics. It will be an excellent program, I am certain.
    Bryan Stallings, CST,CSP,CSM, 3/30/2011 7:42:36 PM
    Pradyumn,

    Can you give us a link to that Facebook page you referenced? Tom certainly won't the two of us confused. I personally don't mind--Tom has much better hair that I do, so any confusion can only help me out.
    Ting Si, CSM, 4/7/2011 9:40:18 PM
    hi, Bryan, the schedule in Wed says "Un-Conference Sessions using Open Space Technology". is that like a social free talk time? thanks much.
    Bryan Stallings, CST,CSP,CSM, 4/14/2011 7:53:20 PM
    Ting Si - Thanks for the question. There will be breaks each day where participants are free for social interaction and networking, however that isn't the plan for Wednesday. Like many previous Scrum Gatherings, we as participants will utilize Open Space Technology to collectively self-organize Wednesday's conference agenda--these will be participant-led sessions. You can learn more about Open Space here: http://www.scrumalliance.org/pages/open_space_technology and you can view the notes from the 2010 Scrum Gathering in Orlando here: http://www.scrumalliance.org/pages/sgus_2010_open_space_notes and you can see a video from that day here: http://www.youtube.com/user/scrumalliance#p/u/5/-fm8ZaoYOsU
    Bachan Anand, CSP,CSM,CSPO, 4/25/2011 12:08:42 AM
    For anyone attending the gathering, I am holding a 1 day training on May 15th - http://agile.conscires.com/agile-scrum-training-seattle-01/ .This will be donation based training for Scrum Gathering attendees
    Anonymous, 4/26/2011 6:53:47 AM
    Hi Pradyumn,

    Unfortunately, that's a limitation of Facebook. When you add updates, it pulls images from the URL that's referenced and often the only image display option is the first .jpg on the page. Frustrating.

    Lisa Hoover
    Managing Editor
    ScrumAlliance.org
    Bryan Stallings, CST,CSP,CSM, 4/26/2011 3:35:16 PM
    See the latest news about the Scrum Gathering preparations in the Scrum Alliance article at: http://www.scrumalliance.org/articles/349-excitement-builds-as-scrum-gathering-seattle--draws-near
    Greg Manto, CSP,CSM,CSPO, 5/17/2011 12:52:15 PM
    I was wondering if there is a whiteboard/thread to ask us attendees about non-scrum questions (e.g. Does anyone have experience with ATG web platform)? Maybe the open space?
    Anthony (Tony) Shawver, CSP,CSM, 5/20/2011 11:52:57 AM
    During the week, there was discussion that the various presentations would be avaialble to the attendees for download. Can you point me to that location? Thanks!
    Paul Heidema, CSP,CSM,CSPO, 5/22/2011 6:42:05 AM
    This was a great event. Thank you for everyone who made this gathering absolutely amazing: the organizers, the speakers, and the participants. I look forward to going to my next Scrum Gathering soon!
    Bryan Stallings, CST,CSP,CSM, 5/24/2011 9:08:47 AM
    Tony - thanks for the question. We are actively gathering content from speakers and will be posting it to the Scrum Alliance site. When ready, links will be available from these same pages. I'll post more when ready.
    Bryan Stallings, CST,CSP,CSM, 5/24/2011 9:12:02 AM
    Paul - thank you for the feedback. All involved in the event have been appreciative of the response from the community. A good number of people contacted us directly during the event, many shared comments via the the Twitter hashtag (#sgsea), and some in posts or emails. Thanks for expressing the same.

  • Presentations

    presented by

    May 15 23:00 PM to May 16 0:00 AM

    Keynote and Session Material from Scrum Global Gathering: Seattle 2011

    Keynotes:

     

    MAKING THE ENTIRE ORGANIZATION AGILE - Steve Denning

    Traditional management has failed. To deal with a radically different marketplace and workplace, today the whole organization must be focused on creating a stream of additional value to customers through continuous innovation. This reinvention of management reflects in part an application of Agile/Scrum thinking to the whole organization.

    Drawing on his award-winning book, The Leader's Guide to Radical Management (Jossey-Bass, 2010), Steve Denning shows how the reinvention of management involves five fundamental shifts in terms of the firm’s goal, the role of managers, the way work is coordinated, the shift from value to values and the shift in communications from command to conversation.

     

    THE JOURNEY TO ORGANIZATION-WIDE SCRUM - Steve McConnell

    Scrum practitioners know what a successful Scrum project looks like. After a few successful pilot projects, many organizations struggle when they try to roll out Scrum more broadly. What does it take to roll out Scrum organization-wide? How much does by-the-book Scrum change, and what stays the same? Where do you draw the line between ScrumBut vs. necessary adaptation? What are the common stumbling blocks, and how do you overcome them? Who has to be involved?

    In this presentation, award-winning author Steve McConnell shares a typical organization’s gap analysis between small-pilot-project-success and consistent-large-project-success. He describes the work needed from technical contributors, technical leaders, executive managers, and other business partners to implement Scrum. And he describes the path that has allowed his clients to realize the benefits of Scrum in larger teams, geographically distributed teams, and more complex organizations. Download slides from the presentation.

     

    MANAGING  A COLLABORATIVE MULTI-NATIONAL TEAM IN REAL-TIME USING AGILE/LEAN.SCRUM/XP - BUILDING A 100 MPG ROAD CAR IN THREE MONTHS - Joe Justice

    Joe Justice shares how he ported software-team best practices back to their roots to compete for $10 million in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize. Driven by a desire to optimize automotive performance while minimizing cost and environmental impact, Joe formed WIKISPEED, a small, volunteer-driven team. They are manufacturing a revolutionary 100 mpg, gasoline powered, four-seat car with a target price of $17,995. Joe will walk through how they are accomplishing the seemingly impossible. Joe will explain Agile applied by using his experience in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize as the example.

    Sessions:

     

    Agile CAN Save the Planet - Kristen Lans

    Agile Contracts: How to be an Agile Software Vendor - Alwyn Van Wyk

    Architecture and Design Evolution - Pradyumn Shrma

    Biomimicry: Innovation of the Future (Brought to you by the Past) - David Socha & William Rowden

    Breakfast for Agile Champions - Dave Sharrock

    Building Rigorous User Experience Design Practice into Scrum - Jeff Patton

    Business Case for Agile - John Rudd

    Dysfunctional Scrum: Making it Work in a Matrixed Environment - Dan Johnson & Ranata Johnson

    The Evolution of Agile Leadership - Michael Corrigan

    Extending Scrum with the Principles of Lean - Alan Shalloway

    Instilling Agile Values: A Manager's Perspective - Ken Judy

    Lean Strategies for IT Support Organizations - Roger Brown & Peter Green

    Managing Software Debt in Practice - Chris Sterling

    Missionizing Your Agile Team - Jeff Lopez-Stuit

    Narrative Coaching - Scott Dunn

    Performance Evaluation of Agile Coaches - Mark Kilby & Alan Atlas

    Finding Value in Portfolio Management - Brent Barton

    Rolling Out Scrum? Don't Forget the PO - Lonnie Weaver

    Scrum in Medical Device Contracting - Bachan Anand

    Scrum Simulation: The LEGO Airport Game - Thorsten Oliver Kalnin

    Scrum for Business - Vernon Stinebaker

    ScrumMastering in the Real World - Micheal Tardiff

    Servant Leadership: Ask Not What Your Team Can Do for You, But What You Can Do for Your Team - Brandon Raines

    To Measure or Not to Measure, That is the Question - Larry Cross & Bruce Winegarden

    Who's Bug is it Anyway? - Vibhu Srinivasan



    Building Rigorous User Experience Design into Scrum

    presented by Jeff Patton

    May 15 23:00 PM to May 15 23:00 PM

    UX work isn’t just the design of the user interface we see. It’s the work we do early to understand prospective users and what we might build for them, identifying product concepts and refining those into solutions we could build, designing detailed user interface, and evaluating the working software with users to confirm the software meets their and our expectations. In a Scrum process framework, UX work must happen before the sprint as part of getting ready, during the sprint as parting getting work to done, and after the sprint as part of inspecting and adapting. In this short talk you’ll learn how effective Scrum and agile teams have included rigorous user experience practice within a Scrum process framework and how you can too.

    Leading a Self-Organizing Team

    presented by Mike Cohn

    May 15 23:00 PM to May 15 23:00 PM

    One of the challenges of agile is coming to grips with the role of leaders and managers of self-organizing teams. Many go to the extreme of refusing to exert any influence on their teams at all. Others retain too much of a command-and-control style. Leading a self-organizing team can be a fine line. In this session you will learn the proper ways to influence the path taken by a team to solving the problems given to it. You will learn how to become comfortable in this role. You’ll understand why influencing a self-organizing team is neither sneaky nor inappropriate but is necessary.

    Mastering the Basics of Leadership Storytelling

    presented by Steve Denning

    May 15 23:00 PM to May 15 23:00 PM

    A central challenge for leaders at every level of an organization is communicating what needs to be done so as to inspire enduring enthusiasm for change. In this interactive workshop, Steve Denning shows how a specific kind of story can be used to communicate complex new ideas and spark rapid energetic action towards their implementation. In the workshop, participants learn how to craft and perform a springboard story i.e. a story that communicates a new idea and springs the audience into action. Using a simple exercises and a template, participants are equipped to start crafting their own springboard stories which they can use immediately in their work.

    ScrumMastering in the Real World

    presented by Michael Tardiff

    May 15 23:00 PM to May 15 23:00 PM

    Being a ScrumMaster is not a role for the faint of heart. Effective ScrumMasters use a combination of natural talent, common sense, insight, observation technique, and--well, let's admit it, luck to help teams sustainably use Scrum to reliably deliver business value. But the standard two-day training course doesn't fully prepare us for what lies ahead. In this session, subtitled, "What I Wish I Knew Before I Became a ScrumMaster," experienced and newer ScrumMasters discover and share non-obvious insights into what a ScrumMaster can do to help their teams grow into great teams -- and learn a valuable technique.

    The Evolution of Agile Leadership

    presented by Michael Corrigan

    May 15 23:00 PM to May 15 23:00 PM

    This session will focus on how leaders in scrum and agile will help businesses evolve to better adapt to knowledge workers over the next 10 years. We know that Scrum and Agile have rewritten how software products and services are being built, but this is only the first phase of the changes that organizations are making to take advantage of how knowledge workers create value. We will discuss the roles various leaders will play today and how this will change as agile leaders will take on larger roles in the evolution of business. We will specifically talk about how a leader will need to apply agile/scrum principles to a broader set of business challenges. Leaders attending this session will participate in a discussion on the evolution of agile leadership and the opportunities that agile leaders will have to tackle the transformation of business as it evolve in the next 10 years.

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