Barcelona 2012 Global Event

  • Event

    The Scrum Gathering Barcelona is SOLD OUT!  Looking forward to seeing you at Scrum Gathering Las Vegas & Paris 2013!

    For information on how to sponsor a Gathering, download the information packet or contact Yvonne at ydewar@scrumalliance.org  or (905) 281-0555 ext 111.


     

    Theme & Tracks

    The vision for Barcelona’s gathering is about innovation. That’s why we want to explore and innovate in this edition of Scrum Gathering, turning the conference into a very collaborative event where both speakers and attendants can live and share the same experience while they attend the three days of the conference. 

    Since Barcelona is a creative, world-renown city, we have chosen Innovation as the motif for the tracks.

    Unleashing Innovation

    How has Agile/Scrum helped a team become more innovative? This track is for those who have advanced the use of Scrum to a point where teams are self-managing, high performing, and innovative. Share your stories about breakthroughs in product development that changed the way your company does things and delighted your clients. 

    Engineering Wars 

    Share with us the struggles of your company to improve your development process (be it software or something else). We particularly welcome the implementation of Scrum outside of software development.

    Art of Coaching 

    Here's a space for those interested in showing innovative coaching techniques. Tell us about simple and effective exercises, techniques, games, and groups dynamics you've been using in your coaching sessions that have received positive feedback. Maybe you're a ScrumMaster willing to share something you use in your company, or maybe a coach interested in sharing your techniques -- whatever the case, tell us how you assist people in identifying specific goals and reaching them faster and easier.

    Take Care of Business 

    We want to hear stories of how innovative management positively impacted your company. How flexible and positive was management in your adoption and how did they contribute?

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  • Details

    Date: 1-3 October, 2012
    Location: Barcelona, Spain

    Venue:
    Avda Rius I Taulet, 1-3
    Barcelona, Spain
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    Regular Price:

    Your registration gives you full access to all keynotes, sessions and special events. Breakfast, Lunch and AM & PM breaks are included [Monday - Wednesday] plus any evening events. Regretfully, we cannot offer 1-day passes or allow sharing of passes

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  • Program

    Don’t know where to start? Start here! Back by popular demand, Coaches Clinic is being offered by volunteer Certified Scrum Trainers and Certified Scrum Coaches. At the Coaches Clinic you will not be prodded or poked, but you will be listened to, get ideas for next possible steps, and discover new possibilities. There will also be panels/workshops on Scrum transitions and challenges exposed by implementing Scrum.

     


     

    Schedule @ A Glance

     

    Monday, Oct 1st

    Day 1

    Tuesday, Oct 2nd

    Day 2

    Wednesday, Oct 3rd

    Day 3

    8:00 -  9:00

    BREAKFAST 

    9:00 - 10:30

    Welcome Remarks

    Opening Keynote

    Sessions

    Sessions

    10:30 – 11:00

    AM BREAK

    11:00am – 12:30

    Sessions

    Sessions

    Closing Remarks

    Closing Keynote

    12:30 - 13:30

    LUNCH

    13:30 - 15:00

    Sessions

    Sessions

    Open Space

    15:00 - 15:30

    PM BREAK

    15:30 – 17:00

    Open Space

    Open Space

    Open Space

    Evening

    Evening Reception

     

     

     

    Session Timetable

    Monday, October 1st – AM Sessions

    BREAKFAST – 8:00 – 9:00

     

    Opening Keynote - 9:00 – 10:30

       

    AM BREAK – 10:30 – 11:00

    Foyers

    SESSIONS - 11:00 – 12:30

    Session & Speaker

    Track

    Room

    The Shadow Game: Capturing Ideas and Expectations

    Paul Cuypers

    Art of Coaching

    Rossini 1

    Creating Champion Scrum Teams: ScrumMasters & Organizational Development Professionals Unite to Outfit Teams with All New Tools for Success

    Karen Bruns & Marsha Egbert

    Art of Coaching

    Rossini 2

    Creative Collaboration

    Paul Goddard

    Art of Coaching

    Vivaldi 1

    Agile Architecture and Design

    Pradyumn Sharma

    Engineering Wars

    Vivaldi 2

    Learn Startup – Some Experience

    Stefan Roock & Henning Wolf

    Unleashing Innovation

    Diamant

    Journey of Agile Adapt Across eBay/Markplaats.nl – From Odd Experiment to  Unleashing Innovation

    Tatiana Pastukhova, Bartosz Kiera, & Joseph Pelrine

    Taking Care of Business

    Coral/Cristal

     

    Monday, October 1st – PM Sessions

    LUNCH – 12:30 – 13:30

     

    SESSIONS - 13:30 - 15:00

    Session & Speaker

    Track

    Room

    The Power of Observation

    Jukka Lindstrom 

    Art of Coaching

    Rossini 1

    Scrum: The Board Game

    Dajo Breddels

    Art of Coaching

    Rossini 2

    Testing, Specification Over Verification

    James Scrimshire, Craig Strong

    Art of Coaching

    Vivaldi 1

    The Art of Agile Software Design with Scrum

    Ilker Cetinkaya

    Engineering Wars

    Vivaldi 2

    Process Innovation – Key Success Factor in Government Projects

    Remi Hansen & Kristina Lassen Tangen

    Unleashing Innovation

    Diamant

    Product Roadmaps to Bridge the Gap Between Vision and Backlogs

    Jason Tanner

    Taking Care of Business

    Coral/Cristal

    PM BREAK – 15:00 – 15:30

     

    Open Space – 15:30 – 17:00

     

    Tuesday, October 2nd – AM Sessions

    BREAKFAST – 8:00 – 9:00

     

    SESSIONS - 9:00 – 10:30

    Session & Speaker

    Track

    Room

    Implications of National Culture on Agile or…

    Scrum Doesn’t Work in China?”

    Bas Vodde

    Art of Coaching

    Rossini 1

    Systemic Consensing: Smarter and Quicker

    Decision-Making for Teams

    Dr. Karl Kollischan

    Art of Coaching

    Rossini 2

    What Happens with Leaders when Organizations

    Become Agile and Flat?

    Dr. Arpad Zsolt Bodo & Istvan Margetin

    Art of Coaching

    Vivaldi 1

    A Story about a Dinosaur called Mainframe and a Small Fly Agile

    Zuzi Sochova & Eduard Kunce

    Engineer Wars

    Vivaldi 2

    Radical Innovation: The Six Week Open Space Experiment

    Richard Kasperowski

    Unleashing Innovation

    Diamant

    WIKISPEED: My Next Car Gets 1.5 L/100km

    Joe Justice

    Taking Care of Business

    Coral/Cristal

    AM BREAK – 10:30 – 11:00

     

    SESSIONS - 11:00 – 12:30

    Developing Scrum Masters – A Body of Knowledge

    Angel Medinilla

    Art of Coaching

    Rossini 1

    The Lazy Team Game – Big Problem-Solving for Agile Coaches

    Nicole Belilos

    Art of Coaching

    Rossini 2

    Solution Focused Retrospectives with Scaling Constellations

    Dr. Ralph Miarka & Veronika Kotrba

    Art of Coaching

    Vivaldi 1

    Managing Technical Debt

    Fadi Stephan

    Engineering Wars

    Vivaldi 2

    Specifications-by-Example with Gherkin: From Stakeholder Examples to Living Documentation

    Christian Hassa

    Unleashing Innovation

    Diamant

    Step Away From the Waterfall: You Really Can Use Agile

    on an ERP Project

    Jason Fair

    Taking Care of Business

    Coral/Cristal

     

    Tuesday, October 2nd – PM Sessions

    LUNCH – 12:30 – 13:30

     

    SESSIONS - 13:30 - 15:00

    Session & Speaker

    Track

    Room

    Scrum Maters Coaching Agile Teams

    Gary Bamberger & Ed Lance

    Art of Coaching

    Rossini 1

    Leap with a New Team Through Play!

    Danijela Divac & Elaine Bulloch

    Art of Coaching

    Rossini 2

    Magical Scrum Diagnosis: Using Paper, Scissors and Glue to Assess Scrum Knowledge Instantly

    Adam Weisbart

    Art of Coaching

    Vivaldi 1

    Significance of Feedback Loops on the Journey to Agile

    Paul Madden

    Engineering Wars

    Vivaldi 2

    An Agile Talk on Agility

    Mitch Lacey

    Unleashing Innovation

    Diamant

    Enterprise Scrum Transitions – A Role-Play in 8 Scenes

    Simon Roberts, Stefan Roock

    Taking Care of Business

    Coral/Cristal

    PM BREAK – 15:00 – 15:30

     

    Open Space - 15:30 – 17:00

     

    Wednesday, October 3rd – AM Sessions

    BREAKFAST – 8:00 – 9:00

     

    SESSIONS - 9:00 – 10:30

    Session & Speaker

    Track

    Room

    Not Your Mother's Agile Transformation

    Katrina Bales & Keely Killpack

    Art of Coaching

    Rossini 1

    Talent Leadership: Empower Your Team to Reach High Performance Levels and Sustainable Rhythms -

    Taken From the Scrum and High Level Sport Practices

    Patrice Petit, Philippe Houssin, Ralph Hippolyte

    Art of Coaching

    Rossini 1

    Unleashing the Spirit of Scrum with Games

    Ariel Ber

    Art of Coaching

    Vivaldi 1

    Just Agile? There is an Alternative: Establishing the Creative Space

    Michael Leber, Michael Laussegger

    Engineering Wars

    Vivaldi 2

    The ScrumMaster Maturity Model: How to Assess Your Effectiveness at Enabling the Hyper-Productive

    Brian Rabon

    Unleashing Innovation

    Diamant

    The Softeng Portal Builder Story: From Hell to Lean, from Zero to Cloud

     

    Carlos Colell, Christian Rodriguez

    Taking Care of Business

    Coral/Cristal

    AM BREAK – 10:30 – 11:00

    Foyers

    Closing Keynote - 11:00 – 12:30

     

     


     

    Keynote Speakers

     

    Opening Keynote: "The Feature Trap"

    Michael Feathers is a Member of the Technical Staff at Groupon. Prior to joining Groupon, Michael was the Chief Scientist of Obtiva, and a Senior Consultant with Object Mentor International. Over the years, Michael has spent a great deal of time helping teams alter design in code bases. Michael is also the author of the book Working Effectively with Legacy Code (Prentice Hall, 2004).

    __________

    Closing Keynote: "Agile Mechanical Product Development: How it Works at Johnson Controls Automotive Experience and How it Became Successful" 

      

    Heinz Erretkamps & Gregory Yon

    Do you want to see how Scrum is working effectively outside the software industry?  Our case study indicates how Scrum is applied in the development of mechanical products in the automotive industry. 

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    1. Scrum framework working outside the software industry

    2. Two key performance indicators to demonstrate the success to management.

    3. Short iterations can lead to quick successes.

    Heinz Erretkamps is an Engineering Manager, Scrum Master and Product Owner.  He is leading the Knowledge Management/Scrum department and coaches Teams in implementing agile frameworks in product development.

    Formerly, Heinz worked in Process optimization (Lean, Six Sigma), IT (IT Management, Programming), Production (Production Leader), and Craftsmanship areas.  He holds a degree in Wood Technology and Industrial Engineering.

    Gregory Yon is a Scrum Master and as Senior Product Engineer working in the Knowledge Management/Scrum department as Scrum Coach and Kepner Tregoe Facilitator. Before that he worked as a Six Sigma Black Belt in the Robust Engineering, Supply Chain Management, and IT (ERP support programming) department.  He holds a degree in Finance and Information Systems.

    Both are part of the Engineering Operating Systems department in Europe of Johnson Controls Automotive Experience, a global leader in automotive seating, overhead systems, door and instrument panels, and interior electronics.

     


     

    Session Descriptions 

     

    The Shadow Game: Capturing Ideas and Expectations

    Paul Cuypers

    Track: Art of Coaching

     

    In the shadow game players are asked to describe the nature of an unknown object which shadow is projected on the wall in front of them. The challenge is clear; both a ball and a dinner plate can project the same round shape depending on how it is presented. This game resembles the requirements elicitation process and its vulnerabilities. An idea and related expectations are projected into requirements. The developer is then asked to reverse this process and reconstruct the idea in his head. Capability Thinking and the Capability Breakdown Structure are introduced to improve this process.

    Creating Champion Scrum Teams: ScrumMasters and Organizational Development Professionals Unite to Outfit Teams with All New Tools for Success.

    Karen Bruns, Marsha Egbert

    Track: Art of Coaching

     

    There is a well-defined Scrum process in place at your organization. But the teams in your organization are experiencing less than desirable outcomes that adversely affect deliverables. This session will identify how to take Scrum to the next level by employing a particular combination of enhanced exercises (new to Scrum) and a modified approach to team analysis (also new to Scrum) using organizational development methodologies that have been designed to provide teams with enhanced tools to reach greater levels of success. Participants will receive a CD of the exercises and reference links.

    Creative Collaboration

    Paul Goddard

    Track: Art of Coaching

     

    Through simple improvisation exercises and role play, this session will provide some useful techniques for coaches to stimulate teams into new ways of thinking by using improvisation techniques. This will be a workshop type session and will involve lots of audience participation. Attendees will leave with a smile on their face and will be astonished at how creative they can be.

    Agile Architecture and Design

    Pradyumn Sharma

    Track: Engineering Wars

     

    Big Design Up Front (BDUF) is fraught with too many risks. Envision the architecture in Sprint Zero, identifying the desired architectural qualities of the system, but without committing to specific decisions. Select a story to implement and incorporate a few architectural qualities. Verify the appropriateness of your decisions with the working code. Through refactoring and implementation of successive stories, evolve the architecture incrementally across Sprints. Likewise, implement the design decisions just-in-time. Use automated and integrated tests for verification of design decisions.

    Lean Startup - Some Experiences

    Stefan Roock, Henning Wolf

    Track: Unleashing Innovation

     

    Lean Startup is the cool new stuff nowadays. Everybody talks about it. Few people have actually tried it.

    We wanted to test it and created a startup with 7 team members for the whole March 2012 (the StartupMarch). We created two web applications (http://discumeter.com and http://discuss2decide.com) and faced up and downs of the Lean Startup approach.

    The session presents our experiences and gives Lean Startup newbies tips for customer contact, metrics etc.

     

    Journey of Agile Adaptation Across eBay/Marktplaats.nl: From Odd Experiment to Unleashing Innovation

    Tatiana Pastukhova, Bartosz Kiera, Joseph Pelrine

    Track: Taking Care of Business

     

    This is a story of best practices in software development at Marktplaats.nl – the biggest in eBay Classifieds. A story of successful business development, where Agile spreads to each mind, encouraging flexibility and innovation and, as a consequence, continuous growth and a truly enjoyable workplace.

    You’ll learn how we reached a state where developers and business work as one team, how we are brave to make changes and count failures as a part of the success.

    Furthermore we will demonstrate how our own experiences relate to the well-known theories in the domains of modern thought sciences.

    The Power of Observation

    Jukka Lindström

    Track: Art of Coaching

     

     

     

    To observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.” Jiddu Krishnamurti

    Ability to observe and share observations is one of the most fundamental skills for coaches. Sharing observations increases awareness and empowerment in others to make their own decisions and take responsibility of the situation, where as sharing interpretations has potential for conflict or disempowerment.

    How are your powers of observation?

    The workshop is for both new and experienced coaches. Participants will learn self-awareness and observation techniques to help themselves and others.

     

    Scrum: The Board Game

    Dajo Breddels

    Track: Art of Coaching

     

    Most people learn more from experiences, then from lectures or books. This is the reason why we developed Scrum the Board Game. This cooperative board game allows you to experience Scrum projects without spending months. We use this game to introduce people to Scrum and let them play with different choices you have to make as a real Scrum team. Choices like: length of sprint, composition of the team, prioritizing the backlogs and best practices. We find this game useful to learn Scrum to non-IT people. After attending this session you will be able to host your own games (download version).

    Testing, Specification Over Verification

    James Scrimshire, Craig Strong

    Track: Art of Coaching

     

    In this session we aim to demonstrate that TDD/BDD can help your team understand what to build and when to stop building it. A fun, friendly relaxed and interactive session where the learning outcomes are gained through experience.

    The Art Of Agile Software Design With Scrum

    Ilker Cetinkaya

    Track: Engineering Wars

     

    Learn and see how simple, intuitive practices enable you and your team to design modern, evolving and emergent software systems using agile techniques. In particular, you'll recognize how Scrum can play a significant role within the process of software design and architecture.

    Process Innovation: Key Success Factor in Government Projects

    Remi Hansen, Kristina Lassen Tangen

    Track: Unleashing Innovation

     

    Four large government projects have been analyzed to see what factors determine the degree of success achieved. The projects ability to learn and adapt is absolutely key. Learn how process innovation can help your project succeed and what pitfalls to look out for.

    Mr. Hansen gives specific recommendations covering innovative approaches to backlog management & business value, test & approval, project management and agile contracting. These recommendations are equally applicable in business corporations.

    Product Roadmaps to Bridge the Gap Between Vision and Backlogs

    Jason Tanner

    Track: Taking Care of Business

     

    Most Scrum teams understand the vision for their products and projects and build backlogs based on the vision. Various techniques for release planning exist to aid teams in constructing and organizing backlogs into iterations. What many teams lack is a collaborative technique to visualize the big picture between the vision, the product backlog and the release plan. Roadmapping is a critical planning process that bridges the gap between the multi-year corporate and product vision and the product backlog focused on the next release.

    Implications of National Culture on Agile or... "Scrum Doesn't Work in China!"?

    Bas Vodde

    Track: Art of Coaching

    This talk explores how national cultural dimensions support (or not!) Agile development. It does this by looking at the Agile Manifesto from a Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions perspective and then using Hofstede's data to construct and "agility index" -- the congruency between Agile development and national cultural dimensions. Next to that, the results of a qualitative survey (done by the presenter) will be used. The presentation ends with some advise of working in multi-cultural teams

    Systemic Consensing: Cmarter and Quicker Decision-Making for Teams

    Karl Kollischan

    Track: Art of Coaching

     

    How can we decide smarter, quicker and conflict solving? Come to lasting decisions without power games and loss of face? By overcoming the weaknesses of classical majority decisions Systemic Consensing is an approach which even in spite of conflicting interests allows sustainable and brightly accepted decisions. The method is easy to understand and simple to use. Since agile teams have much need to decide by consensus it is very useful for them.

    In this interactive session you will learn some of the theory and apply systemic consensing to real life problems which also you might bring in.

    What Happens with Leaders When Organization Becomes Agile and Flat?

    Arpad Zsolt Bodo, Istvan Margetin

    Track: Art of Coaching

     

    In most organizations, one of the biggest challenges in going Agile is to figure out how a flat hierarchy could work; what happens with people in leading or management roles; how their experience and skills can be utilized in a flat hierarchy, with self-managing teams. There is a considerable risk that such people leave after most of their responsibilities are dissolved into the Scrum teams.

    We’ll present you with our case studies of how we encountered these issues, the structure we developed to address them and would like to discuss your org structure from an agile perspective.

    A Story About a Dinosaur Called Mainframe and a Small Fly Agile

    Zuzi Sochova, Kunce Eduard

    Track: Engineering Wars

     

    The session is based on the experience of both speakers from a very typical mainframe environment, where the limited product knowledge goes hand in hand with less experienced mainframe developers and highly demanding applications.

    Radical Innovation: The Six Week Open Space Experiment

    Richard Kasperowski

    Track: Unleashing Innovation

     

    Six weeks of Open Space—it’s a new world record! I facilitated a six-week-long Open Space with my software development team. This is a unique experience: we are the only people in the world to have held an Open Space for such a long time. We pushed the limits of Open Space Technology, discovering for ourselves some of the things it is great at, as well as some of its limitations. I'll share the highlights of what we learned: what worked, what didn't work, and the surprising results. You'll learn how to use Open Space in your workplace.

    WIKISPEED: My Next Car Gets 1.5L/Km

    Joe Justice

    Track: Taking Care of Business

     

    WIKISPEED is a team of volunteers around the world devoted to design and build cars in a different way. Leaded by Joe Justice, WIKISPEED team has successfully built a car consuming 1,5L/100km. Currently, we are working on the new WIKISPEED C3 (Comfy Commuter Car).

    WIKISPEED success is built over the use of Agile methodologies to get added value in a weekly base. We will explain you how we designed and built a car in just 3 months, what tools we are using and how we use them, how this process turns out to be much more efficient and cost effective than the traditional process and much more.

    Developing Scrum Masters: A Body of Knowledge

    Angel Medinilla

    Track: Art of Coaching

     

    The Scrum Master, as defined by Agile literature, is responsible of maintaining the Scrum process, which calls for a deep understanding of the Scrum mechanics. But, according to many, he is also responsible of team development, continuous improvement, Agile adoption, team facilitation, change management or even one-on-one coaching.

    This talk will present a “Body of Knowledge” structure that includes an evolution path for the Scrum Master and several foundations and resources on psychology, coaching, motivational science, communication skills, corporate culture or change management.

    The Lazy Team Game: Big Problem-Solving for Agile Coaches

    Nicole Belilos

    Track: Art of Coaching

     

    The setting: An Agile team in a large company.

    The problem: The team does not perform! They never deliver quality software on time. Obviously, they are lazy!

    As a coach, you are hired to solve this problem. Management tells you to make this team work harder. So what will you do?

    Come and join the Lazy Team. Be the tester, the developer or the Scrum Master, and see the world through their eyes. And while you are playing this game, you will learn about Leary’s Rose, visualization and system thinking. You will probably learn something new about yourself, too.

    Solution-Focussed Retrospectives with Scaling Constellations

    Ralph Miarka, Veronika Kotrba

    Track: Art of Coaching

     

    Do you want to know where your team stands with respect to their goals? Ask them to show you… We introduce you to solution focussed coaching using constellations and scales to make transparent where a team is and where it would like to be. This method has been applied successfully in team retrospectives. We share with you all the background and walk with you through the steps by letting you experience a unique retrospective. Join us and learn about a brief and effective way you could apply on the next day.

    Managing Technical Debt

    Fadi Stephan

    Track: Engineering Wars

     

    Is your team constantly missing delivery dates? Is the velocity decreasing from sprint to sprint while the development costs are rising? These are all signs that you are mired in technical debt and probably on your way to bankruptcy or a complete system rewrite. Come learn how to measure the quality of your code base and determine the amount of your debt. Learn how to engage executives and get buy-in on a technical debt repayment plan that enables you to pay down your debt, refinance it to a low interest rate, increase the quality of your code and return to high productivity.

    Specification-By-Example with Gherkin: From Stakeholder Examples to Living Documentation

    Christian Hassa

    Track: Unleashing Innovation

     

    Defining acceptance criteria is an important step of understanding and adjusting stakeholder expectations, that is required just before a user story can be implemented. Many teams struggle with structuring the discussion and documenting the agreed results in this final step of refining the requirements with the customer.

    This session shows how examples facilitate the discussion of acceptance criteria, and how to further formalize them for automatic validation. I’ll show how living documentation systems can be implemented with Gherkin based tools such as SpecFlow or Cucumber.

    Step Away From the Waterfall: You Really Can Use Agile on an ERP Project!

    Jason Fair

    Track: TCB - Taking Care of Business

     

    Have you ever wondered how to deliver your project quicker and realize business value sooner from your ERP implementations?

    Have you ever wondered how to improve efficiency and productivity of your existing ERP teams, doing “more with less” in today’s economy?

    Consideration of Lean concepts and Agile techniques to accelerate the time to delivery and the realization of benefits is becoming more prevalent. Project Managers are challenging the ways of traditional ERP implementations and are seeking new approaches.

    This discussion provides an overview to Lean and Agile ERP Projects.

    Scrum Masters Coaching Agile Teams

    Gary Bamberger, Ed Lance

    Track: Art of Coaching

     

    Scrum Masters will learn to distinguish between coaching & mentoring. Techniques to improve Team & Product Owner performance and collaboration will be shared and discussed. We will examine how a few metrics provide insight into whether coaching is improving delivery. A conflict resolution technique will be introduced. A process to facilitate discussion of Team issues will be provided as well. Exercises on listening skills and initiating conflict resolution discussion are included.

    Leap With a New Team Through Play!

    Danijela Divac, Elaine Bulloch

    Track: Art of Coaching

     

    This session explores challenges that the Scrum Master is faced with during the adoption stage of Scrum. The session is divided into three areas to consider when coaching their Scrum team:

    1) Safety. Setting up a safe and equitable work environment.

    2) Self-organize. Coaching a team to work together towards innovative solutions.

    3) Agreements. Encouraging dialog, listening, compromising, understanding and coming to agreements.

    Each part of the session includes an engaging activity that will help attendees get to know each other, learn from one another, and how to work together as a group.

    Magical Scrum Diagnosis: Using Paper, Scissors, and Glue to Assess Scrum Knowledge Instantly

    Adam Weisbart

    Track: Art of Coaching

     

    It’s hard to assess someones Scrum knowledge just by asking questions. Perhaps you’ve tried when hiring a ScrumMaster, or as an agile coach helping a team. People may answer well, but are you sure they have a deep understanding of Scrum?

    After this workshop you’ll have a magic tool for assessing Scrum knowledge.

    This is not only an effective tool for interactive learning, it’s also a starting point to deeper discussions about the elements of Scrum which challenge an organization. It’s 1 of the best tools in my coaching toolbox.”

    -Clinton Keith, Author of Agile Game Development with Scrum

    Significance of Feedback Loops on the Journey to Agile

    Paul Madden

    Track: Engineering Wars

     

    During the move to Agile, identifying and establishing the correct feedback loops should be a primary focus of the change program. In this presentation, we will look at business, technical and team feedback loops which run at different frequencies and each add a piece to the overall jigsaw.

    Through real project experiences we will explore the potential consequences of not having these feedback loops in place from the outset. We will provide strategies to help deal with these challenges and outline methods to help accelerate getting these feedback loops in place

    An Agile Talk on Agility

    Mitch Lacey

    Track: Unleashing Innovation

     

    One of the best ways to learn about agile software development is by doing it. This talk is facilitated using an agile project management approach to prioritize and answer questions from the audience by the speaker. Do you have questions about design? About XP? About Scrum? About estimation and planning? Contracts maybe? Come to this session to hear more

    Enterprise Scrum Transitions - A Role-Play in 8 Scenes

    Simon Roberts, Stefan Roock

    Track: TCB - Taking Care of Business

     

    More and more companies choose to rely on Scrum for product development. This has far-reaching consequences for the company, which can go far beyond the development teams.

    This session tells the story of a transition and how it started to influence the organisation. We integrated our experience from several transitions, from small companies with a few employees to large companies with several thousand employees.

    Topics:

    1. Using Scrum for the transition

    2. Composition of the team

    3. Building the backlog and roadmap

    4. Definition of done for transition backlog items

    5. Scaling the transition

    Not Your Mother's Agile Transformation

    Katrina Bales, Keely Killpack

     

    Track: Art of Coaching

     

     

    Our session will focus on leveraging Organizational Change Management & Behavior tools and techniques to more effectively adopt lean & agile practices. Our session will be interactive and apply tools to current challenges faced by audience participants. All attendees will leave with new perspectives on Organizational Change Management & Behavior and the offer of ongoing coaching support for application back at the office.

     

    Talent Leadership: Empower Your Team to Reach High Performance Levels and Sustainable Rhythms - Taken from Scrum and High Level Sport Practices

    Patrice Petit, Philippe Houssin, Ralph Hippolyte

    Track: Art of Coaching

     

    Linking the Scrum approach to high level sport practices.

    Putting the human factor as the key to success, Scrum highlights the transformation of small successes into permanent improvement.

    In a constantly evolving world, there is an exponential need for innovation and changes. Today’s context increases the pressure and the stress levels. Furthermore, the increasingly challenging targets create the need for permanent adaptation and round the clock changes. The impact of high level stress leads to burnouts.

    Unleashing the Spirit of Scrum with Games

    Ariel Ber

    Track: Art of Coaching

     

    The session will be a combination of a brief presentation to conceptualize the Spirit of Scrum, interactive games to experience the risks involved in considering Scrum just a series of rules and practices and the need to be based on the Spirit of Scrum in order to implement the framework. Finally we will do a facilitated dynamic to bring it all together, give the assistants the opportunity to summarize what has been worked, evaluate their own learning and make a commitment to apply them in real-life.

     

     

    Just Agile? There is an Alternative: Establishing the Creative Space

    Michael Leber, Michael Laussegger

    Track: Engineering Wars

     

    While many teams have adopted agile approaches to learn faster and boost performance, still few seem having managed to create radically better products than before. But you can do better. By applying the concepts of the „Creative Space“ you will see better chances for motivated teams and finally better products emerging. In this session you will learn about the pitfalls of „just doing Agile“, about the roots and building blocks of a Creative Space and how to let it grow in your own environment.

    The ScrumMaster Maturity Model: How to Assess Your Effectiveness at Enabling Hyper-Productive Teams

    Brian Rabon

    Track: Unleashing Innovation

    The Braintrust ScrumMaster maturity model is based upon the following 5 levels:

    Level 1 – Wolf in sheep’s clothing

    Level 2 – Scrum scribe

    Level 3 – Facilitator

    Level 4 – Coach

    Level 5 – Servant Leader

    The Softeng Portal Builder Story: From Hell to Lean, From Zero to Cloud

    Carlos Colell, Christian Rodriguez

    Track: Taking Care of Business

     

    This is the story about a software company whose development of a very complex product was failing and how Scrum and Lean principles helped them to win the battle, transitioning from an untenable situation to a successful company with a great product and a highly committed team of engineers building innovative quality software for the new cloud era.



  • Sponsors

    For more information on how to sponsor a Gathering, download the information packet or contact Yvonne at ydewar@scrumalliance.org  or (905) 281-0555 ext 111.

    Silver Sponsors:

     


     

    RippleRock provides Agile training and coaching services that enable organisations to radically improve their ability to deliver great software to customers. We are Agile specialists and leading exponents of Lean and Agile thinking in the UK, US and India, with the breadth of skills required to work with people, process, organisations and tools.

     

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    Built specifically for Agile methods, VersionOne offers the most feature rich, easy to use agile management tool available.  Using VersionOne, all project stakeholders can work together to easily coordinate project plans, priorities and progress.  Providing over 60 reports and dashboards, no other Agile management tool delivers more project visibility and insight.

    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 planning and management.

  • Venue

    Please note: Hotel Fira Palace is fully booked. Gathering attendees are encouraged to make reservations at the nearby B-Hotel: 

     

    B-Hotel


    Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes,

    389-391 - 08015 Barcelona, Spain

    Tel: +34 93 552 9500

    Website: http://www.b-hotel.com

     

    B-Hotel is a nine-minute walk from the host hotel, Hotel Fira Palace. Ideally situated opposite Plaza Espanya and the Barcelona Sants train station, this hotel is just a 10-minute metro ride from Plaza Catalunya, the Ramblas, Paseo de Gracia, the beaches of Barcelona, and Camp Nou. It is also very easily accessible to and from Barcelona’s international airport.

     


     

     

    Special guest room rates are being offered to all attendees of Scrum Gathering Barcelona 2012.
    Double Standard Room: 170.00€ + VAT
    Double Executive Room: 190.00€ + VAT
    Double for Single Occupancy: 155.00€ + VAT
    Double for Single Occupancy: 175.00€ + VAT

    Note: Breakfast is included in the room rate for only those staying at the host hotel. Breakfast will not be provided for delegates staying outside the hotel. In order to the secure the special room rate listed above, please fill out the Application Form and fax or email directly to the hotel.

    By Fax: +34934255047

    By E-mail: groups@fira-palace.com

    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.
    Hotel Fira Palace Barcelona
    Avda Rius I Taulet, 1-3. Barcelona 08004. Spain.
    Tel: +34 934 262 223 - Fax: +34 934 248 679
    www.fira-palace.com

    Join Scrum community members from around the world as they gather together in Spain for Scrum Alliance Global Gathering: Barcelona. You'll find plenty of ways to participate as you share experiences, exchange information, and collaborate with fellow Scrum users. Get value and expert insight that provides you with a framework for evaluating and incorporating Scrum while you learn from experienced practitioners and leaders in the Scrum community.


    Transportation
    How to get to the hotel from the airport:

    • TAXI: Barcelona has 11,500 taxis easy to identify by their yellow and black colour. It takes 15/20 minutes, depending on traffic. Each car accommodates up to 3 passengers.
      • Cost is approximately €15 one way.
    • PRIVATE CAR: Travel between Barcelona El Prat Airport and your Central Barcelona hotel in the comfort of a private car.
    • AEROBUS: The Aerobus service is an express bus service that links Barcelona airport to the city centre. This service normally runs between 6 and 15 minutes within its fixed hours of operation (see official website below for the exact timetable for the Aerobus). You can catch the Aerobus from outside both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. The Aerobus will then take you to the city centre where you can alight at Plaza de España   - the stop closest to the hotel, 5 minutes walk approximately.
      • Tickets to both T1 and T2 cost €5.30 for a single and €9.15 for a return (return ticket valid for 9 days).
    • TRAIN: The station is located to the West of the terminal. Trains go to "Sants" Station. From there you can take either the Metro - 2 stops to Plaza de España and then 10/15 minutes walk-or by taxi.
      • Cost is approximately €3 one way.

    Experience Barcelona

    We've chosen Fira Palace Barcelona in central Barcelona to host the Gathering. Situated between the famous Plaza de España and Gran Via Avenue, in the heart of Barcelona, in an area with a wide cultural offer and excellent communications service to anywhere in the city and the airport.
    The weather in October and November is still pleasant but starts to get a little cooler (21°C down to 15°C, 69 to 59F). You won't find sunshine every day though, so be prepared for days when it could be overcast with a little rain.
    Add some extra days to your trip and make time to visit some of the sites and attractions that make Barcelona one of the world's premier tourist destinations.

    Sagrada Familia by Antonio Gaudi
    A Giant Temple designed by the master architect Antonio Gaudi. This building has been under construction since 1882 and they've still got another 30 to 80 years (depending on funding and resources) to go before it will be finished.

    L'Aquarium de Barcelona
    L’Aquàrium de Barcelona is a marine leisure and educational centre on the moll d’Espanya del Port vell, by the sea. An ideal place to see the sea bed, and particularly the Mediterranean, and a fantastic option for enjoying your free time. In L’Aquàrium de Barcelona, as well as the tanks and the displays, you can enjoy the different services offered (cafeteria / self-service, L’Aquàrium shop, souvenir photo, the auditorium, etc.).

    Poble Espanyol de Montjuic (otherwise known as the Spanish Village)This Barcelona attraction is a small Spanish village with different quarters that replicate the style of houses and architecture from different parts of Spain. Poble Espanyol is also home to a whole host of specialist craft shops and workshops where you can see some traditionally made Spanish goods. Poble Espanyol is also the venue for the Famous Flamenco show at tablao de Carmen.

    La Pedrera - Casa Mila by Antonio Gaudi
    Another one of Antonio Gaudi's, La Pedrera is one of the top 10 most visited attractions in Barcelona. This building used to be called Casa Mila but nowadays it's more commonly known as La Pedrera which means "quarry”. Gaudi was instrumental in completing this building and his characteristic wavy brick work and colourful tiles are also evident on this masterpiece.

    Barcelona FC Museum
    No surprises here. If you are a footie fan then this museum is a must see. It has wall to wall trophies, pictures and statues of the greats. Even if you are not a football fan, many people still enjoy walking around this museum. When you buy your ticket you have 2 options. You can buy a ticket for the museum and to see the stadium or you can buy a dual ticket where you get to see the museum and behind the scenes at the club e.g. changing rooms, VIP lounge, press conference areas etc.

    Picasso Museum
    The museum has arranged Picasso's paintings in chronological order from his early days to his final works. Arranging the paintings in this way gives you a fascinating insight into the development of Picasso thinking over time and shows how he developed the distinctive designs that he is famous for today. Very popular art gallery.

    Collserola Tower
    Like a needle pointing towards the sky, the Collserola tower has been an iconic part of the Barcelona skyline since the year of the Olympics, 1992. It has become a major landmark which combines modernity with the most spectacular views of Barcelona and its surrounding area, from its observation deck, which is the highest in the city.

    The Magic Fountain of Montjuic
    Barcelona’s biggest ornamental fountain, which was built in 1929 for the International Exhibition, offers a spectacular display of music, water acrobatics and lights which generate over 50 kinds of shades and hues. The Montjuïc Magic Fountain has become one of Barcelona’s most popular attractions and is where the “Piromusical” is held, a true balletic spectacle of water and light.

     
    Avda Rius I Taulet, 1-3
    Barcelona
    Spain
    http://www.fira-palace.com/

  • Comments
    Michael Downing, CSM, 9/19/2012 3:22:29 PM
    Are there any details yet for the evening event on the Monday? Thanks
    Pablo García Pérez, CSM, 10/8/2012 3:40:52 AM
    Any idea on when presentations will be available? Thanks! :)
    Dagfinn Rosnes, CSM, 10/9/2012 12:46:46 AM
    Also looking for the presentations. Need to prepare an internal presentation, so it would be great to have them.
    Samuli Kiviniemi, CSM, 10/9/2012 2:27:52 AM
    Also looking for the presentations..
    Marco von der Pütten, CSPO, 10/9/2012 5:08:16 AM
    Looking for the presentations, too... Requested via FB no answer...
    Frank Klosek, CSM, 10/9/2012 6:15:20 AM
    Who wonders, I'm looking for the presentations and the pictures...
    Lyubov Surint, CSM, 10/9/2012 8:10:15 AM
    Also waiting for the presentations. Any update?
    Anonymous, 10/9/2012 6:11:43 PM
    Many of the sessions have just been posted. We'll be adding more over the next few days as we receive them from the presenters.
    Lyubov Surint, CSM, 10/11/2012 9:56:40 AM
    Thank you very much!

  • Presentations

    A Story about a Dinosaur called Mainframe and a Small Fly Agile

    presented by Zuzi Sochova & Eduard Kunce

    Sep 30 23:00 PM to Oct 1 0:00 AM

    Agile Architecture and Design

    presented by Pradyumn Sharma

    Sep 30 23:00 PM to Oct 1 0:00 AM

    Coaching Dialog

    presented by Gary Bamberger & Ed Lance

    Sep 30 23:00 PM to Oct 1 0:00 AM

    Creative Collaboration

    presented by Paul Goddard

    Sep 30 23:00 PM to Oct 1 0:00 AM

    Daily Scrum Problems Minicards

    presented by Gary Bamberger & Ed Lance

    Sep 30 23:00 PM to Oct 1 0:00 AM

    Developing ScrumMasters: A Body of Knowledge

    presented by Angel Medinilla

    Sep 30 23:00 PM to Oct 1 0:00 AM

    Enterprise Scrum Transitions: A Role-Play in 8 Scenes - Kindle version

    presented by Simon Roberts, Stefan Roock

    Sep 30 23:00 PM to Oct 1 0:00 AM

    Enterprise Scrum Transitions: A Role-Play in 8 Scenes - PDF version

    presented by Simon Roberts, Stefan Roock

    Sep 30 23:00 PM to Oct 1 0:00 AM

    Journey of Agile Adapt Across eBay/Markplaats.nl – From Odd Experiment to Unleashing Innovation

    presented by Tatiana Pastukhova, Bartosz Kiera, & Joseph Pelrine

    Sep 30 23:00 PM to Oct 1 0:00 AM

    Leap with a New Team Through Play!

    presented by Danijela Divac & Elaine Bulloch

    Sep 30 23:00 PM to Oct 1 0:00 AM

    Learn Startup – Some Experience

    presented by Stefan Roock & Henning Wolf

    Sep 30 23:00 PM to Oct 1 0:00 AM

    Managing Technical Debt

    presented by Fadi Stephan

    Sep 30 23:00 PM to Oct 1 0:00 AM

    Not Your Mother's Agile Transformation

    presented by Katrina Bales & Keely Killpack

    Sep 30 23:00 PM to Oct 1 0:00 AM

    Process Innovation – Key Success Factor in Government Projects

    presented by Remi Hansen & Kristina Lassen Tangen

    Sep 30 23:00 PM to Oct 1 0:00 AM

    Product Roadmaps to Bridge the Gap Between Vision and Backlogs

    presented by Jason Tanner

    Sep 30 23:00 PM to Oct 1 0:00 AM

    Scrum: The Board Game

    presented by Dajo Breddels

    Sep 30 23:00 PM to Oct 1 0:00 AM

    ScrumMasters Coaching Agile Teams

    presented by Gary Bamberger, Ed Lance

    Sep 30 23:00 PM to Oct 1 0:00 AM

    Significance of Feedback Loops on the Journey to Agile

    presented by Paul Madden

    Sep 30 23:00 PM to Oct 1 0:00 AM

    Solution Focused Retrospectives with Scaling Constellations

    presented by Dr. Ralph Miarka & Veronika Kotrba

    Sep 30 23:00 PM to Oct 1 0:00 AM

    Specifications-by-Example with Gherkin: From Stakeholder Examples to Living Documentation

    presented by Christian Hassa

    Sep 30 23:00 PM to Oct 1 0:00 AM

    Step Away From the Waterfall: You Really Can Use Agile on an ERP Project

    presented by Jason Fair

    Sep 30 23:00 PM to Oct 1 0:00 AM

    Systemic Consensing: Smarter And Quicker Decision Making For Teams

    presented by Dr. Karl Kollischan

    Sep 30 23:00 PM to Oct 1 0:00 AM

    Testing, Specification Over Verification - Slide Deck

    presented by James Scrimshire, Craig Strong

    Sep 30 23:00 PM to Oct 1 0:00 AM

    Testing, Specification Over Verification - Video

    presented by James Scrimshire, Craig Strong

    Sep 30 23:00 PM to Oct 1 0:00 AM

    The Lazy Team Game – Big Problem-Solving for Agile Coaches

    presented by Nicole Belilos

    Sep 30 23:00 PM to Oct 1 0:00 AM

    The Power of Observation

    presented by Jukka Lindstrom

    Sep 30 23:00 PM to Oct 1 0:00 AM

    The Shadow Game: Capturing Ideas and Expectations

    presented by Paul Cuypers

    Sep 30 23:00 PM to Oct 1 0:00 AM

    The Softeng Portal Builder Story: From Hell to Lean, From Zero to Cloud - Part One

    presented by Carlos Colell, Christian Rodriguez

    Sep 30 23:00 PM to Oct 1 0:00 AM

    The Softeng Portal Builder Story: From Hell to Lean, From Zero to Cloud - Part Two

    presented by Carlos Colell, Christian Rodriguez

    Sep 30 23:00 PM to Oct 1 0:00 AM

    Unleashing the Spirit of Scrum with Games

    presented by Ariel Ber

    Sep 30 23:00 PM to Oct 1 0:00 AM

    WIKISPEED: My Next Car Gets 1.5L/100Km

    presented by Joe Justice

    Sep 30 23:00 PM to Oct 1 0:00 AM

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