Scrum Gathering 2007 London Scrum Gathering
Held twice a year, the Scrum Gathering is an opportunity for Scrum users of all experience levels to gather together to learn and share about Scrum. You can choose from several introductory and advanced Scrum courses, including those leading to certification. The gathering also affords an open space session where you can discuss timely topics with experts and peers. For Certified Scrum Trainers, the gathering is a place to come together with your peers in a trainers-only environment. Whether you're just starting out or are an old hand, the Scrum Gathering is the place to be.
A Certified ScrumMaster Course was held 12-13 November. Sessions began 14 November. The Open Space event was 16 November. See the detailed programme for specifics and to download the presentations.
12-16 Nov 2007
2 Royal Mint Ct.
Monday and Tuesday, 12-13 November 2007
This two-day course not only provides the fundamental principles of Scrum, it also gives participants hands-on experience using Scrum. This course puts theory into action through exercises and small-group discussion. During the course, attendees will learn why such a seemingly simple process such as Scrum can have such profound effects on an organization. Participants gain practical experience working with Scrum tools and activities such as the product backlog, sprint backlog, daily Scrum meetings, sprint planning meeting, and burndown charts. Participants leave knowing how to apply Scrum to all sizes of projects, from a single collocated team to a large, highly distributed team.
PMPs: This course counts for 14 Professional Development Units (PDUs).
Wednesday, 14 November 2007
Keynote address: "Scrum in A Dispersed Environment: How To Manage The Development Game With Players Around The World" by Bruce Radloff, CTO, Tele Atlas, Belgium
Tele Atlas CTO Bruce Radloff doesn’t think so. His development groups are focused on delivering continuously updated digital maps, and they do so despite being scattered across four United States, two Central European locations and an increasing number of locations in Asia Pacific. The teams have worked through their cultural and geographic differences and successfully applied Scrum techniques to create and regularly update the leading map database for personal and in car navigation, Internet, and mobile devices and applications.
Session A (10.45-12.15)
- "The Manager's Role in Scrum" - Henrik Kniberg
- "Why Scrum Intimidates" - Alexandre Magno
- "Sharing More than Deodorant for Scrum Smells" - Rowan Bunning
- "Prioritizing Your Product Backlog" - Mike Cohn
- "Overhauling a Failing Project Using Scrum" - Matthew D. Edwards
Session B (13.30-15.00)
- "Why Scrum Projects Fail" - Joseph Pelrine & Jiri Lundak
- "The Ethics of Scrum & Agile Software Development" - Ken H. Judy
- "Testing & Scrum" - Dr. Ralph van Roosmalen
- "The Scrum Product Owner Clinic" - Roman Pichler
- "Scrum in Video Game Development" - Kevin Shrapnell & Harvey Wheaton
Session C (15.30-17.00)
- "Using Scrum to Deliver a Phase of a Waterfall Project" - Tony Barber & Matt Roadnight
- "Succeeding with Agile: A Guide to Transitioning" - Mike Cohn
- "Piloting of Test-driven Development in Combination with Scrum" - Christian Schmidkonz & Jürgen Staader
- "Being an Effective Product Owner" - Roman Pichler & Geoff Watts
- "Integrating Scrum with the Process Framework @ Yahoo!" - Karl Scotland & Alexandre Boutin
Fall Scrum Gathering Banquet – 19.00-21.00
One ticket included in conference fee. Cost for additional Banquet ticket: £50+VAT
Thursday, 15 November 2007
Keynote address: "Deploying Scrum Company-wide: The Journey of F-Secure's Agile Transformation" by Pirkka Palomäki, EVP, Research & Development, F-Secure, Finland
Session D (10.45-12.15)
- "Scaling Scrum" - Rachel Davies & Colin Bird
- "Pragmatic Solutions to Agile Real-Life Problems" - Sabine Canditt
- "Agile Estimating" - Kenny Rubin
- "Product Owner at SAP - a New Job Title Developed" - Christian Schmidkonz & Henrik Stotz
- "Practical Experience in Scrum" - Martin Kearns
Session E (13.30-15.00)
- "The Enterprise & Scrum" - Ken Schwaber
- "This Will Never Work in Our Organization!" - François Bachmann
- "Agile Planning" - Kenny Rubin
- "CEO & Team: Collective Product Ownership at Oxygen Media" - Ken H. Judy
- "The Coaching Trap" - Andreas Schliep
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Friday, 16 November 2007
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