A “stammtisch” is a usually a table reserved for regulars at a restaurant or pub, designated by a reserved sign at the center of the table. Initially, it was where the people of higher status in a small town gathered together. However in oh-so-club-minded post-war Germany, it has evolved to become a regular group of a dozen or more people who gather to talk about a particular interest or hobby. As a result, there are stammtisches for languages, stammtisches for members of the same professions, stammtisches for philosophy or politics or cooking or music or knitting. There are even stammtisches for men who like beards and moustaches.
ScrumTisch (short name for Scrum Round Table) is a great opportunity to get together with other Scrum Practitioners, and discuss about various Scrum and Agile related topics. If you are living, working or just passing by Phoenix (Arizona) take a chance to join one of our meetings and share your knowledge while enjoying fine and traditional German Beer and Bratwurst.
Here is how we organize the Scrumtisch:
1. Finding the topics
Of course we appreciate proposals upfront for the upcoming Scrumtisch, but mostly people are busy and therefore we collect a backlog of topics or issues at the beginning of the event. We write these down in the Backlog and then we prioritize them. We can make use of a flip chart, so if you want to prepare something, you are really welcome, just post your idea into the backlog at the beginning of the meeting. When we have a sufficient number of items we will then as a group prioritize them.
2. Timeboxed discussion
The 2 highest prioritized “Topics” will be discussed. The others are ending up in a backlog for the next Scrumtisch. We focus on each of the 2 topics for 30 min. One person in the group will be moderating the discussion and takes notes, ideas and hints on the flip chart. Someone should also take care of writing things down – send them to email@example.com, and we’ll post them on the PHXSUG.org website.
3. Open talks and good food
After the “official” part of the Scrumtisch we are just sitting together, talking in small groups about the topics or other issues, and enjoying very nice Beer and Brats!.
Location: Haus Murphy’s 5739 W. Glendale Avenue Downtown Glendale, Arizona
Date: November 15, 2011 Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Contact Name: Ken R. Ward
Contact Email: email
15 Nov 2011
5739 W. Glendale Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85301
Free for meeting
Refreshments from bar available for individual purchase.