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Scrum Coaching Retreat Singapore 2016

  • Event

    Welcome to the first Scrum Coaching Retreat in Singapore! This event will be held on 2-4 June 2016 at Changi Cove Hotel in Singapore, where we will plan, self-organise and collaborate to build beautiful coaching creations. You can earn 16 SEUs in Category A by attending this retreat.

    The word "retreat" was explicitly chosen to be different from camp, gathering, open-space or conference. It represents a deeper and more meaningful experience of a smaller group of people. Our intent is to create a time for people to gather in a purposeful way for focused learning and growth. Our goal is smaller events with around 40 experienced agile coaches to create focus and shared learning. Retreats should be a place to get away, think deeply, collaborate wholly, and come away with a new perspective.


    We represent the Scrum Alliance and believe that the Scrum Framework is the best way to establish a goal and accomplish results. A successful retreat is based on Scrum - we form teams, create team visions, build backlogs, execute multiple sprints, review, retrospect and adapt throughout the retreat. This provides for double learning: the team learns about primary focus of their work while inspecting/adapting to accomplish a goal; in addition, participants learn what it is like to be on a team and live Scrum in a very hyper-focused and intense way. A successful retreat will foster the formation of teams and the execution of multiple sprints for deeper learning.



    Teams are the heart of Scrum and a key differentiator in retreats. Teams allow for collaborative sharing, learning and more impactful results. Allowing teams time to form, norm, storm and perform provides a rich opportunity for learning about teams and learning on the subject of the team. Teams also have challenges - team alienation, personality conflicts, leadership and role definitions, appropriate expertise, diversity, etc. Working with teams in such a short retreat format is a challenge and an opportunity. A successful retreat will leverage the pre and post retreat time to build relationships and lengthen the forming and norming cycle. It will also clearly articulate the team construct to participants throughout the process.



    There are many events where broad learning takes place - conferences, gatherings, open space, coaching camps, etc. These events allow for many topics to be covered in a short time and are good for general knowledge sharing. A retreat is designed for narrow and deep focus on a few topics, possibly the same topic pursued by multiple teams from different perspectives. A successful retreat produces not only local event learning, but also take away value, documented results, and ongoing team collaboration following the retreat.



    Most other events are short. You come, decide discussion topics, talk and leave. A retreat is a long-term learning, collaboration, and relationship-building event. A successful retreat has preparation work to focus topics, teams and prepare ideas prior to the retreat. A successful retreat has many focused working sessions during the retreat through multiple perspectives. A successful retreat has follow-through on results to carry the momentum forward into the coming year. We expect retreat organizers to help guide this


    Shared Learning

    Most gatherings and events have localized learning in sessions with minimal or spotty write-up and documentation. A retreat is designed for multiple sessions around a single topic with both inter- and intra- team learning. A successful retreat will allow for multiple sprint cycles with some room for shared reviews, shared learning and presentations to connect all retreat participants.

    Who should attend?

    This event is NOT restricted to CSCs/CSTs only. We welcome anyone who has a passion for exploring and improving their coaching approach. If you have a question for the organisers, please use this email:
  • Details

    Date: 2-4 June, 2016
    Location: Singapore

    Changi Cove Hotel
    351 Cranwell Road
    , 509866 Singapore
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    Regular Price:



    US Dollar

    Early Bird (first 24 people)

    $610 = $450 + $160 (2 nights stay)


    $660 = $500 + $160 (2 nights stay)

  • Program
    Tentative Schedule

    2nd June

    • 3 pm - Registration starts
    • 5 pm - Dinner
    • 6:30 pm - Team Formation / Topic Selection
    • 7 pm - Sprint 1 Starts
    • 9 pm - Good night!

    3rd June

    • Sprints Throughout the Day for Deeper Dive
    • Evening Mixer / Social

    4th June

    • Sprints Throughout the Day for Deeper Dive
    • Open Space
    • Closing Circle
  • Venue

    Changi Cove

    2 nights stay: Exclusive at more than 50% off published rate. Deluxe King Room. Check-in on 2nd June and check-out on 4th June. Breakfast included.

    The exclusive rate of 2 nights stay is made possible with the support from ScrumAlliance. You’ll probably not find a better rate than this in Changi. We encourage you to stay in the hotel since the venue is in the remote part of Singapore.

    If you decided not to stay at the hotel, use code ‘Hotelexcluding’ during the registration process to remove the 2 nights stay component.

    Note: Breakfast is included in the room rate for those staying at the host hotel when booking through our reservation link. Breakfast will not be provided for delegates staying outside the hotel.

    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.


    The best way to get to Changi Cove is by taxi.

    Approximately 30 minutes from central and 1 hour from the furthest part of Singapore.


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