Event Schedule: (all sessions held at Gangplank HQ - Scrum Intro, Reception and Open Space Event)
Scrum Introduction on Friday from 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday reception at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Open Space Event on Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Open Space Event on Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00pm
Scrum Beyond Software Development is an Open Space event, held over one weekend. Typically, the agenda for Open Space is determined on the first day of the event by all the participants, and adapted as necessary over the course of the event. We are likely to follow this pattern, but will begin the dialog earlier.
There will be a pre-event dialog group set up to explore the topic, and all those who register will be invited to join in order to share their experience, ask questions and get to know the other attendees in the weeks before the event takes place. Watch this space for more information.
On the Friday prior to the 2-day event a "Scrum Introduction" course will be held. This is recommended for those not yet familiar with Scrum, or only familar through reading books and articles. The workshop facilitator will provide an interactive exploratation of Scrum, guiding participants to a better appreciation of the values and principles that underlie the Scrum framework. Attending this session will help you get the most out of the 2-day Open Space event.
"Without a shadow of a doubt, I feel that the personal and collective leadership I saw here goes so far beyond the scope of systems application, systems implementation and project management work typical of many who work in your field. What I saw here were people modeling 'the new leadership' – people with passion in their gut who understand in a very holistic way that human dynamics are an integral part of what creates success.
"I saw lots of caring, real depth of insight and awareness, huge intellect and a maturity of knowing that systems change, systems improvement and just plain work is so much more than making a plan, working the plan and getting stuff done. To see so many from all around the world, who did not personally know each other, connect as they did so quickly having what I call 'Big Talk' as opposed to 'small talk' was also extraordinary.
"My first impressions leave me with the conviction that the Scrum Alliance is a trail blazing organization with a huge potential to leverage and contribute their philosophy of being and doing to this leadership shift that is happening globally in organizations and everywhere. [...] And yes, it’s all about contributing to a greater purpose one that extends to society and meaningful purpose."
-- Suzanne Daigle, reflecting on the Scrum Gathering Open Space in Orlando, March 2010