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South Africa

  • Event

    Join Scrum community members from around the world as they gather together in the beautiful city of Cape Town for the 2010 Scrum Alliance South Africa Scrum Gathering. The event will feature a variety of programming and attendees including a keynote address, interactive deep dive learning sessions and a full day of open space. Attendees will benefit from a mix of experience, information, values and expert insight that provides a framework for evaluating and incorporating the Scrum process.

    Follow the South Africa Scrum Gathering Blog:

    Stay up-to-date on the latest news about the Gathering, including more details about sessions and social events by:

         - following @sgsouthafrica on Twitter
         - liking the Scrum Alliance Facebook page

    Take advantage of Early Bird Registration by July 31, 2010!

  • Details

    Date: 1-2 September, 2010
    Location: Cape Town, South Africa

    The Westin Grand Hotel
    Arabella Quays, Convention Square, Lower Long Street ,
    Cape Town, 80001 South Africa
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    Regular Price:

    Regular Registration Price:
    Pre-Gathering CSM course attendees: $350
    Scrum Alliance Members (CSM, CSPO): $400
    Non members: $450

    Early Bird Registration Price (Valid until 31 July 2010):
    Pre-Gathering CSM course attendees: $250
    Scrum Alliance Members (CSM, CSPO): $300
    Non members: $350

    CSP, CSC and CST will receive complimentary registration to this Gathering.

    Groups of 5 or more will receive a 10% discount when they register on the same transaction.

    Note transactions values may vary due to currency exchange fluctuations. At time of posting $300 = R2250. Transactions will be charged in dollars.

  • Program

    Note: The program is still being finalized, although the format is unlikely to change, additional deep dives may still be added, and timing of sessions may be modified.

    August 30th & 31st 2010

    Pre-Gathering course: Certified Scrum Master (CSM) course by Peter Hundermark and Alan Cyment.
    Delegates who are attending both the Gathering and the CSM course will first need to register for the Course and then register for the Gathering . Once you have registered for the course you will receive a discount code to use for the gathering registration.  The discount is $100 off the non-member price, i.e. $250 for registration before 21 July and $350 thereafter. 

    September 1st 2010

    Time Event Details
    8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration and Coffee
    9:00 am - 9:30 am Welcome address by Simon Bennett from Scrum Alliance
    9:30 am - 10:30 am Keynote: What to do when Scrum doesn’t work by Henrik Kniberg
    10:30 am - 11:00 am Break
    11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Deep dive sessions:
    Deep dive sessions will run in parallel from 11am to 5pm. It is recommended that you select the deep dive session of most interest to you, and do not switch between sessions during the day. This should enable you to benefit from an in depth session on the topic.

    More details of the sessions and speakers are posted on the speakers tab.

    Kanban for Scrum practitioners – by Henrik Kniberg

    Modeling Out Loud – by Aslam Khan

    Spirit of Scrum – by Alan Cyment

    Zero to CI in 6 hours – by Marius de Beer

    Agile Release Management for the Web – by Peter Beck

    Retrospectives – by Josef Sherer

    Working with systems, complex, adaptive, dynamic – by Martine Devos

    Scrum in the Real World – by Michael Vizdos

    The Incentive Trap –by Simon Bennett

    Estimation in Depth – by Boris Gloger
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Deep dive sessions continued
    3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Break
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Deep dive sessions continued
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Networking Event

    September 2nd 2010

    Time Event Details
    8:30 am - 9:00 am Arrival and Coffee
    9:00 am - 9:15 am Welcome by Karen Greaves from local user group organising committee
    9:15 am - 10:30 am Open Space opening circle and marketplace facilitated by Valerie Morris
    Find out more about Open Space
    10:30 am - 11:00 am Break
    11:00 am - 12:00 am Open Space Session One
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Open Space Session Two
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Open Space Session Three
    3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Break
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Open Space Session Four
    4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Open Space Closing Circle
  • Sponsors

    Join the Scrum Alliance in sponsoring the South Africa Scrum Gathering - please contact public relations for detailed sponsorship opportunities including booth information for interactive ways to become involved with the Scrum Gathering! (Limited sponsorship packages available)


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  • Venue

    The Westin Grand
    Arabella Quays
    Convention Center
    Lower Long Street
    Cape Town, South Africa, 8001


    +27 (0)21.412.9999


    The Scrum Alliance has secured discounted conference rate for any conference attendees intending to stay at the hotel. The discounted rate is valid up to 7 days pre and post the conference.

    The discounted rates are:
    R1929 for a single room
    R2191 for a double room

    Hotel Bookings:

    To make a reservation at the above discounted rate. Please complete the registration form and either fax it to the number provided on the form or email to

    Bookings are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed. It is recommended that you make your booking at least 30 days before the event.


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