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Prague: 2015 Global Gathering 11/16/2015 12:00:00 AM Hilton Prague Hotel Hilton Prague Hotel Pobřežní 311/1 Prague 186 00 Czech Republic 50.093322 14.439794


Global SCRUM GATHERING® Prague 2015

View all the highlights from Prague!

Watch the Keynote Presentations*.
Keep learning and download the slide decks from the presentations.
View and tag photos from #SGPRG on our Facebook Page.

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  • Registration Fee

    Your registration gives you full access to all keynotes, sessions, and special events. AM & PM Breaks and lunch are included [Monday - Wednesday] plus any evening events. Regretfully, we cannot offer 1-day passes or allow sharing of passes.

    Dress code: Business casual, jeans acceptable.

    Please read through the information below before completing your registration.

    Discount codes cannot be combined. Read through the information below to determine the discount code which offers the most value to you.

    Registration Types, Pricing* & Discounts **

    Please note Early Bird Registration is now Sold Out!


    Early Bird***: $1,150 - Sold Out
    Regular: $1,350
    We will verify your Scrum Alliance membership and contact you from with any questions.


    Early Bird***: $1,400 - Sold Out
    Regular: $1,600
    Not a SCRUM ALLIANCE® Member? Sign up today and receive a 2-year subscription for only $100 USD


    Price: $950
    Regular: $1,350
    Discount is automatically applied, certifications are verified. 

    First-Time Attendee

    $200 Off!
    To receive a First-Time Attendee discount code, please contact Please reference the Scrum Gathering Prague within your request.


    10% Discount
    To receive an Academic discount code, please contact

    Scrum User Group

    10% Discount
    To receive an discount code as a Scrum User Group member, please contact

    Group Discounts****

    Groups of (3) or more enjoy a 10% discount. Contact with the names of all registrants within your party to receive the group discount. Note:Registration and payment can be done individually or together upon receipt of the group discount code from  when payment is processed.

    * All prices are in USD.
    ** % Discounts are calculated based on the selected registration type fee.
    *** Early Bird registrations do not have a specific cut-off date. These registrations are based on a first-come / first-served basis and will be available until the maximum quantities have been met.
    *** Group discounts are calculated on the total cost of all registrations in the group.  You will have the opportunity to register and pay for each group member individually or together as a groupNote: A discount code is needed to receive this 10% group discount. Please contact to receive the group discount.


  • Hotel and Travel

    Hilton Prague

    Special guestroom rates are being offered to all attendees of Global SCRUM GATHERING® Prague 2015.
    Guestroom Single Occupancy: 4,200 Kč per night + service charge and VAT
    Guestroom Double Occupancy: 4,600 Kč per night + service charge and VAT

    Click here to book your guestroom or call the hotel directly at +420-2-2484-1111 and mention the group code ASCRA to secure a guestroom at the negotiated rate of 4,200 Kč Single/4,600 Kč Double per night + service charge and VAT.
    Note: Our negotiated hotel rate includes a cancellation policy, daily breakfast buffet, and guestroom WIFI. Daily breakfast is not included within your gathering registration rate - it is included within our negotiated hotel rate.
    The Scrum Gathering is not providing breakfast for those who book through any other means.  Breakfast will not be provided for delegates staying outside the hotel.

    The current promotional rates available on the Hilton Prague website may not include some or all of these negotiated elements. Any onsite upgrade fees or cancellation fees are your own responsibility.

    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. We appreciate you making your reservation at the conference hotel where we have negotiated contracts to give you the best value and service. Your reservation also helps ensure we meet our contractual obligations with the hotel.

    Hilton Prague
    Pobrezni 1
    Prague, Czech Republic
    186 00

    Join Scrum community members from around the world as they gather together in Czech Republic for Global SCRUM GATHERING® Prague 2015. You'll find plenty of ways to participate as you share experiences, exchange information, and collaborate with fellow Scrum users. Get value and expert insight that provides you with a framework for evaluating and incorporating Scrum while you learn from experienced practitioners and leaders in the Scrum community.


    To get to the Hilton Prague Hotel, there are a few options:
    From Vaclav Havel Airport (PRG)
    Distance 13.8KM/ 8.6MI to the hotel

    Taxi: 495 Kč (one way) approximately 21 minutes

    Shuttle Transport: Private door-to-door shuttle. 550 Kč for up to 4 passengers or 780 Kč for up to 8 passengers. Departs approximately every 30 minutes. MUST be booked ahead of time online.

  • Theme, Track and Chair(s)


    The Avant Garde Culture of Prague
    Prague, City of a Hundred Spires, is the capital of the Czech Republic, filled with beautiful bridges, marvelous cathedrals, and well-worn cobbled lanes. This magical city is full of energy, music, art, and fine dining. Prague promotes thinking beyond what you can see, fully exploring your imagination. With all five senses enraptured in historical traditions, combined with its modern ways, Prague encapsulates “Disruptive Thinking.”


    We have 3 tracks which feature different senses of Scrum: Touch, Visual, Auditory. Each track will host beginner and advanced sessions, so whether you're new to Scrum or an expert, we will have a session for you. 

    Beginner sessions are for attendees with 0 - 2 years of solid Scrum implemnentation experience.
    Advanced sessions are for attendees with over 2 years of solid Scrum implementation experience.

    Touch: The Architecture of Scrum

    Beginner: Scrum Basics
    • For people new to Scrum to understand the Scrum mindset
    • For first time gathering attendees to strengthen their understanding of Scrum principles
    • For organizations who are looking for change, to get ideas of where to start and why
    Advanced: Reaching for the Sky - Higher Level Scrum
    • For ScrumMasters to deep dive into individual practices
    • For Agile coaches to get new ideas
    • For Scrum organizations to get frameworks for improvement
    Visual: Seeing is Believing

    Beginner: Information Radiators
    • For organizations to understand how metrics and visibility demonstrate progress
    • For organizations to get new suggestions about tools
    Advanced: Scrum Outside of Software
    • For those who are operating in a specific field to see different Scrum adaptations (Startup, Business Intelligence, Healthcare, Physical Construction, etc…)
    • For people to understand Scrum as a goal attainment model, not just a software development model
    Auditory: Harmonious Communication

    Beginner: Communication, Collaboration, Colocation
    • For managers in Agile organizations to skyrocket organizational performance
    • For change agents to be able to sell Scrum within the organization
    • For Team members to be more efficient and have more fun
    Advanced: Coaching/Facilitation
    • For ScrumMastersto be more efficient in building Scrum teams
    • For Agile coaches to be more efficient in helping Scrum at an enterprise level
    • For managers in Agile organizations to understand their role in a Scrum environment

    Prague Co-Chairs

    Zuzi Sochova
    Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)

    Zuzi has over 15 years of experience in IT industry. She led one the very first Agile international projects in the Czech Republic focusing on distributed Scrum teams between Europe and USA. Now she is leading expert for Agile and Scrum practices. She is founder of Agilni Asociace, the non-profit organization promoting Agile and Scrum principles in the Czech Republic. She is organizing annual Agile Prague Conference and regular Scrum User Group meetings.

    Zuzi’s been at different positions starting as SW Developer for life and mission critical systems, working as a Scrum Master, and finally Director of Engineering group. She works as independent Agile Coach and Trainer from 2010, she specializes on organizational and team coaching, facilitations and culture change using Agile and Scrum. She has experiences with Agile adoption in Telco, Finance, Healthcare, Automotive, Mobile, and hi-tech SW companies. She’s been helping companies with Agile and Scrum across Europe, India, South East Asia, and USA.

    Zuzi did her MBA at Sheffield Hallam University (Great Britain), and master at Czech Technical University (Czech Republic). She is regular speaker at international conferences including several Scrum Gatherings. She is Certified Scrum Trainer (CST). She is an author of the Czech language book “Agile Methods Project Management”.

    Mark C. Layton
    Founder and Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)

    Mark C. Layton, known globally as Mr. Agile®, is an organizational strategist and PMI certification instructor with over 20 years in the project/program management field. He is the Los Angeles chair for the Agile Leadership Network and is the founder of Platinum Edge, Inc.—an organizational improvement company that supports businesses making the Waterfall-to-Agile transition.
    Prior to founding Platinum Edge in 2001, Mark developed his expertise as a consulting firm executive, program management coach, and in-the-trenches project leader. He also spent 11 years as a Cryptographic Specialist for the US Air Force, where he earned both Commendation and Achievement medals for his accomplishments.
    Mark holds MBAs from the University of California, Los Angeles, and the National University of Singapore; a B.Sc. (summa cum laude) in Behavioral Science from University of La Verne; and an A.S. in Electronic Systems from the Air Force’s Air College. He is also a Distinguished Graduate of the Air Force’s Leadership School, a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), and a recipient of Stanford University’s advanced project management certification (SCPM).
    Mark is the author of both Wiley & Sons “Agile Project Management for Dummies” series and their “Scrum for Dummies” series and is a frequent speaker on Lean, Scrum, XP and other agile solutions.
  • Keynote Speakers

    Niels Pflaeging


    Niels Pflaeging is a passionate advocate for a “new breed“ of leadership and profound change in organizations. He is founder and associate of the BetaCodex Network, and president of his own consulting firm based in Barcelona/Spain and Wiesbaden/Germany. 
    Prior to the BetaCodex Network, Niels was for five years a director with the prestigious Beyond Budgeting Round Table. Niels´ second book, Leading with flexible Targets. Beyond Budgeting in Practice was awarded the Financial Times Germany Best Business Book award, in 2006. Both this book and his latest one, entitled Organize for Complexity: How to Get Life Back Into Work to Build the High-Performance Organization were lauded by critics and readers and became bestsellers. 
    Since 2006, Niels has been strongly involved in transformational change projects for firms both in Europe and the Americas. Niels has more than 10 years of consulting experience with companies large and small, and frequently teaches at several academic institutions in Europe.
    »When Pflaeging shakes the dogmas of management, they crumble in his hands.« Financial Times Germany
    Read Niels´ hit white paper “Organize for Complexity” here!
    Niels´ many white papers can be accessed here:
    His videos: 

    Organize for Complexity. 

    How our organizations will become agile, radically decentralized, and networked. Sooner than we think
    Niels Pflaeging - influencer, author, advisor on leadership transformation, management exorcist
    Business, markets and societies have changed, but the principles, methods and concepts of organizational leadership and haven’t, by and large. Rigid and erratic performance management processes like planning, budgeting, project management, fixed-target setting, individual employee appraisal, and so-called “pay for performance”-pay, combined with autocratic decision-making, org charts and micro-management from the top – these techniques from the industrial age are still widely established standards. But are they still adequate? And if not, how can we adapt our organizational models to the ever-changing environments of the information age and do things better?
    In this session, you will learn how any organization, by moving beyond command and control, and by abolishing the entire mindset of management, of functional organization, planning and bureaucratic hierarchy, can become sustainably more successful and profitable. Niels shows how the transformation towards an organization model for the complexity of the knowledge economy really works and how people, teams and organizations can be unleashed from the burdens of bureaucracy - freed from management by command and control. 

    Andrea Provaglio


    As an independent consultant, Andrea helps knowledge-based organizations to implement better ways of doing business; and he coaches teams and individuals who want to improve technically, relationally and culturally.
    His main contribution is in assisting executives, leaders and managers who appreciate the business advantage of effective knowledge work, helping them evolve their companies into healthier organizational and cultural models (which includes, but it's not limited to, adopting Agile and Lean).
    In over two decades of professional experience, Andrea had clients in three different continents and worked with a wide range of companies and organizations, both in the private and in the public sector, ranging from the United Nations’ FAO and large multinational corporations, to small and dynamic IT companies.
    As part of his activities, Andrea enjoys sharing what he knows at major European and international conferences, where he’s a regular speaker.
    Currently Andrea works in Europe. He also worked in the USA as an independent contractor for four years, on a O-1 visa for "extraordinary abilities in Sciences".

    Web site:
    LinkedIn profile:
    Twitter account: @andreaprovaglio


    In Agile we like to deliver valuable software to our customers on a regular basis. However, while it’s pretty clear what “software” means, we cannot really say the same about “valuable”. The definition of Value in a project (with an uppercase “V”) is frequently fuzzy and confused.

    Even within the same project, asking different stakeholders what Value means to them produces different answers; and the same stakeholder will likely provide different definitions of Value, depending on their perception and role in the project.

    Most stakeholders will naturally associate Value to money, sometimes through surprisingly creative correlations; but there are other dimensions, equally valid, such as strategic positioning, company image, innovation and learning, and so forth.

    Understanding the multidimensional nature of Value becomes therefore critical to drive the project to success.

    In this talk we’ll address what Value means in Agile for different stakeholders; how to map and categorize the stakeholders; how to describe Value on different dimension and how to track it. We’ll also see what happens when we don’t do that.

    Also, assuming different stakeholders on the same project have different and multifaceted perceptions of Value, how can we coordinate the production effort in a balanced way? Which kind of corporate culture and corporate values (plural) support that?

    Brian Robertson


    Brian Robertson is a seasoned entrepreneur and organization builder, and a recovering CEO -- a job he now helps free others from with Holacracy. Generally regarded as the primary developer of the system, Brian's work allows leaders to release the reins of personal power and persuasion into a trustworthy and explicit governance process. Brian also serves as the drafter and steward of the Holacracy Constitution, which captures the system's unique "rules of the game" in concrete form. Beyond joyfully crafting legal documents, Brian's creative expression takes many forms - he co-founded HolacracyOne to support Holacracy's growth, and he fills and loves a broad variety of the company's roles. He's particularly grateful to hold no fancy titles and wield no special powers, so he can show up as just another partner doing his part to support something he cares about.

    Holacracy: A Radical New Approach to Management

    Organizations are the most powerful force on the planet, and the management hierarchy has been the dominant mode of organizing them for the past century. But this "social technology" wasn't designed for the fast-paced, interconnected world we live in today, and when would-be leaders are stifled by an obsolete bureaucracy, everyone suffers.

    Holacracy is an alternative - a complete, scalable system for structuring a company without a traditional management hierarchy, yet with more clarity, accountability, & agility. Holacracy's governance process allows a company to continually evolve its structure and rules, in response to an ever-changing world and the wisdom of its workforce. And Holacracy's distributed structure empowers everyone to be a leader of some part of the company, with clear autonomy yet clear responsibilities.

    Hundreds of companies around the world have now adopted Holacracy; come learn why and experience a radical new way to structure an agile, purpose-driven company.
  • Schedule and Program

    Sunday, November 15, 2015

    15:00 - 18:00 Registration

    18:00 - 19:00 Welcome Reception

    Monday, November 16, 2015

    8:00 - 17:00 Registration

    9:00 - 10:30 Welcome Remarks & Opening Keynote

    10:30 - 10:45 AM Break

    10:45 - 11:30 45 Minute Sessions

    11:30 - 11:45 Transition

    11:45 - 12:30 45 Minute Sessions

    12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

    13:30 - 15:00 90 Minute Sessions

    15:00 - 15:30 PM Break

    15:30 - 17:00 90 Minute Sessions

    18:00 - 21:00 Monday Mingle

    Tuesday, November 17, 2015

    9:00 - 10:15 Keynote

    10:15 - 10:30 AM Break

    10:30 - 11:15 PechaKucha

    11:15 - 11:30 Transition

    11:30 - 12:15 45 Minute Sessions

    12:15 - 13:15 Lunch

    13:15 - 14:00 45 Minute Sessions

    14:00 - 14:15 Transition

    14:15 - 15:45 90 Minute Sessions

    15:45 - 16:15 PM Break

    16:15 - 17:00 Lightning Talks

    17:00 - 18:00 VersionOne Happy Hour

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015

    9:00 - 10:30 Open Space

    10:30 - 11:00 AM Break

    11:00 - 11:45 Open Space

    11:45 - 12:30 Open Space

    12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

    13:30 - 14:15 Open Space

    14:15 - 15:00 Transition

    15:00 - 15:30 PM Break

    15:30 - 17:00 Closing Keynote

  • About the City

    Experience Prague

    We have selected Hilton Prague in Prague to host the Gathering. Prague, the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic, is known for its culture, rich history and Gothic architecture, but Prague is also every bit a modern metropolis.

    The weather in November is generally chilly with highs of 5 C (41F) and lows of 0 C (0F). Make sure you pack a warm Winter coat so you can stay nice and cozy.
    Add some extra days to your trip and make time to visit some unique sites and attractions that distinguish Prague.

    Here are the Top 10 Things to do in Prague.  For more information on Prague and its attractions, visit the Tourism Prague website.
    1. Mala Strana - St. Nicholas Church
    2. Museum of Communism
    3. Zizkov: the epicenter of Prague’s nightlife
    4. Charles Bridge
    5. Petrin Hill: one of Prague’s greenest spaces
    6. Prague Castle
    7. Cesky Krumlov - UNESCO World Heritage Site
    8. John Lennon Wall
    9. Old Town Square
    10. David Cerny’s Public Sculptures: on display all across the city
  • Open Space Guidelines

    Open Space Guidelines

    We have announced our Open Space theme! Thank you for all your proposals and votes. This Gathering's theme will be Living Scrum in a Wider World:

    what a wonderful word…
    Touch. Visual. Auditory.
    Change Perspective Now:
    Overcome the gap!
    Living Scrum
    in a wider world.
    The Space is wide open.
    Move outside!
    You’re welcome.

    On Day 3 we will create a space for an open agenda to be filled with your session ideas and interests. In a marketplace setting, you can run an informal session on any topic you are passionate about, discuss what you have learned in the week or just listen. It is your choice to spend the day learning in the way that works best for you.

    How do I propose an Open Space session?
    ·        Think of a topic
    ·        Take an index card and a marker
    ·        Write your topic at the top of the card
    ·        Write your name below – so people know who’s running the session
    ·        Post your topic on the Marketplace (sticky wall) picking a timeslot and location.
    Open Space runs by four simple organizing principles:
    ·        Whoever comes is the right people
    ·        Whatever happens is the only thing that could have
    ·        Whenever it starts is the right time
    ·        When it’s over it’s over
    Use the Law of Two Feet to take responsibility for following your own passions. If you feel that you are not contributing or benefitting from a session, please feel free to move on to something else. Remember it’s self-organizing so….prepare to be surprised.
  • Comments
    Timon Fiddike, CSP,CSM, 12/28/2015 7:06:14 AM
    Thank you everybody for this inspiring experience!!! And of course I enjoyed meeting old friends and making new connections :-)

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Hilton Prague Hotel
Prague, Czech Republic


16-18 November, 2015

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