09:00 - 10:30 - Opening & Keynote

Keynote: The Shu Ha Ri of Scrum @ Scale

Jeff Sutherland

Jeff Sutherland is one of the co-creating founders of Scrum, co-author of the Agile Manifesto, and author of The Scrum Guide. As a former cancer researcher, military fighter pilot, and software executive Jeff carries the designation of having created the first Scrum team and developed the earliest iterations of Agile in the 1980s. Since that time, Jeff has helped to grow Scrum and Agile across a variety of industries, including healthcare, banking and finance, and telecommunications.


Room: Grande Ballroom

Summary: The design goal of Scrum is radical improvement in productivity. When Dr. Jeff Sutherland started the first Scrum teams and later scaled to the first Scrum enterprises, he saw increases in production of 400% or more. Those groups were teams in the Ri state. That lesson in how to implement Scrum at scale seems to have been lost with many corporations adopting frameworks that only move them to the Shu state, minimal acceleration, and calling it a victory. Even reaching an intermediate state, the Ha state, teams should quickly double their velocity. Dr. Sutherland will address the original vision of how Scrum scales and share case studies and patterns of scaling success.