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Global Scrum Gathering® Involvement Opportunities

Scrum Alliance Global Scrum Gatherings offer practitioners worldwide the opportunity to come together to share their passion and knowledge about Scrum and Agile practices.

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Upload a short video (5 minutes maximum) with the following information about yourself:

  • Brief description of your background including your involvement in the Scrum Alliance community, Gatherings you may have attended, and any Scrum Alliance certifications you might hold
  • Brief description of prior conference involvement, Scrum Alliance Gatherings and otherwise (ie, why is community engagement important to you)
  • Brief description of WHY you’d like to be on this team and WHAT unique skills and background you would bring to this diverse, creative Team
  • Overview of the educational value/vision you have for a Scrum Alliance Gathering (ie, how does your Scrum and Agile background, certification(s) and experience build, mold, and shape what YOU would want in an ideal Gathering)
  • Please be creative and innovative!

Read the full rules below.

European Gathering Team (EUGT)

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Introduction
Scrum Alliance Gatherings offer practitioners worldwide the opportunity to come together to network and share their passion and knowledge about Scrum and Agile practices. European Global Scrum Gatherings take place every Autumn and feature presentations from experts in the field of Scrum and Agile, networking events, and opportunities to share experiences amongst the Agile Community.

Purpose of the Gathering Team
The Gathering Team consists of at least five Scrum Alliance community members, one program advisor, and up to three Scrum Alliance staff members working together to create an engaging and innovative curriculum that reflects emerging trends in Scrum, Agile, and overall learning approaches. This includes all aspects of content curation--including assisting with the call for papers, securing paper submissions, and reviewing session proposals--to create high-quality, diverse content for the Gatherings.

Team Membership
The community team members must be active members of the Scrum Alliance community, either via membership or certification with the Scrum Alliance. The selection of team members is based in part on subject matter expertise along with balancing representation of the Scrum Alliance community. Selection criteria also includes diversity requirements--including but not limited to--geography (must be located in Europe for this specific Gathering Team), ethnicity, and gender. The Scrum Alliance Director of Global Engagement will serve as the Product Owner for this team and a Scrum Master will be determined at the first meeting.

Gathering Team members contribute via e-mail, teleconference, and are required to attend up to two face-to-face meetings each year in addition to the scheduled Scrum Alliance European Gathering. Team member terms are two European Gatherings (approx. 30 months) in length, with the exception of this inaugural year where some members will be asked serve terms of different lengths. Team members will be asked to sign an agreement at the beginning of their term and are expected to abide by the terms outlined as well as commit to  the working agreement designed by the Gathering Team.

2017 Timeline
21 July - Call for members closes
24 July- 11 August – Application review
14 August (week of) – Notify committee members
21 August (week of) – Announce committee
9 September – First face-to-face meeting in London
30 October – Global Scrum Gathering Dublin

Responsibilities
The Team shall meet virtually once every two weeks and shall meet more frequently as circumstances require. Team membership is a substantial commitment beginning a minimum of 12 months prior to the Gathering dates and up to one-month post Gathering.

Team Members:

  • Help identify standard tracks
  • Develop a detailed timeline for submission and facilitate the review process
  • Promote the open call for submissions amongst other subject matter experts and encourage submissions
  • Recruit a diverse group of session reviewers and facilitate the progress and work of these reviewers.
  • Participate in final review and session selection to create the program
  • Create a final program of all accepted sessions including their scheduled day, time, and room allocation
  • Target keynote speakers that align with the direction of the Gathering and fit within the allotted budget
  • Recommend Open Space and Coaches Clinic facilitators
  • Assist in promoting the Gathering to the Scrum Alliance communities, corporate contacts, and other markets
  • Identify and make connections with potential corporate partners
  • Onsite responsibilities will vary but may include
    • Be present for the entire Gathering (up to four days)
    • Welcome remarks each morning
    • Introduction of Keynote Speakers and facilitators
    • Closing remarks

Please note: It is not permitted for the Team Members to submit or be included in a speaking session at either of The Gatherings for which they served on the Gathering Team.

Scrum Alliance Staff Support:

  • Manage paper submission system
  • Develop and send accept/reject letters
  • Develop and manage Speaker Acknowledgement Form
  • Design – Logo development, program guide, signage, print materials
  • All event management logistics (including catering)
  • Management of CST/CEC Retreat prior to the Gathering
  • Budget Management

The Scrum Alliance staff along with the Program Advisor will have final-say on all, themes, topics, scrum masters, keynote speakers, session speakers, and facilitators.

Travel and Expense
Team members will receive economy-class airfare, lodging, airport transfers, and meals for up to two face-to-face meetings to be held in the Gathering host-city per Gathering year. Team members will also receive economy-class airfare, lodging (up to five nights), airport transfers, and meals for all North American Gatherings during their Team membership term.

How to Apply
Using the link below, please upload a short video (5 minutes maximum) with the following information about yourself:

  • Brief description of your background including your involvement in the Scrum Alliance community, Gatherings you may have attended, and any Scrum Alliance certifications you might hold
  • Brief description of prior conference involvement, Scrum Alliance Gatherings and otherwise (ie, why is community engagement important to you)
  • Brief description of WHY you’d like to be on this team and WHAT unique skills and background you would bring to this diverse, creative Team
  • Overview of the educational value/vision you have for a Scrum Alliance Gathering (ie, how does your Scrum and Agile background, certification(s) and experience build, mold, and shape what YOU would want in an ideal Gathering)
  • Please be creative and innovative!

Upload videos here: https://spaces.hightail.com/uplink/ScrumAlliance. Please be sure the specify in the file that the video is EUGT and that your name and email address are correct.

North America Gathering Team

Submissions are closed.
Thank you to everyone who has submitted their application!

 

 

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