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Bengaluru: 2016 Global Gathering 6/27/2016 12:00:00 AM Shangri-La Hotel Bengaluru Shangri-La Hotel Bengaluru No.56-6B, Palace Road Bengaluru Karnataka 560052 India 12.991666 77.588261


Global SCRUM GATHERING® Bengaluru 2016

View all the top moments from Bengaluru!

Keep learning and download the slide decks from the presentations*.

View and tag photos from #SGBLR on the Global Scrum Gathering® Bengaluru Facebook page.

* Please check for a thank you email from Scrum Alliance that includes the code to view presentations from the Gathering. For questions, please email


  • Registration Fee

    Your registration gives you full access to all keynotes, sessions and special events. Breakfast, 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 beginning your registration.

    Discount codes may not be combined. Please read through the information below to determine the discount code which offers the most value to you.

    Registration Types, Pricing* & Discounts **

    Early Bird

    Early Bird***: INR 16500 (Approx $250)

    Scrum Alliance Member

    Regular: INR 21500 (Approx $325)


    Regular***: INR 23250 (Approx $350)

    Not a SCRUM ALLIANCE® Member? Sign up for a membership today to take advantage of the member pricing for this Gathering.


    Price: INR 16500 ( Approx $250)
    Discount is automatically applied. Certifications are verified. 

    Group Discounts****

    Groups of (3) to (4): 5% discount.
    Groups of (5) to (7): 10% discount.
    Groups of (8) to (10): 15% discount.
    Groups of (11) or more: 20% discount.

    Discounts are applied automatically. Email with the names of all registrants in your party after registering for the event. Please note: Registration and payment must be processed at the same time.

    * All prices are in INR. As per RBI guidelines, Indian delegates should book using an Indian credit card or netbanking options. For Non-India Delegates, please pay using PayPal, and the service will automatically convert it into your native currency.
    ** % Discounts are calculated based on the selected registration type fee and are valid only on the Regular tickets. Discount offers may not be combined.
    *** Early Bird registrations do not have a specific cut-off date. These registrations are based on a first-come / first-serve basis and will be available until the maximum quantities have been met.
    **** Discounts are applied automatically. Please email the names of all registrants in your group. Note: Registration and payment for all group members must be processed at the same time.


  • Hotel and Travel

    The Shangri-La Hotel Bengaluru

    The address of the Gathering Hotel is No 56-6B, Palace Road, Bengaluru - 560052, India

    Our room rate discount has expired! To reserve a room at the Shangri-La Hotel Bengaluru please email


    The Shangri-La Hotel Bengaluru is 32 kilometers from the airport. Depending on the time of the of day, the trip may be 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes. Taxi fare is approx. INR 1000-2500 (approx. USD 15-40) each way depending peak and late-night charges. Taxis are available outside the airport.

  • Theme, Track and Chair(s)


    Scrum Beyond Boundaries. 20 Years of Scrum.

    Jeff and Ken first codified the Scrum Development Framework at the OOPSLA Business Object Design and Implementation Workshop in 1995. 

    The world has changed a lot since then. International borders have moved and shifted. Our neighbor Mars is no longer far out of our reach. The mediums and ways through which we consume news have expanded and the ways we communicate and collaborate have totally transformed.

    And so have the use of Scrum and Agile methods. What started as a software development framework is now being used in non-IT environments, including Fortune 500 corporations, educational institutions, health care agencies, and creative small businesses. What started as a framework for collaboration within a single team is now being used for complex, multidimensional programs.

    At the first Global Scrum Gathering in India, we explore ways, methods, stories, and research about how Scrum has expanded beyond boundaries — geographic, technological, corporate infrastructure, and even mental boundaries.


    We have 5 tracks which feature different elements in transforming the world of work. Each track will host Introduction/Intermediate and Advanced sessions, so whether you're new to Scrum or an expert, we will have a session for you.

    Scrum Beyond IT – Scrum adoptions in domains beyond software
    We will learn from case studies and research papers on successful Scrum transformations in the worlds of education, charity, event management, and many other non-IT environments. 


    Scrum Beyond Collocated Teams – Using Scrum for distributed teams and scaled environments
    Teams today expand beyond geographic boundaries to use Scrum in diverse, distributed teams. We will examine experiments in collaborating and communicating as a distributed team and identify the synergies required for cross-cultural teams tackling large-scale programs. 


    Scrum Beyond Deliveries – Scrum artifacts and innovations
    We will discover the knowledge boundaries Agilists have pushed through and walk away with innovative ideas, powerful tools, and beneficial ceremonies.  


    Scrum Beyond Hierarchical Boundaries – Leader perspectives
    Explore how Scrum creates a ladder to bring a powerful decision-making framework to the top of the organizational pyramid. We will learn how executives and leaders view Scrum and its role in overcoming challenges and embracing organizational opportunities.  


    Scrum Beyond the Status Quo – A developer’s perspective on agility and Scrum
    We will consider the developer’s mind to understand how Scrum enables complex development practices such as CI and CD, and how it influences day-to-day approaches to software development.

    Bengaluru Co-Chairs:

    IndiaGathering2016_Madhur-Kathuria  Madhur Kathuria
    Madhur's love affair with Agile philosophy started in 2004, when he began working on an Agile approach to requirements management in his first job. This also allowed him to work in close company with Ivar Jacobson, the guru of Rational Unified Process (RUP). After that he played multiple roles across various organizations, including that of a developer, business analyst, test engineer and test manager, ScrumMaster, process and CMMI consultant, and Agile trainer and coach. He has also led Agile coach teams for various customer and employer teams.

    As part of his coaching assignments, Madhur has been part of close to 50 Agile transformations (with organizational sizes ranging from 100 to 15,000).

    He became India's first Certified Scrum Coach in 2011. Since becoming a CST in 2014, he has helped train and nurture 2,000 CSMs.

    He is also the author of the Battlefield Agility Framework and VDBM change management concept.

    Madhur established and chairs the India Scrum Enthusiasts Community (ISEC), a nonprofit body of 25,000-plus Scrum practitioners and Agile believers. ISEC regularly organizes conferences, meet-ups, and knowledge sessions; some of its past events include Regional Scrum Gatherings in India in 2013, 2014, and 2015, and Agile Tour events.

      Jaya Shrivastava

    Jaya Shrivastava is the founder of Agile++ Engineering, based in Bengaluru, India. She helps groups ranging from start-ups to multinational organizations in the capacity of Agile development practices consultant, coach, and trainer.

    Jaya has more than 14 years of experience as a research scientist, lecturer, software developer, freelancer, technical trainer, ScrumMaster, product owner, and area product owner.

    Jaya holds the Scrum Alliance® credentials CSM, CSPO, and CSP. She is highly active in Scrum communities globally and is involved in various events, including being part of the Coaches Clinic at the Global Scrum Gathering Berlin, a participant in the Global Scrum Gathering Phoenix and Coaching Retreat Pattaya, a co-organizer of the Regional Scrum Gathering South Asia, and a paper reviewer for the Global Scrum Gathering Shanghai 2015. She was also chief product owner of Agile Tour 2015 ("Women in Agile"). Jaya is an avid blogger, Scrum harbinger, and contributes to the fullest of her capacity to propagate Agile practices.

    Jaya holds a master of science (M.Sc.) and a master of computer applications (MCA). Her hobbies include traveling, cooking, and reading.

  • Schedule and Program

    Monday, June 27, 2016

    09:00 - 09:30 Opening Remarks and Welcome, Manny Gonzalez, Scrum Alliance CEO

    09:30 - 11:00 Opening Keynote

    11:00 - 11:30 Break

    11:30 - 12:15 45-Minute Sessions

    12:15 - 13:00 45-Minute Sessions

    13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

    14:00 - 14:45 45-Minute Sessions

    14:45 - 15:30 45-Minute Sessions

    15:30 - 16:00 Break

    16:00 - 17:30 90-Minute Sessions

    17:30 - 17:45 End of Day

    18:00 - 21:00 Monday Mingle

    Tuesday, June 28, 2016

    09:00 - 09:30 Opening Remarks

    Keynote 09:30 - 10:15 Keynote

    10:15 - 11:00 Break

    11:00 - 11:45 45-Minute Sessions

    11:45 - 12:30 45-Minute Sessions

    12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

    13:30 - 15:00 90-Minute Sessions

    15:00 - 15:30 Break

    15:30 - 16:15 45-Minute Sessions

    16:15 - 17:00 45-Minute Sessions

    17:00 - 17:15 End of Day

    Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    09:00 - 09:30 Opening Remarks

    09:30 - 10:15 Keynote

    10:15 - 10:30 Sponsors Showcase

    10:30 - 11:15 Break

    11:15 - 12:00 "Opening the Space", Dan Mezick

    12:00 - 12:45 Open Space

    12:45 - 13:45 Lunch

    13:45 - 15:15 Open Space

    15:15 - 15:45 Break

    15:45 - 16:45 Open Space

    16:45 - 17:15 Closing Remarks and Notes by CEO, Scrum Alliance, and Co-Chairs

  • About the City

    Experience Bengaluru

    Bengaluru is the capital city of the southern Indian state of Karnataka. Bengaluru is known as the "Silicon Valley of India” and is home to many tech companies’ headquarters, back offices, and development centers. The city also hosts such government and educational organizations such as ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization), IISC (Indian Institute of Sciences), and IIM (Indian Institute of Management). The local language of Bengaluru is Kannada, though English is widely known and spoken.

    The weather in June is generally hot, with temperatures ranging from 20 C (69 F) to 33C (90F). The monsoons are expected to arrive during that time, bringing moderate to heavy rains.

    Add some extra days to your trip and take time to visit and explore in and around Bengaluru. For more information on major attractions, visit the Karnataka Tourism Website.

  • Comments
    Jayapramodh Kumar.P, CSP,CSM, 2/16/2016 12:06:06 AM
    Unable to register for Global SCRUM GATHERING® Bengaluru 2016, throughout error
    Neeraj Bachani, CSP,CSM,CSPO, 4/14/2016 12:49:48 AM
    Very costly....want to understand why knowledge should be so expensive.
    Dinesh Kanna, CSM, 4/14/2016 3:29:27 PM
    As a Scrum Alliance Member, how do I avail Scrum Alliance Member price of INR 21500 (Approx $325)? I don't see an option for that in Registration page. Am I missing something? Appreciate your help.
    Hari Jaiswal, CSM, 4/17/2016 8:45:39 PM
    As a Scrum Alliance Member, how do I avail Scrum Alliance Member price of INR 21500 (Approx $325)? I don't see an option for that in Registration page.
    Madhur Kathuria, CST,CEC,CSP,CSM,CSPO,REP, 4/23/2016 2:12:17 PM
    @Jayapramodh welcome to SGBLR . We look forward to seeing you in Bengaluru.

    @Neeraj, This is by far the lowest cost for any Global Scrum Gathering ever and if we add in the cost of travel and accommodation, it turns to be almost 10% of what any delegate would spend to join the Global Gathering in US or Europe. I believe this is the best chance for Indian Agile Community and we should avail maximum benefit from this 'Glocal' gathering of Scrum Practitioners

    @Dinesh, Welcome to SGBLR. We have received your registration. Looking forward to see you at Bengaluru

    @Hari, Please do write to to get your discount code for ScrumAlliance members
    Rajeev Singh, CSM, 4/23/2016 9:47:09 PM
    Email to is bouncing when I sent a request for discount code. I sent the email on Friday morning (22-April) and undelivery message was received just now.

    @Madhur - Is there any other means of contact to get the discount code?
    Anmol Tuteja, CSP,CSM, 4/25/2016 8:22:23 AM
    I don't need accommodation as I live in Bangalore. So will the price be reduced in this case?
    Shakti Khurana, CSP,CSM, 4/29/2016 9:21:45 AM
    Hi Madhur,
    INR 21500 is for Scrum alliance member . Will it includes Hotel accommodation also.
    Arun Malaiarasan, CSM, 5/19/2016 11:53:36 AM
    The room rates quoted are for a night or the entire duration of the event?
    Madhur Kathuria, CST,CEC,CSP,CSM,CSPO,REP, 5/24/2016 10:05:20 AM
    The conference rates are exclusive of room rates.
    Hiruna Dissanayake, CSP,CSM,CSPO, 5/30/2016 9:22:48 PM
    Can you please let me know how to get the following letters from the conference organizers in order to apply for Visa

    Conference Visas are given to foreign delegates to International conferences/seminars/workshops/meetings/symposia held by Government bodies, International Organisations , Public sector units , NGO’s, etc.
    The conferences, etc. should have been cleared by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), nodal Ministry, concerned State Government/UT and Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) , Government of India . It is the responsibility of the Organizers to obtain clearances through the nodal ministries from MHA , MEA and concerned State Government/UT before sending the invitation letters to the foreign participants.The applicants for the conference visa should produce the invitation letters at the time of application.
    Applicants are advised to apply well in advance and ensure that the organizers who are inviting by them have obtained necessary approval from the MHA , concerned State Governments/UT, nodal Ministries and MEA, Government of India.
    The following Documents are required to be attached along with the application for a Conference Visa:
    1. Invitation letter from the organizer.
    2. Security clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India.
    3. Administrative approval of the nodal Ministry.
    4. Political clearance from the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India.
    5. Clearance from the State Government/UT concerned.
    Sambasiva Rao, CSP,CSM,CSPO, 5/31/2016 8:02:10 AM
    Hi Madhur, the price for members says 21500 and non members 23250, but when I try to register it is only giving a non-member price. how do I proceed to get a member price being a member
    Prakash Aryal, CSM, 6/13/2016 6:10:33 AM
    Hello Madhur,
    Sanjeev Shrestha had sent an email to register for two applicants "Bhuwanesh Rajbhandari" and "Prakash Aryal", but the email is bouncing.
    Can you kindly confirm, if we are registered?

    Frank Desai, CSM, 6/14/2016 8:39:35 AM
    Agree with Neeraj, Why is it so costly? Relatively lower cost as compared to any other Scrum Gathering event does not justify the high costing. This is termed "Glocal" but I wonder even if it's local gathering would the charges be anything lower? Does that mean that we don't have efficient local scrum practitioners? The rates are anyways exclusive of room rates, I wonder what it will sum up to if it's inclusive..!!
    Ritesh Kumar Agrawal, CSP,CSM, 6/18/2016 5:36:51 AM
    Can I claim SEUs by attending this 3 days event and how many?
    Sudha Sivakumar, CSP,CSM,CSPO, 7/3/2016 1:37:38 AM
    I did not find the link for the presenatation for global scrum gathering bangalore
    Sameena Taj, CSM, 7/3/2016 10:53:36 PM
    i too did not find the link to presentations
    Naomi Kent, CSP,CSM,CSPO, 7/7/2016 1:24:49 PM
    Also looking for the presentations
    Debashish Bhowmick, CSP,CSD,CSM,CSPO, 7/8/2016 2:25:18 PM
    Also looking for the presentations.
    Bob Jiang, CST,CSP,CSM,CSPO,REP, 7/10/2016 10:07:34 PM
    Yes, you can claim SEU by attending Scrum Gathering for Category A, please refer to link
    Hiruna Dissanayake, CSP,CSM,CSPO, 7/11/2016 5:02:10 AM
    Yes, I'm also still waiting for the presentations
    PREETI ARUN KUMAR, CSM, 7/26/2016 5:24:34 AM
    @Naomi, @sudha There is a statement given above that there is a Thanks email from Scrum Alliance that has the code to view the presentation. @Naomi you had registered so you might have got the mail.

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