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.
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 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.