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Minneapolis: 2018 Global Gathering 4/16/2018 12:00:00 AM Minneapolis Convention Center Minneapolis Convention Center 1301 2nd Ave South Minneapolis MN 55403 United States 44.9698 93.2738

 

Global Scrum Gathering® Minneapolis 2018

Early Bird registration is open. Save $200 (USD) by signing up today!

 

Discounted Hotel Rates

Click the Hotel and Travel tab below.

 

Gathering Themes

Click the Theme, Track and Chair(s) tab below.

 

Meet the North American Gathering Team

The North American Gathering team will ensure the 2018 Gathering content
is innovative, actionable, and inclusive. Read team bios and more.

 

Get Involved in Minneapolis

Interested in becoming a sponsor at #SGMSP18? Contact Corporate Relations today.
Help make Minneapolis a success! Volunteer at the Gathering and follow #SGMSP18 on Twitter.

 

Thank You to our Sponsors!

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Interested in becoming a sponsor for the Global Scrum Gathering® Minneapolis 2018? Email corporaterelations@scrumalliance.org.
  • 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 completing your registration.

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

    Registration Types, Pricing* and Discounts **

    Member

    Early Bird***: $1,150
    Regular: $1,350

    All members should have received an access code for their registration. Please contact support@scrumalliance.org to have your code resent or with any questions. Claim your membership by visiting http://www.scrumalliance.org/login. If you have trouble claiming your membership, please contact support@scrumalliance.org.

    Non-Member

    Early Bird***: $1,400
    Regular: $1,600
    Not a Scrum Alliance® member? Sign up for a membership today to take advantage of the member pricing for this Gathering.

    CST/CEC/REP Owners

    Regular: $950
    Discount is valid for CSTs, CECs, and/or REP owners. Please contact support@scrumalliance.org to have your code resent or with any questions.

    Corporate Sponsors

    Pricing varies based on sponsorship level. Please contact sponsorship@scrumalliance.org for further details.

    Executives

    Please contact corporaterelations@scrumalliance.org for further details.

    Academic

    10% Discount
    To receive an Academic discount code, please contact support@scrumalliance.org.

    Group Discounts

    Groups of (3) or more enjoy a 10% discount. Contact support@scrumalliance.org with the names of all registrants within your party to receive the group discount. Note: All registrations must be completed at the same time. The discount will automatically be applied at checkout.
     
    * 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.


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  • Hotel and Travel

    Minneapolis Convention Center

    Why stay nearby?

    We appreciate you making your reservation at a nearby conference hotel. Scrum Alliance has negotiated contracts with the following hotels to give you the best value and service. These offers end 26 March 2018.

    Hotel Reservations

    Hotel Rate Distance to Convention Center Booking Instructions
    Hilton Minneapolis
    1001 S Marquette Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    $219/night 0.3 miles

    Web: Click here. Alternatively, you may also visit www.Hilton.com and enter the three-letter code GSG upon checkout.

    Phone: Call 1-888-933-5363, and reference the code GSG to secure the room rate.

    Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
    1300 Nicollet Mall
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    $209 /night 0.3 miles

    Web: Click here.

    Phone: Call 1-888-421-1442.

    W Minneapolis - The Foshay
    821 S Marquette Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55402
    $199 /night 0.4 miles

    Web: Click here.

    Hilton Garden Inn
    1101 4th Ave S
    Minneapolis, MN 55404
    $179/night 0.3 miles

    Web: Click here.

    MINNEAPOLIS CONVENTION CENTER
    1301 2nd Ave S 
    Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States 
    Phone: (1) (612) 335-6000

    Join Scrum community members from around the world as they gather together in Minnesota for the GLOBAL SCRUM GATHERING® Minneapolis 2018. 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.
  • Theme, Track and Chair(s)

    Themes:

    Champions of Agile

    Our invited presenters are industry thought leaders who will challenge attendees to take Agile to the next level in their organizations. Speakers will focus on how to amplify the benefits of Scrum across all industries, with an emphasis on growth through shared knowledge. Talks will cover a mix of introductory and advanced topics, ranging from enterprise retrospectives to mob programming and Agile team chartering. 

    Community of Agile 

    Agile User Groups across North America have nominated a breadth of topics to cover, and have chosen some of the best U.S. User Group presentations of the past 12 months. Don’t miss these sessions, which will include a mix of workshops, talks, and presentations covering subjects ranging from Scrum Values to games to user stories.

    Non-Software Scrum

    Investigate moving beyond boundaries and exploring Scrum for the whole organization. Most people associate Scrum with building software, yet any function, department, or discipline can benefit. Speakers will address applying Scrum to non-software products and services — from manufacturing to marketing, HR to finance. Learn how the speed and agility of Scrum practices can add value and optimize organizational performance in areas beyond IT.

    Organizational Transformation

    We all know the saying: The bigger the ship, the harder it is to turn. It’s a challenge facing anyone trying to transform their organization with Agile thinking and Scrum tools. Energizing stakeholders and earning consensus can be the most rewarding part of a transformation. Whatever your role, these sessions will provide you with real-world insights, case studies, and techniques for creating transformative and sustainable change. 

    Playing in the Scrum Sandbox

    Are you looking for a practical toolkit to help you facilitate your Scrum Team? Learn practices, tools, and games that strengthen team capabilities in ways that benefit almost any organization. Presenters will create an environment allowing ScrumMasters, team members, and product owners to try out tools, practice collaboration games, and dive deeply into communication techniques. 

    Past, Present, and Future (IEEE)

    Since the birth of Scrum and the Agile Manifesto, much has happened during the past decades, and much work is yet to be done. The industry has benefitted tremendously from the adoption of agile and Scrum, which has changed how products and services are provided. 

    While we are all curiously wondering what will happen next, what are your thoughts about the future about agile software development? What are your current challenges and good practices to be shared with the community? What were the learning points from your past experience?

    This track, Past, Present and Future, is a collaborative product between Scrum Alliance and IEEE Software. Together, we will learn from our past, examine our current status quo and together further enhance the industry. 

    Scrum4Harware

    Scrum in Industry & Manufacturing:  Scrum concepts bring go-to-market cycles from years to months and this track shows you how to do that. In the three-day Scrum4HW™ track the Scrum Alliance brings you experience reports, concepts and hands-on workshops to create a new basis for physical product development: if you can kick it, you can Scrum it!™  Whether you build cars, cellphones or boats this track is for people who bring products from concept to the manufacturing plant.

    Scrum in Government and Regulated Industries

    If you are an agilist supporting organizational transformation in a documentation-centric world, these sessions are for you. Learn to address the unique challenges of applying Scrum in government and other regulation-heavy environments. Topics will include: balancing agility while maintaining security; coping with compliance requirements when one size doesn’t fit all; cutting through bureaucracy and fostering collaboration; marrying contractual requirements with Agile alternatives; using metrics to meet regulatory reports; maintaining agility when mission priorities change; simplifying within a structured environment; and, proving to leaders that to “fail fast” is beneficial!

    The Scrum Team

    Delve into all things Scrum Team with these presentations for every Scrum role. ScrumMasters will learn techniques to be a true servant leader who teaches and nurtures your team to its highest potential. Product owners can gain insights into how to work with your team — from backlog through delivery — to get the best product to market and delight your customers. Team members and Developers, see how your peers use Agile practices, and how Agile patterns and practices are leading to new ways of thinking.

    Meet the new Gathering Team for the 2018 Minneapolis Global Scrum Gathering®

    The North American Gathering team will ease the burden of our event volunteers while ensuring the 2018 Gathering content is innovative, actionable, and inclusive of valuable sessions for Scrum practitioners from beginners to experts.

    Read team bios and more.

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    Experience Minneapolis

    Minneapolis average temperatures range from 37.2°F (3°C) to a high of 55.1°F (12.8°C)

    Add some extra days to your trip, and make time to visit some unique sites and attractions that distinguish Minneapolis!
     
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  • Comments
    Terrance Knecht, CSP,CSM,CSPO, 7/21/2017 10:24:13 PM
    What are the dates for submitting to be a presenter?
    Christopher Diller, CSP,CSM,CSPO, 8/10/2017 5:16:46 PM
    Hi Terrance, the page has been updated to reflect the submission deadline of September 17.
    Zach Bonaker, CSP,CSM,CSPO, 8/18/2017 1:39:11 PM
    I'm finding the submission tool to be buggy and difficult to use.

    I cannot save an abstract before submitting. Also, I submitted an abstract and did not receive a confirmation page... it returned me to the "edit/submit" page I was previously on.

    Would someone assist me with confirming my submissions are being received?
    Christopher Diller, CSP,CSM,CSPO, 8/21/2017 3:40:42 PM
    Hi Zach, Thanks for letting us know you were having issues. I sent you a separate email to follow up with this off-line while the team is looking into your specific issue.
    Srichand Devarakonda, CSP,CSPO, 9/2/2017 4:41:56 PM
    I see that the Abstract deadline is Sep 17? When are the final presentations due?
    Christopher Diller, CSP,CSM,CSPO, 9/6/2017 8:35:26 AM
    Hi Srichand, Based on the abstracts / papers submitted before Sept. 17, the review team will be selecting the final presentations for the program. If you'd like to submit for #SGMSP, please make sure you have done so prior to Sept. 17. If you haven't already done so, I'd encourage you to submit a test or partial submission to familiarize yourself with the form, etc. You'll be able to edit your submission later, if needed. The final version that is in the system as of Sept. 17 will be the one reviewed by the team.
    Tiago Palhoto, CSP,CSM,CSPO, 9/11/2017 5:59:03 PM
    Dears,

    I've submitted my abstract but I didn't receive a confirmation page. I wasn't also able to attach any file to it. Is there any way to have access to the submission so that I can ensure that all the relevant information is added?

    Many thanks!

    Tiago
    Christopher Diller, CSP,CSM,CSPO, 9/12/2017 1:08:22 PM
    Hi Tiago, If you log back in to the system, you should be able to navigate to the My Submissions page. This page will only show up after a submission has been successfully received. If you cannot see your previous submissions, I'd suggest sending it in again. You can edit your submission after sending in, so feel free to save a partial draft and add more content later. The final submission is due September 17th.
    Tiago Palhoto, CSP,CSM,CSPO, 9/14/2017 5:06:00 PM
    Dears,

    I have a video of 25MB, but currently I'm not able to submit! It gives me an error like if the file was bigger than 50Mb! Please advise!

    Cheers,

    Tiago
    Christopher Diller, CSP,CSM,CSPO, 9/15/2017 9:23:38 AM
    Hi Tiago, We are aware of a problem with attachments larger than 10 MB causing issues. Cvent is working to get these corrected ASAP. In the meantime, please provide a link to the video elsewhere in your submission so that the reviewers will still be able to see it.

 

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