Not 209...not 219...but a total of
239 (TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY NINE) attending
GIVE THANKS FOR SCRUM !!
EVENT SLIDES ARE HERE:
Dan Mezick Keynote Session
Ken Schwaber Session
Dan Mezick Session
Amr Elssamadisy Session
Sanjiv Augustine Session
Thanks to our speakers:
Amr Elssamadisy, Sanjiv
Augustine, Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber !!
Thanks to our sponsors Big Visible Solutions,
Rally and Version1 !!
Thanks to all volunteers,
especially these specific individuals who all showup EARLY and
stay LATE and really make a
LARRY COATES- food lead,
and cleanup, personifying servant leadership
MICHAEL DE LA MAZA- food,
cleanup and everything else, doing the hard stuff well
DAN LEFEBVRE- doing everything,
arriving early and staying late, till the END
BOB CHIN- superb at handling all aspects of
Thanks guys !!
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November 25, 12:30PM to 5:30PM
Join the Agile Boston user group as we
GIVE THANKS FOR SCRUM on the day before Thanksgiving, 11/25,
This is your fun, informative, convenient,
content-rich, no-empty-calories, 100% Scrum-centric Boston agile
event. We put it together
for your enjoyment, in one great afternoon.
This festive event
includes great speakers, great food, great socializing, and
great Scrum authorities-- including Jeff Sutherland, Ken Schwaber,
Amr Esslamadisy, Sanjiv Augustine, Dan Mezick and more.
Our Sessions and Speakers: Click
here to view all sessions
JEFF SUTHERLAND on Scrum
applied (session details)
KEN SCHWABER (confirmed!)
on: Outrageous Assessments (*NEW* session
SANJIV AUGUSTINE on: Working
towards true mastery of Scrum (session
AMR ELSSAMADISY on successfully
adopting Scrum in YOUR organization. (session
DAN MEZICK on deconstructing
Scrum via BART (Boundary, Authority, Role and Task) analysis
SCRUM AUTHORITY PANEL: JEFF and KEN
SCHWABER (confirmed!) (session
LIVE MUSIC with DAN
HERMES (biography and links)
PLEASE THANK DAN HERMES FOR HIS LIVE MUSIC
during the EVENT !!
SCHEDULE AND AGENDA: GIVE THANKS FOR SCRUM
12:00PM Doors open, check
in, socialize (LUNCH is provided so show up
hungry. Food is provided throughout the day)
12:30PM Seating; Welcome
and convene. Dan Mezick on: Scrum Past, Present and Future
01:00PM Jeff Sutherland on:
A PRACTICAL ROADMAP TO GREAT SCRUM: A SYSTEMATIC GUIDE
02:00PM AMR, SANJIV and DAN
03:00PM Socializing over
good food & beverages. Live music from Dan Hermes !!
04:00PM Ken Schwaber
on OUTRAGEOUS ASSESSMENTS
05:00PM Live Q&A session
on Scrum from Jeff Sutherland (with Ken Schwaber health permitting)
05:30PM Raffle, last-minute
socializing, check out
Jeff Sutherland pioneered
the development of Scrum with Ken Schwaber in the 1990's. He
teaches Scrum and consults to companies throughout
the world on the Scrum framework. See
Jeff's bio here.
Ken Schwaber is the Scrum
pioneer who created Scrum with Jeff Sutherland and founded the
Scrum Alliance. The
result is a proliferation of
Scrum worldwide. Over 64 THOUSAND people throughout the world
are certified as Scrum
through Ken's development of the Scrum Alliance. See
Ken's bio here
NOTE: Ken is CONFIRMED for
his 4PM session **and** the 5PM Scrum Q&A with Jeff.
Amr Elssamadisy is a known
worldwide as a leader in the agile community. He is the author
of the essential
agile book Agile
Adoption Patterns, and
a founder and principal
at Gemba Systems. See
Amr's bio here.
Sanjiv Augustine is the President
of LitheSpeed inc and is an accomplished Certified Scrum Trainer.
He is the author of the book Managing
Sanjiv is an APLN board member and a member of the Leadership
Council of the PMI-Agile Community of Practice. See
Sanjiv's bio here.
Dan Mezick is an agile coach
and the leader and organizer of Agile Boston. He is an invited
speaker to Agile2007,
At Agile2009 he runs the [Manifesting
Agility] stage, where group-level Psychology
and Cognition are granted formal, authorized space at the Agile
conference for the very first time. Dan's articles
on agile topics appear
in Agile Journal.
Dan's Scrum Alliance profile here, and his more
detailed profile here.
Music from DAN
Dan Hermes, born 1970, is
an internationally recognized audiovisual artist, curator, composer,
keyboardist, technologist, and founder of Dan
Hermes Fine Art , the Hermes
Orchestra ,and Lexicon
Systems. See his full bio HERE
JEFF SUTHERLAND on A PRACTICAL ROADMAP TO GREAT SCRUM:
A SYSTEMATIC GUIDE TO HYPERPRODUCTIVITY
The best data in the world
on Scrum come from a CMMI Level 5 company that is migrating all
data collection to function
to provide research data on over 100 highly disciplined teams.
Jeff describes how a new Scrum team can
follow the path of Systematic Software Engineering Inc to
double productivity by
focusing on DONE and then doubling it again by focusing on product backlog
Current research shows that every
team can achieve hyperproductivity in a few sprints, even in a dsyfunctional
company. This presentation
will show you exactly how to do it and how easy it is if
KEN SCHWABER on OUTRAGEOUS ASSESSMENTS. (Ken
is confirmed as a presenter! Note the time
change to 4PM.)
Software development competence has many dimensions. Ken is starting
tests for us to assess our skills in these dimensions, displaying
results in a composite radar graph of skill. Ken has been
with Scrum and software development assessments so far.
will share the results with you and seek your thoughts on
Come and be prepared to be outraged.
SANJIV AUGUSTINE on: WORKING TOWARDS TRUE SCRUM MASTERY
Scrum certification is embraced by the market, and
drives wide scale adoption of agile methods. Now, Scrum
adoption is helping springboard various hybrids that combine
Scrum with XP…Scrum with Lean…Scrum with Crystal...and
even Scrum with Kanban.
Is this cause for fear among Certified
ScrumMasters, or is it an opportunity for thanksgiving? How
can we as CSMs overcome
fear, continue to advance our learning and progression, and
grow into true masters of Scrum?
Sanjiv leads a discussion on:
Scrum certification has helped agile cross the chasm
What’s happening in the Scrum neighborhood with XP,
Lean, Kanban, etc
· Back to the future: Scrum roots, community and mastery
In this session, you
· How Scrum certification has helped drive agile adoption
· How Scrum ties in with other methods like XP, Lean, Kanban,
· How we can work towards getting better
as ScrumMasters and Scrum Practitioners
AMR ELSSAMADISY on: THE SUCCESSFUL ADOPTION OF SCRUM: A REALITY
Scrum is extremely
simple, versatile, and powerful. While Scrum is no silver bullet,
it is very good at focusing attention on
the removal of obstacles.
But be careful what you wish for: when does
it make sense to adopt Scrum and when does it not? What are
some of the key points that underpin a successful Scrum adoption
- just as importantly - what contexts can have little or
no success with Scrum? Is your company culture merely tolerant
Or, can your cultural context fully embrace what adopting
Scrum actually means? Join Amr to explore those all-important
that are key to building better software.
In this session,
you gain an understanding of:
· Who can successfully adopt all of Scrum—and
· What Scrum is- and is not
Where Scrum adoptions fail—and where they success
· When to implement Scrum incrementally
How to measure the critical success factors
for Scrum in your company’s context and culture
2:00PM DAN MEZICK on Boundary, Authority,
Role and Task: BART analysis of Scrum
When groups of people have trouble
executing on work, the root cause is often related to definitions of Role,
Task, Authority, and associated Boundaries. When definitions
are clear, there is little ambiguity. When definitions are clear,
there is potentially no waste generated from the need to discover
these definitions and related Boundaries.
Well defined BART is
required to reach the hyper-productive state at the group
level. Scrum provides excellent BART definition and structure.
BART analysis is a tool for discovering
solvable problems related to Boundary, Authority, Role and
Task within groups. This includes teams, departments,
business enterprises and larger organizations. The actual ground
of these groups can be identified and isolated for inspection,
via detailed BART analysis. As it turns out, these ground rules
behavior and culture.
In this session Dan introduces the
of BART analysis
applies it to Scrum in a discussion format.
this session looking at your team-- and your place in it--
in a while new
way. Join Dan as he deconstructs Scrum via detailed BART analysis.
Attend this session to learn:
· Boundary, Authority, Role and Task
fundamentals ... and basic BART analysis techniques
BART analysis applied to your team, your department and your
How to use BART analysis to deconstruct and more fully
understand the effectiveness of Scrum
NOTE: This is the talk Dan
gave at Agile2009 in Chicago.
See the Agile2009
See the Community
Note on Scrum and BART here.
Q&A WITH SCRUM AUTHORITIES JEFF SUTHERLAND AND KEN SCHWABER
Join us for the final session: a Question-and-Answer
moderated panel session on Scrum with Jeff Sutherland and Ken
Schwaber (Ken is confirmed!)
Attend this session to hear direct answers
to your thorniest and most difficult Scrum questions!
We poll the community
for questions in advance of the event, and prioritize them
backlog through collaborative tools. This community-prioritized
backlog of questions
are then presented to Jeff and Ken.
We also provide sufficient time
for ad-hoc, interactive "here and now", utterly
unpredictable and 100% emergent Q&A.