Give Thanks for Scrum 2014: Twenty Years of Scrum!

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SCRUM: BORN IN BOSTON!!

And we CELEBRATE that…! ….GIVE THANKS FOR SCRUM:

The SIXTH ANNUAL!!

EXAMINE THE EVENT SCHEDULE HERE

GIVE THANKS FOR SCRUM 2014 tickets are now available, and are SUPER CHEAP compared to just about any Agile ticket you can buy in Boston! Prices range from $49 to $109. PLEASE NOTE: We have sold over 130 seats already and we only have 155 to sell. In light of the foregoing, if you plan to attend you might want to BUY A TICKET TODAY. Because real soon now, they will all be gone.

 

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PLEASE NOTE: The is the ONE OF A KIND event: GIVE THANKS FOR SCRUM. More big announcements for 2014 are coming soon. We’ve already sold over NINETY TICKETS as of 11/14/2014 with absolutely no promotion whatsoever!

This year promises to be the best event yet. The max ticket price is just $109- and were as low as $49- BY FAR THE CHEAPEST AND BEST AGILE TICKET IN BOSTON. Tickets prices rise with each ticket sold, so if you plan to attend, NOW is a good time to get your ticket!

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Some notable aspects of this year’s event:

  • As always, this is the only time and the only place on earth where you can queue up your hardest Scrum questions for Jeff and Ken during an ENTIRE DAY.

 

  • The event is at the amazing MICROSOFT NERD CENTER (same as the CULTUREcon event)

 

  • This is the 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF Scrum. Born in Boston!

 

  • This is the 6th annual GIVE THANKS FOR SCRUM event

 

  • We are honored and grateful to have Carol Mc Ewan, Managing Director of the Scrum Alliance giving a plenary session at this years event.

 

  • There might be some major announcements about Scrum at this year’s event!

Soon, the event will be SOLD OUT. Time to scoop your ticket!

 

You know GIVE THANKS FOR SCRUM. The Boston event: Jeff. Ken. Scrum. Live music. Games. Socializing. Book signings. Food!

Venue:

MICROSOFT NEW ENGLAND RESEARCH CENTER

ONE MEMORIAL DRIVE

CAMBRIDGE, MA 02142

See the Map here

This event is a BOSTON TRADITION.

Only 155 total seats are available, get them HERE:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/871725

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Jeff and Ken, 1st annual GIVE THANKS FOR SCRUM, 2009. That’s Jeff trying to pass a tough Scrum question to Ken there.

It promises to be a great event. Here’s some pictures from prior years:

At GIVE THANKS FOR SCRUM, we do A LOT of socializing!

Scrum was BORN IN BOSTON.

Boston has a big story to tell and GIVE THANKS FOR SCRUM is big part that story.

Each year at GIVE THANKS FOR SCRUM, the questions from the Participants are extremely interesting.

Jeff Sutherland answers your hardest questions at this event.

Sometimes it gets very quiet, after Jeff tells it like it is….

The GIVE THANKS FOR SCRUM event is THE place for meeting people in the Boston lean/agile/Scrum community…

 

 

One big reason to attend: There is only ONE Ken Schwaber, and we got him !

Bring your hardest Scrum questions, Ken will answer them for you.

Right from the horses mouth!

 

Have you noticed? Scrum is not exactly simple. At this event you connect with others….and discuss you solutions. This is THE event for connecting with others in the lean/agile/Scrum community in Boston

 

The event has some activities this year…this is a picture of some folks doing an exercise, from the 2011 event

GIVE THANKS FOR SCRUM always has a session by Ken, and a session by Jeff.

It also has a moderated panel at the end, when both of them take your hardest questions for a full hour. Anything can and does happen during this part of the event.

Bring your absolutely HARDEST questions.

 

Scrum was BORN IN BOSTON and there is no other place on the planet you can get Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber in the same room for a whole day.

This is it !!

Other cities cannot make this claim. Come and bring your most difficult Scrum questions.

This year we have some surprises for you– and some live music!!

SAVE THE DATE: NOVEMBER 25 2014

TICKETS RANGE FROM $49 to $109!! The tickets at $49, $59, $69, and $79 are ALREADY GONE as of 10/13/2014 so act fast to get in cheap:

There are only 155 seats. Once these tickets are gone, there’s NO MORE.

Bring your hardest Scrum questions, Ken will answer them for you.

Right from the horses mouth!

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REGISTER FOR GIVE THANKS FOR SCRUM HERE:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/871725

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But Wait: There’s more: Even MORE Cool Stuff Happening at Lunch

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We’ve got a world-renowned and local Improv expert on tap: teacher Christopher Ellinger of TRUE STORY THEATER is with us this year.

He’ll offer some guided activities that will improve your ability to handle ambiguity and develop some Improv skills. He’ll be assisted by Heang Le of TEEN EMPOWERMENT. (You’ll remember Heang from last year’s activities and interactives during lunch.) As always, participation is these lunchtime activities is optional and OPT-IN.

You can expect to have fun, learn something, and meet lots of new people!!

Get the scoop on TRUE STORY THEATER here.

Get the scoop on PLAYBACK THEATER, a  form of Improv, here.

 

HEANG LE will be assisting Christopher in leading us through the activities at lunch. There will also be a table where you can purchase the book MOVING BEYOND ICEBREAKERS throughout the day.

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Get the scoop on the MOVING BEYOND ICEBREAKERS book here.

Learn more about Heang Le here and TEEN EMPOWERMENT here.

 

 

 

THE SCHEDULE:

0930AM Doors Open

0100AM DANIEL MEZICK on: Opening Remarks, and: THE YEAR IN SCRUM (15 mins)

1015AM JEFF SUTHERLAND on: DISRUPTIVE LEADERSHIP (45 mins)

1100AM BREAK (20 minutes)

1120AM DANIEL GULLO on: A PORTRAIT OF THE COACH AS A YOUNG PROJECT MANAGER

1150AM PAT ARCADY on: GIVING THANKS FOR SCRUM (10 minutes)

1202AM WENDY CLOSSON on: GIVING THANKS FOR SCRUM (10 minutes)

1215PM LUNCH BREAK (90 minutes) …lots of stuff to do during lunch! PLAYBACK THEATER with Chris Ellinger & company, and Heang Le…group games…and more!

0145PM DEB PONTES on: GIVING THANKS FOR SCRUM (10 minutes)

0155PM GEORGINA PRAGER on: GIVING THANKS FOR SCRUM (10 minutes)

0205PM KEN SCHWABER on: WHY THOSE FRAMEWORKS FIZZLE OUT (45 minutes)

0245PM BREAK (20 minutes)

0310PM JEFF and KEN on: ANSWERING YOUR QUESTIONS. We put questions up on the wall, crowd-source the prioritization of them with dots, and then feed them out to Jeff & Ken in a lively 80 minutes of Q&A.

0430PM RAFFLE

0445PM DONE

0500PM DONE DONE

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE PEOPLE:

 

 

 

JEFF SUTHERLAND is one of the inventors of the Scrum software development process. Together with Ken Schwaber, he created Scrum as a formal process at OOPSLA’95. Jeff helped to write the Agile Manifesto in 2001. He is the writer (with Ken Schwaber) of The Scrum Guide.

JEFF’s SESSION: DISRUPTIVE LEADERSHIP

What does Disruptive Leadership look like? Faced with finding faster ways to innovate and create value, today’s business leaders are discovering the competitve secrets behind hyperproductive teams.  Learn how Jeff Sutherland enables companies to use the power of Scrum and leverage disruptive leadership to shift these hyperproductive teams into high gear.

Jeff Sutherland has a new book, SCRUM: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time, which is filled with lessons learned through his years of building high performing teams. This is the first book to reveal how the tech world’s hottest management process can be used as a tool to hyper-accelerate work of all kinds and exposes what is wrong with the way we currently do work, and how productivity and quality can be boosted.

 

 

 Ken Schwaber

KEN SCHWABER (born 1945) is a software developer, product manager and industry consultant. Ken worked with Jeff Sutherland to formulate the initial versions of the Scrum development process and to present Scrum as a formal process at OOPSLA’95.[1] They have extended and enhanced Scrum at many software companies and IT organizations. Schwaber and Sutherland are initial signers of the Agile Manifesto. They are co-authors of the definitive Scrum Guide, which is made available for free by Scrum.org.

KEN’s SESSION: WHY THEY FIZZLE OUT

 

“…Jeff and I have been helping organization use and then scale Scrum for twenty five years. Imagine our interest in the recent announcements about SAFe, LeSS, DAD, and others. Each has merits, but more or less violates the basic Agile value of “Individuals and Interactions over Processes and Tools”. Which is why they fizzle out after a short time. During this talk I’ll present my thoughts on this matter, as well as some ideas about how organizational individuality and DevOps fit in. See you there.”

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel GulloDANIEL GULLO is a Certified Scrum Trainer and Certified Scrum Coach.  He is the founder of Agile Delaware and frequent reviewer, volunteer, and speaker for the Scrum Alliance, Agile Alliance, and PMI. He is an Agile community keynoter.  Daniel chaired the 2013 Scrum Gathering in Las Vegas, Nevada.  His other roles inside the Scrum Alliance include: Member,  Trainer Acceptance Committee, Member, Scrum Coaching Retreat Planning Committee and Host of Scrum Gathering Coaches Clinic events. He is a facilitator of Open Space Events and a frequent contributor to online forums, blogs, and other social media.  Daniel is currently pursuing a PhD in Organizational Development.  Reach Daniel on the web via www.apple-brook.com and Twitter: @danielgullo

DANIEL’s SESSION:

A Portrait Of The Coach As A Young Project Manager

Have you ever wondered about the journey that experienced members of the Agile community have made to get where they are?  Does it often seem like the “Agile thought leaders” were born Agile, while other REAL human beings have had to struggle through?

In this humorous testimonial, Daniel Gullo shares the story of his journey from “successful”, command and control Information Technology executive to enterprise level Agile Coach and Trainer.  Daniel will include various elements of what inspired him to make the conversion to an Agile mindset, including a quintessential text from one of the founding fathers of Scrum.

After this story is told, a question and answer session will follow.

 

PERSONAL STORIES OF APPRECIATION FOR SCRUM: Giving Thanks for Scrum!!

This year we have 3 short sessions from people from all walks of life, whose lives have been positively impacted…by playing the game we call Scrum. These 3 individuals are described below.

 

Wendy ClossonWENDY CLOSSON is a technology consultant and leadership coach who was introduced to Scrum at Best Practices 2004 in Boston. She took it back to her team, and has been spreading it around ever since. After a run in with cancer, a quest to find health, and co-founding a startup, Wendy combined her unique combination of expertise to create Just Add Wendy. Wendy lives with her family on Long Island, blogs for Attachment Parenting International and is actively seeking an agent to represent her memoir, From Head to Heart. You can hear more about Wendy’s story and business in this radio interview with Women 2 Watch.

WENDY shares her story of appreciation for Scrum during the GIVING THANKS segment of the event  (see schedule  here)

 

PatArcadyPat Arcady is a leadership architect. She coaches leaders and work with teams to increase employee engagement, team alignment, and collaboration.  Her work integrates core principles from three key knowledge areas: conflict resolution and mediation, the agile movement, and the new brain research.  Pat’s mission is to guide teams and leaders in creating dynamic work places where people are engaged, productive, and innovative.

Pat earned a doctorate in Higher Education Administration from the University of Memphis in Tennessee, an MS from Miami of Ohio, and a BA from Marian University in Indianapolis, IN.  She has completed three years of NVC Mediation training, in addition to the 33-hour Dispute Resolution training at the Community Dispute Resolution Center in Cambridge, MA.  Pat is also a licensed consultant for The Paper Room System. She resides in Somerville, MA, which gives her easy access to the city and the beach. You can reach Pat by email at PatA@FreeStandingAgility.com or on LinkedIn at http://LinkedIn.com/in/PatArcady

PAT shares her story of appreciation for Scrum during the GIVING THANKS segment of the event  (see schedule  here)

Daniel MezickDANIEL MEZICK is a management consultant, author and keynote speaker. He is the formulator of Open Agile Adoption, a technique for creating rapid and lasting enterprise agility. He is the author of THE CULTURE GAME, a book describing sixteen patterns of group behavior that help make any team smarter. The book is based on five years of experience coaching 119 Agile teams across 25 different organizations. Daniel’s client list includes INTUIT, Zappos Insights, CIGNA Insurance,  SEIMENS Healthcare, TheHartford Insurance Company, and dozens of  smaller enterprises. Learn more and contact Daniel at www.DanielMezick.com.

DANIEL opens the event, and shares his story of appreciation for Scrum during the GIVING THANKS segment of the event  (see schedule  here)


deb pontesDEB PONTES is the agile transformation leader at the QuickBase division of INTUIT. Her passion is to “hack” the organizational culture to provide the optimal environment for hyper performing teams to emerge.

Deb spent over 20 years across all phases of the software delivery lifecycle. She has repeated success in implementing small and large process improvements at Fidelity Investments, PerkinElmer, and INTUIT.

DEB shares her story of appreciation for Scrum during the GIVING THANKS segment of the event  (see schedule  here)

 

 

GeorginaGEORGINA PRAGER is a Senior Project Manager at Harvard University where she serves as a Scrum Master and a member of AgileBoston’s leadership Circle. She has been working on software development teams for 14 years and began her Scrum journey 6 years ago at Fidelity Investments. Georgina lives in Arlington with her husband and son.

 

 

 

But Wait: There’s more: Even MORE Cool Stuff Happening at Lunch

We also have some structured group games and interactives that focus on gaining direct experience with improv, self-organizing team concepts, team dynamics, and more. These folks will guide us:

 

Chris-Anne-EllingerANNE & CHRISTOPHER ELLINGER founded True Story Theater in 2001 to create more dynamic ways of creating dialogue in organizations and among leaders. They also  founded Bolder Giving, a national initiative that promotes stories of ordinary and extraordinary people giving with outrageous generosity. They are national presenters and award-winning authors.   They wrote the book Getting Along: skills for life-long love.

 

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Scrum: BORN IN BOSTON

There is only one event like it in the world. And it is in Boston.

Save The Date: TUESDAY November 25 2014

That’s the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.

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REGISTER FOR GIVE THANKS FOR SCRUM HERE:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/871725

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In years past, attendance has ranged from 102 to 209 attending. Seating is limited to 155 this year (2014) so if you want a ticket you need to act fact. As of 10/13/2014 over 80 tickets have already came and went. REGISTER for the 2014 Event

 

This is the event where you connect with your peers the Scrum community across all of New England. We get people from up to 1000 miles away attending this event! IN previous years we have had folks from ad far away as Canada, France, California and Seattle)

 

Compare the GIVE THANKS TO SCRUM event to any other kind of Scrum event,

like a Scrum Gathering, or a CSM or CSPO class, or some other big Agile event.

Kind of hard to do, isn’t it? Here’s why:

0/ AUTHORITY IS IN THE ROOM. This event is the only place in the world where you can get the co-formulators of Scrum in ONE SPOT and PIN THEM DOWN and ask them any kind of hard question you want. With your friends.Across an entire day with food, live music and lots of socializing!

1/ GET YOUR HARD QUESTIONS ANSWERED. If you are practicing Scrum in any manner whatsoever, THIS is the spot to bring your most difficult questions. And your boss! There is nothing else like it.

2/ THE TICKET IS PRICED LOW, ON PURPOSE. Most events with notable authorities keynoting do charge QUITE a lot. Normally, you’d expect to pay up to $300 a day for an event like this, right? However, that is not the case here. Here you are getting the most authoritative voices in the entire world of Scrum, WITH LUNCH, for less than $110. Some quick people paid just $49 or $59 bucks !! Community is the name of the game with GIVE THANKS FOR SCRUM. We designed it so EVERYONE can afford a ticket to this event!!

3/ MAKE LOCAL CONNECTIONS. Come connect with your friends, and make lots of new ones in the Greater Boston Scrum Community.

The 6th ANNUAL GIVE THANKS FOR SCRUM EVENT is almost here! And planned for the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.

Jeff Sutherland. Ken Schwaber. The Managing Director of the SCRUM ALLIANCE. Improv experts, Scrum trainers and the the entire Scrum community of Boston. A good lunch. LIVE music!

There is only one event like it in the world. And it is in Boston.

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REGISTER FOR GIVE THANKS FOR SCRUM HERE:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/871725

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It promises to be a great event. Here’s some pictures from prior years:

Jeff Sutherland answering questions during a break.

One of the coolest things about the event is the fact you can ask direct questions to the actual formulators of the Scrum framework.

Some of the questions are super-direct, and about hard Scrum problems. When these kinds of questions get asked, it gets real quiet.

Fortunately, Jeff Sutherland is also very direct. The answers are usually very detailed.

Independent thinkers often disagree. That might be what’s going on here.

There is only one Ken Schwaber, and he is from Lexington. We like that.

Not all the questions are big and heavy…there’s lots of funny question and answers too…

Some of the stuff that happens in Scrum you just can’t make up.

 

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REGISTER FOR GIVE THANKS FOR SCRUM HERE:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/871725

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