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Global Scrum Gathering Berlin 2014 schedule

Monday 22nd September 2014

Tuesday 23rd September 2014

  • [Keynote] Exploiting Uncertainty: Thriving in a Stochastic World

    by Donald Reinertsen

    Early attempts to use Lean methods in product development simplistically copied the ideas of Lean Manufacturing. They assumed that variability should be elimited. Unfortunately, this is neither feasible nor desirable in product development. In development, where innovation adds value, uncertainty is the perpetual traveling companion of innovation – therefore, we can’t eliminate uncertainty without eliminating innovation. Fortunately, another approach is available.

    At 9:00am to 10:30am, Tuesday 23rd September

  • A New Dojo: The Art of Story Splitting

    by Alex Schwartz

    Summary:
    In this dojo to learn more about martial art of slicing big stories into small pieces. Join to practice and improve your Kung Fu.

    Full Abstract:
    Coding dojos are pretty well known nowadays and became very effective tools to transfer knowledge and to improve your Kung Fu.
    Why we should not use this approach to practice other skills as well? In this dojo we focus on working with User Stories rather than coding exercises.

    First we practice in a group exercise to cover stories with acceptance criteria using the GIVEN-WHEN-ZEN.
    Afterwards we focus on the challenge how to slice big stories into smaller pieces. In the group we will practice the kung fu to slice stories into pieces. Maybe your group will learn to come closer to the Yoda level in this martial art, that is, all your slices are deployable and releasable tiny features, minimal marketable features using the terminology the Lean Startup movement.

    This dojo will be useful for testers, developers and product owners as we believe all of those roles should be involved in creating user stories. Joining this dojo will create a boost of your awareness for this topic, a boot of your skills, and maybe you are going to teach this yourself to increase the skills of your team.

    At 11:00am to 12:30pm, Tuesday 23rd September

    In Hotel InterContinental

    Coverage slide deck

  • Will Agile work in my embedded development environment?

    by Bent Myllerup

    Scrum, with it’s roots in SW, can also successfully be applied in embedded systems development - even though it at first looks impossible.

    At 11:00am to 12:30pm, Tuesday 23rd September

Wednesday 24th September 2014

  • Open Space - Opening the Space

    Days one and two of the Scrum Gathering are all about great sessions. They’re about learning new things. On the third day of the Gathering, you’re invited to help our community realize untapped potential. In what ways can we infuse even more passion into Scrum? Perhaps you need help with a specific challenge you’re facing like using Scrum at work to develop software with your team, or you have a fantastic idea for improving user stories. Maybe you have an idea you want to bounce off like-minded folks for using Scrum to help schools or nonprofits in your community. Since you care about Scrum, you have the skills, insight, and experience that are essential to make it better. And, if we're passionate, we might even be able to help the world outside of software. Regardless, we’ll help each other move Scrum forward.

    Bring: your ideas, concerns, and challenges.

    Find: your friends, mentors, and collaborators.

    Leave with: a plan, purpose, and even more passion than that with which you arrived.

    At 9:00am to 10:30am, Wednesday 24th September

  • Open Space

    Bring your topic to Open Space and you can run an informal session on any topic you’re passionate about.

    How do I propose an Open Space session?
    Think of a topic
    Take an index card and a marker
    Write your topic at the top of the card
    Write your name below – so people know who’s running the session
    Post your topic on the Marketplace (sticky wall) picking a timeslot and location
    Open Space runs by four simple organizing principles:
    Whoever comes is the right people
    Whatever happens is the only thing that could have
    Whenever it starts is the right time
    When it’s over it’s over
    Use the Law of Two Feet to take responsibility for following your own passions. If you feel that you are not contributing or benefitting from a session, please feel free to move on to something else. Remember it’s self-organizing so...prepare to be surprised.

    At 11:00am to 12:30pm, Wednesday 24th September

  • Open Space

    Bring your topic to Open Space and you can run an informal session on any topic you’re passionate about.

    How do I propose an Open Space session?
    Think of a topic
    Take an index card and a marker
    Write your topic at the top of the card
    Write your name below – so people know who’s running the session
    Post your topic on the Marketplace (sticky wall) picking a timeslot and location
    Open Space runs by four simple organizing principles:
    Whoever comes is the right people
    Whatever happens is the only thing that could have
    Whenever it starts is the right time
    When it’s over it’s over
    Use the Law of Two Feet to take responsibility for following your own passions. If you feel that you are not contributing or benefitting from a session, please feel free to move on to something else. Remember it’s self-organizing so...prepare to be surprised.

    At 1:30pm to 3:00pm, Wednesday 24th September

  • [Keynote] The Business Value of Joy

    by Richard Sheridan

    Joy in the context of business sounds ridiculous, and would be except for one important glaring fact: it produces measurable, repeatable, and sustainable results. Learn why from the founder, CEO, and Cheif Storyteller and author Richard Sheridan.

    Within an industry known for missed deadlines, poor quality, "death march" processes and user experiences that requireDummies books to explain, this talk will deliver the hope of a better way. Attendees who attend agile and scrum conferences are searching for tangible examples from which to sample and learn. This talk will deliver inspiration and practical takeaways.

    Agile methodologies practiced The Menlo Way™ since 2001 are both joyful and disciplined. In this session, Sheridan will share from him personal experiences about the effects of physical space on team energy and engagement, the benefit of simple paper-based project management tools to foster better sponsor relationships, the power of systematic pairing in creating a learning organization that render towers of knowledge and Brooks' Law quaint challenges of the past.

    Sheridan will discuss the cultural norms that remove fear and encourage experimentation; you'll hear about the elimination of meetings and the rituals and ceremonies that replace them. Learning Objectives: 1) Design a culture with the right team and leadership in a learning environment; 2) create client involvement; 3) define your environment by joy in an open and collaborative culture and 4) create delightful user experiences.

    At 3:30pm to 5:00pm, Wednesday 24th September