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Give Thanks For Scrum 2017
Non Profit Center
Boston, MA
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Give Thanks For Scrum 2017
Join us on Tuesday November 21, 2017  for Agile Boston's 9th Annual Give Thanks For Scrum event.  


A major dimension of this year's event is the new SCRUM GUIDE released November 07. GIVE THANKS FOR SCRUM is the place where you can receive a copy of the new Scrum Guide and also get your most pressing questions answered by the authors of THE SCRUM GUIDE. Scrum, and the *new* version of the Scrum Guide: born in Boston !!

You may not know that Scrum was born in Boston and thus its very appropriate that this event is rapidly becoming a true Boston tradition!  Register now and get Jeff Sutherland and other Scrum experts for the WHOLE DAY, where they will give individual presentations and then join forces to answer your toughest Scrum questions in a special afternoon Q&A panel session.  

This is one of the highest-quality and lowest-cost 1-day Agile conferences in Boston and maybe in the entire country, so get your tickets now!

Stay tuned for more updates including who our confirmed speakers are and how you can get a chance to present at this event!


The world of Scrum is constantly progressing and Scrum is now being applied way beyond software. Scrum is beginning to touch every aspect of the business. The term "Business Agility" is now a phrase that is in common use. New frameworks and new forms of Scrum are addressing this reality now, throughout the world.

At this year's Give Thanks for Scrum event, we explore Scrum Beyond Software.

Way back in 2009, the Scrum Alliance arranged a Scrum Gathering in Phoenix with this very theme. But 2009 was not quite ready for Scrum Beyond Software. Times have changed. It is now more than eight years later, and the time has come. Scrum Beyond Software is emerging as a reality worldwide as this year's theme explores this new and dynamic reality.



Plenary speaker JEFF SUTHERLAND needs no introduction! Jeff 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 and is a co-author (along with Ken Schwaber) of The Scrum Guide.


Plenary speaker DAVID WEST is the Chief Product Owner at Scrum.org. He is a frequent keynote speaker and is a widely published author of articles, along with his acclaimed book: Head First Object-Oriented Analysis and Design. He led the development of the Rational Unified Process (RUP) and then worked with Ivar Jacobson running the North American business for IJI. Then managed the software delivery practice at Forrester research where he was VP and research director. Prior to joining Scrum.org he was Chief Product Officer at Tasktop where he was responsible for product management, engineering and architecture.


Plenary speaker JOE JUSTICE founded and has grown WIKISPEED, a company building 100+ mpg, modular commuter cars using Agile process, to a multi-national business in 18+ countries, and now applies Agile methodologies to reduce time-to-value in social good projects such as polio vaccine distribution and low-cost medical centers for developing communities. Joe Justice consults on behalf of Scrum Inc. to realize the benefits of agile services in non-software-centered verticals such as scientific R&D, oil, entertainment, manufacturing, food service, hospitality, health care, transportation, government, merger management, and education.

Joe Justice is a nominated TEDx speaker and has spoken and consulted internationally since 2005. Joe has certified Agile project managers for non-software projects and spoken at multiple companies whom generated greater than $1 billion IPOs, ivy league universities, state universities, and international not-for-profits.


Stacia is one of the very first Certified Scrum Trainers in the USA, taught by Ken Schwaber himself. Stacia will introduce to ENTERPRISE SCRUM from Agile Manifesto co-author Mike Beedle. ENTERPRISE SCRUM is the new and important Scrum derivative that is designed to facilitate business-agility across all functional departments such as Marketing, Sales, Human Resources and Finance.


Coaching executives and teams since 2006, DANIEL MEZICK is an expert on extending adaptive Agile culture beyond software. His books and workshops teach you how.

A  frequent speaker at industry conferences, Daniels list of clients include Capital One, INTUIT, CIGNA, SIEMENS Healthcare, Pitney Bowes, Harvard University, and dozens of smaller enterprises.

His first pioneering work on culture was published in 2012.  THE CULTURE GAME described 16 specific patterns that extend Agile ideas across the organization, beyond software. THE CULTURE GAME describes a very clear, step-by-step program for doing exactly that.

Daniel will introduce LEADERSHIP SCRUM, an open-source Scrum derivative based on the open-source Scrum Guide from Jeff and Ken. LEADERSHIP SCRUM contains everything C-level teams need to execute and demonstrate leadership work with Scrum. Leadership teams represent not the "final frontier" but rather the very *first* frontier that must be settled with Scrum, if your Agile transformation-- the one you want-- is actually going to happen. You exit this conference with the LEADERSHIP SCRUM Reference Definition and guidance on how to use it to make your Agile Transformation a reality.


Non-Profit Center
89 South Street
Boston MA 02111


845AM  Breakfast and Check in
930AM  Morning Session ending with Jeff Sutherland keynote
      Lunch & Networking
      Afternoon Session ending with David West keynote
      Scrum Beyond Software Q&A panel include Jeff and David
4:00PM Cocktail hour and music
5:00PM Done!

The schedule and speaker sequencing will be published first at AgileBoston.Org so go there first for latest news and details.

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Non Profit Center
89 South Street
Boston, MA 02111
United States




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