"Introduction to Scrum"

Doug Shimp, 3Back

When: February 27th, 2007, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Where: Work Play Space, 941 Wealthy Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Whether you’ve only heard about Scrum, have read the Schwaber books, or are currently using Scrum, there is something here for you. You will take battle-proven values and powerful techniques back with you to apply to your real-world development challenges.

What this talk will cover:

  • Key Principles to Understanding Scrum
  • The Basic Scrum Engine
  • Scrum Roles and Responsibilities
  • Running Sprints
  • Planning and Sizing – from Vision to Stories
  • Product Backlogs, Sprint Backlogs, and Tasks
  • Retrospectives – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • Measuring Progress
  • Scaling Scrum & Multi-Team Development
  • Agile Pitfalls
  • The Promises of Scrum

Speaker Bio

Douglas E. Shimp is a CST (Certified ScrumMaster Trainer) Use Case expert and Agile Process expert. He has 16 years experience in the technology field. One of his distinctions is his focus on the interaction of technology and corporate cultural issues. He is currently writing a book on “The Product Owner.” He is certified by both Cockburn and Associates to teach “Writing Effective Use Cases” and Scrum Alliance as a ScrumMaster Trainer.