59 Minute Scrum - Agile Alliance

Kingston & Croydon Branch event

Tuesday 10th October, 2006. 7.00 pm for 7.30. Ends 9.00pm

Room 102, Town House, Kingston University, Penrhyn Road Kingston. Parking in Penrhyn Road car park or to the rear off Fassett Road. Map

This session will give attendees a unique opportunity to experience agile practices first hand in a non-technical environment.

Scrum is an agile development process. The 59-minute Scrum was created in 2004 to help teams new to Scrum quickly grasp these concepts and really experience how these Scrum practices feel. Since then it has been delivered successfully world-wide by Scrum trainers and has become part of the Certified Scrum Master training.

This session will help those new to Scrum get a handle on Scrum concepts such as product owner, product backlog, demo and review. The simulation is ideal for technical and non-technical people alike.

The Team:
Giovanni Asproni is an independent software consultant. He has more than ten years of professional experience during which he has worked in several different roles in a variety of application domains. His main interests are agile software development, software architecture and design, project management and writing code.

Duncan Pierce has been helping companies and teams improve their software development using agile techniques for the last 3 years. He first heard about extreme programming (XP) in 1998 and began doing it for real in 2000 when he joined Connextra. Since then he has helped companies including Egg and British Telecom.

Rachel Davies is a consultant and facilitator. She coaches teams in XP and Scrum and advocates the use of frequent retrospectives to help teams adapt their process to their context. Rachel has presented at many agile conferences and is a serving director of the AgileAlliance and BCS SPA group.