Let's (Re)Learn about Agile and Scrum in One Hour!

Steven Spearman

Every software conference has a number of folks who are brand-new to agile—as well as folks who think they understand it but could use a solid refresher. This interactive presentation will focus on newbies who want to understand the key concepts of both agile and Scrum. Certified Scrum trainer Steven Spearman will give an overview of the key concepts and learning approaches needed to understand agile and Scrum in one hour. While he will cover the structural basics of roles and events, he’ll focus primarily on key concepts of complexity, why traditional methods fail us so often, taking advantage of emergence, and how to fully engage everyone in the creative process. Working within the constraints of the physical meeting space, you'll use two or more interactive activities to drive home agile concepts in a more fun and concrete way. You will leave with an understanding of Scrum and, more importantly, the change in thinking that is key to success in today's rapidly changing business world.

About the Presenter

Steve Spearman is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and Agile coach working at the enterprise and team levels. Steve has over 30 years of experience in corporate software development as a software developer, architect, project manager, scrum master and in multiple management positions. His enterprise experience spanned Bell Laboratories, AT&T, Lucent, Avaya, and Cisco Systems. For the last 7 years, Steve has been providing Agile/Scrum training to more than 3500 students around the world and coaching companies from late-stage startups to large corporations. Organizations that he has consulted with include: Schwab, Capital One, SEI, EMC, Razorfish, Cisco, Hulu, IEEE, Bank of America, GoGo Business, and Ericsson. Steve has a BA in Psychology and a Masters in Computer Science. His other certifications include: Certified LeSS Practitioner (CLP), PMI-ACP, PMP, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Certified ScrumMaster, and (former) SAFe SPC.

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