DevOps West 2018 Concurrent Session : Let's (Re)Learn about Agile and Scrum in One Hour!


Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

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

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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.

Steve Spearman
Swift Ascent, LLC

A founder and principal at Swift Ascent, LLC, Steve Spearman is a Certified Scrum Trainer and an agile coach working at the enterprise and team levels. Steve has more than thirty years’ experience in corporate software development as a software developer, architect, project manager, ScrumMaster, and multiple management positions in a variety of enterprises. For the past four years, Steve has been providing agile-focused training and coaching to companies from late-stage startups to large corporations. Find out more about Steve on LinkedIn.