Space Coast Chapter Meeting - Sept. 6 2018 - Scaling Scrum Without Crushing Its Soul

Melbourne , USA
Florida Tech, 150 W. University Blvd

This will be our regular Chapter meeting for the month. Food & drink are provided at no charge - just let us know you are coming. 

NOTE: ROOM CHANGE - STILL ON FIT CAMPUS (Skurla Hall auditorium, Room 101)


 Scaling Scrum Without Crushing Its Soul

Speaker: Patricia Kong
About the Presentation:
Agile Technology is used in a lot of software development and Scrum is a popular implementation of Agile philosophy. At the core of Scrum is the empowered self-organized team. However, when organizations scale, if they are not careful, they can disempower teams and destroy self-organization. When they do, they don't get what they are looking for, and the teams end up feeling defeated and unmotivated. When organizations impose order and consistency from the top down, they lose the benefits of Scrum. What organizations need is to scale the benefits of Scrum to multiple teams working together to deliver an integrated product, but without destroying transparency and the courage, respect, commitment, focus, and openness that Scrum encourages. In this talk, we will explore the common dysfunctions of scaling and how to overcome them. In the process, we describe the Nexus Framework for scaling Scrum. Nexus extends Scrum by focusing on removing cross-team dependencies, freeing teams to do their best work. Nexus builds on Scrum in a minimal way, helping organizations scale Scrum without destroying the essence of Scrum.

About our Presenter:
The speaker is Patricia Kong. She is the co-author of "The Nexus Framework for Scaling Scrum" published by Pearson. She is also a public speaker and mentor. Patricia is the Product Owner of the enterprise solutions program which includes the Nexus Framework, Evidence-Based Management, Scrum Studio and Scrum Development Kit. She also created and launched the Partners in Principle Program. Patricia is a people advocate and fascinated by organizational behavior and misbehaviors. She emerged through the financial services industry and has led product development, product management, and marketing for several early-stage companies in the US and Europe. At Forrester Research, Patricia worked with their largest clients focusing on business development and delivery engagements. Patricia lived in France and now lives in her hometown of Boston. Patricia is fluent in 4 languages .  

Location - Florida Tech Skurla Hall auditorium, Room 101 (Note Change)

Please note that this meeting is in a different location than our usual room. We'll be in the Skurla Hall auditorium, Room 101 (main auditorium on the ground floor).  This is the College of Aerospace, at the corner of University and Country Club. The meeting starts at 6:00 p.m. with networking, followed by the presentation at 6:30 p.m.

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