The Scrum Regional Gathering China 2011 is an international event with great local focus. Several renowned Scrum and Agile luminaries will be presenting at the event. Please see our sessions page for up-to-date information on international speakers scheduled to speak at the conference. The organizing committee also includes all of China’s Guide-Level Scrum Alliance members and numerous senior members of the China Scrum community who will also be presenting and participating in Open Space activities during the event.
Last year there was a very popular Chinese movie titled "Let the Bullets Fly." The name of the movie was the hero's tagline. Every time he shot at something he would say "let the bullets fly a while" then the bullets would strike the target dead center. So what does this have to do with Agile? In recent years agile has become a hot topic. Almost everyone is saying "We are Agile" or "We are going to be Agile." It is good to that more and more people are becoming familiar with Agile but to some degree it has also resulted in many misunderstandings about Agile. The theme of this year's China Scrum Gathering is to try to share the realities and to focus on core Agile values. To gain the benefits of Agile adoption takes time. We need to aim true and to be patient and to "let our Agile bullets fly for a while."
The Scrum Regional Gathering China 2011 borrows from Jurgen Appelo's "Management 3.0" model and will share experience and stories from eight perspectives: Value, People, Functionality, Quality, Process, Tool, Time, and Coaching. Everyone is welcome to join and share your experiences with Scrum and Agile so that we can all track truer to hit the bullseye.
- Value: Digging out hidden treasure - Remember the movie National Treasure? A small team worked together, following clues and trying to find a well hidden treasure. The same thing happens on agile teams, who also endeavor to dig out treasure -- value -- for their clients. It is the most important; it is the team's mission! Join this track and share stories about how to find and deliver value.
- People: The key to being great - Ocean's Eleven. Are they the best team in your mind? Each of us may hope to work in such a team - everyone with their unique skill, great teamwork, and the will to never stop short of the goal. How do you build such a team and achieve great success? Join this track and find some intelligent suggestions about building great teams.
- Functionality: Choices are a part of life - My dream car is the Bumble Bee in Transformer. It is so cool and has all of the features I want but I know it is just a dream right now because it is too expensive and some technologies are not yet invented. So I bought a Peugeot 307. It looks nice and I can drive it anywhere. Sometime when we develop a software it is very similar. We have to make choices based on some limitations. Making the right decision is important for the business success, hence, I think you won't want to miss the sessions in this track.
- Quality: Get things done - La Grande Vadrouille (虎口脱险) is one of my favorite movies. I vividly remembered a scene where a French guerilla is planning to assassinate a German general but fails because of a disabled bomb. Many times we may have a great idea but we still fail due to poor quality. Quality is the foundation of establishing a relationship of trust with theclient; but it is often the first thing missed or sacrificed. In this track we will discuss how to avoid such mistakes, how to take pride in our work, and how to delight the customers through the frequent delivery of valuable software.
- Process: The golden rule - Every time I watch the movie of "The Lord of The Rings" I enjoy the highlights at the end of the movie. It provides
lots of detailed information about how this great film was created. It was a complex project and in order to have good collaboration and efficiency some necessary rules were set up like how to decide on the final design of the props, Gan Randolph's pipe, for example. Whatever type of project, we need some agreements to bind the team and help them to work together smoothly and efficiently. In this track we will talk about such agreements and the rules of Scrum.
- Tools: Sharpen the saw - James Bond, the world's most famous spy always has so many different weapons and tools to help him out of every
situation. Similarly agile teams that choose tools wisely are able to augment their success. A good tool may develop the team's as well as individual's skills, and help them realize their true potential. The precondition is knowing when and how to use the tool. This track will share the experiencesabout various tools and their use in practice.
- Time: Tomorrow is a mystery - Like that famous words in Kung Fu Panda, "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery", software development, especially complex systems are like traveling to an unknown place. We need to know the destination and a possible way to get there. We may feel confused and frustrated as we seek to find clear direction. We know the future cannot be predicted, but we know it can be found step by step. This track investigates how we can find our way in complex projects, and embrace the wonderment and value that not knowing what tomorrow might bring.
- Coaching: Teach a man to fish - How do you help a king who has bad stammer give an eloquent speech to his entire kingdom? No doubt a very difficult challenge. But, Lionel Logue did just this in the movie "King's Speech". He proved to be an intelligent coach with great skill at looking deep into peoples psyche. He could help people dig out their true potential gradually. How can you be a coach like him? How can you help your team really understand the value of Scrum? This track will provide some insights.
Call for presentations is currently open. Please access the Scrum Regional Gathering China 2011 website to submit your topic online.
24-25 Jun 2011
1200 Cao Xi North Road