11:00 - 12:30
90 Minute Sessions
10:30 - 11:00
AM Break
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 15:00
90 Minute Sessions
15:00 - 15:30
PM Break
15:30 - 17:00
90 Minute Sessions
18:00 - 21:00
Monday Mingle @ Tipi
6:30 - 9:00
Breakfast - Hotel Guests ONLY
9:00 - 10:30
Welcome Remarks & Opening Keynote
8:00 - 17:00
Registration
15:00 - 18:00
Registration
18:00 - 19:00
Welcome Reception
10:30 - 11:00
AM Break
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch
11:00 - 12:30
Open Space Sessions
13:30 - 15:00
Open Space Sessions
15:00 - 15:30
PM Break
15:30 - 17:00
Closing Keynote
6:30 - 9:00
Breakfast - Hotel Guests ONLY
9:00 - 10:30
Open Space Opening
11:00 - 12:30
90 Minute Sessions
10:30 - 11:00
AM Break
13:30 - 14:30
60 Minute Sessions
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch
14:30 - 14:45
PM Break
14:45 - 15:45
60 Minute Sessions
15:45 - 16:00
PM Break
16:00 - 17:00
60 Minute Sessions
6:30 - 9:00
Breakfast - Hotel Guests ONLY
8:00 - 17:00
Registration
9:00 - 10:30
Keynote
Room: Köpenick II/III
Game, Set, Match: Playing Games to accelerate Agile Teams
Robert Misch

Session Details
Game, Set, Match: Playing Games to accelerate Agile Teams
Robert Misch

Room: Room: Köpenick II/III
Track: Track: Thinking Outside the box

Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Forming

Summary: Play selected Agile Games and learn hands-on approaches helping make teams (more) familiar with Agile.
Learning Objects:
Room: Charlottenburg I
Building Creative Teams: Ideas, Motivation and Retrospectives
Cara Turner

Session Details
Building Creative Teams: Ideas, Motivation and Retrospectives
Cara Turner

Room: Room: Charlottenburg I
Track: Track: Innovating beyond Core Scrum: The Bohemian Bear

Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Performing

Summary: Drawn from hands-on experience, this talk covers theory and practical advice for ordinary software teams to build creative thinking skills.
Learning Objects:
Room: Charlottenburg II
A Curious Mindset: basic coaching skills for managers and other aliens
Deborah Hartmann Preuss, Steve Holyer

Session Details
A Curious Mindset: basic coaching skills for managers and other aliens
Deborah Hartmann Preuss, Steve Holyer

Room: Room: Charlottenburg II
Track: Track: Managing Agility: Bring Down the Wall
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Norming

Summary: Does agiliity = "no management"? Managers become meaning-makers by modeling & teaching coaching skills to grow a shared-leadership culture.
Learning Objects:
Room: Tegel
Effectively Coaching Agile Teams
Andrea Tomasini, Bent Myllerup

Session Details
Effectively Coaching Agile Teams
Andrea Tomasini, Bent Myllerup

Room: Room: Tegel
Track: Track: Managing Agility: Bring Down the Wall
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Performing

Summary: Coaching structure and the ability of using powerful questions is essential for being a successful Agile Coach. Come try it and be inspired!
Learning Objects:
Room: Potsdam III
Let's Invent the Future of Agile!
Nigel Baker

Session Details
Let's Invent the Future of Agile!
Nigel Baker

Room: Room: Potsdam III
Track: Track: Innovating beyond Core Scrum: The Bohemian Bear

Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Performing

Summary: Scrum has evolved over the years. We are going to look at those advances and project forward to imagine a possible future state of Scrum.
Learning Objects:
Room: Tiergarten I/II/III
Building Metaphors for Retrospectives
Helen Meek, Mark Summers

Session Details
Building Metaphors for Retrospectives
Helen Meek, Mark Summers

Room: Room: Tiergarten I/II/III
Track: Track: Scrum Principles: Changing the Status Quo

Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Forming

Summary: We share some of our favourite retrospective metaphors then you will create and run your own using the context of retrospective facilitation.
Learning Objects:
Room: Charlottenburg III
My Agile Suitcase
Martin Heider

Session Details
My Agile Suitcase
Martin Heider

Room: Room: Charlottenburg III
Track: Track: Scrum Principles: Changing the Status Quo

Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Forming

Summary: My Agile Suitcase – Experienced Agilists share their Agile Suitcases they would bring to Waterfall Island as #PechaKucha!
Learning Objects:
Room: Bellevue
Temenos - Build Trust in Yourself, Your Team, Your Organization
Christine Neidhardt, Olaf Lewitz

Session Details
Temenos - Build Trust in Yourself, Your Team, Your Organization
Christine Neidhardt, Olaf Lewitz

Room: Room: Bellevue
Track: Track: Successful Scrum Practices: Berlin Never Sleeps
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Norming

Summary: #Temenos is a story-telling container. We reflect in groups on past, present and future. How did we become who we are? Who do we want to be?
Learning Objects:
Room: Potsdam Foyer
AM Break
Session Details
AM Break
Room: Room: Potsdam Foyer
Track:
Session Type:
Summary: Monday Breaks are sponsored by 
Learning Objectives:
Room: Potsdam I
Lunch
Session Details
Lunch
Room: Room: Potsdam I
Track:
Session Type:
Summary:
Learning Objectives:
Room: Köpenick II/III
Team Based Business Process Re-engineering with Scrum
David Bulkin, Anthony Montgomery
Session Details
Team Based Business Process Re-engineering with Scrum
David Bulkin, Anthony Montgomery
Room: Room: Köpenick II/III
Track: Track: Thinking Outside the box

Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Performing

Summary: Leverage Scrum to improve business process faster than traditional BPR while creating a collaborative team culture and results that stick.
Learning Objects:
Room: Potsdam III
The Lean Startup and Agile Development: Full Circle
Stephen Forte
Session Details
The Lean Startup and Agile Development: Full Circle
Stephen Forte
Room: Room: Potsdam III
Track: Track: Thinking Outside the box

Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Lecture
Level: Forming

Summary: First came lean. Then Agile. Then the Lean Startup. See how they are all intertwined.
Learning Objects:
Room: Charlottenburg I
Chocolate, LEGO and Scrum Jambalaya
Dana Pylayeva
Session Details
Chocolate, LEGO and Scrum Jambalaya
Dana Pylayeva
Room: Room: Charlottenburg I
Track: Track: Innovating beyond Core Scrum: The Bohemian Bear

Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Norming

Summary: From Scrum to DevOps and continuous flow, through automation and cross functional teams - practice it all using LEGO and chocolate.
Learning Objects:
Room: Charlottenburg II
Leadership in Agile Organizations
Gary Bamberger
Session Details
Leadership in Agile Organizations
Gary Bamberger
Room: Room: Charlottenburg II
Track: Track: Managing Agility: Bring Down the Wall
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Performing

Summary: Learn characteristics, responsibilities and coaching techniques leaders need to support high-performing agile teams in interactive session.
Learning Objects:
Room: Bellevue
Psychological Aspects of Estimating
Joseph Pelrine
Session Details
Psychological Aspects of Estimating
Joseph Pelrine
Room: Room: Bellevue
Track: Track: Successful Scrum Practices: Berlin Never Sleeps
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Lecture
Level: Norming

Summary: Stumped by story points? Paralyzed by planning poker? Learn some new and scientifically validated techniques of estimating in this talk.
Learning Objects:
Room: Tegel
Secrets of an experienced facilitator
Sallyann Freudenberg
Session Details
Secrets of an experienced facilitator
Sallyann Freudenberg
Room: Room: Tegel
Track: Track: Successful Scrum Practices: Berlin Never Sleeps
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Forming

Summary: Build (or add to) your facilitation toolkit of techniques. Understand how to choose which to use when and why. Try them out for size.
Learning Objects:
Room: Tiergarten I/II/III
The Tulming Travel Game
Zuzi Sochova, Eduard Kunce
Session Details
The Tulming Travel Game
Zuzi Sochova, Eduard Kunce
Room: Room: Tiergarten I/II/III
Track: Track: Scrum Principles: Changing the Status Quo

Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Norming

Summary: Interactive Scrum board game. In a game understand what is behind the princilples and practices of Scrum.
Learning Objects:
Room: Charlottenburg III
the Scrum LEGO airport - Berlin calling
Thorsten Oliver Kalnin
Session Details
the Scrum LEGO airport - Berlin calling
Thorsten Oliver Kalnin
Room: Room: Charlottenburg III
Track: Track: Scrum Principles: Changing the Status Quo

Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Forming

Summary: Understanding the Scrum values, Roles, Artefacts, meetings and the Scum workflow by building a set of products for an airport with LEGO.
Learning Objects:
PM Break
Session Details
PM Break
Room:
Track:
Session Type:
Summary: Monday Breaks are sponsored by 
Learning Objectives:
Room: Tiergarten I/II/III
Get Agile by forgetting and re-learning how to draw and see.
Dov Tsal Sela
Session Details
Get Agile by forgetting and re-learning how to draw and see.
Dov Tsal Sela
Room: Room: Tiergarten I/II/III
Track: Track: Thinking Outside the box

Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Norming

Summary: Mixing my experience of Agile coach, and a creative-drawing meetup facilitator, I'll help you understand Agility by (re) learning drawing.
Learning Objects:
Room: Charlottenburg I
Back to the future, (re)learn Smalltalk
Stephan Eggermont
Session Details
Back to the future, (re)learn Smalltalk
Stephan Eggermont
Room: Room: Charlottenburg I
Track: Track: Innovating beyond Core Scrum: The Bohemian Bear

Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Performing

Summary: Smalltalk is well known for giving us TDD, patterns, XP and OOP. Find out it offers much more crucial innovation.
Learning Objects:
Room: Charlottenburg III
Introduction to Graphic Recording
Benjamin Felis
Session Details
Introduction to Graphic Recording
Benjamin Felis
Room: Room: Charlottenburg III
Track: Track: Successful Scrum Practices: Berlin Never Sleeps
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Norming

Summary: Come and learn how to make striking graphical recording with no experience necessary. 
Learning Objects:
Room: Tegel
Move your product ownership to the next level!
Björn Jensen
Session Details
Move your product ownership to the next level!
Björn Jensen
Room: Room: Tegel
Track: Track: Successful Scrum Practices: Berlin Never Sleeps
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Norming

Summary: If you want to know how to create shared understanding of your product's purpose and necessary tools you'll get valuable insights here.
Learning Objects:
Room: Bellevue
Coaching Teams to Self Organization
Arne Åhlander
Session Details
Coaching Teams to Self Organization
Arne Åhlander
Room: Room: Bellevue
Track: Track: Successful Scrum Practices: Berlin Never Sleeps
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Norming

Summary: Use knowledge of team dynamics together with observations of your team to drive team coaching and enhancement of self organization.
Learning Objects:
Room: Charlottenburg II
Principles and Dynamics of Scrum Coaching: A practical framework to help coaches and clients get the most from the coaching relationship, and understand how it changes over time
Ken Power
Session Details
Principles and Dynamics of Scrum Coaching: A practical framework to help coaches and clients get the most from the coaching relationship, and understand how it changes over time
Ken Power
Room: Room: Charlottenburg II
Track: Track: Managing Agility: Bring Down the Wall
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Norming

Summary: A framework for coaches and clients to understand what role is appropriate for coaches at different times in the relationship.
Learning Objects:
Room: Köpenick II/III
Creating children book in 45 minutes thanks to Scrum
Vladimirs Ivanovs
Session Details
Creating children book in 45 minutes thanks to Scrum
Vladimirs Ivanovs
Room: Room: Köpenick II/III
Track: Track: Thinking Outside the box

Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Forming

Summary: Creating a children book is not a simple project however applying Scrum might make it much more easier to manage and give you better results.
Learning Objects:
Room: Potsdam III
The Storytelling Battle
Oana Juncu
Session Details
The Storytelling Battle
Oana Juncu
Room: Room: Potsdam III
Track: Track: Innovating beyond Core Scrum: The Bohemian Bear

Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Norming

Summary: The Storytelling Battle, learn to tell the effective stories to create the desire to change to Agile
Learning Objects:
Tipi Am Kanzleramt
Monday Mingle @ Tipi
Session Details
Monday Mingle @ Tipi
Room: Tipi Am Kanzleramt
Track:
Session Type:
Summary: Meet in Hotel Lobby at 17:45 for transfer to Tipi.

Celebrate a great first day at Tipi Am Kanzleramt, an exceptional tent known for bringing back to life the brilliant variety of the 1920s.SCRUM ALLIANCE® will provide great food and a couple of drinks while you enjoy fabulous LIVE entertainment from Carrington & Brown. 

All attendees are required to wear their SCRUM GATHERING® name badge for access.
Learning Objectives:
Room: L.A. Cafe
Breakfast
Session Details
Breakfast
Room: Room: L.A. Cafe
Track:
Session Type:
Summary: Breakfast is included for those who have booked through the Conference Reservation system staying at the host hotel, InterContinental Berlin. Breakfast will be served in the L.A. Cafe, located on Level 1 and is open from 6:30 - 9:00am. 

Note: SCRUM GATHERING® is not providing breakfast for those who book through any other means. Breakfast will not be provided for delegates staying outside the hotel. Attendees not staying at the InterContinental Berlin are welcome to enjoy breakfast at an additional cost.
Learning Objectives:
Room: Potsdam I/III
Opening Keynote
Speaker: Dave Snowden
Title: Continuous Dynamic Change
Session Details
Opening Keynote
Speaker: Dave Snowden
Title: Continuous Dynamic Change
Room: Room: Potsdam I/III
Track:
Session Type:
Summary:

Continuous Dynamic Change

Much of the language of Scrum and Agile Gatherings draws on manufacturing concepts and ideas.  This presentation will look at taking a more ecological approach to delivering value at all levels of the organisation.   Within the wider context of Agile it will look at ways in which we can improve our understanding of both implicit as well as explicit user needs.  It will introduce complex adaptive systems theory using the Cynefin framework and look at how to scale Agile bottom up not top down.  More specifically it will look at how to engage the strategy function of organisations beyond IT management to take a more proactive approach to innovation, including methods for whole of workforce engagement in decision support.  It will focus on using the principles of Agile to create a resilient organisation, architected for continuous change.

Biography

Dave Snowden is the founder and chief scientific officer of Cognitive Edge.  His work is international in nature and covers government and industry looking at complex issues relating to strategy, organisational decision making and decision making.  He has pioneered a science based approach to organisations drawing on anthropology, neuroscience and complex adaptive systems theory.  He is a popular and passionate keynote speaker on a range of subjects, and is well known for his pragmatic cynicism and iconoclastic style. 

He holds visiting Chairs at the Universities of Pretoria and Hong Kong Polytechnic University as well as a visiting fellowship at the University of Warwick.  He has also held senior fellowships at the Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies at Nanyang University and the Civil Service College in Singapore.  His paper with Boone on Leadership was the cover article for the Harvard Business Review in November 2007 and also won the Academy of Management aware for the best practitioner paper in the same year.  He has previously won a special award from the Academy for originality in his work on knowledge management. He is a editorial board member of several academic and practitioner journals in the field of knowledge management and is an Editor in Chief of E:CO.  In 2006 he was Director of the EPSRC (UK) research programme on emergence and in 2007 was appointed to an NSF (US) review panel on complexity science research.

He previously worked for IBM where he was a Director of the Institution for Knowledge Management and founded the Cynefin Centre for Organisational Complexity; during that period he was selected by IBM as one of six on-demand thinkers for a world wide advertising campaign.   Prior to joining IBM he worked as a software designer and programmer building Decision Support Systems for major international clients such as Guinness.  As a result of that work he developed the business to the point where he became General Manager of a new software business covering Decision Support, Forecasting and Inventory Management..  In those roles he was a pioneer in bringing academic insight into the pragmatic world of business.  He was one of 50 managers selected to be part of the management buyout of Data Sciences from the Thorn EMI group and rose to a central role in strategy before the take over by IBM.  In that role he pioneered a new approach to service marketing and was one of the founders of the DSDM consortium which went on to create international standards for rapid application system development and joint application design.  He created businesses in the areas of Data Warehousing and Legacy System management through the GENUS program won a series of marketing awards in the UK and was crediting with driving most of Data Science’s revenue growth prior to the IBM takeover.
His company Cognitive Edge exists to integrate academic thinking with practice in organisations throughout the world and operates on a network model working with Academics, Government, Commercial Organisations, NGOs and Independent Consultants.  He is also the main designer of the SenseMaker® software suite, originally developed in the field of counter terrorism and now being actively deployed in both Government and Industry to handle issues of impact measurement, customer/employee insight, narrative based knowledge management, strategic foresight and risk management. 
Learning Objectives:
Room: Potsdam Foyer
Registration
Session Details
Registration
Room: Room: Potsdam Foyer
Track:
Session Type:
Summary: Registration is open 8:00 - 17:00 daily. The registration desk will be open for registration as well as answering your Gathering questions.
Learning Objectives:
Room: Potsdam Foyer
Registration
Session Details
Registration
Room: Room: Potsdam Foyer
Track:
Session Type:
Summary: We welcome you to register Sunday and get a head start on your Gathering experience. The registration desk will be open throughout the Gathering for registration as well as answering your Gathering questions.
Learning Objectives:
Welcome Reception
Session Details
Welcome Reception
Room:
Track:
Session Type:
Summary: Come and register Sunday evening to begin your SCRUM GATHERING® with a drink and a chance to network with Gathering friends. We welcome first-time and longtime attendees to share their Scrum expectations and experiences to kick off a successful Gathering.
Learning Objectives:
Room: Potsdam Foyer
AM Break
Session Details
AM Break
Room: Room: Potsdam Foyer
Track:
Session Type:
Summary:
Learning Objectives:
Room: Potsdam I
Lunch
Session Details
Lunch
Room: Room: Potsdam I
Track:
Session Type:
Summary:
Learning Objectives:
Room: All Breakout Rooms
Open Space
Session Details
Open Space
Room: Room: All Breakout Rooms
Track:
Session Type:
Summary:

Open Space Guidelines

Bring your topic to Open Space and you can run an informal session on any topic you’re passionate about.

How do I propose an Open Space session?
  • Think of a topic
  • Take an index card and a marker
  • Write your topic at the top of the card
  • Write your name below – so people know who’s running the session
  • Post your topic on the Marketplace (sticky wall) picking a timeslot and location
Open Space runs by four simple organizing principles:
  • Whoever comes is the right people
  • Whatever happens is the only thing that could have
  • Whenever it starts is the right time
  • When it’s over it’s over
Use the Law of Two Feet to take responsibility for following your own passions. If you feel that you are not contributing or benefitting from a session, please feel free to move on to something else. Remember it’s self-organizing so...prepare to be surprised.
Learning Objectives:
Room: All Breakout Rooms
Open Space Sessions
Session Details
Open Space Sessions
Room: Room: All Breakout Rooms
Track:
Session Type:
Summary:

Open Space Guidelines

Bring your topic to Open Space and you can run an informal session on any topic you’re passionate about.

How do I propose an Open Space session?
  • Think of a topic
  • Take an index card and a marker
  • Write your topic at the top of the card
  • Write your name below – so people know who’s running the session
  • Post your topic on the Marketplace (sticky wall) picking a timeslot and location
Open Space runs by four simple organizing principles:
  • Whoever comes is the right people
  • Whatever happens is the only thing that could have
  • Whenever it starts is the right time
  • When it’s over it’s over
Use the Law of Two Feet to take responsibility for following your own passions. If you feel that you are not contributing or benefitting from a session, please feel free to move on to something else. Remember it’s self-organizing so...prepare to be surprised.
Learning Objectives:
Room: Potsdam Foyer
PM Break
Session Details
PM Break
Room: Room: Potsdam Foyer
Track:
Session Type:
Summary:
Learning Objectives:
Room: Potsdam I/III
Closing Keynote
Speaker: Richard Sheridan
Title: The Business Value of Joy
Session Details
Closing Keynote
Speaker: Richard Sheridan
Title: The Business Value of Joy
Room: Room: Potsdam I/III
Track:
Session Type:
Summary:

The Business Value of Joy
Joy in the context of business sounds ridiculous, and would be except for one important glaring fact: it produces measurable, repeatable, and sustainable results. Learn why from the founder, CEO, and Cheif Storyteller and author Richard Sheridan.


Within an industry known for missed deadlines, poor quality, "death march" processes and user experiences that requireDummies books to explain, this talk will deliver the hope of a better way. Attendees who attend agile and scrum conferences are searching for  tangible examples from which to sample and learn. This talk will deliver inspiration and practical takeaways.

Agile methodologies practiced The Menlo Way™ since 2001 are both joyful and disciplined. In this session, Sheridan will share from him personal experiences about the effects of physical space on team energy and engagement, the benefit of simple paper-based project management tools to foster better sponsor relationships, the power of systematic pairing in creating a learning organization that render towers of knowledge and Brooks' Law quaint challenges of the past.

Sheridan will discuss the cultural norms that remove fear and encourage experimentation; you'll hear about the elimination of meetings and the rituals and ceremonies that replace them. Learning Objectives: 1) Design a culture with the right team and leadership in a learning environment; 2) create client involvement; 3) define your environment by joy in an open and collaborative culture and 4) create delightful user experiences.
 

Biography

From kid programmer in 1971 to Forbes cover story in 2003, author, CEO and Chief Storyteller Richard Sheridan has never shied from challenges, opportunities nor the limelight. While his focus has always been around technology, his passion is actually process, teamwork and organization deisgn, with one inordinately popular goal: the business value of joy! Sheridan is an avid reader and historian, and his software design and developmental team at Menlo Innovations didn't invent a new culture, but copied an old one ... Edison's Menlo Park New Jersey lab. Henry Ford's recreation of the Menlo Park Lab in Greenfield Village was a childhood inspiration!

Some call it agile, some call it lean ... Sheridan and his team call it joyful. And it produces results ... business and otherwise. Five Inc. magazine revenue growth awards, invites to the White House, speaking engagements around the nation, numerous articles and culture awards and so much interest they are doing more than a tour a day of the Menlo Software Factory™ for thousands who make the trek to Ann Arbor, Michigan each year. In Sheridan's recently published book Joy, Inc. he shares what he has learned about the effect of a culture focused on joy. The book was recently named Management Book of The Year by 800-CEO-READ, and Menlo Innovations was name The Most Joyful Company in America by Inc. magazine.

Learning Objectives:
Room: L.A. Cafe
Breakfast
Session Details
Breakfast
Room: Room: L.A. Cafe
Track:
Session Type:
Summary: Breakfast is included for those who have booked through the Conference Reservation system staying at the host hotel, InterContinental Berlin. Breakfast will be served in the L.A. Cafe, located on Level 1 and is open from 6:30 - 9:00am. 

Note: SCRUM GATHERING® is not providing breakfast for those who book through any other means. Breakfast will not be provided for delegates staying outside the hotel. Attendees not staying at the InterContinental Berlin are welcome to enjoy breakfast at an additional cost.
Learning Objectives:
Room: Potsdam I
Open Space - Opening the Space
Session Details
Open Space - Opening the Space
Room: Room: Potsdam I
Track:
Session Type:
Summary: Open Space sponsored by  

Days one and two of the Scrum Gathering are all about great sessions. They’re about learning new things. On the third day of the Gathering, you’re invited to help our community realize untapped potential. In what ways can we infuse even more passion into Scrum? Perhaps you need help with a specific challenge you’re facing like using Scrum at work to develop software with your team, or you have a fantastic idea for improving user stories. Maybe you have an idea you want to bounce off like-minded folks for using Scrum to help schools or nonprofits in your community.  Since you care about Scrum, you have the skills, insight, and experience that are essential to make it better. And, if we're passionate, we might even be able to help the world outside of software. Regardless, we’ll help each other move Scrum forward.

Bring: your ideas, concerns, and challenges.

Find: your friends, mentors, and collaborators.

Leave with: a plan, purpose, and even more passion than that with which you arrived.
Learning Objectives:
Room: Charlottenburg I
A New Dojo: The Art of Story Splitting
Alexander Schwartz
Session Details
A New Dojo: The Art of Story Splitting
Alexander Schwartz
Room: Room: Charlottenburg I
Track: Track: Innovating beyond Core Scrum: The Bohemian Bear

Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Norming

Summary: In this dojo to learn more about martial art of slicing big stories into small pieces. Join to practice and improve your Kung Fu.
Learning Objects:
Room: Charlottenburg III
The Soul of Scrum
Krishan Mathis, Olaf Lewitz
Session Details
The Soul of Scrum
Krishan Mathis, Olaf Lewitz
Room: Room: Charlottenburg III
Track: Track: Scrum Principles: Changing the Status Quo

Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Performing

Summary: Scrum has been instrumentalised as a "new process". We want to re-focus on the releasing nature, the soul of Scrum, and Agile.
Learning Objects:
Room: Tegel
Game of Thrones - A Song of Scrum and Product Ownership
Iain McKenna
Session Details
Game of Thrones - A Song of Scrum and Product Ownership
Iain McKenna
Room: Room: Tegel
Track: Track: Successful Scrum Practices: Berlin Never Sleeps
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Norming

Summary: What makes a great Product Owner and what stops a Product Owner being a great Product Owner?  How can we influence the desirable behaviors?
Learning Objects:
Room: Charlottenburg II
Leadership As Dialog - A Potent Blend of Brutal Transparency and Compassion
Ilja Preuß, Sandra Reupke-Sieroux
Session Details
Leadership As Dialog - A Potent Blend of Brutal Transparency and Compassion
Ilja Preuß, Sandra Reupke-Sieroux
Room: Room: Charlottenburg II
Track: Track: Managing Agility: Bring Down the Wall
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Norming

Summary: Leadership is influencing others. But you don’t want to destroy self-organization. Solution: combine brutal transparency with compassion.
Learning Objects:
Room: Köpenick II/III
Scrum for Education: Learn how to Groom the Product Backlog to Delight Wikipedia, Khan Academy and Perchance the University
Jasmina Nikolic, Jelena Gledic
Session Details
Scrum for Education: Learn how to Groom the Product Backlog to Delight Wikipedia, Khan Academy and Perchance the University
Jasmina Nikolic, Jelena Gledic
Room: Room: Köpenick II/III
Track: Track: Thinking Outside the box

Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Lecture
Level: Performing

Summary: Come and groom a Product Backlog in line with Wikipedia and Khan Academy values to help give education full throttle!
Learning Objects:
Room: Potsdam III
Initial Release Plan Workshop - Get Going in a Project
Petri Heiramo
Session Details
Initial Release Plan Workshop - Get Going in a Project
Petri Heiramo
Room: Room: Potsdam III
Track: Track: Successful Scrum Practices: Berlin Never Sleeps
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Norming

Summary: Experience and learn a full day Product Backlog and initial release planning workshop you can successfully run in your project tomorrow.
Learning Objects:
Room: Bellevue
SCARF - Why SCRUM transitions fail (and what we could do differently)
Ralph Miarka, Veronika Kotrba
Session Details
SCARF - Why SCRUM transitions fail (and what we could do differently)
Ralph Miarka, Veronika Kotrba
Room: Room: Bellevue
Track: Track: Successful Scrum Practices: Berlin Never Sleeps
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Forming

Summary: People become resistant in Scrum transitions because five basic principles are typically violated. Let's uncover how to engage the people!
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Room: Tiergarten I/II/III
Tuning up Scrum to manage down your Risk
Rowan Bunning
Session Details
Tuning up Scrum to manage down your Risk
Rowan Bunning
Room: Room: Tiergarten I/II/III
Track: Track: Innovating beyond Core Scrum: The Bohemian Bear

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Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Norming

Summary: Whether it's business risk, cost and schedule, technical or social risk, discover the best ways to tune up Scrum to manage it successfully.
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Room: Potsdam Foyer
AM Break
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AM Break
Room: Room: Potsdam Foyer
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Summary: Tuesday Breaks are sponsored by 
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Room: Charlottenburg I
Resilient Organizations ready to change
Michael Leber, Stefan Haas
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Resilient Organizations ready to change
Michael Leber, Stefan Haas
Room: Room: Charlottenburg I
Track: Track: Managing Agility: Bring Down the Wall
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Summary: Session Type: Lecture
Level: Norming

Summary: Fitness for change, increase your organizational resilience and get ready to move.
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Room: Charlottenburg III
Scrum - successful, but not always by the book - Empirical findings, practical conclusions
Ayelt Komus
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Scrum - successful, but not always by the book - Empirical findings, practical conclusions
Ayelt Komus
Room: Room: Charlottenburg III
Track: Track: Scrum Principles: Changing the Status Quo

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Summary: Session Type: Lecture
Level: Norming

Summary: Very often only some elements of Scrum are used. Status Quo Agile shows which elements are key as well as risks and success-ratings by users
Learning Objects:
Room: Charlottenburg II
How to have "agile" conversations with managers and executives
Bob Hartman
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How to have "agile" conversations with managers and executives
Bob Hartman
Room: Room: Charlottenburg II
Track: Track: Managing Agility: Bring Down the Wall
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Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Performing

Summary: Learn how to speak to executives and managers about agility in a way they will understand and embrace.
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Room: Bellevue
Product Roadmaps in Scrum
Roman Pichler
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Product Roadmaps in Scrum
Roman Pichler
Room: Room: Bellevue
Track: Track: Successful Scrum Practices: Berlin Never Sleeps
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Summary: Session Type: Lecture
Level: Performing

Summary: Learn how to effectively use a product roadmap in Scrum.
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Room: Potsdam III
Team responsibility game
Markus Wittwer
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Team responsibility game
Markus Wittwer
Room: Room: Potsdam III
Track: Track: Managing Agility: Bring Down the Wall
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Norming

Summary: Team responsibility game - building teams of 100% responsible individuals
Learning Objects:
Room: Tegel
Scaling Scrum to Build a Hardware Product or How Cross-Functionality helped Electricians, Mechanics, and (Embedded) Software Engineers turn T-shaped.
Stephanie Gasche
Session Details
Scaling Scrum to Build a Hardware Product or How Cross-Functionality helped Electricians, Mechanics, and (Embedded) Software Engineers turn T-shaped.
Stephanie Gasche
Room: Room: Tegel
Track: Track: Successful Scrum Practices: Berlin Never Sleeps
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Summary: Session Type: Lecture
Level: Norming

Summary: Scaling Scrum in hardware product development by way of one product backlog and cross-functional Scrum teams
Learning Objects:
Room: Köpenick II/III
Will agile work in my embedded development environment?
Bent Myllerup
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Will agile work in my embedded development environment?
Bent Myllerup
Room: Room: Köpenick II/III
Track: Track: Thinking Outside the box

Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Forming 

Summary: Scrum, with it’s roots in SW, can also successfully be applied in embedded systems development - even though it at first looks impossible.
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Room: Potsdam I
Lunch
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Lunch
Room: Room: Potsdam I
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PM Break
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PM Break
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Summary: Tuesday Breaks are sponsored by 
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Room: Potsdam III
A Product Owner's road to enterprise prosperity
Hans Christian Benestad, Kjetil Wangen Karlsen, Kjetil Strand
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A Product Owner's road to enterprise prosperity
Hans Christian Benestad, Kjetil Wangen Karlsen, Kjetil Strand
Room: Room: Potsdam III
Track: Track: Innovating beyond Core Scrum: The Bohemian Bear

Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Lecture
Level: Performing

Summary: Agile is business value over waste. So why are backlog metrics geared around cost? Show how much business value your project is delivering!
Learning Objects:
Room: Tiergarten I/II/III
Case Study: Scaling Agile at American Airlines - AA.com
Misty Shafer Sterne
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Case Study: Scaling Agile at American Airlines - AA.com
Misty Shafer Sterne
Room: Room: Tiergarten I/II/III
Track: Track: Managing Agility: Bring Down the Wall
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Lecture
Level: Performing

Summary: Come hear how American Airline's AA.com development team scaled scrum from a 5 team program to a 25 team large scale agile program.
Learning Objects:
Room: Köpenick II/III
Scrum and Mental Health
Michael Hofmann
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Scrum and Mental Health
Michael Hofmann
Room: Room: Köpenick II/III
Track: Track: Thinking Outside the box

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Summary: Session Type: Lecture
Level: Forming

Summary: Results of a scientific study are presented: Scrum correlates with mental health. Scrum seen from a psychological point of view.
Learning Objects:
Room: Charlottenburg II
The case against scaling: Back to basics with your enterprise transformation
Sami Lilja
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The case against scaling: Back to basics with your enterprise transformation
Sami Lilja
Room: Room: Charlottenburg II
Track: Track: Managing Agility: Bring Down the Wall
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Lecture
Level: Norming

Summary: The problem is not that we lack scaled Scrum. The problem is that we need scaled Scrum. Freedom from tyranny of size to become truly Agile!
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Room: Bellevue
Take the Red Pill: How Criteo revamped it's software development process
Adrian Perreau De Pinninck
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Take the Red Pill: How Criteo revamped it's software development process
Adrian Perreau De Pinninck
Room: Room: Bellevue
Track: Track: Successful Scrum Practices: Berlin Never Sleeps
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Lecture
Level: Norming

Summary: Going from 'Testing is cheating' to 22K+ tests being run every half hour. Using Scrum to change the development environment and culture.
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Room: Tegel
The Failure Quota
Lee Allison
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The Failure Quota
Lee Allison
Room: Room: Tegel
Track: Track: Successful Scrum Practices: Berlin Never Sleeps
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Lecture
Level: Norming

Summary: A Quota for Errors? Not only can your teams fail, but you should encourage it. Learn more about how, when, where and why.
Learning Objects:
Room: Charlottenburg III
The Usual Suspects: Coaching for Engagement
Benjamin Cooke
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The Usual Suspects: Coaching for Engagement
Benjamin Cooke
Room: Room: Charlottenburg III
Track: Track: Scrum Principles: Changing the Status Quo

Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Forming

Summary: "In a world where nothing is what it seems, you’ve got to look beyond." - Let's find better ways to engage some of the disruptive characters we encounter.
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Room: Potsdam Foyer
PM Break
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PM Break
Room: Room: Potsdam Foyer
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Bellevue
Developing your own Agile Games
Ralf Kruse and Andrea Tomasini 
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Developing your own Agile Games
Ralf Kruse and Andrea Tomasini 
Room: Bellevue
Track: Innovating beyond Core Scrum: The Bohemian Bear
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Summary: Learning through games is one of the most effective ways of acquiring new knowledge, and probably also of achieving a higher level of retention. 
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Room: Charlottenburg II
Agile Gamification: boosting team performance and software development practices using game elements
Davi Gabriel Da Silva
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Agile Gamification: boosting team performance and software development practices using game elements
Davi Gabriel Da Silva
Room: Room: Charlottenburg II
Track: Track: Managing Agility: Bring Down the Wall
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Lecture
Level: Forming

Summary: Learn how to drive your team’s behavior, improve performance, and increase engagement using game elements!
Learning Objects:
Room: Charlottenburg I
An Empirical Study into Culture and Self-organizing Teams - control is good, trust is better!
Hedi Buchner, Daniel Zappold
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An Empirical Study into Culture and Self-organizing Teams - control is good, trust is better!
Hedi Buchner, Daniel Zappold
Room: Room: Charlottenburg I
Track: Track: Managing Agility: Bring Down the Wall
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Lecture
Level: Performing

Summary: This talk is about understanding the culture in agile organisations and presents tools, to understand your own organisation better.
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Room: Charlottenburg III
Game theory and techniques applied to create an agile product vision.
Luciana Silva, Charlles Pinon
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Game theory and techniques applied to create an agile product vision.
Luciana Silva, Charlles Pinon
Room: Room: Charlottenburg III
Track: Track: Scrum Principles: Changing the Status Quo

Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Norming

Summary: A project at play. Learn how Scrum projects can benefit from mixing games and agility to build an effective product vision.
Learning Objects:
Room: Potsdam III
Scrum Newbies: A Fun Ride
Manuel Ochoa
Session Details
Scrum Newbies: A Fun Ride
Manuel Ochoa
Room: Room: Potsdam III
Track: Track: Successful Scrum Practices: Berlin Never Sleeps
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Lecture
Level: Forming

Summary: This is a story about how we started a fun and energized journey in Scrum and what tools help us to do our work and jell as a team.
 
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Room: Tegel
Slicing User Stories
Arto Eskelinen
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Slicing User Stories
Arto Eskelinen
Room: Room: Tegel
Track: Track: Successful Scrum Practices: Berlin Never Sleeps
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Summary: Session Type: Workshop
Level: Performing

Summary: In this workshop we will practice (hands-on) a technique called "user story slicing".
Learning Objects:
Room: Tiergarten I/II/III
Riding the Rocket ship: Optimizely's Agile Journey Blasts Off
Keith Nottonson
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Riding the Rocket ship: Optimizely's Agile Journey Blasts Off
Keith Nottonson
Room: Room: Tiergarten I/II/III
Track: Track: Successful Scrum Practices: Berlin Never Sleeps
Session Type:
Summary: Session Type: Lecture
Level: Norming

Summary: Learn how one fast growing startup decided to become Agile, using Scrum as the launch vehicle, and quickly lifted off and attained orbit.
Learning Objects:
Room: Köpenick II/III
The Incredible Machine - Building a Hardware Product with Scrum
Bernd Krehoff
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The Incredible Machine - Building a Hardware Product with Scrum
Bernd Krehoff
Room: Room: Köpenick II/III
Track: Track: Thinking Outside the box

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Summary: Session Type: Lecture
Level: Norming

Summary: Ever wondered how to use Scrum for assembling a ton of steel, electronics and software into a machine for laboratory automation? We did it!
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Room: L.A. Cafe
Breakfast
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Breakfast
Room: Room: L.A. Cafe
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Summary: Breakfast is included for those who have booked through the Conference Reservation system staying at the host hotel, InterContinental Berlin. Breakfast will be served in the L.A. Cafe, located on Level 1 and is open from 6:30 - 9:00am. 

Note: SCRUM GATHERING® is not providing breakfast for those who book through any other means. Breakfast will not be provided for delegates staying outside the hotel. Attendees not staying at the InterContinental Berlin are welcome to enjoy breakfast at an additional cost.
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Room: Potsdam Foyer
Registration
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Registration
Room: Room: Potsdam Foyer
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Summary: Registration is open 8:00 - 17:00 daily. The registration desk will be open for registration as well as answering your Gathering questions.
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Room: Potsdam I/III
Tuesday Keynote
Speaker: Don Reinertsen
Title: Exploiting Uncertainty: Thriving in a Stochastic World
Session Details
Tuesday Keynote
Speaker: Don Reinertsen
Title: Exploiting Uncertainty: Thriving in a Stochastic World
Room: Room: Potsdam I/III
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Exploiting Uncertainty: Thriving in a Stochastic World

Early attempts to use Lean methods in product development simplistically copied the ideas of Lean Manufacturing.  They assumed that variability should be elimited.  Unfortunately, this is neither feasible nor desirable in product development.  In development, where innovation adds value, uncertainty is the perpetual traveling companion of innovation – therefore, we can’t eliminate uncertainty without eliminating innovation.  Fortunately, another approach is available.

Biography

Don is the President of Reinertsen & Associates, a consulting firm specialized in the management of product development.  He has worked with leading product development organizations for over 30 years, and taught executive courses at Caltech for 14 years.  He is the author/co-author of three best-selling books on product development, and is considered one of the leading thinkers in the emerging field of lean product development.  His latest award winning book, The Principles of Product Development Flow: Second Generation Lean Product Development, has been praised as “… quite simply the most advanced product development book you can buy.”
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