June 7, 2018
Dr. Jeff Sutherland, Co-Founder of Scrum
| Founder and Chairman, Scrum, Inc.
A former US Air Force “Top Gun,” Dr. Jeff Sutherland is the inventor and co-creator of the SCRUM framework. Developed in 1993 and formalized in 1995 with Ken Schwaber, Scrum has since been adopted by the vast majority of software development companies around the world. Realizing its benefits extend well beyond software, Jeff pioneered the application of this lightweight framework to several other industries including: automotive, biotech, finance, and telecom. As the Founder of Scrum Inc. Jeff is committed to implementing Scrum and the scaling of Scrum across the entire enterprise. Dr. Sutherland applied his decades of experience into the development of the Scrum@Scale guide which contains the definitions of the components that make up the Scrum@Scale framework. He continues to share best practices with organizations around the globe and has written extensively on Scrum rules and methods. His book, Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time, has sold over 100,000 copies.
Keynote Title: Scrum at Scale: The Official Guide for Scaling that Works
Starting from the origins of Scrum, Jeff Sutherland, the co-founder will illustrate how the movement is now moving towards Scrum@Scale. It was developed from Dr. Sutherland’s own experience and with the input of many experienced Scrum practitioners. The guide codifies what works when scaling Scrum. By definition, Scrum itself was designed to address complex adaptive problems. Scrum@Scale is the natural extension of well-implemented Scrum, which can run an entire organization. It was created to efficiently coordinate an ecosystem of multiple teams that optimizes the execution of an organization’s overall strategy. The Scrum@Scale framework is designed to be used across the enterprise as a whole: all departments, products, and services. It can be applied across multiple domains in all types of organizations in industry, government, or academia. click here to learn more information about scrumatscale The current Harvard Business Review magazine talks about Agile At Scale co-authoring Dr. Sutherland.
June 8, 2018
Dr. Patti Fletcher, Futurist and Inspiring Speaker
Patti is on a mission to change the way the world views female leaders and how these incredible leaders view themselves. As a business strategist, keynote speaker and author with a history of helping business leaders change the world, her work inspires and enables men and women at all levels and functions across all industries. Dr. Patti Fletcher is recognized as a futurist and:
The dearth of women in leadership positions is not a women’s philanthropic issue. It is a leadership opportunity and economic imperative. By sharing her personal journey, Dr. Fletcher talks about why and how leaders just like you can harness all the best and available talent to make a difference in our lives and in the world around us.
As you see there are excellent keynote sessions and workshops offering good value for your time and money. Certified PMPs will earn 8-16 PDUs for the following domains:
Technical project management: Knowledge, skills, and behaviors related to specific domains of Project, Program, and Portfolio Management. We have several tracks with focus on Agile Project Management and Complex Projects.
Leadership: Knowledge, skills, and behaviors specific to leadership-oriented, cross-cutting activities that help an organization achieve its business goals. Several key speakers will provide you practical skills in the domains of leading teams, managing conflicts, identifying and engaging stakeholders, and more.
Strategic and business management: Knowledge of and expertise in the industry or organization that enhances performance and better delivers business outcomes. Research tracks will focus on developing teaching curriculum for this track.
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