Thursday, April 23, 2009

Lean Agile Scrum Conference in Zürich - June 4, 2009

After saying, 'mark you calendars, mark your calendars' for what seems like an eternity, we now have pleasure of announcing the first Lean Agile Scrum Conference in Zürich.

Lean, Agile and Scrum: 3 words which have been the subject of much hype of late. As storm clouds gather on the horizon, companies look for strategies to meet the challenge. Lean, Agile and Scrum hold the promise of creating better products, lower costs, quicker reactions to customer needs, and better predictability in software development. Or are they just this years hype? And if these strategies do offer real value, how do you adopt them into your company? What are the risks and side effects? Who has gone down this path before and what were their experiences, positive and negative?

Under the motto of "Beyond Hype: Agile in der Praxis" Zürichs first Lean Agile Scrum conference seeks to answer these questions.

Ken Schwaber, the co-creator of Scrum will speak about the state of Scrum and lead an advanced workshop on getting the most out of Scrum.

3 tutorials and two advanced workshops for management and software engineers introduce you to and develop your understanding of the concepts and practices from all facets of the Lean/Agile approach to software development.

Experienced practitioners and experts from Switzerland and abroad will present their experience with Agile adoption in their companies and discuss the management challenges of adopting and achieving a Lean-Agile state within your company.

08.00 - 08.30 
08.30 - 10.00 Scrum Breakfast
(will be held exectionally at the ETH), free admission as always)
10.30 - 12.00 
12.00 - 13.00 
13.00 - 14.00 
14.00 - 16.45 
Experience Reports, Talks and
Ken Schwaber's Scrum-But Workshop (limited places)
17.00 - 17.30 

And at the end of the day, a podium of experts will answer your remaining questions. You will go home having gained an understanding of what Lean, Agile and Scrum can do for your and your company, shared experiences with peers and colleagues who have or are planning a similar strategy, and gained an appreciation challenges and obstacles you will face and how you can overcome those problems..

Date: June 4, 2009, 8.00 to 17.30
Location: ETH Zürich, Gloriastrasse 35, 8006 Zürich (Building ETZ)
Detailed Program: Online
Cost: 80 to 550 CHF, depending ...
Info and registration: SwissICT

BTW - Conference participants are entitled to a 10% discount to Ken Schwabers Certified Scrum Master Course on June 2 and 3. Register now! - places are limited.