Monday, October 17, 2011

Scrum Breakfast Zurich:

Four years ago, I started the Scrum Breakfast in Zurich. As my tenure as moderator of the Scrum draws to a (temporary) close, I thought it would be interesting to have some presentations about the longer term effects of Scrum, so both the November and December Breakfasts will look at this topic in more depth.

Ernst Basler and Partner is known for their work in Infrastructure and Transportation Systems, Energy + Technology, Environment + Water, Resources and Climate Change. The Swiss Federal Office of Roads (ASTRA) contracted with them to develop the MISTRA Base System - a database of virtually all relevant data around roads and road building in Switzerland.

Last Christmas, EBP and the ASTRA decided to use Scrum to organize this project. The project had already been started. The requirements were extensive, complex and in many cases still under discussion, and the time was short. Scrum should help them master this situation.

Today the project has been running under Scrum for about 10 months. Nicole Stahel, Co-Manager of the Department „Informatik im Verkehrswesen“ will discuss the challenges, their solutions, and the longer term effects of switching to Scrum.

Registration and Info

Event: Scrum Breakfast in Zurich
Title: Scrum - an Experience Report after 10 Months of Experience
When: November 2, 2011, 8 am to 11am
Where: SwissICT, Vulkanstrasse 120, 8037 Zurich
Language: German
Registration and more Info: SwissICT

Reserve the Next Date / Going Away Toast

The Scrum Breakfast in December features Gerhard Andrey, co-Founder of Liip, a company where Scrum has truly entered the DNA at all levels. Liip was also my first external Scrum coaching / training assignment, so I am looking forward to this truly long term perspective.

As my sabbatical in the USA starts in January, this will also be my last Scrum Breakfast in Zurich for a while. I plan to bring some bubbly to open during networking part after the talk.

Mark the Date! December 7, 8am to 11am. (We should have the registration form online in a few days).