Wow. Today I landed in Orlando to prep for a 3 day conference on Agile management called the “Scrum Gathering”. Those preparations turned out to be rather exciting.
- First, festivities started with a quick get-together of some of the PMI Agile steering committee. Mostly we caught up on our work activities. Mike Cottmeyer and Doug Shimp agreed not to get into a debate over some organizational leadership/transformation thing…you’d have to ask them.
- Next, there was a reception for the speakers and sponsors. Board members from PMI’s IT&Telecom SIG and ISSIG were schmoozing with Scrum Trainers and Agilists. Eventually PMI’s CEO Greg Balestrero and COO Mark Langley arrived and got to meet a lot of the movers and shakers within the Scrum community.
- Then, in the middle of the reception, an announcement was made that we would all be able to see the shuttle launch from our hotel. So, we darted outside and caught the spectacle.
So far, it’s been an inspiring sight to have so many management thought leaders in the same room, sharing ideas about transforming the workplace…and the conference hasn’t even started yet.
I’ll be posting daily summaries on this page throughout the week. If you can’t wait for the end fo the day, I’ll be posting on twitter every couple of hours or so here: www.twitter.com/jessefewell.