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Live from Scrum Gathering – Day 1

By March 16, 2009Blog, Uncategorized

What an incredible day of breakthroughs

  • PMI CEO Greg Balestrero gave a keynote address with some memorable quotes: “We’re here because we respect the Scrum Alliance”…”the mission here is collaboration, we can’t afford barriers”…”It’s all about results quicker, faster, with high quality”.
    PMI's keynote

    PMI's keynote

  • More than just making a statement, Greg and his COO Mark Langley stayed for a full hour afterwards chatting with skeptics, and getting a real discussion going about the nature of management.
    Agile skeptics brainstorming with PMI CEO Greg Balestrero

    Agile skeptics brainstorming with PMI CEO Greg Ballestrero

  • IT&Telecom SIG’s Past Chair Dave Prior gave a talk about “Scrum in the Waterfall”. He explained how a project can benefit from 2 ScrumMaster roles. One to coach the team, and one to serve management’s need for charts and metrics. The name for these two roles? The Project Manager and the Team Lead.
  • After the reception, Mike Cottmeyer and I landed at a cafe table with Alistair Cockburn. Alistair weaved us through an intellectual conversation that yielded many thoughts I will be digesting for a long time.

This is just a summary, and really doesn’t capture all the details. To get all the hour-by-hour updates, follow the “official” PMI Agile twitter feed here: www.twitter.com/pmiagile