The Secret Life of a Scrum Master & Achieving Continuous Delivery Nirvana

Welcome to our inaugural meeting of Passionate About Software!

The approximate running order of our first meeting will be as follows:

19:00 Meet for some beers and grab a bite to eat if you need.

19:30 Our first talk of the evening: The Secret Life of a Scrum Master by Malcolm Lisle (see below for details).

20:00 Grab a quick drink before the next talk

20:15 Second talk of the evening: How to reach Continuous Deployment Nirvana.

20:45 More beer and techie chat

Secret Life of a Scrum Master

Malcolm will be giving a behind the scenes insight into the life of a Scrum Master. Apparently being a Scrum Master is about more than just creating charts, facilitating meetings and asking contrary questions... apparently. 

If you want the real inside scoop on how a professional Scrum Master operates then come and listen to Malcolm's tale of intrigue and woe and find out what's really going through a Scrum Master's mind when he cocks his head and nods knowingly.

How to reach Continuous Deployment Nirvana

Srinivas will be using his considerable experience to show us how the right implementation of DevOps in combination with good CI practices can lead you to the highly prized but often difficult practice of Continuous Deployment. He'll outline the challenges teams face in the context of new development and BAU and what tools are available in the market, giving advice on what you should choose to achieve Continuous Delivery.

About Malcolm

Malcolm has been working in the IT industry since the late nineties.  Starting as a User Acceptance Tester he has worked in the Travel industry, Insurance, Banking and Gaming sectors to name but a few and has progressed through Test Management and Project Management into being an Agile Transformation Scrum Master & Coach for companies such as Yell and Sky. 

He contributes his success, in part, to his mindset.  As a Tester he was not encumbered with a developer’s deep focus on getting things to work within the bounds of the software and infrastructure. This has allowed him to more easily see the bigger picture of a situation, has given him the ability to empathise with his colleagues and the opportunity to fully embrace the Servant Leader role of a Scrum Master that he now enjoys. 

About Srinivas

An experienced  Technical Architect working with teams predominantly in the .Net space with a track record of implementing organisational change thats required to build testable and maintainable software products. He designs and develops software, consulting on Agile methodologies and enabling change in organisations to facilitate lean product development.

UK Agile Awards
Nominated for Best Agile Team - 2010
Nominated for Best Agile Coach or Mentor - 2012

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  • brianos

    Thats unfortunate Matthew. We are planning some more events in the coming weeks. Hopefully you will be able to make one of those.

    2 · July 31, 2014

  • Glenn B

    I just wanted to say a quick thank-you to our two speakers, Malcolm & Srinivas for a couple of excellent talks and to everyone who came along for making it a great evening.

    1 · July 31, 2014

  • Matthew G.

    Sorry. Missed it. Dentist to longer

    1 · July 31, 2014

  • Matthew G.

    my kids going to the dentist in the afternoon , so might be in state to come over , but will try

    July 25, 2014

  • Fred M.

    Would love to attend this, but I'm on holiday.

    July 21, 2014

  • Glenn B

    Hey Mike,

    Sorry about that. Meetup launched the group before we were quite ready! I'm furiously replacing the Lorem Ipsum text right now. Hopefully the description makes a little more sense now ;)

    July 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can we have some English text or I'll have to get my son to translate for me :-)

    1 · July 2, 2014

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