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Scrum 101

Curious about Agile/Scrum or looking to learn more?

We are pleased to offer a lean intro session for the Agile curious. You will learn the basic jargon (conversational Scrum) and at least one practice you can start using NOW to bring focus and agility to your daily work. SFAA ScrumMasters will be on hand to answer questions and offer tips. 

Recommended reading: The 16-page Scrum Guide, the official Scrum rulebook! 

Many thanks to our new hosts at the Miami Innovation Center!

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  • Maria P. B.

    Here are ideas about bringing Kanban in with Scrum -

    May 10, 2014

    • Marcelo L.

      Cute Video.....The Orange Man getting his Agile on.

      May 11, 2014

    • Maria P. B.

      Great video, lots of super ideas. Love the squad, chapter, tribes, and guilds groupings. Favorite quote = "Agile at scale requires trust at scale." Thanks Rick!!!

      May 10, 2014

    • Marcelo L.

      Couldn't agree more, Maria. Trust "at scale" within Agile-adoptive organizations, is topic with a lot of research going on examining it.

      May 11, 2014

  • Kristina H.

    Can't make this one, but looking forward to May 21! Is there anything I can do to help?

    April 28, 2014

    • Kristina H.

      Okay, good to know! Can't make it tonight but should be able to next Monday. Where do I find info about where to go?

      1 · April 28, 2014

    • Kristina H.

      Whereabouts at Nova?

      May 5, 2014

  • Jackie B.

    Excellent location and the meeting very informative. Loved meeting folks from the Miami-Dade group. Drive was long and I got lost, but definitely worth the trip. Rich - thanks again for the tour.

    2 · May 1, 2014

  • Alex K.

    Wonderful forum and a great group of people...thanks for making it a successful session!!

    April 30, 2014

  • Marcelo L.

    Great all-around discussion. Good to see everyone engaged.

    1 · April 30, 2014

  • Deema D.

    Pist pics!

    April 29, 2014

  • Nadzeya S.

    Very interactive session, lot's of examples from real practices, light and collaborative atmosphere. Will definitely keep attending.

    1 · April 29, 2014

  • Maria P. B.

    Looking forward to seeing y'all tomorrow at the Miami Innovation Center. Please bring your parking ticket inside for validation by our gracious hosts. We'll see you on the first floor at 7 pm! Big thanks to Richard and Sachin for hosting the South Florida Agile Association.

    April 28, 2014

  • Maria P. B.

    Good morning agile friends! Alex and I are so looking forward to our interactive Scrum intro meetup with you next Tuesday evening. We are planning fun exercises and have a great group of experienced Scrum colleagues coming with a ton of expertise to share. Folks, please plan ahead for heavy traffic getting to this wonderful central Miami location. We will do our best to start and end on time. There are 9 souls on the waiting list, so if you can no longer come, please take a minute to change your RSVP and make room for someone else. Thanks!

    April 24, 2014

  • Israel G.

    Very interested in discover in practical mode how works scrum.

    1 · April 19, 2014

  • Maria P. B.

    Happy Friday folks! Great to see the interest this meetup has generated. We added a few seats and there are still folks on the waiting list. Please update your status if you can't join us, as a courtesy to colleagues. Remember the May 21st conference will have a longer Scrum 101 session AND over 20 more!­t

    2 · April 11, 2014

  • Maria P. B.

    p.s. If your plans for April 29 have changed, please update your RSVP for this (the April 29) meetup at the Miami Innovation Center. There are 9 agilists on the waiting list and we want to make room for them.

    April 7, 2014

  • Maria P. B.

    Happy Monday folks. There will be a whole educational track at our agile summit on May 21st with 1-hr sessions on Scrum 101 and agile careers (and much more). Please check out list of topics & sessions just posted at
    Please plan to join us on May 21st!!!

    1 · April 7, 2014

  • Deema D.

    great turn out! hope you can fit me in :)

    March 25, 2014

  • Alex K.

    Those are all great books, thanks for suggesting, Maria. Emily, we have been discussing offering a Scrum 101 class to introduce the basics. Stay tuned :) I am hoping to be able to have this session set the tone for the class.

    March 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a lot after reading the primer and Lean Startup. Not sure if I can attend this meeting due to class (SDLC Sys Analy, ironically enough.) But here are my questions:

    How do you implement scrum when IT team is used to being lone wolfs? (People resistance)

    How do you implement when daily work involves many other simultaneous client projects with separate teams? Still do-able? How do you estimate timeboxing time?

    How do you implement when team all works remotely?

    March 17, 2014

    • Maria P. B.

      Hey Emily, Those are great questions and not easily answered in a short post. For the situation with many clients, take a look at KanBan. For people resistance and ways to work with remote teams, there are some great ideas in Mike Cohn's book, Succeeding with Agile. Our Agile Book Club read that one last year. Lastly, if you can't make our Scrum 101 session, there are "lean coffee" sessions in Miami and Broward on other nights.

      1 · March 18, 2014

  • Alex K.

    Maria, thanks for organizing, This is a Great topic, lots of Agile curious members and non-members have asked for this so looking forward to answering all your questions. Are there specific answers you are looking for? Let's get a discussion ongoing...

    1 · March 17, 2014

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