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Scrum Mastery - A Panel Discussion

Scrum Master Panel Overview

  1. Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a solid Scrum Master?
  2. What is a good job description for Scrum Master? Is it a full-time job?
  3. How to effectively facilitate the Scrum Ceremonies (reviews, planning, retrospectives, standups, etc.)
  4. What IS an "Impediment" and how to handle it?
  5. How to encourage team "Swarming" around work?
  6. What ISN'T your job?
  7. How to effectively "Groom" backlogs?
  8. What part(s) do you play in "managing the people"? Fostering self-direction.
  9. Or the part you play in "managing management"?
  10. Top 5 Keys to effective Scrum Mastery?
  11. The place for Certifications?
  12. How to measure the Scrum Masters performance?

If so, come JOIN US, for a spirited discussion on these (and other) topics with a panel of experienced Scrum Masters. No academic advice here! This is an "In the Trenches" discussion. It should be a BLAST!


6:30 - 6:45: General Networking

6:45: Panel Promptly Starts, Each panelist gets a few minutes for opening thoughts

7:45: 15 Minute Warning, Each panelist gets some closing thoughts

8pm: Done!

8:15: Quintiles can go back to normal


Right now we have two panelists "signed-up" and we're looking for two more experienced Scrum Master to join the discussion. We may even leave one of the seats "Open" for audience members to randomly join the panel?

  • Maureen Green: is a Scrum Master from Deutsche Bank in Cary. She's been involved in the SM and coaching roles in agile teams for over 5 years. There's very little that Marueen hasn't least once ;-)
  • Tim Kuykendall:is a Scrum Master from iContact and WebAssign. He's been operating in this role for over 3 years. Tim also has a wonderful DevOps background and feel for agile leadership done well.
  • Beth Mullenberg:has worked for a small software company for about 13 years which has required her to wear many hats. Her official title is Operations Manager but she performs these roles as well: scrum master, project manager (PMP) and client manager.
  • Bob Galen: will be facilitating the panel discussion. Send your questions to Bob before the session at [masked] OR bring them the evening of.

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  • Christopher P.

    Doh! Can't believe I missed this!

    February 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was very interesting and a great format for Q&A. Thank you.

    February 14, 2013

  • Tim K.

    Thanks to everyone who came out to the discussion! It's always great to chat and share ideas with the Agile community. Feel free to connect with any of us on linkedin.

    February 7, 2013

  • Risa P.

    I enjoyed the discussion and gain some insight on Scrum.

    February 6, 2013

  • Terri F.

    Good to hear different perspectives, helpful discussions.

    February 6, 2013

  • Peter S.

    great forum, thanks to everyone who contributed

    February 6, 2013

  • Carole M.

    Panel discussion format was really interesting and informative. Lots of thoughtful questions and Bob, as always, moderated well.

    February 6, 2013

  • Tracey R.

    Excellent! The panel discussion produced some great ideas and some great topics were covered. I look forward to the next one. Thanks for setting this up!

    February 5, 2013

  • Carole D.

    I am from Sunnyvale California. Will there be Web conferencing available for the Scrum Mastery panel discussion on Tuesday 5th?

    January 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      No, just local discussion.

      February 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent panel. Thanks.

    February 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent panel. Covered a lot of ground and provided some food for thought.

    February 5, 2013

  • David D.

    Very useful and practical. Great meetup for anyone involved in agile.

    February 5, 2013

  • Steve G

    Great panel. Great format. Thanks to all the SMs that participated.

    1 · February 5, 2013

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