6:00 - 6:30: Manhattan Pizza and Networking
6:30 - 8:00: Presentation/Workshop
8:00 - 8:30: Q&A and more Networking
"Is Scrum Master really a full time job?" with Chris Li
Have you ever been asked the question, or even wondered yourself, "Is a Scrum Master job really full time?" In this workshop you will explore examples of exactly what a Scrum Master could be doing on a regular basis and things an effective Scrum Master does that may get overlooked by individuals and organizations. By the end of this session, you will be armed with a valuable set of information that will empower you to have conversations about just how challenging of a position Scrum Master really is, even if that conversation is with yourself in the mirror!
Chris Li is an energetic and passionate Certified Scrum Trainer® whose recent focus has been on designing and delivering interactive and immersive learning experiences for professionals looking to expand their Agile mindset.
Writing code was Chris’ focus for many years, having started off with early web applications built on classic ASP and continuing with functionality built in .NET using C#. These engagements provided an opportunity for him to keep up with the latest tools and techniques. His passion in technology was always the database tier, having spent time as a development and enterprise level database administrator and engineer for Microsoft-related technologies.
Chris has worked for several engaging and collaborative customers in both commercial and federal engagements. His close work with the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security give him a unique perspective into organizational change and technical delivery. By combining strong technical leadership with an emphasis on professional development, Chris has always focused on the personal and professional growth of his co-workers.
Throughout his professional career, Chris has been an entrepreneur and an innovator. He founded the Agile Institute while at Agilex, an organization focused on providing Agile-focused training to employees and customers. He also developed Agile training and implementation strategies for various programs, and most recently founded his own Agile consulting firm, SparkPlug Agility.
REI Systems is one of The Washington Post's top workplaces in the DC area (https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2018/business/top-workplaces/), and also hiring (https://www.reisystems.com/Careers)!