The Scrum PB&J: Agile Turas Warm-Up Edition


Are you in town for Agile Turas? Join us for a warm-up workshop the night before! "The Scrum PB&J" clinic helps you inspect your role with your colleagues, to come up with a next personal learning step. A perfect lead-in to the conference: we'll help you focus especially on agile topics you still want to explore, so you come to the conference primed and prepared. (Also, with stickers.)

About the workshop

Good by themselves, great together: the Product Owner and the Scrum Master are the peanut butter & jelly of the Scrum sandwich.

POs and Scrum Masters work in different ways to get the best out of their Scrum teams. To be effective, they also need to get the best out of each other: a relationship worthy of its own regular inspection and adaptation.

In this two-hour session, we explore the balance between the PO and the SM. Using your personal experience in a series of hands-on exercises, we’ll get a clearer sense of what you need from your counterpart and from your team.

Join the clinic with your own Scrum Master or Product Owner and exercise your agile muscles together -- our goal is to walk away with renewed insights and an improved sense of how to work together effectively towards a greater Scrum sandwich. Err, team balance.

Can’t bring your counterpart? Are you the developer bread in the Scrum sandwich? Have a different job title altogether? No problem: join in and share your perspective - we'll use your valuable insights to see how you can make use of your POs and SMs to be more effective in your own role.

If you've been to our Kaunas event in September, this new edition is also an ideal occasion to revisit your pledge and consider next steps.

About the speaker

Thomas van Zuijlen is a passionate facilitator and agile geek from The Netherlands. He works as a freelance Scrum Master/coach and has a knack for distributed teamwork. A former front-end developer and occasional quiz master, Thomas divides his time between Amsterdam and Vilnius. His weekly Scrum newsletter is called The Backlog.

Also, huge 'Thank you!' to Lietuvos Draudimas for supporting this event and helping us to spread the word about agile!