What we're about

Welcome to DFW Scrum!

Scrum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrum_(development)) is a process framework that focuses on delivering the highest business value to the customer as early as possible through short iterative development cycles that allow rapid and repeated inspection of the project. Scrum can of course be used on just about any project (if it involves people and it has to get done, you can use Scrum).

Our goal is to help you do better today than you were doing yesterday. The best way to do that is through the collective wisdom and experience of the crowd (sprinkled with some industry experts).

Scrum is very simple to understand, but very hard to implement as it takes your problems and throws them in your face each and every day. We consider ourselves an organic group that is designed to tackle the challenges and issues you face regardless of your role in Scrum.

We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month reserving the quarters for industry thought leaders / mentors who can provide direction and insight to questions we might have raised in past meetings. We have hosted some of the industry leading experts such as Ken Schwaber, Martin Fowler, Kent Beck, Ward Cunningham, Jez Humble, Lisa Crispin, Jim Highsmith, Dave Thomas, Ron Jeffries & Chet Hendrickson, Alistair Cockburn, Jeff Patton, Mary Poppendieck, Esther Derby and Mike Cohn since our inception January 13, 2009.

Here are some links to help you get connected:

Web Sites

Blog: http://dfwscrum.wordpress.com

Scrum Alliance: http://scrumalliance.org/user_groups

Email

info@dfwscrum.com

lance.dacy@dfwscrum.com

gary.maccants@dfwscrum.com

Twitter

@dfwscrum

@lancedacy

@charlesgary

Upcoming events (2)

PARTY ON DUDES – Be Excellent to your backlog

Sabre Corporation

Great sprints start with great backlogs! Taking time to “be excellent” with your backlog contributes to long-term planning, predictability, and value delivery. Please join Sean Hamilton and Tressie White from Sabre for an interactive exercise in creating and prioritizing a good backlog.

Why Agile Transformations Get Stuck!

Improving

In this world of constant market disruption, it is more imperative than ever for organizations to not only achieve operational agility (efficiency, speed, etc.), but also organizational agility (speed to respond to market change). However, as companies embark on a transformation, they are still not gaining the full benefits of agility as expected. Why? Join David Hawks, CEO of Agile Velocity, as he explains “ Why Agile Transformations Get Stuck!” What do traditional leadership paradigms, organizational structure, and culture have to do with agility? A lot, apparently. In this session, we will explore how leaders can guide their organizations past these barriers and accelerate towards true organizational agility. Bio: David Hawks is a Certified Enterprise Coach and Certified Scrum Trainer who is passionate about helping organizations achieve true agility, not just implementing Agile practices. As CEO of Agile Velocity, he guides leaders through their Agile transformation by helping to create successful transformation strategies that effectively manage organizational change and achieve business results.

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