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









Upcoming events (1)

Amazon's Customer Obsession to drive behaviors and influence change

Amazon takes pride in identifying itself as the earth's most customer centric company. Why is that important and what does it means for the millions of Amazon customers and Amazonians? How does it influence how we identify opportunities and approach problems? How does customer centricity help us invent on behalf of our customers? What behaviors does it encourage? What happens if you fail? What mechanisms makes Amazon so successful? There are these and many more questions that people ask about Amazon and it's culture of innovation. In this session, we will dive into proven ways and mechanisms that are at play at Amazon. We will also understand how these mechanism help in building an agile mindset and makes agility a way of working. By the end of the session you will feel excited about leveraging these methods and mechanisms to influence change and drive innovation yourself. Bio: With 20+ years of experience in the industry, Nirmal currently works as part of the Innovation Advisory group at AWS (Amazon Web Services). His responsibilities include helping the 'C' suite of large enterprises pioneer the use of cloud services to drive innovation, become more customer centric and gain competitive advantage. Nirmal has a passion for new product innovation and agile and uses them to help enterprises identify a customer-centric opportunity, developing hypotheses about market fit, testing these through experimentation and launching a net-new scaled deployment.

Past events (202)

DFW Scrum Presents October "Spooky" Short Talks

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