The Manager as Scrum Master: Can This Work at Enterprise Scale?

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Slalom Denver

1899 Wynkoop Street · Denver, co

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8TH FLOOR. See parking options in the meeting description.

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Good Scrum Masters facilitate, coach, and remove impediments. Good managers do the same. So why do so many people insist that a manager can't be a good Scrum Master, particularly at Enterprise scale? We will explore the organizational context and managerial skills that make this dual role not only possible, but potentially powerful.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the potential pitfalls of managers as Scrum Masters
2. Know the skills & traits that a manager needs to thrive as a Scrum Master
3. Know the organizational contexts that allow managers to be effective as Scrum Masters

About the speaker:
Brad Swanson is Vice President and Chief Lean-ologist at Kelsus Inc., a software consulting firm. Kelsus not only delivers world-class mobile, web and distributed software, but also helps to transform your organization's software engineering and DevOps practices.
Brad started his software career at age 10 on the Apple IIe and has built complex software, managed software development, and coached software organizations for 24 years. Brad has coached Agile transformations at many organizations in the US, Europe, and Asia.
Brad is also a Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST) and Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) with expertise in XP, Scrum, Lean and Kanban, and a past President of Agile Denver.

6:00-6:30 Pizza and Networking (Intro to Agile @ Scale for new folks)
6:30-6:45 Job Board and Introductions
6:45-8:00 Presentation

Pizza will be provided by Agile Denver
Beverages will be provided by our sponsors at Slalom Denver

(1) Office building garage (enter from 19th) after 4:00pm you will be charged $6.00. If you keep your car overnight, you will be charged $21.00
(2) The North/West open parking lot on 19th/Wynkoop (Chophouse Restaurant lot) after 2:00pm the night rate is $8.00 and it will expire at 8:00am the next morning
(3) Meter parking