Double Header Night! - JJ Sutherland and Kelly Collins

North Dallas Agile Product Owners Meetup
North Dallas Agile Product Owners Meetup
Public group

Every 2nd Wednesday of the month

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1st Presentation: JJ Sutherland and The Scrum Fieldbook (remote)
2nd Presentation: Kelly Collins and Extreme Ownership

On October 1st, JJ Sutherland's hands-on, practical guide to excelling with Scrum is released. In The Scrum Fieldbook JJ takes leaders, managers, and employees deeper into the specific challenges and new opportunities of an Agile world. He shows how the Scrum framework can be successfully applied to any situation, in any industry, from automobile manufacturers in the US and Europe to home renovation contractors in Minnesota to accelerating US Navy special forces teams in regions of the world we can’t mention.

JJ Sutherland is the CEO of Scrum Inc., a consulting and training firm that uses Scrum to rapidly deliver results in companies across the globe. He is the author of The Scrum Fieldbook: A Master Class on Accelerating Performance, Getting Results, and Defining the Future, and coauthor of Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time, written with his father, Jeff Sutherland, the co-creator of Scrum.
Previously, he was an award-winning Correspondent, Producer, and Baghdad Bureau Chief for NPR. He covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Arab Spring, and the aftermath of the 2011 tsunami in Japan. He has won Dupont, Peabody, Edward R. Murrow and Lowell Thomas awards for his work. In his free time, JJ enjoys cooking complicated recipes, traveling to the four corners of the globe, and gaming. He lives in Washington, DC, with his family.


Task Unit Bruiser was the most highly decorated SEAL unit of the Iraq war. Learn how to apply the same principles that made them so effective on the battlefield to achieve the same level of success in business, and in life.

Kelly Collins is a 22-year veteran of the software development industry and a Cold War-era veteran of the U.S. Army. He shares his experience in applying the principles of Extreme Ownership in his role as Team Lead and SM at Epsilon, and how it has led to greater success in product delivery, greater effectiveness as a leader, and a life of deeper meaning and purposefulness.


6:00 - 6:30 Networking and Introductions

6:30 - 7:15 1st Presentation with JJ (drawing for a free copy of The Scrum Fieldbook)

7:30 - 8:15 2nd Presentation with Kelly

8:15 - 8:30 Retrospective, Networking, Closing comments