Scrum Turns 21, Are We Done Yet?

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West Creek Commons

15080 Capital One Dr · Richmond, VA

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IEEE Computer Society is hosting Dave West from with a presentation on "Scrum Turns 21, Are We there Yet!". This is a joint meeting with IEEE Computer Society, ScrumRVA, and Agile Richmond at Capital One West Creek Commons Room 281.

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Scrum Turns 21, Are We Done Yet!

Abstract: 90% of Agile teams are using Scrum. With over ½ a million people trained and certified. Scrum has become, for many the de-facto standard in Agile team organization. But what is next for Scrum? Will Scrum just become the ‘way you build software’ rather than something special or unique? In this talk we discuss the success and future of Scrum and what needs to happen to Scrum to continue its relevance. We describe how measurement, scaling and DevOps need to be weaved into Scrum to not only ensure its relevance, but also help the profession of software development improve.

Bio: Dave West is the product owner at In this capacity, he engages with partners, and the community to drive’s strategy and the overall market position of Scrum. Prior to joining the Ken Schwaber and the team at he was Chief Product Officer at Tasktop where he was responsible for product management, engineering and architecture. As a member of the company’s executive management team was also instrumental in growing Tasktop from a services business into a VC backed product business with a team of almost 100.As one of the foremost industry experts on software development and deployment, West has helped advance many modern software development processes, including the Unified process and Agile methods. He is a frequent keynote at major industry conferences and is a widely published author of articles and research reports, along with his acclaimed book: Head First Object-Oriented Analysis and Design, that helped define new software modeling and application development processes. He led the development of the Rational Unified Process (RUP) for IBM/Rational. After IBM/Rational, West returned to consulting and managed Ivar Jacobson Consulting for North America. Then he served as vice president, research director at Forrester Research, where he worked with leading IT organizations and solutions providers to define, drive and advance Agile-based methodology and tool breakthroughs in the enterprise.