What we’re about
We are an endorsed Scrum Alliance User Group primarily based and operating in London.
We are a user group of Scrum advocates who wish to promote the Agile and Scrum values within the community and beyond. Leveraging the knowledge of industry experts, our objective is to support people where we can. But only when they are ready to be Agile and potentially use Scrum.
We do what we say by living the Scrum Values:
We focus on the presentation(s) per event (but it can be presented by multiple people). This allows the presenter(s) and audience to gain the maximum value from the event, rather than being a show case for something else.
We organise as a team and welcome people to contribute so, they too can gain experience of volunteering for the community. We believe there is no monopoly on experience.
We are a free, open group that tries to resolve any concerns and is as transparent as we possibly can be.
We are committed to the success of Agile and Scrum by supporting the community with this user group.
We respect everyone inside the group and also outside the group. We have no desire to compete, but rather to share knowledge even if it could be seen as being at the expense of our group. We do not judge and we wish all to be respected even if others may deem they are not worthy of that respect.
For that, we will always support diversity in our community and we will start doing that by promoting female speakers for the first 12 months to show who they are and what they have to offer!
Our users are committed to these values because we believe that an Agile Mindset can enhance people’s lives, often resulting in easing communication, reducing stress and enhancing happiness. It is well known that happy people are more productive people, translating into real Value.
We want everyone to be able to experience joy from the group.
Attendees: This Scrum User Group is entirely free!
We aim to keep it that way. All that is required is that your turn up, enjoy the event and be respectful to other attendees.
You can use the above email to register any SEU’s with the Scrum Alliance CSP application form.
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- Jim Highsmith - Reimagining Agile: Back to Basics Forward to the FutureLink visible for attendees
Scrum Event & Jim Highsmith (Agile Manifesto Author) present: Reimagining Agile: Back to Basics, Forward to the Future
- In 2001, the “lightweight” methodology community was the size of a marble, while today, it is expansive.
- In 2001, the internet was just unfolding; today AI is ascendant.
- In 2001 the Agile Manifesto authors had software development in mind. Today, agility applies at all enterprise levels.
The ability to adapt to constant change and uncertainty, be it with software development or business activities, maybe the single greatest competitive advantage in the 21st century.
Back to Basics first explores the history of the Agile movement, from its roots in the waterfall era to the meeting that produced the Agile Manifesto and then initial implementations of Agile that defied the norms of the times.
Forward to the Future examines why Agile may be as relevant today as it was in 2001; however, it needs a facelift, a Reimagining, as we face a highly turbulent future as we move from Agile to Agility.
Join in a lively discussion of the past, present, and future of the agile movement.
ABOUT Jim Highsmith:
Jim Highsmith's career spans six decades of rapid technology and business change.
He has been at the forefront of software technology’s response to that change, from working on 1970s COBOL business applications to recent engagements for digital transformations.
He co-authored the Agile Manifesto, cofounded the Agile Alliance, was the first president of the Agile Leadership Network, and coauthored the Declaration of Interdependence for project leaders.
His books include Wild West to Agile: Adventures in software development (2023), EDGE: Value-Driven Digital Transformation; Adaptive Leadership; Agile Project Management; Agile Software Development Ecosystems; and Adaptive Software Development, winner of the prestigious Jolt Award.
Jim is the recipient of the 2005 International Stevens Award for outstanding contributions to software engineering.
18:45 - 19:00 - Event Welcome & Networking
19:00 - 20:00 - Talk
20:00 - 20:15 - Questions & Answers
20.15 - Event Ends
As a "Scrum Alliance User Group", you will earn 1.5 SEUs from this event.