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About Us

Ontario Scrum Community® and Scrum Alliance® are aligned in our support of the growing community of Scrum & Agile practitioners in Canada.

Volunteers, sponsors, and community leaders have combined their efforts to launch the 1st-ever Regional Scrum Gathering® to be held in Canada. We look forward to seeing you in March, 2018.

What is Our Goal?

Organized locally. Supported globally.

Tens-of-thousands of Canadians have been working to Transform the World of Work. Regional Scrum Gathering® Canada connects Scrum Alliance® members to the larger community and celebrates the contributions of all Agile & Scrum practitioners.

  • Learn new techniques and skills
  • Enjoy discussion with experts
  • Mingle with colleagues
  • Expand your network
  • Earn SEUs

Important Dates

Registration

Registration $580 (Discounts frequently announced at Twitter)

On-site check in

Sunday afternoon, March 25th

March
26 & 27, 2018

Hyatt Regency
Toronto, Canada

34
Speakers

Event Location

This is where the action is! Networking opportunities are around every corner and in every elevator. Save time getting to & from sessions and enjoy the convenience of going back to your room to relax.

We have negotiated with Hyatt Regency Toronto to provide you the best value & service during your stay — be sure to tell them you're with Regional Scrum Gathering® Canada.

Book Your Stay
  • Hyatt Regency Toronto, 370 King St W, Toronto
  • Minutes from Eaton Centre & Dundas Square
  • Surrounded by excellent restaurants
  • Heart of Entertainment District
  • Minutes from CN Tower
  • Walkability score: 100%
Hyatt Regency Toronto, 370 King St W, Toronto


Hyatt Regency Toronto
370 King St W
Toronto
Canada
Entertainment District

Title Sponsor

Scrum Alliance® is a professional membership & certification organization in the Agile community having a mission to "Transform the World of Work" by guiding and inspiring individuals, leaders, and organizations with practices, principles, and values that create joyful, prosperous, and sustainable workplaces.

Canadian Scrum practitioners have contributed to that shared vision for many years. Ontario Scrum Community® appreciates the support of Scrum Alliance® as we celebrate the incredible knowledge, diversity, and passion of our Canadian colleagues.

Sponsorship

BMO BERTEIG RBC
Agile Pain Relief Your Logo Here

Programme

4:00 pm — 8:00 pm

We hope to see you as soon as you arrive in Toronto! Join us at the registration desk to get your name badge and swag bag.

8:00 am — 9:00 am

Breakfast Buffet is available.

Tip: Get a good seat for the keynote!

To be announced
9:00 am — 10:15 am

To be announced.

10:15 am — 10:30 am

Susan Lin Bill Fairfield Jerilyn Edginton Zach Bonaker
10:30 am — 11:15 am

Susan Lin

Susan Lin

Sustaining Agility After the Consultants Leave

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Bill Fairfield

Bill Fairfield

What Happened To My Agile

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Jerilyn Edginton

Jerilyn Edginton

Value Stream Mapping for Innovation

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Zach Bonaker

Zach Bonaker

"No One Does Scrum by the Book!" A Visual Technique to Assist Transformation

Read more...

11:15 am — 11:30 am

Stuart Oakley & Jerry Doucett Sue Johnston Melissa Boggs Brock Argue
11:30 am — 12:15 am

Stuart Oakley & Jerry Doucett

Stuart Oakley & Jerry Doucett

Multiple Intelligence in an Agile Environment — Stuart Oakley and Jerry Doucett

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Sue Johnston

Sue Johnston

Heroes are Expensive — Tackling the Firefighting Culture

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Melissa Boggs

Melissa Boggs

Helping the Helpers: The Care & Feeding of Your ScrumMasters

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Brock Argue

Brock Argue

Build Your Leadership Toolbox

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12:15 pm — 1:00 pm

Healthy food.

Travis Birch Chris Murman To be announced Ardita Karaj & Jeff "Cheesy" Morgan
1:00 pm — 2:15 pm

Travis Birch

Travis Birch

What if no one was forced to do Scrum?

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Chris Murman

Chris Murman

Brainwriting: The Team Hack To Generating Better Ideas

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To be announced

To be announced

Ardita Karaj & Jeff "Cheesy" Morgan

Ardita Karaj & Jeff "Cheesy" Morgan

See the Value

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2:15 pm — 2:45 pm

Allison Pollard Mariete Sequera Hernandez Rod Sigurdson Dave Sharrock
2:45 pm — 4:00 pm

Allison Pollard

Allison Pollard

Talking and Not Talking

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Mariete Sequera Hernandez

Mariete Sequera Hernandez

Creating Scrum Teams That Do Not Disintegrate

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Rod Sigurdson

Rod Sigurdson

Why Your Auditors Absolutely ADORE Agile Teams …and Why They Don’t Know It Yet

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Dave Sharrock

Dave Sharrock

Why stop at your IT department? Or an Agile approach to Change Management

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4:00 pm — 4:05 pm

4:05 pm — 4:25 pm

We'll wrap up the day together in the grand ballroom.

8:00 am — 9:00 am

Breakfast Buffet is available.

Jeff "Cheesy" Morgan Joanna Vahlsing Marcelo Granados Jeff Kosciejew & Chris Chapman
9:00 am — 9:45 am

Jeff "Cheesy" Morgan

Jeff "Cheesy" Morgan

Zero Defects — The Path to Agility

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Joanna Vahlsing

Joanna Vahlsing

Removing Impediments and Cultivating a Culture of Feedback

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Marcelo Granados

Marcelo Granados

How Scrum Transformed Our Business Model

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Jeff Kosciejew & Chris Chapman

Jeff Kosciejew & Chris Chapman

The Theory of Constraints

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9:45 am — 10:00 am

Andrew Rose Erich Bühler Ellen Grove & Mike Bowler To be announced
10:00 am — 11:15 am

Andrew Rose

Andrew Rose

Story Requirements in Hours, not Days! The Lost Art of Concept Modeling

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Erich Bühler

Erich Bühler

Accelerate your Agile transformation 2x with Enterprise Social Systems

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Ellen Grove & Mike Bowler

Ellen Grove & Mike Bowler

Everything is Better When We Stick Together — Ellen Grove and Mike Bowler

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To be announced

To be announced

11:15 am — 1:00 pm

Healthy food. Note: Options will be available for folks with allergies and vegetarian/vegan preferences.

Lightning Talks will be held on main stage.

Rosemary Missier Stuart Turner Diana Kirkova Jim Bennett
1:00 pm — 1:45 pm

Rosemary Missier

Rosemary Missier

10 Things I’ve Learned In 10 Years

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Stuart Turner

Stuart Turner

Dr. Strangelove or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Agile

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Diana Kirkova

Diana Kirkova

Agile Gamification for Self-management and Self-organization

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Jim Bennett

Jim Bennett

Scrum in K-12 IT: From Silos To High-Performing Cross-Functional Teams

Read more...

1:45 pm — 2:00 pm

To be announced Joanne Stone & Mike Kaufman To be announced Owais Zahid
2:00 pm — 2:45 pm

To be announced

To be announced

Joanne Stone & Mike Kaufman

Joanne Stone & Mike Kaufman

A Good Scrum Master is Hard to Find

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To be announced

To be announced

Owais Zahid

Owais Zahid

Rethink Product Development: How Agile is Redefining the Way We Make Things

Read more...

2:45 pm — 3:00 pm

To be announced
3:00 pm — 4:30 pm

To be announced.

FAQs

Less than $500, plus taxes.

We have worked diligently to keep the registration fee below $500 so those travelling from across Canada and elsewhere have a world-class, yet affordable, experience.

Our ticket price is $580 but there are numerous discounts available, such as:

Fun & Food

We are working out the details.

Our plan is to ensure access to great food and excellent content throughout the event. Hotel accommodations and travel will not be included in the registration fee but we have negotiated with Hyatt Regency Toronto Hotel to get you the best possible price — remember to tell them you're with the Scrum gathering!

Every part of Canada is incredible! But...

A majority of Canadian Scrum Alliance® members live in Toronto.

The organizing committee and volunteer group includes members from across the country and we carefully considered the location of this event.

We can achieve 2 important objectives by hosting the event in Toronto this 1st year:

  • We can develop relationships with Canada's largest corporations who have national presence to secure sponsorships for this and (hopefully) future events.
  • We can explore ideas to strengthen the networks and raise awareness of Scrum in other Canadian communities.

We Want to Complement, Not Compete

With Toronto chosen as the location, we wanted to be careful not to compete with other events in the calendar. We tip our hat to the incredible success of:

  • Toronto Agile Community
  • Agile Coach Camp (East & West)
  • Play4Agile
  • Gatineau Ottawa Agile Tour

All of those great events occur between June & November and are organized by our hard-working friends & colleauges. Regional Scrum Gathering® Canada is scheduled to not conflict with those events. We intend to augment the calendar with additional learning opportunities for our growing community.

We love volunteers! We are volunteers too!

Volunteers are the heart of the event. It literally cannot happen without the help of an energetic community.

Volunteers are helping to organize the event and will be on-site during the event to ensure things run smoothly. We already have long list of people eager to help.  We have been blown away by the support from people like you.

We have closed the submission form. Instead, here are a few things you can do immediately to help the event:

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