14 of the 17 co-authors of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development were interviewed in 2016-17 for a special podcast. The goal was to capture the intent of the authors and to recount the events of Snowbird, where the co-authors gathered and wrote what has become known as the Agile Manifesto.
What emerged from the interviews was much more. Ryan has unearthed reasons why the event was needed, the original vision of the authors, and key insights often overlooked or missed. Let's hear the real story behind and reflect on the rise pitfalls of Agile in industry…and what we can do to reclaim it.
Ryan has worked in many industries including Intellectual Property, Advertising, Science, Publishing, Manufacturing, ERP, Clinical Decision Support & Learning. Most recently Ryan joined Contino, a global leader in DevOps & Cloud enablement. Ryan has led multiple agile teams and facilitated agile transformations. Ryan serves as a coach and mentor to emerging agile professionals.
Ryan is a current member of the Harrisburg University corporate faculty, the Agile Uprising, and an independent lean development trainer. Based in Philadelphia, Ryan is an avid reader, host of the Agile Uprising podcast (which has reached over 70K listeners in over 100 countries) and loving father of three. He is incrementally becoming a great husband.
Change is often much slower than hoped for and more painful than anticipated. In the end, you may be left with feelings of frustration and dismay rather than the benefits you hoped for. How can we make change more successful? More enlivening?
Esther has distilled principles for successful transformation into Six Rules for Change. These principles address both the complexity of the organization and the complexity of the human experience. They provide touch-points to guide Change Artists as they support and enable change in their organizations.
Esther is a reknowned author, consultant, and speaker. Her insights regarding organizational culture help people to create positive, mutually receptive and reinforcing company environments in which teams have the capacity to achieve great things. She helps companies explore how best to maximize their capacity for achievement by eliminating wasted effort, politics, cynicism, and fear.
Esther is a pioneer of experiential training for technical people, co-creator of the Coaching Beyond the Team workshop, and co-leader with Don Gray of the legendary Problem-solving Leadership workshop (designed by Jerry Weinberg). Esther serves as an expert in organizational dynamics and is a leading thinker in bringing agility to companies, management, and teams.
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.
Organized locally. Supported globally.
Ontario Scrum Community® and Scrum Alliance® are aligned in our support of the growing community of Scrum & Agile practitioners in Canada.
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.
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.
Scrum Alliance® hosts global gatherings worldwide several times per year and supports regional gatherings hosted by regional/local user groups.
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.
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Berteig is a consulting and training company that, for over a decade, has been helping organizations build sustainable, high-performance teams where continuous improvement and agility are deeply imbedded in the culture.
Our clients are some of the most ambitious people and companies on the planet. We remain committed to fuelling their personal and business growth through tireless dedication to delivering the best Agile consulting, coaching and training.
Berteig is proud to sponsor this event to support the growing community of Scrum practitioners in Canada. We look forward to seeing many of our clients at Regional Scrum Gathering® Canada. Read more…
Technology at RBC. Powered by ideas. Inspired by you.
Want to do incredible work that shakes up an entire industry? At RBC, we're revolutionizing the way the world lives, works and banks.
We're all in on Technology, and collectively we're led by a forward-thinking mindset, a passion for disruption and a drive to connect winning teams that help our clients thrive and communities prosper.
As a member of the Agile team, you'll work in an environment where everyone contributes ideas and works in creative ways to develop user-based solutions. We're breaking new ground and challenging the status quo.
Learn more about our Agile team today at rbc.com/techjobs.
Blended Perspectives is an Atlassian Solutions Platinum Partner with experience across various industries and organizations in Canada, US, the UK and Australia. For over 10 years, our certified experts have been providing a full range of services and innovative, cost-effective Agile, Scrum and Scaled Agile solutions built on Atlassian products, for I.T. and beyond. Our unique, solutions based offering, is powered by a proprietary set of templates and patterns, tailored to each business practice, process and complexity, enabling our clients to grow and achieve peak efficiency. We have deep technical skills in all things Atlassian and are also a certified Atlassian Training partner. Read more…
Can an organization be both big and Agile? Yes, it can.
TD is a large, complex organization, with more than 85,000 employees globally, that is committed to delivery excellence, developing our teams, and to anticipating the needs of our customers in ways that improve their lives. To do this given today's rapid pace of change means we must be smart and open-minded about how we think about technology.
Transforming the way we develop and deliver our services is a top priority for delivering the Bank of the Future at TD. Read more…
Agile Pain Relief delivers focused, customized Scrum and Agile training for groups led by Certified Scrum Trainers. Subjects include Certified ScrumMaster®, Certified Scrum Product Owner® & Certified Scrum Developer®. With experience using Agile methods including: Scrum, XP, and Lean, Agile Pain Relief tailors its services to fit the needs of any organization with a custom Agile solution. Read more…
agile42 is a market leader in providing "Agile Transformation Services" to companies who want to move toward a more effective and adaptive way of working. For many years, agile42 has supported a wide range of clients, from startups to large enterprises, in transforming their way of working. By combining management consulting, knowledge transfer, team training, and on-the-job coaching, we have developed a unique and proven approach to support our clients in adopting and applying Agile practices to achieve outstanding results. Read more…
Askida is a center of expertise in software development and software quality that aims to optimize the competitive advantages of its customers while reducing costs and risks. Askida develops customized and proven software solutions or ensures the quality of existing software using its Askida software. Distributed throughout Quebec and elsewhere in North America, Askida's customers are innovative organizations, characterized by a unique business process and stringent requirements for software quality. Read more…
Demonstrate the true power and meaning of writing it down and keeping it front and centre.
Writing things down helps keep our thoughts, our ideas and goals front and centre, which in turn makes the chances of making them happen skyrocket. It's not just something we think, it's something that's been proven. Post-it® Brand is here to help people realize the things that matter most, by showing them how taking that seemingly simple first step of writing it down can be the difference between what gets lost and forgotten, and what gets done. Read more…
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.
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!
Update! Monday evening supper, to be held in the venue, will now be included in the registration fee.
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:
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:
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.
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: