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Jeff Sutherland, Scrum co-founder

 Jeff  Sutherland, Scrum co-founder

Dr. Sutherland is a Certified ScrumMaster Practitioner and the inventor of the Scrum development process. He has been VP of Engineering and/or CTO for 9 software product companies, developing Scrum in 4 of them and introducing today's standard Scrum methodology to 5 of them.

As CTO of PatientKeeper and IDX, he used Scrum to capture industry leadership for mobile/wireless/web application platforms in healthcare, enabling physicians to enhance revenue, reduce cost, and improve patient care. Recently, he has evolved automated Scrum tools for real-time management reporting, while reducing Scrum project manager overhead to 10 minutes a day and developer administrative overhead to 1 minute a day. This is an order of magnitude more efficient than traditional approaches to project management.

In recent months, Dr. Sutherland has been a Scrum consultant to Microsoft, Yahoo, Ariba, Cadence, Adobe, GE Healthcare, and M3 Media Services bringing PatientKeeper Scrum practices to the broader software industry.

Presentation: "Agile Project Management: Lessons learned at Google"

Track:   Agile Foundations

Time: Thursday 16:00 - 17:00

Location: Westminster Suite

Abstract: A Retrospective on Google's First Scrum Implementation. Jeff Sutherland visited Google to do an analysis of the first Google implementation of Scrum on one of their largest distributed projects. Their strategy for inserting Scrum step by step into the Google engineering teams showed great insight and provides helpful lessons learned for all Agile teams.

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Presentation: "Keynote Panel"

Time: Friday 17:15 - 18:45

Location: Fleming Room

Abstract: TBA

Tutorial: "Certified Scrum Master Class"

Track:   Tutorial

Time: Monday 09:00 - Tuesday 16:00

Location: To be announced


Since 1993 Scrum has been implemented with great success in several thousands of projects all over the world. Companies like Microsoft, HP, IBM, Yahoo, Xerox, Primavera, CapitalOne, Federal Reserve Bank and BBC have already adopted Scrum as one of the primary tools for efficiency improvements. Today, there are more than 3000 certified ScrumMasters in the US, Europe and in India.

The agile methodology Scrum supports the philosophy behind Lean Thinking and Lean Software Development. A very important dimension in Scrum is to secure a great level of motivation and commitment between the involved employees and to focus on the management aspects in project organisations.

Scrum - like Lean - has originated from the Toyota factories' processes of efficiency improvements in the production environment. The godfathers of Scrum are Hirotaka Takeuchi and Ikujiro Nonaka.

Attending this tutorial you'll be a certified ScrumMaster.

Attendance conditions:
  • you should have read one of the Scrum books
  • basic understanding of project management
  • formerly involvement in projects that develops or prepares services or products
  • the desire to learn more about scrum; how you use it and how it's implemented in an organisation
  • for all people with the above mentioned experiences - not only for experts