I’ll be Giving a Keynote at the Scrum Alliance’s Scrum Gathering May 17, 2011

  1. Posted on March 30, 2011 6:55:PM by Steve McConnell to 10x Software Development
  2. Presentation, Methods & Processes, Agile, events

The Scrum Alliance Scrum Gathering conference is in Seattle this year, May 16-18, 2011. I’ll be giving the morning keynote on the second day. I’m excited to be able to share some of the details of Construx’s experiences helping organizations move to organization-wide Scrum. Here are the details about my talk:


Scrum practitioners know what a successful Scrum project looks like. After a few successful pilot projects, many organizations struggle when they try to roll out Scrum more broadly. What does it take to roll out Scrum organization-wide? How much does by-the-book Scrum change, and what stays the same? Where do you draw the line between ScrumBut vs. necessary adaptation? What are the common stumbling blocks, and how do you overcome them? Who has to be involved?

In this presentation, award-winning author Steve McConnell shares a typical organization’s gap analysis between small-pilot-project- success and consistent-large-project-success. He describes the work needed from technical contributors, technical leaders, executive managers, and other business partners to implement Scrum. And he describes the path that has allowed Construx’s clients to realize the benefits of Scrum in larger teams, geographically distributed teams, and more complex organizations.

Here’s the info on the conference.

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Steve McConnell

Steve McConnell is CEO and Chief Software Engineer at Construx Software where he consults to a broad range of industries, teaches seminars, and oversees Construx’s software development practices. In 1998, readers of Software Development magazine named Steve one of the three most influential people in the software industry along with Bill Gates and Linus Torvalds.

Steve is the author of Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art (2006), Code Complete (1993, 2004), Rapid Development (1996), Software Project Survival Guide (1998), and Professional Software Development (2004). His books twice won Software Development magazine's Jolt Excellence award for outstanding software development book of the year.

Steve has served as Editor in Chief of IEEE Software magazine, on the Panel of Experts of the SWEBOK project, and as Chair of the IEEE Computer Society’s Professional Practices Committee.

Steve received a Bachelor’s degree from Whitman College, graduating Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and earned a Master’s degree in software engineering from Seattle University.
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