I spent the week at the Seattle Scrum Gathering, starting with a day-long retreat for Certified Scrum Coaches and Trainers. I learned a lot this week and made a lot of notes about things to check out, new ideas, new tools, new people, etc. Then I left the gathering in a hurry to catch my plane and accidently left my notebook behind. I am pretty sure it got gathered up with the trash. So I had a great time but was bummed to lose my external memory. Yeah, I know, a modern person would take notes with an iPad and never let go of it. Oh well. If I promised you something, please send me a reminder.
I got to see a lot of old friends. I made some new friends. And I think I mended one fence. And it was great to run into some of my CSM students who are doing really well. I also missed seeing a few friends who were not present.
I was asked to organize a coaching clinic. In keeping with the “foodie” theme of the conference, we called it “Scrum to Go”. A number of experienced coaches, many Certified Scrum Coaches, volunteered to talk with people in 15 and 30 minute time slots. We had a lot of walk-in business, too. We coaches got a great chance to co-coach with others as well. It was a big success.
Here are some things from the gathering:
My presentation: “Lean Strategies for IT Support Organizations” http://twurl.nl/a4ox7n
A few grainy pictures from the Scrum To Go coaching clinic: https://picasaweb.google.com/rwbrown900/ScrumToGo#
A few notes from my open space session “How to Launch a Team: ” at http://sgsea2011.posterous.com/how-to-launch-a-team