The 1st official SUGSA Johannesburg scrum gathering was held last night at Discovery Health in Sandton.
Marius gave an excellent talk on agile and the various flavours available, such as kanban and scrum. The talk focused on the tools at your disposal in the various agile approaches and stressed not getting tangled in wondering which one is the best. Depending on where you and your organisation are in the agile transition process, you need to choose the tools that is best suited to your maturity level of agile adoption. Then as a group we interacted with each other and discussed what we expect to get out of the scrum group in future meetings.
The free gifts where much appreciated.
It was excellent chatting to like minded people.
It was a huge success!!!
Looking forward to Jan! 🙂
The next event will be on 25 January 2011.
From an attendee in the meeting:
“I would define last nights SUGSA JHB initialize meeting as a success. While the audience initially seemed reserved as a whole, maybe not knowing what to expect, the energy quickly mounted once we broke into the small murmur groups. Every person I spoke to in the group session and after the event formalities during networking said that they would definitely attend the next meeting. The venue, food, presentation topic and SCRUMM Alliance gift packs presented a very high and professional level of presentation, which I think impressed all who attended. Personally I’m very excited about this group and already have learned a lot just from the presentation and talking to people I met at the group!
I think that people are hungry to hear success case studies and would love to see this as a small part of every gathering.”
See the presentation slides: Navigating the Agile Flame Wars
Photos of the event: