Scrum Gathering South Africa 2013 2017-01-28T10:17:33+00:00

This year’s Scrum Gathering South Africa will be happening on 22 and 23 October in the beautiful city of Cape Town.

Going beyond the fundamentals of Scrum, we will have five stages of talks covering the business, process and development aspects of agile projects.

The Gathering will be held over two days with an estimated 250 participants.

Magic – The Scrum Gathering

Agile excellence across the software development spectrum

This year SUGSA combines the product, process and management focus of previous gatherings with the technical tracks of CodeLab 2012, bringing developers, testers, product owners, scrum masters and managers together in South Africa’s largest Scrum Gathering to date.

Three fantastic keynotes and five tracks of international and local speakers cover a mix of deep-dives, presentations, interactive workshops and short fun talks.

Two technical excellence tracks

A lot of people are asking us what happened to CodeLab. In response to its overwhelming success last year, we are including two technical excellence tracks as part of the conference.
Once again, industry experts and fresh new speakers will be presenting on a range of topics from dependency injection, test driven development and refactoring legacy code, to scaling Lean and even a live coding dojo experience.


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22-23 October 2013


Kelvin Grove Club

144 Campground Road, Newlands

Opening Keynote – Day 1

Geoff Watts, Change & Leadership Coach

Geoff WattsGeoff has pretty much seen and heard it all from a Scrum perspective. As the first Certified Scrum Coach and the longest serving Certified Scrum Trainer, he is highly experienced in the application of Scrum as well as being qualified as a personal and business coach. His philosophy is based on belief in human potential and creating and supporting a sense of self-awareness and self-confidence in his clients, both individual and organisational. Even his training courses are based as much around bringing out the knowledge already within the room as it is about being a teacher. As well as having written the popular new book Scrum Mastery: From Good To Great Servant-Leadership, he is a passionate, entertaining and inspiring speaker who is not averse to a little cheeky controversy now and again as well.


Opening Keynote – Day 2

Dave Snowden, Chief Scientific Officer

Dave SnowdenDave Snowden is the founder and chief scientific officer of Cognitive Edge. His work is international in nature and covers government and industry looking at complex issues relating to strategy, organisational decision making and decision making. He has pioneered a science based approach to organisations drawing on anthropology, neuroscience and complex adaptive systems theory. He is a popular and passionate keynote speaker on a range of subjects, and is well known for his pragmatic cynicism and iconoclastic style. He holds visiting Chairs at the Universities of Pretoria and Hong Kong Polytechnic University as well as a visiting fellowship at the University of Warwick. He is a senior fellow at the Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies at Nanyang University and the Civil Service College in Singapore. His paper with Boone on Leadership was the cover article for the Harvard Business Review in November 2007 and also won the Academy of Management award for the best practitioner paper in the same year. He has previously won a special award from the Academy for originality in his work on knowledge managment.

Closing Keynote

Alexander Kjerulf, Chief Happiness Officer

Alexander KjerulfAlexander is the founder of Woohoo inc and one of the world’s leading experts on happiness at work. He is a speaker, consultant and author, presenting and conducting workshops on happiness at work at businesses and conferences all over the world. His clients include companies like Hilton, Microsoft, LEGO, IKEA, Shell, HP and IBM.

His clients especially appreciate his unlimited energy, his dedication to happiness at work and his ability to keep his message simple and practical and fun.

Alex has a masters degree in computer science from The University of Southern Denmark, and was a co-founder of the Danish IT company Enterprise Systems.

Alex is the author of 3 books including the international bestseller Happy Hour is 9 to 5 – How to Love Your Job, Love Your Life and Kick Butt at Work. The book has been extremely well received all over the world and is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Danish, Vietnamese and Chinese.

And in case you’re wondering, his last name (Kjerulf) is pronounced a little like care-oolf.

Speakers & Program

We have a growing list of confirmed speakers that can be see on the Confirmed Speakers page.  This is a work in progress with speakers being added as they confirm.  Even more details about the talks with speaker bios will be added over time so check back for changes.  The final program is planned to be available by 10 September.

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