22-24 September 2014
Intercontinental Berlin
Europe/Berlin timezone
-- Submissions are now CLOSED - thank you to all who submitted ---
Welcome to the Submission System for the Global SCRUM GATHERING® Berlin 2014!

Chairs & Review Team have set the following timeline for submission, review and selection of the Global SCRUM GATHERING® Berlin Program:

Schedule Overview 

SYSTEM OPEN – Thursday, April 17th (~5 weeks)
Revised SYSTEM CLOSE – Tuesday, May 27, 2014 @ 12 pm CET
Review Phase [System Closed] – Tuesday, May 27th to Sunday, June 22nd (~4 weeks)
Accepted & Rejected Notifications Sent – Sunday, June 22nd
Deadline for Accepted Speakers to Confirm – Sunday, June 29th
Program Announced – Monday, July 7th

IMPORTANT: Please review and download the Submission Guidelines before submitting.

The Global SCRUM GATHERING® Berlin 2014
As Agile and Scrum become more and more mainstream, the quality and the scope of implementing Scrum changes. Anyone involved in supporting a company to adopt Scrum, whether as an internal or external coach or champion, needs to be aware of the responsibility which comes with that. Through our talks with potential clients we get a lot of feedback along the lines of: they like Scrum, they tried it, but after a while people are not doing it right anymore.

In our experience the reason for this is that while teams/companies learn the practices of Scrum, they often don't understand and apply the principles behind these practices. This leads to fast success and high levels of motivation, but after a while they fall back into old habits. Sustainable change is hard, and requires a foundation built on applying Agile and Scrum principles, focus on quality, and an eye on the the future.

To tempt you, we have five powerful tracks from which to learn.

Scrum Principles: “Changing the Status Quo"

Reaching (and maintaining) a sustainable pace depends on applying the principles of Scrum, not just the practices. This track is about the origins of Scrum - the principles and how they are applied. What do successful teams do to apply the principles? How do they overcome the pull of old habits and comfortable but ineffective ways of working? What are the core principles underlying Scrum and how do we see this applied?

Successful Scrum Practices: “Berlin Never Sleeps"
Berlin is the hottest start-up capital in Europe, famous for seeing business opportunities in anything and for getting things built quickly. In this track we will look at how to get things off the ground quickly, laying the foundations for impactful and lasting change. From small changes of habit, whether an engineering practice or how a team works together, to fundamental changes in approach, such as emerging architectural decisions or validating ideas before implementing them, we are looking for small changes or fundamentals, pragmatic things that work?

Innovating beyond Core Scrum: "The Bohemian Bear"

Famous for street art, a different lifestyle, thinking outside the box, creativity is everywhere in Berlin. The act of taking something we understand and adding to it, extrapolating from where we are today to show a completely different perspective, is in the DNA of Berlin. In this track we consider what is next for Scrum? How will the Scrum we understand today grow and evolve to adopt thinking from different disciplines? How will the roles or the practices we consider evolve?

Thinking “Outside the box”

Thinking 'outside the box' is about taking the IT out of Scrum. How can we take the core principles and practices and apply them across business functions, in different industries? How is Scrum being used and extended in today's world? Scrum in a Law Office? Marketing and Sales functions? When we take off the blinkers of Scrum as a technology team’s methodology, where can we go? 

Managing Agility “Bring Down the Wall"
Agile adoptions outside of the team level depend on two critical aspects often ignored in discussing Scrum: effective coaching skills and catalytic or servant leadership. How we manage and lead the agile adoption is important. In this track we consider the role of leadership, both as a coach or agile champion and as a line manager, executive or stakeholder. Leadership is about making good decisions, creating the right environment and understanding that our actions have consequences, whether intended or not.
Starts Sep 22, 2014 08:00
Ends Sep 24, 2014 18:00
Intercontinental Berlin
Budapester Str. 2 10787 Berlin