Give Thanks For Scrum 2017

Give Thanks For Scrum

Join us on Tuesday November 21, 2017 in Boston Massachusetts for Agile Boston's 9th Annual Give Thanks For Scrum event.


A major dimension of this year's event is the new SCRUM GUIDE released November 07. GIVE THANKS FOR SCRUM is the place where you can receive a copy of the new Scrum Guide and also get your most pressing questions answered by the authors of THE SCRUM GUIDE. Scrum, and the new version of the Scrum Guide: born in Boston !!

You may not know that Scrum was born in Boston and thus its very appropriate that Give Thanks For Scrum has become a true Boston tradition! Register now and get Jeff Sutherland, David West and other Scrum experts for the WHOLE DAY, where they will give individual presentations and then join forces to answer your toughest Scrum questions in a special afternoon Q&A session.




The world of Scrum is constantly progressing and Scrum is now being applied way beyond software. Scrum is beginning to touch every aspect of the business. The term "Business Agility" is now a phrase that is in common use. New frameworks and new forms of Scrum are addressing this reality now, throughout the world.

At this year's Give Thanks for Scrum event, we explore Scrum Beyond Software.

Way back in 2009, the Scrum Alliance arranged a Scrum Gathering in Phoenix with this very theme. But 2009 was not quite ready for Scrum Beyond Software. Times have changed. It is now more than eight years later, and the time has come. Scrum Beyond Software is emerging as a reality worldwide as this year's theme explores this new and dynamic reality.



This is the cheapest 1-day Agile conference in Boston and maybe in the entire country, so get your Early Bird TICKETS now!



Agile Boston wants you to be part of the celebration too!  A select few will be chosen to present up to a 7 minute Scrum Gratitude Talk at this year's Give Thanks For Scrum event.

SUBMIT your Gratitude Talk ideas before Friday November 3th!  We will inform those selected by Friday November 10th!



  •   8:45 am Breakfast and check in
  •   9:30 am Morning Session, ending with Jeff Sutherland keynote
  •   Lunch & Networking
  •   Afternoon Session, ending with David West keynote
  •   Scrum Beyond Software Q&A panel including Jeff and David
  •   4:00 pm Cocktail Hour
  •   5:00 pm Done!




Jeff Sutherland

JEFF SUTHERLAND is one of the inventors of the Scrum software development process. Together with Ken Schwaber, he created Scrum as a formal process at OOPSLA ’95.  Jeff helped to write the Agile Manifesto in 2001 and is a co-author (along with Ken Schwaber) of The Scrum Guide.  Jeff has also founded Scrum Inc, a leading authority on Scrum that has provided training, consulting, and counsel to hundreds of companies and individuals.

Dave West -

DAVID WEST is the product owner at  David is a frequent keynote speaker and is a widely published author of articles, along with his acclaimed book: Head First Object-Oriented Analysis and Design.  David led the development of the Rational Unified Process (RUP) and then worked with Ivar Jacobson running the North American business for IJI. Then managed the software delivery practice at Forrester research where he was VP and research director.  Prior to joining David was Chief Product Officer at Tasktop where he was responsible for product management, engineering and architecture.



Joe Justice works globally as an interim executive for Scrum in Hardware, bringing multinational companies twice the work in half the time. His teams have held 3 world records. He is a TEDx speaker, guest lecturer at both MIT and Oxford University in England, featured in Forbes 5 times to date including as owner of a "Company to watch" by Forbes Billionaire Club, cited in more than 5 business paperbacks and hardcovers, the subject of a Discovery Channel mini-documentary for his work creating the discipline Scrum in Hardware while working directly with the co-creator of Scrum, Dr. Jeff Sutherland.

Stacia Heimgartner is a Business Agility Coach, Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) & Coach, and an author of The Professional ScrumMaster's Handbook.  Stacia was one of the very first Certified Scrum Trainers in the USA, taught by Ken Schwaber himself.  Stacia will introduce ENTERPRISE SCRUM, created by Agile Manifesto co-author Mike Beedle.  ENTERPRISE SCRUM is a new and important Scrum derivative that is designed to facilitate business-agility across all functional departments such as Marketing, Sales, Human Resources and Finance.

DANIEL MEZICK has been coaching executives and teams since 2006, and is an expert on extending adaptive Agile culture beyond software. His books and workshops teach you how. Daniel will introduce LEADERSHIP SCRUM, an open-source Scrum derivative based on the open-source Scrum Guide from Jeff and Ken. LEADERSHIP SCRUM contains everything C-level teams need to execute and demonstrate leadership work with Scrum. You exit this conference with the LEADERSHIP SCRUM Reference Definition and guidance on how to use it to make your Agile Transformation a reality.


Nonprofit Center Boston
89 South street
Boston MA 02111