Give Thanks For Scrum 2019


Join us on Tuesday November 26, 2019 in Burlington Massachusetts for Agile Boston’s 11th Annual Give Thanks For Scrum event.

You may not know that Scrum was born in Boston and thus its very appropriate that Give Thanks For Scrum has become a true Agile Boston tradition!  Register now and get Jeff Sutherland, David West, and Daniel Mezick 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.


Success With Scrum!

As someone who has worked with a lot with Scrum teams, it never ceases to puzzle me how so many people could misunderstand Scrum so badly, even after being trained and having access to the Scrum Guide.  Because organizations implementing Scrum often need clear guidance, sometimes there is very high demand for a set of A-B-C instructions. This can lead to a dogmatic and highly prescriptive approach– the exact opposite of what Scrum intends.

Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, the co-creators of Scrum, have been discussing for some time the need to explain how to play Scrum well without being prescriptive. The Scrum Guide focuses on what Scrum is, but real success comes from the way you practically implement Scrum.  We call this implementation the The Spirit of Scrum; a spirit of freedom: freedom to tell the truth, freedom to innovate, and freedom to improve. Together.

Thus our theme for Give Thanks For Scrum 2019 will focus on achieving real success implementing Scrum, focusing on the best ideas and patterns that enable great Scrum teams to become hyper-productive and life-changing for the participants.


Get your tickets HERE!  Group Rates are available!



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.