May 22 WALTHAM MEETING: Sprint 75 and Still Learning: Scrum Lessons From a Product Development Company

Prior to adopting Scrum three years ago, Chris Sullivan and his teams at Markem-Imaje had been using Agile and Iterative practices for 10 years with mixed results. After 75 sprints of practicing Scrum, it’s clear that the learning and need for improvement never ends.

At this session, you will learn:

  •  How a global organization of distributed software development teams improved the quality of their deliverables and reduced their time to market for new features.
  • How teams wrapped mechanisms and practices around the Scrum framework to ensure good synchronization of wider program activities.
  • How teams created effective tracking and reporting processes for stakeholders.
  • How they implemented Scrum in a product development company led by distribution, marketing, manufacturing, and support organizations with long histories of waterfall and Stage-Gate practices.


About The Presenter:

Chris Sullivan is a senior manager of software development at Markem-Imaje with more than 20 years of experience as a software engineer and system architect of industrial product identification equipment and solutions.  Chris has been leading and supporting the adoption of Agile and Scrum practices across a global software development organization for almost ten years.  He is now helping the wider product development organization leverage the lessons learned from the software development teams across the non-software functions.

Meeting Agenda:

6:30 pm Introduction

7:00 pm Food, beverages, and socializing

7:20 pm Main event

8:20 pm Done

8:30 pm Done Done

Meeting Location:

200 West Street
Waltham, MA 02451

The event room is located on the 1st floor. Enter the building. Take the hallway to the left. Walk past the elevators. The door to the event room will be on your right before the restrooms.