May 23 DOWNTOWN MEETING: Getting Our Hands Dirty: A Startup’s Transformation

Slides from this talk are available: Getting Our Hands Dirty.

Apperian is a Boston startup that helps leading brands deploy and manage the full life-cycle of mobile apps for iOS, Android, HTML5, and Blackberry. Join us this evening as Alan Murray and John Caldas from Apperian will discuss the key elements and turning points in their journey with Scrum. You’ll hear the story from the perspective of both the Scrum Master (John) and the Product Owner (Alan). They’ll talk openly about what worked well, what didn’t, and how their alignment varied widely over time.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • How they migrated from cowboys to Scrum teams
  • The “one backlog” method used for working with multiple scrum teams
  • The complexities of growth and working with off shored teams
  • How they added a research team to the mix

NOTE: The downtown event is being held at PayPal in Boston. To accommodate security, registration will be closed at 9:00 PM EST on Tue 5/21. Walk-ins will not be allowed to attend. Please be sure to register in advance for this event and bring a photo ID.


About The Presenter:

Alan Murray is responsible for building Apperian’s brand and establishing the company as the clear leader in the mobile app management space. Alan is an expert at leveraging new marketing methods to accelerate the growth of Apperian and draws from his 20 years designing and bringing innovative software solutions to a global market.

John Caldas is a software developer turned Scrum Master at Apperian. After completing his computer science degree at Boston University he found the startup world and settled in. With experience in web, mobile, web services, devops, and systems administration, John enjoys working on all aspects of product development.

Meeting Agenda:

6:00 pm Introduction

6:30 pm Beverages and socializing

6:50 pm Main event

7:50 pm Done

8:00 pm Done Done

Meeting Location:

1 International Place (6th floor)
Boston, MA 02110