Global Event Encourages New Approach to Managing Projects

PR Newswire — August 17, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ — From September 1-2, 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa, people from around the globe will unite to learn, discuss, and collaborate on an agile approach to project management, Scrum. Run by the Scrum Alliance, the South Africa Scrum Gathering will feature a variety of programming, including interactive learning sessions, open discussion forums, and presentations by key individuals in the Scrum community.


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This two-day event features internationally recognized trainers, coaches, and authors, yet retains a local flavor with many home-grown experts, such as Peter Hundermark, working behind the scenes and campaigning to bring an event of this magnitude to Cape Town.

“Our speakers come from around the world, but this is very much a grassroots effort. The local Scrum community has been instrumental in bringing this event to life, from the local Scrum User Group to Cape Town-based sponsors such as Magmatec, Unboxed Consulting, Hetzner, and Scrum Sense,” says Maria Matarelli, Scrum Alliance Program Manager and event organizer.

The South Africa Scrum Gathering will reach attendees on a personal level through full-day, intimate workshops capped at 40 attendees.

“There’s nothing like hands-on experience to help you understand and solve the problems of project management. Learning is more than just hearing a solution. To really get it, you have to touch it, talk about it, and take it deep into your psyche,” says Tobias Mayer, Creative Director for the Scrum Alliance.


Speakers include Henrik Kniberg, Boris Gloger, Mike Vizdos, Aslam Khan, Martine Devos, Alan Cyment, and many more. Topics range from “Implementing Scrum in the Real World” to “Estimation in Depth.”

“I’m so excited to be part of the first Scrum Gathering in South Africa,” notes speaker and Certified Scrum Trainer Mike Vizdos. “It’s a tremendous opportunity to network and connect with Scrum users throughout the world.”

Tickets range from $350-$450. Details can be found at: http://www.scrumalliance.org/events

About Scrum:

Scrum is an agile approach to managing complex projects. Though it has historically been used by software development organizations, Scrum’s flexible framework can be adopted by almost any industry imaginable from churches to manufacturing to marketing.

About Scrum Alliance:

The Scrum Alliance is a not-for-profit professional membership organization created to share the Scrum framework and transform the world of work. The Scrum Alliance’s mission is to increase awareness and understanding of Scrum, provide resources to individuals and organizations using Scrum, and promote the iterative improvement necessary to succeed with Scrum.

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