About the book
Scrum is an agile method designed to add energy, focus, clarity, and transparency to project planning and implementation. Scrum is used in small, mid-sized and large companies all over the world. If you’d like to become better at putting ‘rubber to road’ and translating ideas into viable business initiatives, this session is for you.
Written by Scrum pioneer Jeff Sutherland, Scrum is a brilliantly thought-provoking book about a management process that is changing the way we think, work (and live). Scrum already drives most of the world’s top technology companies. And, now it’s starting to spread to every domain where people wrestle with complex projects.
Productivity gains of as much as 1200% have been recorded, and there’s no better authority on Scrum than Jeff Sutherland, the man who put together the first Scrum team more than twenty years ago.
People are spectacularly bad at doing things quickly and efficiently. Best laid plans go up in smoke. Teams often work at cross purposes to each other. And when the pressure rises, unhappiness soars. Drawing on his experience as a West Point-educated fighter pilot, biometrics expert, early innovator of ATM technology, and V.P. of engineering or CTO at eleven different technology companies, Jeff challenges dysfunctional realities and provides solutions.
About the author
VP Marketing & Communications at BuildDirect
Joseph is an e-commerce and innovation executive, having held leadership positions at Amazon and Procter & Gamble. He has extensive experience operating end-to-end businesses and leading organizations across companies and cultures in Asia, NA, SA, and Europe.
Joseph is a frequent guest speaker on e-commerce, brand management and innovation. He has been featured in Men’s Health China and Sohu.com, and is a writer for the Harvard Business Review on doing business in China. Joseph is a graduate of the Harvard Business School, and holds a bachelor of business administration from Wilfrid Laurier University School of Business and Economics.
Owner and President at Smart, Savvy + Associates
Peter is a leader. He has been helping companies make smart decisions and build for success for over 20 years. Seasoned in senior-level marketing, Peter knows what businesses need to meet their goals. He also knows WHO they need. Translation: he knows people. He can spot the star and sniff out the imposter. Peter has served clients in a variety of industries, lead sizable teams and launched divisions in Canada, US, Europe and Australia.