BeardedEagle Takes Austin at Global Scrum Gathering 2019
This year’s U.S. Global Scrum Gathering (#SGAUS19) took place in Austin, Texas on May 20–22 with over 1,000 Scrum and Agile practitioners from across the globe. The goal of the event was to create change together, share what’s working/what isn’t, and how we can make things better.
BeardedEagle held multiple sessions during the conference and in the Coaching Clinic, including topics like Diversity Inside the Scrum Alliance, How to Evolve the Person That Is U, and more. BeardedEagle even hosted an exclusive Scrum Mix and Mingle on the second night of #SGAUS19 where Scrum professionals and entrepreneurs shared ideas, food, and wine.
To spark some interesting conversations, the Scrum Alliance organized some unique themes. Agile in Weird Places discussed how Scrum is being used outside of software in fields like education and event planning. Agile in Hard Places spoke to practitioners’ struggles in environments that are resistant to change. Agile in My Heart addressed how the Scrum framework can improve intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships. Other themes included Scrum Tool Kit, Scrum Team and Organizational Transformation: The Learning Curve.
The opening Keynote was delivered by Daniel Pink, Al Gore’s former chief speechwriter. Today, he is the a best-selling author of six books, a Fast Company and Wired contributing editor, a business columnist for The Sunday Telegraph, and a TED Talk personality.
The invaluable networking opportunities and discussions at Gatherings like this keep agile practitioners connected, engaged, and up to date. BeardedEagle thanks the Scrum Alliance for organizing one of the best ways for members of the agile community to share their triumphs and their struggles.