Scrum Gathering Dublin

Individuals and interactions over processes and tools - Agile Manifesto

Every year, the Scrum Alliance organizes a European Scrum Gathering. Agile professionals from all over the world come together to talk about the state of agile, share experiences from the field and learn. And of course, every year, we are there too. This year the honour of hosting the event fell to Dublin, city of shamrock, Guinness and leprechauns (at least, if you go by what the tourist shops have to offer). And the organising committee picked an exciting theme: Individuals and Interactions (the first value from the the Manifesto for Agile Software Development).

Of course, it is hard to summarize everything we took back to Austria from three days filled with Keynotes, Talks, Info Sessions, the Guinness Storehouse, Coaching and Mob Programming workshops but here it goes:

By now, agile software development has been around for over 15 years, and Scrum for over 20. Agility has been embraced by millions of developers and Scrum is a success. In fact, the agile way of working can be considered as 'the best thing since sliced bread' (Lyssa Adkins's words). If we want others to reap the benefits from agile, and we want to change the cultures of the firms we work in, we need to help others understand the new way of working. That means understanding what old paradigms they need to let go and appreciate how hard that can be (remember, we were there too!). And the only way we can really help others, is by helping ourselves. Just like the oxygen masks in a plane, we take care of ourselves before we take care of others. We have to be the change that we want to see in others because nowadays, agility shouldn't be about techniques, processes or tools discussion, it should be about people.

13 Nov

Nice to meet you!

By Arjan de Jong

There was not a sound to be heard in the teamroom of the Giants. Just moments before, Lucas, the team's manager, had popped in and told the team that budget had been green-lighted to hire an additional team member. The team had high-fived each other and celebrated, because this had been their longtime wish. When Francesco had asked Lucas what the onboarding would look like, Lucas had smiled ...


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